Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Marcus Cosby Speaking at our Wednesdays in the Word Tonight
Today begins our Wednesdays in the Word preaching series at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Each Wednesday evening in February, during our regular Midweek Worship Service time (7 p.m. EST), we will host a series of pastors from around the country to minister the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Actually, two of our guests are from Georgia, two from Houston, and one serves right down the street from us here in Jacksonville.
I pray this will be a greatly encouraging time for our people. This may seem like a simple goal. but do not understate the importance of encouragement. Many are facing dangers, toils, and snares. Their faith is being tested. Their minds are confused. Their hearts are broken. Their hopes are deferred. Their needs are overwhelming. They need encouragement. What better way to offer it than through the proclamation of the word of God!
Likewise, I believe it is important for a congregation to hear other preaching voices. This includes preachers the Lord is raising up within that particular local church. It also includes those who are not. It is foolish for a pastor or church to think or act like they are the only faithful pastor and church. Indeed, there are great preachers from around the country – many who are friends – that I want my congregation to be blessed to hear. This month will provide that opportunity.
Tonight, our guest speaker will be Dr. Marcus Cosby, who is the Senior-Pastor of the historic Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston The Lord is doing great things in and through this congregation. Likewise, Dr. Cosby is one of the most sought-after speakers of my generation of preachers. I am honored that he has chosen to take time out of his busy schedule to share with us tonight.
If you are in the Jacksonville area, and you own congregation does not have a scheduled meeting this evening, we welcome you to join us for worship at Shiloh. Or you can watch online at 7 p.m. EST through our website: www.smbcjax.com