The 2012 E.K. Bailey Expository Preaching Conference is full swing.
It kicked off Monday evening with Matt. Chandler, who lectured on “the Godness of God.” The message emphasized 5 ways scripture affirms the authority of God: (1) creation, (2) providence, (3) nature, human rule, and (5) Satan. It was powerful.
I spoke after Chandler. I preached a message from Romans 11:33-36 that I called, “God Knows What He’s Doing!”
Tuesday morning, Dr. Steve Lawson preached from Exodus 33:17-34:7: “Show Me Your Glory!” It was typical Lawson: Fantastic!!!
Dr. Steve. Lawson is arguably the best expository preaching in the country. (Buy all of his books!) It had been a great honor to meet him and fellowship with him.
Tuesday afternoon, I taught two sessions of how to prepare biblical messages. I had a great time with the eager attendees, who desire to grow in the preaching. I shared my preparation process and principles. I hope it was helpful.
Last evening, Bryan Loritts richly blessed me with his lecture from 2 Timothy 4:1-5. He discussed what it means to preach the word and why we should do it. It challenge for us to disciple men was stirring. I look forward to getting to know Loritts better.
Dr. A.B. Sutton preached last night on “The Important of the Word” from Ezekiel 37:1-14.
This morning, I will be attending an extended seminar on sermon planning led by several pastors, including Dr. Steve Lawson.
This evening, the services will be held on the Concord Church campus. Dr. Harry Wright will lecture. Dr. Maurice Watson is scheduled to preach. And there will be a “late-night” service at 10 PM, in which Dr. John Adolph will speak.
SPECIAL NOTE: Tonight’s service will be steamed lived through the Concord Church website.
Tomorrow is the closing day.
I am scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion on biblical preaching.
Then there will be the Living Legends luncheon, in which we will honor the lifetime of service of Dr. Harry S. Wright, former Dean/President of Bishop College and former Pastor of the Concord Church in New York.
The meeting will end tomorrow evening with messages by Pastor Claybon Lea and Pastor Marcus Cosby.
Pastor Bryan Carter and his team have done a great job leading the conference this year.
I have been help and challenged and encouraged by all the sessions.
The fellowship has been warm. I have met new friends and spent time with old friends.
I will go home determined to be better Christian, preacher, and pastor. Praise God!