Monday at Southern Baptist Convention 2012 Annual Meeting
Today was our second day in New Orleans and was still only a preview day for the actual Annual Meeting.
Dinner at Mother’s joined by friend and fellow blogger Pastor Chris Roberts (SeektheHoly.com)
Watched David Platt preach on biblical faith and unity around the gospel. Tweeted quite a few quotes from Platt’s sermon and was very encouraged by his humility and boldness in calling for the proclamation of truth and the necessity of being in humble awe of God’s mysterious salvation.
Platt’s calls for unity around the gospel also set a tone that I hope will carry on into the coming two days of Annual Meeting affairs.
Was disappointed with SBCToday.com blogger and “Trads” supporter Pastor Bob Hadley’s “walk out” on Platt.
It is my hope that if the Hankins “Sinner’s Prayer” resolution does come out of committee, it will be voted down in light of Platt’s sermon today which clarified his previous comments as merely concern for biblical faith and regeneration. I believe the resolution is a reactionary measure rooted in a misunderstanding of Platt’s previous comments at a recent conference.
9Marks @ 9
I was fortunate and blessed to go to the 9Marks @ 9 session featuring a panel that included: Tom Elliff, Zane Pratt, David Platt, and Mark Dever. The discussion was based around missions and how a pastor can cultivate healthy missions work and missions support within the church. So much wisdom shared, was unable to tweet many lines from the session but Timmy Brister tweeted quite a few. You can see them here.
Was excited to meet Jared Moore who blogs often at SBCVoices.com and got to see some brothers in Christ from my high school days. It is encouraging to be reminded that we have all things in Christ, including love and brotherhood.
Looking forward to attending another session of 9Marks @ 9 tomorrow night featuring a panel discussion on the future of the SBC with Mark Dever, Albert Mohler, and Danny Aiken.
The real fun starts tomorrow as Annual Meeting minutes begin to roll into history and Fred Luter inches closer to being elected SBC President.
I will be tweeting and taking notes throughout the day.
May God be glorified by our presence in the city of New Orleans and may we be about the business of unity and cooperation for the sake of the proclamation and furtherance of the gospel of salvation.
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