Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Power of Words and the Wonder of God

Some parts of my job are literally thrilling. Studying and preaching the Bible, and seeing the light in someones face the first time they understand the Gospel would be three of those thrilling things. Some parts of my job are a bit more mundane, such as putting church calenders inside 1500 guest packets this morning. But that was ok too, because i got to listen to two messages from this years Desiring God Conference.

Mark Driscoll's was amazing. I can't really get over his passion and joyful humility. His topic was 'How sharp the edge? Christ, controversy and cutting words' Feed the sheep, rebuke the swine, shoot the wolves, bark at the dogs and pray for the shepards.

I also listened to Bob Kauflin on 'Words of wonder: what happens when we sing'. I was really challenged and encouraged by this...and especially enjoyed the signing!

1 comment:

Marcus said...

Hi Ed

glad the Lord is helping you know that stuffing guest packets is ministry too. I found that out a number of years back when I realised that if I didn't do the hateful shopping that some of my trainees would be theologically well trained but starved to death!

Blessings on your day