The 1988 SBC Annual Sermon

In 1988, the Southern Baptist Convention met in San Antonio, TX.  The previous year, the convention had elected Dr. Joel C. Gregory — then pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX — to preach the annual sermon.  His chosen text was Ephesians 4:29-5:1.

The Baptist Blogger has heard this sermon many times, but we have only recently acquired the video footage.  It’s truly a masterful sermon, and endures as a sobering reminder and reproof from one of the convention’s finest expositors.

And in the meantime, read this excellent article by Marv Knox on the “The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Joel Gregory.”

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