Arkansas Baptist News
It’s that time of year when the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) partner together to provide churches with bulletin inserts to help remind people of how God is using Arkansas Baptists to bring literally thousands of people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
May 17 has been designated as the official 2015 ABN Day of Prayer.
The focal Scripture passage of this year’s Day of Prayer is 2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV): “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
The passage parallels the convention’s focus on prayer for revival and awakening. We don’t need to be reminded that America is in desperate need of revival. Just read the news. Arkansas Baptists can play a key role in bringing revival and spiritual awakening to our beleaguered land.
So, please join me and other Arkansas Baptists May 17 to pray not only for the role of the ABN in telling the story of Arkansas Baptists, but for the work being done across the Natural State through the ministry of Arkansas Baptist churches and institutions.
Every week we are told of the great work God is doing through Arkansas Baptists and our churches. What a privilege it is to play a small part in making those stories known throughout the state! I want you to know that our staff and board of directors are praying along with you and your church for a mighty movement of God in 2015.
To help your church promote the special emphasis, special bulletin inserts will be mailed to all churches the week of May 3. The insert is being produced by the ABN in cooperation with ABSC executive and administrative team. One side is specifically about the ABN Day of Prayer. The other side includes information about the Cooperative Program and its impact in Arkansas.
Please consider inviting an ABN staff or board member to your church during May to speak in support of the emphasis. To do so, please call 501-376-4791, ext. 5153, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Yarbrough is editor of the Arkansas Baptist News.