Sunday, December 9, 2012


Last night a group of friends got together, most of whom were in the same college/ career Sunday School class more than thirty years ago.  Our class had been pastored by Mick Berberian, who is now the pastor at Elim Baptist Church in Seattle.

These annual gatherings are a blast! After each one I find myself thinking about the impact our old class pastor has had through us. It's really quite phenomenal! Of the thirty or so who were able to make it, some are business men and women, some are pastors, some are counselors, some are missionaries, some are authors, and more. I think what impresses me most is the high percentage that are in professional Christian ministry and are involved as volunteers in ministry. Mick had a significant impact on us, and as a result, on many others through us.

Jesus said you know a tree by its fruit. I get that. And when I look at the fruit of Mick just through that brief window of time he served us as our pastor, I am amazed and thankful. And it makes me wonder: what kind of fruit is my life bearing?

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