Discovering the feature sermon here by Darrell Champlin, Love with Shoes On is timely since, at this very time my husband is preparing PP presentation from the slides of our visit with the Champlins in 1979 while they were in Suriname. On that visit Darrell took us with a team down river to isolated jungle villages where, according to him, the people were more primitive than Africa was. My husband would alert the villagers of our presence by playing an old beat up trumpet found for him. They came for medical help and would then hear the gospel. We slept in scary places such as a hut were vampire bats and rats rustled about in the pitch black night. One night I got to sleep on the examination table in a medical outpost never mind the tarantulas on the wall overhead. Our visit with the Champlins had important spiritual implications for me. There, in the midst of constant dangers I was never afraid. As long as Darrell was nearby, I knew God was nearby too. Years later I came to recognize that my faith on that trip was really a vicarious faith. I had trusted in Darrells faith, and needed to move on in my own faith with God. So, if youve ever noticed me mention vicarious faith in my posts, this is where the idea came from. Darrell and Louise told us all kinds of remarkable stories, a few are in the sermon here. You might have difficulty understanding the one in which he was called by God to challenge the power of Satan and the witchdoctors by dancing on broken glass and burning coals, as he gets quite emotional about it. But the main idea of it is that a great victory was won against Satan for God. The next morning villagers came to his home to check his feet for cuts and blisters. There were none! It is obvious that the Champlin familys main work was an all-and-out spiritual war with the devil. Yet, in those days, apparently most churches in America would not let him say anything about demons and such. Yet it was his main ministry! The theme of spiritual warfare is further developed in his enthralling presentation found here: [url=http://www.fbcbourbonnais.com/audio.asp?sort=date&dir=asc&searchCall=@all ] The Articles of Engagement for Spiritual Warfare[/url] Just scroll way down to Sept. 23, 07. I recommend listening to it too! It will change you! Diane
I will try to download this message Sis, but mostly wanted to say, it's Nice to see you.His Blessings.meEdit: And 'thank you' for this message!
I will try to download this message Sis, but mostly wanted to say, it's Nice to see you.
Sister Diane,Good to see that autograph :-).I downloaded and listened to the message and was challenged by it and certainly appreciated the way the Pastor handled the closing of the service. I like the "theology" of "doing the will of the Father". Brother Champlin reminded me of the old Salvation Army's attitude and philosophy of "storming the gates of hell". Thanks for posting.Clint
Good to see that autograph