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Personal evangelism and tithing are imperative for reversing declines in key Southern Baptist Convention metrics, SBC Executive Committee Interim President D. August Boto told messengers June 12.
God protects Christians facing contemporary turmoil and troubles just as He protected the apostle Paul in the first century, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines said in his address to the SBC Executive Committee.
“If you love somebody you talk with them; you don’t just talk to them, you listen to them, with them. And if you love someone, you talk about them.”
Southern Baptists must recognize God as our strength and lead evangelicals into the future with His Light and the truth of His Word, Ronnie Floyd said at the SBC Executive Committee’s February 22–23 meeting in Nashville.
When Syrian refugee Mohammad heard the choir sing at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, he remarked, “I don’t know if I believe what they say, but they sure do have a lot of joy.”
Racism is from Satan and his demonic forces, and the only hope for its defeat is the church of Jesus Christ united across societal divisions, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a culturally diverse group of Baptists in Mississippi November 4.
They are all full-time pastors, but many of them are also farmers, public school teachers, salesmen, engineers, construction workers, butchers, agricultural consultants, and business owners.
Ethnic and racial tensions still exist in the Southern Baptist Convention but can heal through transparency, honesty, and divine intervention.
SBC President Fred Luter

Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter preaches from Ezekiel 37 on "How to Revive Dry Bones" during the September 16 plenary session of the SBC Executive Committee. Photo by Morris Abernathy.

Proclaiming the Scripture is the most important thing preachers must do if dry bones will live—the only thing that will bring real revival to the Southern Baptist Convention and the nation, according to SBC President Fred Luter.

Genuine revival sweeping through the churches and entities of the SBC is still his heart's desire, Luter told the SBC Executive Committee September 16 in Nashville, drawing comparisons to what he termed the "sad story" of the prophet's vision of dry bones in Ezekiel 37:1-10.

"My ultimate goal is, prayerfully, that we can pray that God will send revival across America and particularly among Southern Baptist churches," he said, "because it's so easy to get sidetracked. It's so easy to get comfortable wh...

Fred Luter challenged Southern Baptists to follow Jesus and be known for evangelism, discipleship, and concern for the lost, in his presidential address to the SBC Executive Committee in Nashville.

Using the familiar question, “What would Jesus do?” Luter stood on Matthew 9:35-38 and drew wisdom from the biblical accounts of Jesus’ interactions with Zacchaeus, blind Bartimaeus, the woman at the well, and the woman caught in adultery, emphasizing concern for the lost, compassion, and prayer.

“If the question was asked, WWJD, what would Jesus do about this generation, about this society, about our nation, my answer would certainly be, Jesus would be concerned about them,” Luter, SBC president and pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, preached during the EC’s February 18 plenary session. If Jesus would be concerned “about the unchurched, we also must be concerned.

“We must be concerned about their hurts, concerned about their struggles, concerned about their addictions, ...