Yesterday–1 March–I took 1/2 day off and went to Cedarville University to the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio Evangelism Celebration. I had found out about it on Saturday evening, and went down to try and get some information about Mission Service Corps. Well, we didn’t get together because of, I assume, the weather and a lack of communication. However, I got to hear some really good preaching and was able to enjoy the afternoon off. They had CDs for purchase, so I purchased several (I’m not rich so I couldn’t get them all) of them to have.
A man I did not get to listen to live (I bought his message on CD because everyone said it was so good) was Voodie Baucham. His sermon was entitled Why Do You Choose to Believe the Bible?. This sermon was excellent! Here is the reason he gave was taken directly from 2 Peter 1:16-21:
16For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Vodie Baucham shrunk it down like this:
It’s a reliable collection of historical documents written down by eye-witnesses during the lifetime of other eye-witnesses as their report of supernatural events that took place in fullfilment of specific prophecies. These eye-witnesses claim their writings are divine rather than human in origin.
The second CD I bought was a sermon preached by Ergun Caner. This guy is awesome! For those who don’t know, he came to America with his family from Turkey. They came as missionaries of Islam to the Unites States. He was converted by a Southern Baptist RA who needed to earn a badge. He was disowned by his family. Eventually, his whole family converted to Christianity. He and his brother travel the country holding debates, speaking, etc….
THe third CD I purchased was a message from Thom Rainer on what the church needs to do to be more effective in today’s culture.
I have e-mailed ThePath and asked them about ripping the CDs to mp3s and putting them up on my webiste for free download. If I can, I will.
[Update 2012-12-25 22:11:38] The mission service corps link was bad. I’ve updated it from http://sub.namb.net/answerthecall2/msc/default.asp to a correct address
[Update 2012-12-26 14:58:25] The RA link was also bad. I updated it today.