Join me in Columbus for SBC Annual Meeting
    April 7 2015 by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer

    In just two short months, Southern Baptists from across North America, and countries around the globe, will gather in Columbus, Ohio, as the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) holds its 158th annual meeting June 16-17.   
    I hope many North Carolina Baptists will make plans now to come join in the worship and celebration of all that God is doing through Southern Baptists as we pray and labor to fulfill our Lord’s Great Commission. When you hear the testimonies and reports during this convention meeting of how God’s Spirit is at work, joy will overflow your heart and you will want to share these stories with your church family.
    SBC President Ronnie Floyd has challenged Southern Baptists to ask God daily for another Great Awakening in America that would enable His Church to reach the world for Christ.
    Will you lead your church family to join you now in praying for this annual meeting in Columbus? He has said that Southern Baptists “need extraordinary prayer for the purpose of revival personally, revival in the church, and spiritual awakening in America, so we can see commitment to the Great Commission escalated, and accelerate to its completion in our generation. I believe this should be our heart and our goal.”
    My prayer is that each messenger in attendance will be drawn to pray for revival and spiritual awakening and will become more involved in the mission of God to make disciples of all nations.
    At a time when the world is in desperate need of the truth, we have a dire need to plead for God’s Kingdom to come, on earth, as it is in Heaven. I ask that you pray specifically for revival, and pray that God will use you to demonstrate His love and mercy to lost people in your sphere of influence.
    As multiple thousands of people move to the United States from the nations, we have a perfect opportunity to witness and pray for God’s light to shine through us.
    Is it really your desire that all people groups will one day embrace Jesus Christ as Savior? Isn’t it obvious that God is bringing the nations to this country? Many of these immigrants have never heard the gospel. We cannot afford to squander this opportunity of participating in international missions through evangelizing and discipling those who have come to us from other countries.
    In Columbus alone, 139 languages are spoken, and it is the 15th largest city in the United States.
    What a wonderful place to host our meeting and see the providence of the Lord!
    The time is here and opportunities abound for a spiritual harvest.
    I urge you to attend this year’s SBC annual meeting. Registration for messengers is currently underway, and you can learn more by visiting I hope to see you this June in Columbus!
    Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” Luke 10:2b (NKJV).

    4/7/2015 3:06:14 PM by Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer | with 0 comments
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