Friday, January 12, 2007
Rev. Paul Price and "Knowing Jesus"
Tonight, we were privileged to attend our section's annual ministry banquet. Rev. Paul Price was the guest speaker and is a man that our family highly esteems. (The photo is Rev. Price, Brian and I taken in December 2004) Although he claims the only message he speaks is "Knowing Jesus," his thoughts are fresh, brilliant, and awe-inspiring each time I hear him speak. Truly, this man lives what he preaches. I found it quite ironic that many things Rev. Price spoke tonight were similar words to a blog my husband wrote yesterday titled "Pseudo Christians?" www.brianallard.blogspot.com When my oldest son was about eight years old, we had Rev. Price speak at our church. During his sermon, he encouraged everyone to buy the tapes and listen to his words over and over. A few days later, we heard preaching coming from our son's room. He had used his own money to purchase the recordings of Rev. Price and has since nearly worn them out. Everywhere we went, those tapes came in the car and we were informed by our son that we would be listening to "Knowing Jesus." Now, at almost 21 years of age, our son was asked to write a paper in school about a prominent person. Who did he choose to write about? Yes, you're right. He wrote about the influence of Rev. Price and how he had affected his life. As I sat listening to Rev. Price this evening, I was convicted once again to know Jesus more and grateful my son had such a tremendous man of God teach him to "Know Jesus."