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 9 days left before the conference. So I will be 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.
Jimmy Meek will be the first preacher on Monday morning. He will be preaching Philippians 2:1-4. Jimmy is the Senior Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR. He is an excellent communicator of the Word of God, and we are excited to hear from him as he opens the Monday morning session of the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference.
Perhaps reading through the text of Philippians 2:1-4 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.
If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love,united in spirit, intent on one purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more importantthan yourselves. 4 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
This video that was recorded at SWBTS and was previously published here at SBC Voices may also help you as you pray. Jimmy 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!