THE COMING KING SCULPTURE PRAYER GARDEN DEDICATION, 9/13/15
Giving, Dedications, Scripture Reading
Christopher Daniel, Former TCKF Trustee
The essence of the presentation by Chris Daniel, former TCKF Trustee, encouraged people to financially give to complete THE COMING KING SCULPTURE PRAYER GARDEN in Kerrville, TX so the entire 24.5 acre property could be finished. Chris, a Trustee of the FISH FOUNDATION in Houston, TX, stated that he supports dozens of charities but he knew of none that had a greater, lasting effect on enriching the lives of people than THE COMING KING FOUNDATION. Chris explained that the entire garden has been built over the last 14 years on faith in God without debt, though the financial gifts and volunteer work of thousands of supporters. All TCKF Trustees are givers and include some of the the largest donors. THE COMING KING FOUNDATION founders, Max and Sherry Greiner do not take any salary, or benefits from the 501c3 organization. By the grace of God they are also the largest donors to the non-profit organization. However, Chris pointed out that the vision of the garden Tabernacle is much larger than the Greiners, and that God intended for the greater Body of Christ to build this garden project for Jesus Christ. Chris Daniel shared that this free, non-profit, non-denominational Christian outreach is literally touching hundreds of thousands of people 365 days a year, in all 50 states and over 50 countries around the world.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to TCKF to help complete the spiritual garden, which is unique in all the world. Thank you.
Rev. Stockton Williams – Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kerrville, Texas
Rev. Stockton Williams, Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kerrville, Texas shared a powerful message on stewardship and then prayed an extemporaneous Offertory Prayer at the end.
The focus of his message was on sacrificial giving and the importance of the giant 77’7” cross and the Christ-honoring statues across the entire garden site in communicating the love of Jesus Christ.Stockton quoted scriptures about giving including the Apostle Paul’s farewell address where he said:“Remembering the words the LORD Jesus himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’“Stockton talked about what the community has received from “The Empty Cross” on the skyline.The Rector also quoted the Apostle Paul, using 2 Corinthians 9:7, where he instructed that all Believers should pray and give what we can then, after God’s guidance, decide in our heart to give, “not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Stockton urged all listeners to consider their assets as a whole, and discern with prayer, if they truly show discipleship. He said: “Looking at our checkbooks shows us what are real priorities are!” The Episcopalian Rector concluded his message by sharing what “The Empty Cross” and Sculpture Prayer Garden means to individuals, but also what it means to our community, and beyond. He finished his message by saying:
“Whatever monetary amount just came into your head when I started speaking on giving, re-think that and pray see if God may be asking you to double that amount.”
TCKF sincerely appreciated Rector Williams affirming words about the God-given vision on a holy hill in the Texas Hill Country.
Pastor David Danielson, Impact Christian Fellowship
Pastor David Danielson, President of the KERRVILLE MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE explained the three distinct dedications that were about to happen and introduced fellow pastors from different local Christian congregations. James Wilson, Pastor of Kerrville Christian Center read appropriate Scripture related to the rebuilding of the Tabernacle in the last days by the Gentiles, Amos 9:11 and Isaiah 2:2. Pastor Ryan Barnett of the United Methodist Church of Kerrville, dedicated the artwork after reading Scripture, Exodus 31:1 where God called Bezalel, an artist to create artwork for the Tabernacle and Ark of the Covenant. Jimmy Sportsman, Pastor of the Kerrville Church Of Christ spoke on water baptism and then prayed a dedication prayer over the “Living Water Baptismal Fountain”, at the foot of “The Coming King” bronze sculpture. Finally, David prayed a dedication prayer over the entire 24.5 acre garden, that it be used forever by God to bring glory and souls to Jesus Christ.
Pastor James Wilson Scripture Reading Kerrville Christian Center
Pastor Ryan Barnett Art Dedication Kerrville United Methodist Church
Pastor Jimmy Sportsman Baptismal Dedication Kerrville Church Of Christ