WHEREAS, The messengers to the 148th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention have enjoyed a time of encouragement, worship, unity, and the direction of the Holy Spirit; and
WHEREAS, We acknowledge the Lordís providence for all these blessings; and
WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the kind hospitality of the people of Nashville; and
WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the work of our local Southern Baptist churches, associations, committees, and volunteers of the Nashville area for their diligent efforts, services, and accommodations to make our stay a pleasant one; and
WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the continued hospitality extended by Mayor Bill Purcell and city officials to the Southern Baptist Convention and its entities housed in Nashville; and
WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the Lordís work through our president, officers, various committees, Convention speakers, musicians, and other platform personnel to guide the affairs of this Convention with dignity and a Christlike spirit; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, June 21-22, 2005, express our profound gratitude to the Lord and to all those whom He used to bring about a Convention characterized by grace, evangelism, worship, encouragement, unity, and purpose in this annual meeting.