Sunday, March 12, 2006

Preaching to Ourselves

Maybe the best approach to evangelism is to start with ourselves. Instead of fighting the culture wars and telling people they are sinners, maybe we should be “converting” our own souls.

Here’s an excerpt from a recent
sermon by John Piper. It was given after his cancer surgery and before his five-month sabbatical:
When we are apart now for these next five months, would you do this, dear Bethlehem? Just as the elders will see to it that the gospel is preached in this pulpit, would you see to it that you preach the gospel to yourself? Pray to God for the light you need in your heart, and preach to yourself the truth that you need in your soul.

Sounds like good advice to me. What do you think?

Pastor Rod

“Helping you become the person God created you to be”

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