Thursday, August 24, 2006

About that Bishop

I was saddened to read this morning about the passing of our former Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure, Jr. late Saturday in Texas. I met him back when Horizons had its groundbreaking for our church building. He gave the sermon that day at Scott Middle School. He was enjoyable to listen to and great fun to chat with. He was one of those people you meet that you think you'd like to invite to your next BBQ.

I'm sad for our human loss...but happy for the Bishop. I'm sure he's happy to be home.


At Thursday, August 24, 2006 5:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shocked reading of the passing of Bishop Moncure. Having throughly been inspired each time I heard him speak, I'll especially not forget his "challenge" to the Horizons community (and other believers) to be the "Salt and Light" to the world. Praises to our Heavenly Father for blessing so many through the use of such a Godly man, and sympathy to his family on his passing. Well done Bishop.

At Sunday, August 27, 2006 12:57:00 AM, Blogger jamie said...

One day, several years ago, Steve told Chris Fitzimmons and I to meet him out at what then was a big field of grass, our property. He said, The bishop is going to be there, and I want you two to be there." I thought, "Oh brother, this will be interesting." I didn't even know what a Bishop was. I expected the worst. When we arrived, it was cold, windy and rainy. The wind kept hitting our faces until it stung. Bishop Rhymes gave us a warm hand shake, and then he started going off about how exciting it was that we had all this opportunity to lead people to Christ. He didn't talk about the figures and the neat building we were constructing. He talked about the indivual lives of everyone in that community and how badly they needed Jesus. I was blown away by this guy. I was expecting a shifty politician, but instead there was this caring, passionate man who was so eager to bring Christ into this community, pleading us with his fiery eyes to feel that same call. He was lit up. I will never forget the impression he made on me that day. Every time I've seen him since, he has displayed that same passion for Christ and people. That is what made Rhymes Moncure not only a great Bishop, but a compelling example of Christ's humility. And that is what I will always remember him as. You will be missed greatly.


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