From the Pastor's Desk

Mike Winfree, Pastor


We need Revival

by Pastor Mike Winfree on August 30, 2012

Greetings Church,

       In one month we will celebrate our 88th year as Oakland Baptist Church.  It will be Homecoming with “dinner on the grounds”.  It will be High Attendance Sunday in Sunday School.  Our goal is 150.  In order to have that many, we will need to invite people to join us on that day.  It will also be the beginning of our Revival Services with Dr. Ron Lynch preaching, Jeff Cleghorn and William Beck leading our music.  It is going to be a great week.  Please make plans to attend each and every service.

Let me give you some evidences of why we need revival.  We need revival:

1. When we do not love Jesus as we once did.

2. When earthly interests and occupations are more important to us than eternal ones.

3. When we have little desire to pray.

4. When our Christianity is joyless and passionless.

5. When people have to be begged to give and to serve in the church.

6. When we would rather make money than give money.

7. When we are unmoved that those around us are lost and without Christ.

8. When we seldom think thoughts of eternity.

9. When we have ceased to be grieved over our own sin.

10. When we tolerate little sins of gossip, a critical spirit, and lack of love.

There is not one soul that does not need to experience Revival.  Please be here. Our church’s future depends on our obedience today.

Serving the Savior,

Pastor Mike