For some reason, I haven’t been able to figure out how to write about my experiences at Together for the Gospel. I can only speak them verbally. I gained so much, and with 17 free books in my possession (plus the others I bought), I’m continuing to learn. In those few days, I was impacted by how much I didn’t know. I realized that my grip on the gospel was loose – too loose. I learned the great importance of penal substitution, I was hit hard by my total depravity, I was challenged in the area of race, I was convicted of my lack of passion, and I was made aware of my sin of complaining.
I had planned on going over each sermon and talk and writing something on it. Instead of doing that, I just want to return to blogging as a person who has been changed and strengthened in his faith.
I want to encourage you to get a hold of a couple of the T4G talks, particularly R.C. Sproul’s and John MacArthur’s sermons. It doesn’t matter who you are – male, female, teen, adult, called to ministry in the church or called to ministry in the workplace, mom, dad, pastor, writer, or random person stumbling across this blog. I’m certain that I could receive some backup on that statement from many others, particularly one young guy who went with my group last week after an original member couldn’t attend. He told me he was a completely different person. His thinking had changed. A passion for learning was lit in his heart.
I have that same desire for everyone who reads this blog now. I want the gospel to be clearly proclaimed. I want people to have a fire lit in their hearts. My desire is that God can work in you to create kindling that His Holy Spirit can light aflame.