CLARKSVILLE, Tn (BNc) — Carl S. Sims, Clarksville, TN, has written his own Bible study materials and unveiled them this week. Sowing the Seed materials and seminars are now available.
Sims has taught the Open Bible Study for 26 years. Baptisms, as a result of his daily Bible studies, are too many to mention. Sims stated, “It just became part of me.”
For about 20 years, Carl Sims has read through the New Testament one to two times each month. His Bible knowledge and ideas, along with encouragement from family and friends, motivated him to venture out with his own materials.
Sowing the Seed Seminars are now being scheduled. When asked about the charge, Carl Sims said, “I do the seminars just like the gospel meetings. I never ask to be paid for something so precious. I have done some free, and other larger congregations have paid me. I will charge for the Sowing the Seed material.” Sowing the Seed study materials can be purchased at a minimal charge, and seminars arranged, by contacting Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.sowingtheseedministry.com.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 53 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.