By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
MILLINGTON — Michael Ellis, president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, reported that over the past year in his travels and service he observed that “we’re doing so many great things apart. We need to bring those things together.” Issuing “A Call for Unity in the Community,” Ellis preached last week during the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. The pastor of Impact Baptist Church, Memphis, referred the crowd to Philippians 2:1-5.
Light-heartedly he explained that the community he referred to wasn’t the hood he came from, but “the community of believers.”
Christians ought to be unified because we have one church, one purpose, and one King, as Larnelle Harris just sang, he explained. Ellis reminded messengers, however, that the devil hates unity. [Read more…]