Yesterday, I summarized my trip to Louisville and the happenings on Monday and Tuesday. In this post, I would like to summarize Wednesday, which was a full day.
Our day began with Thabiti Anyabwile asking Will Your Gospel Transform A Terrorist? (audio/video) This exposition of Paul’s letter to Timothy ended with the point on celebration for all that our powerful Gospel is able to accomplish.
Quickly after Thabiti’s sermon, Kevin DeYoung came and urged us to pursue holiness with Spirit-Powered, Gospel-Driven, Faith-Fueled Effort (audio/video). There’s lots of discussion these days as to how the Gospel relates to holiness or, as DeYoung said, how the good news produces good works. DeYoung answers calling on us to simply obey, which is not against the Gospel of grace.
After some afternoon breakout sessions, we had our final talk of Wednesday in the evening with David Platt speaking on Divine Sovereignty: The Fuel of Death-Defying Missions (audio/video). Many felt that this was the most memorable sermon on missions they had ever heard (including Lig Duncan and John Piper). It was certainly an amazing sermon from Revelation 5. There were moments where I stopped taking notes because of what was being said. God was certainly up to something through this. We can only hope that this kind of sermon will result in amazing application like we’ve never before seen so that all the nations worship at the Savior’s feet.
I’ll wrap up my summary of everything tomorrow…