2022- *PRAY * PROCLAIM * PLANT
We begin this new year with excitement and hope! God is at work. Changes are taking place. The world is going crazy. God is sovereign and He is securely on His throne. We need to carry out His kingdom purpose. We need to pray like we have never prayed before for Revival and awakening in our generation!
I have been concluding almost everything I say with the statement: Praying for Revival and Spiritual Awakening in our generation!
David R Oyster, Holly Springs Baptist Church in Broadway presented the following resolution at the Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting in Greensboro on November 9, 2021 that wonderfully delineates what – Praying for Revival and Spiritual awakening looks like. See the resolution below:
RESOLUTION ON PRAYER AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
WHEREAS, our American society has been drawing further away from God and the gospel of Jesus Christ for several decades; and
WHEREAS, the many societal evils that we see continuing to worsen are the direct result of this drawing away from God; and
WHEREAS, a nation-wide spiritual awakening to the gospel of Jesus Christ is gravely needed for the continuation of our Christian heritage in America; and
WHEREAS, our churches share a significant responsibility for this societal drawing away from God through our general prayerlessness, and the failure to practice evangelism and true disciplemaking; and
WHEREAS, the vast majority of churches in the United States, including N.C. Baptist churches, need revival, renewal and revitalization; and
WHEREAS, the Bible clearly teaches the necessity of repentance on the part of God’s people for God to send a spiritual awakening; and,
WHEREAS, the Bible also teaches the necessity of God’s people to pray and seek God and His kingdom first; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the messengers of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in annual meeting on November 8-9, 2021, strongly encourage the pastors of N.C. Baptist churches to teach and lead their congregations to pray fervently in every worship service for a nation-wide spiritual awakening to the gospel; and be it further
RESOLVED, that N.C. Baptist pastors be challenged to teach and encourage the members of their churches to pray daily for a nation-wide spiritual awakening to the Gospel and to practice repentance, confession, and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, thereby receiving forgiveness and cleansing from sin, resulting in renewed commitments to obedience by the empowering of the Holy Spirit; and be it finally
RESOLVED, that this earnest prayer effort continue until God sends a nation-wide spiritual awakening to the gospel of Jesus Christ and throughout that spiritual awakening.
LRBA 2022 Theme: “KINGDOM-MINDED: * Pray * Proclaim * Plant” “Proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” Acts 28:31
*PRAY – Acts 1:8 Local Churches/Planters, NAMB Planters, IMB Missionaries, Unreached People Groups
*PROCLAIM the Gospel - Preach, Teach and Live out the Gospel in word, actions and thoughts!
*PLANT CHURCHES all over the county to reach the fast growing population. Lillington will double in 4yrs.
Our Vision & Plan is to be Kingdom Focus and Gospel-Centered in every aspect of life and ministry! www.LRBA.net
A BLESSED NEW YEAR TO YOU!