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Sunday Extra | John Yates III

Sunday Extra – December 31st, 2023

Our High Priest

A blessed New Year’s Eve to you! Our preacher for this final Sunday of 2023 is John Yates III, who pastors in Raleigh, North Carolina. John and his father have been friends of Leighton Ford for decades now. As this year closes, listen to this unique sermon on Melchizedek, which shows how Jesus fulfills the high priesthood of Melchizedek and is sufficient to save us today. May God touch you yet again with his Gospel Word at the close of 2023.


Kevin Ford has worked with the staff at John’s church discovering and maximizing their strengths. We are grateful for John’s word to us this week.

A Heart of Wisdom

As we think about ending one year and beginning another, let’s ask the Lord for the wisdom to make good choices, set Kingdom priorities, and order our lives for maximum good and impact. Moses prayed in what we believe is the oldest psalm in thePsalter, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12 NIV).Our friend and staff member Rhett Wilson, Sr., offers practical advice on beginning anew year in his article, “Out with the Old,In with the New!”


And let’s keep praying for Jean Ford in her recovery – and for Leighton and the family as they care for her.

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