We spent the entire 2 days being immersed in the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. From the first speaker to the last, the entire conference had a focus on Christ! Speakers included, Ray Comfort, Emeal Zwayne, Todd Friel, Ken Ham, Marshall Foster, Kirk Cameron, and last but not least, my favorite preacher Paul Washer!
The two speakers that stood out to me were, of course, Paul Washer who delivered an amazing sermon on the Gospel. This sermon (like most) had me on the edge of my seat and welling up with tears as he took us to the cross in a way that only Paul Washer can! What's even cooler is that I had a few opportunities to chat with Brother Paul! (Check out my other posts on Paul Washer)
The next speaker was Todd Friel. Todd is the host of The Way of The Master radio show. One would think that if you listen to him for 2 hours a day 5 days a week that he wouldn't have much new to say. Well he did! He delivered to "Lectures" one on Christ in the Old Testament and the other on Biblical Covenants. It was well researched and well presented. I also had a chance to chat with Todd, once in the hallways and again out witnessing on the streets of Atlanta for the 500 (which I will write about tomorrow).
The other thing that was out of this world was the worship! It was like I had never experienced in my life! The type im used to is music that makes you "feel good" you know, loud with guitars and drums, lights and stage props, the kind that really makes you say, "wow this band rocks!" So at first, I was not impressed when Scott Krippayne came out to his grand piano and was playing down tempo type stuff, that is until they brought out Paul Washer to read scripture before each song. Scripture that developed the song. Then on the big screens they had verses that corresponded with what Scott was singing! Some of the songs where Old Hymns. On top of that, they went as far as to have Paul Washer read a prayer from the Puritan Prayer book, Valley of Vision and then the Athenasian Creed in between a set of songs! This worship drove you to your knees to worship God! By the way, Scott Krippayne is an amazing vocalist check him out here!
But it still gets better! We also took communion! I have never been involved in such a well presented and Christ honoring communion in my life! But wait it gets even better! I even had the opportunity to meet my favorite preacher Paul Washer! Oh wait I already told you that. Just kidding! It really does get better, on the last night (sat) we went out with 500 evangelist to witness to the people of Downtown Atlanta! More on that tomorrow!