UPDATE: Here’s the audio. Enjoy! ===== Phil (may I call you Phil?) was planning on preaching a sermon on Psalm 19 that he gave a few weeks earlier at GraceLife, but decided instead to finish the general sessions by following Frank’s lead (always a risky proposition) and sharing some of his own story. I won’t … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Session #6 by Phil Johnson
UPDATE: Here’s the audio. Enjoy! ===== Pastor Dan Phillips’ second session began by repeating the statement that hit home from Session #2: “Scripture only knows 2 categories: Word of God, and not-Word-of-God. There is no middle category.” From there, Dan (may I call you Dan?) began working through the Scriptures to answer the question, “HOW … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Session #5, “This Word and No Other–Tell Me How” by Dan Phillips
UPDATE: Here’s the audio. Enjoy! ===== Day 2 of Sufficient Fire was a crisp gorgeous Saturday morning. After a delicious Chick-fil-a biscuit for breakfast (what better way to start another day of Bible teaching, than with blessed chicken?), I made my way into Copperfield Bible Church for Session 4…during which, Frank Turk made me cry. … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Session 4 — “The Normal Christian” (Frank Turk)
UPDATE: Here’s the audio. Enjoy! ===== If Phil and Dan knocked my mind out with a one-two punch of knowledge, Frank Turk hit my square in the solar plexus. He didn’t use mere emotionalism or guilt-based manipulation. He just proclaimed the truth: if you believe the Gospel, you will love the people in your church. … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Session 3–“The Normal Church” (Frank Turk)
In the next several posts, I’m going to “recap” the general sessions from the Sufficient Fire conference. I’m not going to completely reprint my notes or try to give you everything that was shared, point by point. For one thing, I’m sure I didn’t catch everything; more importantly, I want to give you just enough … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Session #1 (Phil Johnson)
I attended the Sufficient Fire conference on Friday and Saturday of last week, and truth be told, I’m still reeling a bit. So much information. So much good teaching. I didn’t attend all of it (just the 6 general sessions), but I took about 30 pages of notes and my mind and heart were sufficiently … Continue reading Sufficient Fire Fallout: Initial Thoughts/Reactions
UPDATE: Here’s the audio. Enjoy! ===== This session was entitled, “This Word and No Other–Tell Me Why.” Like Phil Johnson before him, Dan Phillips argued that the sufficiency of Scripture is the central issue of our day. He proceeded to cite 3 really well-known evangelical pastors/authors, who have recently talked about the need for “getting … Continue reading Sufficent Fire Fallout: Session 2 (Dan Phillips)
Gentlemen, It’s not easy being a Christian blogger, especially if you are actively seeking to teach and correct through your writing. People assume the worst possible motives in your words, misread your tone, take you out of context, and otherwise seek to condemn you for being judgmental or hypocritical. That’s what you get for kicking … Continue reading #30ThankYous Day 7: Team Pyro
(Note: The final 2 summaries from the Sufficient Fire conference will be posted on Friday. Last night, my wife and I had a good friend from church over for dinner. Trying to do better about that whole “real community” thing. That said, there wasn’t really time for conference recaps. So, for today, a quick-ish post about … Continue reading Even Living Legends Risk A Sophomore Slump.
One of the important elements of setting and achieving goals is to revisit them regularly. So, in the interest of personal accountability, I wanted to give you an update on the goals I set back in January. (Here’s the short version: I have some work to do.) Read through the Bible; memorize Scripture and maintain it … Continue reading My 2015 Goals: Two-Month Check-in.