(Taken from the Pastor’s Corner of MBBC church paper – January 15, 1971)
God’s Bottle Poured Out
Revelation 5:8 speaks of a bottle in which God keeps the prayers of the saints. Not a single prayer of God’s people is ever forgotten!! We may pray for years without seeing with the eyes of flesh the answer, but God is faithful, “who answers while we are speaking.”
Last Sunday night God poured out this bottle and answered prayers nearly ten years old! It was a glorious experience, one that can be topped only with the Return of the Lord.
And….last summer one of our young couples requested prayer for the salvation of their parents. This past week God used tragedy to answer that prayer.
And… God strangely impressed one of our members to pray for the salvation of a person she didn’t even know–and God answered!
What a thrill to see the words of Jesus come true before our eyes-“IF YE SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME, I WILL DO IT.” John 14:14
Let’s Study The Book Of Revelation
Three good reasons for studying this book:
Michael served as the President of the Large Church Roundtable, the Southern Baptist Convention as an IMB Trustee, President of the Georgia Baptist Convention’s Preaching Conference, Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, and President of the 2008 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. He has spoken at conferences, colleges, seminaries, rallies, camps, NBA and college chapel services, well as The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. Michael is the recipient of The Martin Luther King Award, The MLK Unity Award, and a Georgia Senate Resolution in recognition of his work in the community and in racial reconciliation.
Michael and his wife, Terri, have two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.