From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


Spiritual Awakening

by Pastor Mike Winfree on August 8, 2014
Dear Church Family,
             At the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie
Floyd was elected president of our convention.  In his message to the convention, he challenged the people to pray for spiritual awakening.  He asked every believer to pray.  Will you join thousands across this land to pray for spiritual awakening in our personal lives, in our families, our churches and our country?
 What is “spiritual awakening”?  John Piper calls it “A hunger for God.”  J. I. Packer calls it “A passion for faithfulness.”  Ravi Zacharias calls it “Recapturing the wonder.”  The Bible calls it coming back to your “first love”.  Spiritual awakening is simply “Revival”.  We need personal revival, family revival, church revival, and we need national revival.  It begins with prayer, surrender, and obedience to the will of God.  
 Friend, we need to fall in love with Jesus all over again.  I don’t mean being saved again, but I mean we need to have our passion restored, our joy restored, and our spirits full of Jesus.  Begin now praying for our Revival meetings with Bucky Kennedy, September 14-16, 2014.  Bucky pastors First Baptist Church in Vidalia.  He is a man of God that God is using.  He loves church folks and I believe God will use him, here,  at Oakland.  He has a policy not to be gone from his church, so he will only be here Sunday night through Tuesday night.  Make your plans now, so you can be here each night to here this man of God.
Serving the Savior, Pastor Mike