Mark Driscoll’s talk on “What is the Church?” is a tremendous resource. As a leader, what he says concerning about church discipline and about growing churches is great advice. While I’m not a Calvinist I tend to agree with Driscoll far more than I disagree. And in this case I’m 100% on board.
I wonder why peoeple think ministry is supposed to be soooo good. I wonder why we expect things to always go their way. I wonder why we think that just because we are willing to be obedient that we should be rewarded immediately. If anything we should expect God to ask us to do things like wait, and do it for a long time.
I can’t take props for this. Perry Noble pointed me to it on his post today. But if you listen to any podcast this year you could not go wrong in listening to Matt Chandler’s talk at Advance 09. I haven’t listened to the rest of them, because I’m listening to Matt now for the second time. I may need to add him to the regularly scheduled podcasts. May God lead us to repentance of doing anything but lift up the name and character of Jesus Christ as leaders of His church – even if it costs us everything.