Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Miami Conference This Week!

If you have not already, then it is not too late to make reservations for Miami this week. The 2006 Miami Pastors Conference begins this week on Thursday and runs through Saturday. With much anticipation we are eager to get to Miami to hear and see what God would give us from His word to strengthen and encourage us in our labors for the kingdom. The theme of the conference is The Christ-Centered Aim of Preaching. The theme verse is found in Luke 24:27: "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself."

As I was reflecting upon my contribution to the conference and what I eagerly anticipate gleaning from those God has called to participate, I was reminded of just how beautifully our Lord Jesus Christ is woven throughout the pages of Scripture. Truly biblical preaching understands the words of the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins:
I say more, the just man justices;Keeps grace:
that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is -
Christ - for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.
When it comes to preaching the Scriptures we see and glory in the fact that Christ indeed plays in ten thousand places. My prayer is that He will play well in Miami. I hope you will pray to that end as well. See ya there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Bro,

Sounds like I'm going to be missing a great time...looking forward to hearing the outcome and hopefully MP3's!