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How Great is Our God? (3 of 8)
Series: What is His Name?
Pastor Jeff Schreve
It was January 17th 2003, Debbie and the girls and I traveled from Houston to Texarkana, it was a big weekend for us and it was a big weekend for the church. I was preaching in view of a call, it was Interview Weekend, and Larry had set up lots of different things for us to do. And Friday night we had a big dinner with the deacons and Saturday we met with Sunday School teachers and Saturday afternoon we had some things to do met with another group all the church I think and then Saturday night we had a dinner and then Sunday morning I preached and then Sunday night I preached and it was a big, big weekend. It was a weekend for you to decide whether you wanted me as your pastor it was a weekend for us to decide whether we wanted you. It kind of goes both ways you know on those interview weekends. And I remember, I'll never forget, that first Friday night we had dinner with the deacons and I shared my testimony and then it was a little question and answer time and Judge Peek who has gone home to be with the Lord, he stood up in the back and he asked this very important question. He said "Jeff" he said "What do you want us to call you?" He said "You know the word pastor is very near and dear to me" and he said "What would you like to be called?" He said "We've had Dr. Land and we've had Dr. This and That and what do you want to be called?" And I said to him, I said "Well" I said "You know when a man has his doctorate people call him Doctor." I said "I don't have a doctorate all I have is a Master's Degree so I guess you can call me Master." Well praise God he took that as a joke cause I was just joking. But it was amazing how that stuck people started calling me Master Pastor. Aven to this day will call me Master Pastor, Jimmy who is our Maintenance Supervisor, he calls me MP, and he sends me e-mails MP, Master. We want to talk today in our series on the names of God en ...
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