Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), spoke on James 2:1-13. He used the analogy of the church as an embassy or outpost of the Kingdom of God.
Dhati Lewis, lead pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Ga., preached on Ephesians 4:1-16. His message focused on the vision for a faithfully functioning biblical community that fights for unity, clarity and maturity in the church.
Tony Merida currently serves the pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. and associate professor of preaching at SEBTS. He preached on Galatians 6:1-10 and shared five ways to live out spirit-filled community while highlighting obstacles and responsibilities that Christians encounter today.
Steve Timmis is the co-founder of The Crowded House, the co-director of the Porterbrook Network and the director of Acts 29 in Western Europe. His message focused on Acts 4 – 5:16 as a passage that is stunning, sobering and spectacular.