Tuesday is for Preaching (but not this week)
I am away at a conference, The Bethlehem Conference for Pastors with the entire staff of Trinity Church of Watseka, IL so my time to write and even think beyond the conference themes is very limited. I would like to pick up on the theme of yesterday’s post “Conviction of sin is not transformation. It is its normal, but only its initial conception” but that is going to have to wait for now. Perhaps the first part of next week I can return to the issues of how to mortify the flesh, or crucify our flesh so that Christ might have supremacy in our lives.
Suffice it to say for now, that the conference theme, “God, Manhood and Ministry: Building men for the body of Christ” has confirmed once again a thirty year prayer. “Oh God turn mere males into godly men.” There is no greater way for me and other pastors to spend our lives then to give ourselves to the preaching and teaching and training and equipping of men to live lives that are masculine in every best sense and under the Lordship of Christ as every moment.
The nation has no hope apart from revival and a revival has no hope without men who are sold out for Jesus Christ. It will be exciting to see in the next few months the difference this time together with the entire staff of Trinity Church–hearing these messages, discussing these issues and praying these things into our own lives–will have on the church.
Got to go now, but want to invite you to pray this prayer with me. Pray it with increasing passion and fervor until revival comes.