The Lord granted me the privilege today of addressing the students and faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. The chapel talks for this year are available here.
What a great privilege it was to fellowship in the word with the saints here. SEBTS has impacted my life in very important ways. The first pastor to begin discipling me for pastoral ministry and to model commitment to exposition, Peter Rochelle, was a Southeastern grad. While living in Raleigh, N.C., my family had the privilege of serving at Church on the Rock, where the seminary's influence was positively felt through some of the members there. So, it was a great privilege to serve here today.
One of the remarkable things about SEBTS is the sweet spirit that pervades the place. There is just an obvious joy and freedom here. Dr. Danny Akin is a gracious host... "a gentleman and a scholar" as they say. The school seems to be obviously thriving under his leadership. I was really encouraged with the missions emphasis and zeal in the place. A good work is being done here. Please pray that the Lord enlarges the work of His Spirit in this place.
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