A Christian leader challenges seminary graduates—and US as well! Show Notes

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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It’s graduation season, and the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has issued a challenge to graduates—and it’s one that all of us should take seriously.

Dr. Al Mohler delivered his comments during spring commencement ceremony at the seminary in Louisville, Ky.

According to Baptist Press, his speech was taken from the 10th chapter of Acts and was entitled “So Peter Opened His Mouth' -- The Preacher's Calling Reduced to Five Powerful Words,"

In speaking to the future ministry leaders, Mohler said "the essential act of preaching [is] reduced to five earth-shaking words: so Peter opened his mouth."

He went on to point out that Peter "fulfilled his calling. He did not remain silent or hide. He opened his mouth and declared all that God had commanded him to say.”

Dr. Mohler called on the graduates to follow Peter's example.

He said "The Christian ministry requires courage, and we can see even more courage required in the near future.  There may well be a higher price exacted for opening our mouths.”

“But God has called us to open our mouths so that others can hear His voice, believe and be saved -- so that His church will be fed and taught, and be matured.”

By the way, if you’ve never seen Dr. Mohler’s media interviews or read his blog, you don’t know what you’re missing.  Okay, I admit it, I’m a fan.  You can check out his website at albertmohler.com.

I’m Dr. Bill Maier for WBCL.
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