Monday Evening, June 13, 2016
Pastor’s Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis
Jimmy Scroggins ~ West Palm Beach, Florida
2 Timothy 2:4-5 4 “No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.5 And if anyone enters competitive games, he is not crowned unless he competes lawfully (fairly, according to the rules laid down).”
Paul is exhausted at the end of his race. He teaches Timothy evangelism. Pour yourself into evangelism by:
1)Pour ourselves into “Far From God” people. 2 Corinthians 11:24-28 overviews some of the Perils Of Paul:
2 Corinthians 11:24-28 King James Version (KJV)
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
King James Version (KJV)
2)Pour ourselves into Gospel conversations. Southern Baptists need to share the Gospel.
3)Pour ourselves into Gospel congregations. Consider church planting. Pursue lost souls, rich and poor.
4)Pour ourselves into Gospel prayers. We cannot crank out a revival. We must pray it up!
If we are not generous pastors, our churches will not be generous.