On April 27-29, 2007, a Friday through Sunday, the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas will host A Baptist Conference on The Holy Spirit. The purpose of this conference is to explore and examine the unity and diversity in Baptist life as it relates to the Holy Spirit and His gifts and to become more intimately acquainted with Him through worship and the study of God’s Word. This unique conference is designed to gather Baptist and evangelicals to learn more about the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and to experience the person and power of the Holy Spirit, as we worship and study God’s Word together in “spirit and in truth.”
There will be several keynote speakers including one of my favorite Southern Baptists teachers and theologians of all time, Dr. Sam Storms. Complete information about the conference can be found here. I would encourage you to make plans to attend. Rachelle and I are looking forward to staying through Sunday, and I anticipate that, unlike some conferences on the Holy Spirit I have attended, we will not just hear about Him, we will experience His presence.
Let me show you what I mean.
One of the lead worship leaders for this conference is a man by the name of Daniel Brymer. We have had the pleasure of Daniel leading in worship at Emmanuel during a Bible Conference with Sam Storms. For the first time that I can recall, our church experienced what others would term 'prophetic singing.' This occurs during a time the worship time when a leader of the worship is inspired to begin singing a song of worship that is neither written or prepared ahead of time. The song "My Word Is Sure" is a prophetic song sung during a worship time led by Daniel Brymer. Click on the link and listen to it. It is quite moving, and remember, it is sung during the worship service with no preparation. Nobody had even heard the song before, including the singer and the musicians.
This next song, "Let Your Healing Flow," is written by Daniel Brymer and is being used by God around the world to minister to people the grace and love of Jesus Christ. I like Daniel Brymer because he is Baptist in his beliefs and adheres to sovereign grace, but more important he is a very humble man. One of our Southern Baptist churches asked him recently to be their senior pastor, but Daniel feels called to an intinerate worship ministry. He will be leading us in worship at Arlington.
These are the kinds of people who will be at A Baptist Conference on the Holy Spirit in Arlingon, Texas this April 27-29. We will be joined by hundreds from Dwight McKissic's church as well, and I would anticipate that it will be a weekend you will never forget.
I hope to see you there.