What I Read Online – 05/15/2012 (a.m.)

15 May
    • My problem with Chan’s book isn’t that it emphasizes our obligation to live righteously; it’s that it doesn’t acknowledge in any way the fact that Christ has already lived righteously for us – the imperative is given without the indicative; there’s law, but no gospel – which is only half the truth revealed in Scripture and half the message children need to hear.
    • One other question I did ask was about Dr Lloyd-Jones.  ‘He took more of God into the pulpit with him than any other preacher I have ever known,’ was Dr Packer’s reply.  
    • A preacher should be remembered not for the numbers he once attracted or for his slick engagement with the wider culture but for whether he spoke the words of God as a man of God.
    • Trellis & The Vine Conference
    • Speaker Rev Peter Adam 
      Topic: Personal Life in Ministry / Contending for the Gospel 
      Date: 12-14 November 2012 
      Venue: Living Springs
    • A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit. He only sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed up in one thing; and that one thing is to please God. Whether he lives, or whether he dies–whether he is rich, or whether he is poor–whether he pleases men, or whether he gives offence–whether he is thought wise, or whether he is thought foolish–whether he gets honour, or whether he gets shame–for all this the zealous man cares nothing at all. He burns for one thing; and that one thing is, to please God, and to advance God’s glory.




    • But, it’s not just external conflict that is a challenge.  Pastors need to be prepared to receive opposition from members of their own congregations.    People in our own flocks will be offended by our faithful stand on controversial issues—and may even hate us as a result. 

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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