Job 6:5 How To Do This?

Job 6:5 (KJV)
Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

I just finished reading the confession of a pastor who said he had labored in prayer over today’s message.[1] The circumstances of preaching to an empty room but a virtual audience had forced him to seek God’s face in an unusual way and revealed to him how little prayer goes into the average message. 

Truth is, we have learned how to do church. But we do not know how to do this. 

  • We do not know how to reach a soul we cannot see or even know that they have viewed us. 
  • We do not know how to minister to our congregation whose pain we cannot see on their face. 
  • We do not know how to read the spirit of a virtual audience. 
  • We do not know how to collect the offerings, so much needed but now so much more sacrificially given. 

Oh Lord, if revival comes, let it begin in the pulpits as we, who maybe for the first time in years, need grass and fodder. 


[1] This was our first one in quarantine from the Chinese coronavirus.

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Job 6:5 How To Do This?

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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