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Southern Baptist Convention 09, Part 1

26 Jun

2009%20LOVELOUD_FINAL%201The 2009 Southern Baptist Covention in Louisville makes my third convention attended as a messenger.  I attended previous conventions hosted in Greensboro 06 and San Antonio 07.  I left this convention more optimistic about the future of the SBC.  But vastly more important for my ministry as a local church pastor is the way my heart is now aflame for fulfilling the Great Commission.

If I could point to one single moment at the convention that so captured my soul, it was the sermon preached by David Platt at the Pastor’s Conference on Monday.  All I could do was pray that God would give me a brokeness for the lost and that God would continually burden my soul non-Christians.

Specifically, this message has spurred me to lead the local church I pastor to think more about what we can do to reach the lost by giving more money to the cause, become involved in church planting, and by implementing annual international mission trips.

The story Daniel Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, told about the 12 and 13 year old girls prostituting themselves in Thailand along with those spoken by Platt have me disastified with my own personal efforts to make Jesus Christ known.  God has given me 31 years and I have wasted so much of it.  I do not want to waste anymore of it.  I do not know how many more God will grant. 

I hope the sermon will be eventually made available for free, but for know if you desire to hear the Platt sermon, you can order the DVD or CD for $9.oo.  It’s worth the price and then some.

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4 responses to “Southern Baptist Convention 09, Part 1

  1. Brent

    June 26, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    I have read lots of comments about Platt’s sermon. Have you listened to Piper’s messages from advance? It broke me. I have been doing a lot of research on international church planting through the imb. Call me next week and let’s talk about some things that we could maybe even do together in order to get this going.

     
  2. Jason Morrison

    June 26, 2009 at 7:47 PM

    Hey Brent,
    I listened to part of his first message at advance, but I was doing something else and realized I needed to just set aside some time to focus solely on the message. Thanks for the encouragement to listen to it.

    I was thinking the same thing, maybe we can partner together on a future mission trip. First I have to have surgery to remove my gallbladder in the 6th.

    I call you soon.
    Jason

     
  3. Brent

    June 27, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    I wasn’t thinking that we would be able to go before the sixth of next month and plant a church with an unreached people group, so you go ahead and have surgery and we will figure out something after you get better. Glad to hear you are going ahead and getting rid of that thing, maybe you can attend all the sessions of the next conference we go to together.

     

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