I’m Thankful For My Friend

I'm Thankful For My Friend

I’m Thankful For My Friend

Once I told my old man, ‘Nobody likes me.’

He said, ‘Don’t say that—everybody hasn’t met you yet.’

Rodney Dangerfield, I Don’t Get No Respect

If there is anything that I am thankful for today –it is my friend’s and family. Some of whom are here today.

·I give God thanks for the very most important people in my life.

·I give God thanks for the ones who have come to share in this glorious celebration with us because I know that our lives are all busy.

We could have been many other places this morning but we chose to come here to build our relationship with one another.However, if we have only come to share in our friendship we have missed our greatest privilege.We are blessed as we sit in heavenly places with our greatest and most valued friend—Jesus Christ.I think it would be appropriate for us to lift our hands, hearts, and hallelujahs in praise and thanksgiving to Him right now.


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About the author

Fred Parker

Pastor Parker felt is call to the ministry in 1974 during a revival in rural community of Laughlin, Arkansas. After several years of intense training he began pastoring in 1980. Pastor Parker married Rebecca Sue in 1971. They have a daughter Mitze and son-in-law Scott who have given them their first grandchild Kaylee. Their son Dustin Sean Parker was brutally murdered in 1998. They still miss his cheerful smile and laughter each day. Reverend and Mrs. Parker came to serve as the pastor of the First Apostolic Church in May of 1995. Since coming to Pelahatchie we have seen the Lord perform many miracles including over 100 people receiving the "New Birth" experience. Pastor and Mrs. Parker have been used mightily in impacting our community and sharing the message of repentance, baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sin, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. (See Acts 2:38; John 3:1-10) Pastor Parker is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and currently serves as the Home Missions Secretary for the Mississippi District of the United Pentecostal Church International. He has served his community as the Chaplain of the Police Department in Pelahatchie, Mississippi for the past four years. Pastor and Mrs. Parker are both singers and musicians. He is the author of many published articles as well as the coauthor of the new book "2nd Chance" which is being used in the Juvenile Court Systems of both Mississippi and Alabama. This book is being widely accepted in developing positive character attributes in juveniles in Australia and Russia and across the United States as well.