The countdown is on! It’s hard to believe that the SBC Pastors’ Conference is a little over a week away. I hope you are planning to join us in Phoenix, Arizona June 11-12. We have 12 preachers from 12 average-sized Southern Baptist Churches who will be lifting up the name of Jesus as they preach expositionally through the book of Philippians. Including today, we have only 10 days left before the conference. So I am posting a call to pray for one speaker each day until the day of the conference. I hope you will take a moment each day to pray for these men as they finish up their sermon preparations.
Chris Davis will be the first preacher on Sunday night. He will be preaching Philippians 1:27-30. Chris is the Senior Pastor of Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. He is a dynamic preacher, and we are excited to hear from him as he wraps up Philippians 1 on Sunday night.
Perhaps reading through the text of Philippians 1:27-30 will help you as you pray. The text below is from the new Christian Standard Bible published by Holman Bible Publishers. The preachers at the conference will be preaching from the CSB.
Just one thing: As citizens of heaven, live your life worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, in one accord, contending together for the faith of the gospel, 28 not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your salvation—and this is from God. 29 For it has been granted to you on Christ’s behalf not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are engaged in the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I have.
This video that was recorded at SWBTS and was previously published here at SBC Voices may also help you as you pray. Chris shares some ways that we can be praying for him at the end of the video.
Thank you for praying! We hope to see you in Phoenix!