Equip 2018 keynote speakers
All Keynote Speakers will be in the Grand Ballroom.
Thursday Night, 7 PM
David Young | God of Restoration
This is the time for those who call Jesus Lord, who have been saved by the blood of Christ, to rejoin the battle to win lost souls for Jesus. We are loved and saved by the Father who has a passion for restoring lost and broken people. The church is the Army, we have our orders, and we must decide to join the battle.
Friday Morning, 9 AM
Slate Moore | The Word of Restoration
Luke 4:14-21 | We are a broken people and Jesus came so that we could be restored back to relationship with the Father, and that He could restore back to us that which has been stolen, lost, or broken. Jesus didn't come for the righteous or the good people. He didn't come to start a new religion. No He came to rescue us, the poor, the brokenhearted, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed. He knew that because of sin and Satan, that we would be lost, that we would make a mess of things, leaning on our own ways, and reaping the results of living a life without God.
Friday Afternoon, 1:30 PM
Jerry Rushford | Restoring our songs
Psalm 22.3 | Somebody said that praise is the missing jewel of the modern church. As you look back upon your life and examine your experience maybe the thing that is missing and need to be restored is praise. In Psalm 22 we learn that people are hungry for the real presence of the living God and they are hungry to have the need of their heart satisfied. We can only be satisfied when we do that which we were made to do. God made everything that He made to praise Him. Psalm 22:3 says "But you are holy, O you that inhabits the praises of Israel." God inhabited the praise of His people, Israel. In other words, that's where God lives. That's where God dwells in the praises of His people.
Friday Night, 7 PM
Wesley Leonard | The Restoration of Revival
Maybe it’s time to talk about the restoration of the church, corporately, the restoration of the body of Christ and call it revival. It was the heart cry of the Prophet Joel and it's also the heart cry of Jesus. What would happen if the Body of Christ began a sweeping recommitment to being the people of God?
Saturday Morning, 9 AM
John Smith | Restore the Broken Brother
Galatians 6.1-5 | Can you think of somebody who once was on fire for God, who once was active for God? Maybe they were a deacon or a Sunday school teacher. They once played a critical part of the Kingdom, who loved the Lord with all their heart, with their entire mind, all their soul and all their strength. Yet, that person now has been sabotaged by the devil. That person has fallen into sin, or has fallen into rebellion, or has fallen into brokenness and now is no longer serving the Lord, or if they are serving the Lord, they don't have that joy, that spark they once had in their life. They are broken.
Saturday Afternoon, 1:30 PM
David Young | Restoring Relationships
Proverbs 18.19, Matthew 5.23-24 | Conflict is a part of life. It's how we handle conflict that impacts our relationships. We offend others just as often as we are offended, but we only notice what affects our personal feelings. The scriptures instruct us not to be an offense to anyone, but as with most commands, we will fall short more times than we'd like to admit. When it comes to offenses, our responsibility is twofold. We are called to reconcile and we are called to forgive. This is how we restore relationships.
Saturday Evening, 7 PM
Jack Evans, Jr. | Finding and Restoring Lost People
Luke 19:10 | Jesus was the searcher, the finder and the restorer of people who had lost something - people who lose their sense of direction, destiny, significance, fulfillment, hope, opportunity and dreams. Jesus found these misplaced people and then He restored them. The work of restoration continues as we seek to find and restore people who have lost life and lost God.
Sunday Morning, 9 AM
Jimmy Adcox | A Whole New You
Colossians 3 | Many are familiar with a television show called Fixer Upper. Fixer Upper is a show about taking old, dilapidated homes and turning them into showplace homes. We watch shows like that because we like to see things that were old and broken down and dilapidated, and all of a sudden they're brand new. Chip and Joanne Gaines, the stars of Fixer Upper specialize in doing that to homes. Almighty God specializes in doing that in lives, to transform a life, to take a person who is old and broken down and covered up with sin and degradation and set their feet on a rock, as the Scripture says, and totally change them.