Tonight I attended a Kingston Keswick Meeting at the Boulevard Baptist Church in St. Andrew Jamaica. The Theme this year is “Renewed People … Greater Impact”, and the speaker is Rev. Dr. Gerry Gallimore.
Rev. Gallimore spoke about the choice for Holiness. His focus was on Saul who was chosen to be King over Israel and how he willingly disobeyed God in order to please the people (selected verses in 1 Samuel 9 – 15).
It’s amazing that as humans we may choose to follow the crowd and do and say things that are wrong; do and say things that contradict our personal moral standards; and do and say things even against God.
The reasons for conforming to the group and submitting under the pressure of others can be seen in Solomon Asch’s Conformity Experiment.
Rev. Gallimore reminded us to choose to be holy despite all odds, despite the pressures of the group … for we, Christians, are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that we should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. (1 Peter 2:9).
It was a great message for renewing us . . . so that we can make a greater impact where we live and work. I thank the Lord for using his servant Gerry to strengthen Christians and to win souls to God’s Kingdom.