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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, ...