Monday, June 23, 2008
One of the greatest experiences of my life was the 2000 Southern Baptist Convention when Dr. James Merritt was elected President of the S.B.C. This happened in Orlando. Over the next two years, he set the standard for presidents. When his term was over in 2002, he delivered a sermon called "UNTIL HE COMES" at the St Louis SBC Convention which changed my life.
He based it on the 2 Timothy 4:7...the Apostle Paul's last words. That sermon got me wondering. What would be my last words? And how do I live my last few years on earth? That led me to write my first long book - TWO MINUTE WARNING....Handbook of Effective Christianity for the Fourth Quarter of Life.
I had a chance to speak to Dr. Merritt many times at past S.B.C. conventions but we connected a couple times in Indianapolis, In. in June 2008, where I was able to properly thank him and give him a copy of my book. He was so nice, give me a big hug and then sent me a letter of thank you two weeks later!
Keep watching his sermons on Trinity Broadcasting, the Liberty Network etc or
on the web at www.touchinglives.org
Thank you, Dr James Merritt, for Touching Lives! Mine!