Monday, June 24, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
I know that “10 minutes to prepare for worship” probably sounds silly. Worship is so important that taking only ten minutes to get ready to encounter God feels almost sinful. My goal here, though, is to help those busy, busy church members who take even less time (if any at all) to get ready for worship each weekend. I want folks to start somewhere, so here’s a simple prayer strategy to follow:
- “Lord, cleanse my heart in preparation for worshiping You.”
Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me (Psa. 51:2-3)
- “Lord, make us long for You more than anything today.”
As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God. I thirst for God, the living God. (Psa. 42:1-2)
- “Lord, give my pastor boldness to share the gospel.”
Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. (Eph. 6:19)
- “Lord, let us see Your glory.”
Then Moses said, “Please, let me see Your glory.” (Exo. 33:18)
- “Lord, change me. All of me – my heart, my words. Change our church through Your Word.”
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer. (Psa. 19:14)
- “I praise You, Lord.”
May the Lord be praised forever. Amen and amen. (Psa. 89:52)
Amen, indeed. Worship Him fully this weekend.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
For a full recapping of the convention, click here.
At that site are links to many of the articles reporting on the convention but also there are numerous links to other actual reports or videos.
The video of the Sexual Abuse Report by J.D. Greear on Wednesday is here.
All the videos of the sermons preached at The Pastor's Conference are available here.
Most all the videos of the actual convention are available through this web site by registering free for a Lifeway Digitial pass. The Wednesday morning session of the worship is available there.
If you only want to watch 2-3 messages, be sure to see the second message by Jay and Katherine Wolfe on Session 1, Ed Litton's (the third one) message on Session 1 and David Platt's message in Session 2 where he addresses the issue of him praying for the President just eight days earlier.
The Roundtable on Racial Reconciliation (Session 3) was good and Andrew Brunson's message in Session four followed by the Persecution Roundtable was excellent.
Here is the short video of the bi-vocational pastor and his wife, Mike and Kim Perrigin, of Gordo, AL who have two special needs children who got their mortgage paid off by a private donor connected with the North American Mission Board.
It's been one week since #SBC19 and we're still excited about how Southern Baptists blessed the Perrigins! Praise the Lord for such a sweet and dedicated family. This is why we do what we do! pic.twitter.com/FJ8V6vamYz— NAMB (@NAMB_SBC) June 18, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
The Pastor's Conference begins on Sunday evening at 6:00 and then three sessions on Monday.
The schedule is here. The list of speakers is here.
You can watch it here.
The Southern Baptist Convention begins Tuesday morning at 8:00 and goes all day Tuesday and Wednesday. The program is here.
You can watch it here.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
That's right....THE WEEK!! The single greatest week in the life of children's ministry in the church - Vacation Bible School.
It officially begins Sunday night at 5:30 and goes each evening through Thursday from 5:30 until 8:00. It is for those who are three years of age through those who have just finished the sixth grade. There is a Special Needs class for all ages.
Bible lessons, crafts, food, games, music, missions, fun....what a week ahead.
Would you stop a minute and pray for God to anoint the week with His Spirit? Would you pray for the teachers as they mentally, physically and spiritually prepare to teach the Word of God? Would you pray for all the children who will be coming? Pray for God to open their hearts and eyes to the Gospel. Pray for God to do a deepening work of His grace and power in the lives of the children who already have been saved.
It's going to be a great week. Invite someone. Bring them. Everyone is welcome. No one should miss it.