Joshua 1:7 writes that for you to only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to the ways which Moses my servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. Likewise, Deuteronomy 5:32 tells us “so you shall observe to do just as the Lord your God commanded you, you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left. You must embrace this challenge with a spirited heart and an opened mind; thus defining who you are. John 5:8 – Jesus said to him, “Get up, take your bed and walk”… Jeremiah 29:11, reminds us, for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Hebrews 12:1, therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which set before us. Sisters and brothers in Christ, we have walked this far by faith landing on the Lord. Just trust in His very word because He never failed you. You don’t have to preach like Peter or pray like Paul and to walk forward the way of the Cross to know that there’s a Balm in Gilead. Because all is well with my soul, there IS a Balm in Gilead! As you prepare to face tomorrow because He lives. Simply, walk forward the path of righteousness for His name sake. Walk onward til tomorrow. Let us all move forward to our new church home together.
At the benediction, Dr. Lloyd recited a portion of the “I Have a Dream” speech. He is exhorting us all to have and keep our dream and not forsake the Lord or our Community. (Any omissions, and mistakes are the responsibility of the MoA, Chuck, and shouldn’t reflect on the honesty and faith of Dr. Lloyd.