The Freed-Hardeman Lectureship began last night in Henderson, Tennessee. The 77th annual event is centered on a study of Joshua and Judges which are histories of the first days of the Israelite venture into the promised land.
Keith Moser Jr. led the assembly in congregational singing which was superb. Moser has a powerful tenor voice and leads simply and without flair and flamboyancy. His selections were chosen across the breadth of singing styles and techniques and even led the congregation in singing O Lord Our Lord. The words are so simple yet the various parts are challenging . It was a joy to hear the pure blended voices unaccompanied by the noise of mechanical instruments.
Following the singing, John Dale, recently retired from the Glendale Road church of Christ in Murray, Kentucky, spoke on the topic of Joshua 24:14, We will serve the Lord…” Dale emphasized the importance of both fearing and serving the Lord in all we do. He placed special emphasis on the non-public works that are so important to the functioning of the body of Christ. If his lesson is any indicator of the quality of work to be delivered this week, I am sure this will be a wonderful Freed-Hardeman Lectureship.