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How Did We Get Here? (2 of 3)
Series: National Revival
Dr. Fred Lowery
You know, I had the privilege to travel the country for about 7 or 8 years and preach in a church almost every night. In fact, I was - if I was not preaching I would - 7:30 or 8:00 at night I would just stand up and start preaching wherever I was cause I - and it was amazing how many, unfortunately, dead churches I went to with dead pastors preaching dead sermons to dead people and how many times the pastor would say to me, now, Bro. Fred, I'm glad you're here. I don't have any problems right now and I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't stir up any while you're here. Well, I went to Holly Springs, MS where I found my precious wife and I use to say when I was dumb about marriage and still dumb but I was dumber then, that I found her in Mississippi and cleaned her up and brought her out but I don't say that anymore. But I was in this antebellum city. I mean, everything was, you know, it's all about the past over in Holly Springs and these famous buildings and I was in the home of a dentist in this antebellum home and had this bed - these 4 four post - you know, tall - trying to get your pants on top of that post to hang there is hard but I was trying to, you know, be nice and that - that little city and I was preaching in a First Baptist Church and as normal - I was preaching away and they were just looking at me like - not paying attention and you know, some of them were filling in the zeros in the bulletin and different things and or counting the ceiling tiles or just - planning their shopping list - first one thing the other and so, I'm preaching - it's the smallest platform, I think, I've ever preached on because there was nowhere to walk and I walk around a lot and there's nowhere to walk. The only place I could walk was right here but there was a stack of offering plates. I could walk here but there was a stack of offering plates and so I would - I would start to walk and ...
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