by Joy Bailey
“Better Days Are Coming” was the joyful proclamation at Sunrise, Fla., Church during summer evangelistic outreach meetings that ended with a baptism of 10 individuals.
The successful series was conducted by four church elders. Amazingly, each evangelist did not know the topic of each other’s sermon until the final planning stages; yet the topics were all related in a remarkable way. Michael McIntosh kicked off the series with “How To Know the Future;” Scott White presented “Hidden In Plain Sight;” Jespert Powell, “I Shall Return;” and Noel Graham, “Home At Last.” The theme song, “To the Utmost Jesus Saves” echoed loudly through the community each evening.
The personal ministries department made this event a reality with the support of Sunrise Church Pastor Michael Reid and collaboration with other department leaders and church members. The series climaxed with a baptismal service in the morning, a singspiration in the afternoon, a closing sermon of “Life’s Hardest Question,” and a candlelight celebration.