‘Watchman’ receives MBS Award

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.”  Ezek 3:17

Because this verse is at the heart of our mission, in May, MBS once again partnered with Wesley Theological Seminary to award upon graduation the proficiency of Biblical Preaching distinction to DeWayne Davis. To MBS it is the pastors, ministers and priests who primarily carry the burden of watchman; a great responsibility.  It is to these we want to offer encouragement, support and the full extent of our resources.

The award given has been granted for the past 26 years recognizing the student who has excelled in holistic biblical preaching, evangelistic as well as prophetic specifically, and in the program courses offered by the department in general. By this established award both the Society and the Seminary seek to encourage all students who will go out into the world bearing the burden of watchman.

The recipient is nominated by 3 professors of the Preaching and Worship department and voted on by the entire faculty. Dr. William McClain commented that students “anxiously await who will receive the honor and subsequently have the privilege of preaching in the Wesley Chapel”.

This year’s recipient is DeWayne L. Davis of Silver Spring.  We congratulate Mr. Davis achievement of receiving one of the highest academic honors of the Seminary. Along with the students receiving music and liturgy awards he was given the opportunity to plan and conduct a service of worship in the Wesley Chapel at which time he was the featured preacher. The Society will stay in touch with Mr. Davis to be a resource for him and his congregation as his future unfolds.

“Our relationship with Wesley Theological Seminary has through the years been a great source of encouragement for both organizations and students.  This partnership spans three decades and three Executive Directors, highlighting the importance that is placed on Biblical preaching.” says the MBS Executive Director, David Moyer.

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

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