Here’s my email to Elders and Deacons at Crestview for 7/2/13:
We continue to work through by weekly email the book Dangerous Calling. I hope, on one level, you are at least considering what I write each week. I think it was McCheyne who said that the greatest need of our people is our personal holiness. In other words, our pursuit of being a godly leader will have residual effects in the life of our church. Today, Tripp points out, in chapter 6 on p.85, what for many of us is the obvious: “you know that every day you give personal empirical evidence that you have not yet arrived. Every day you think, desire, say and do things that point to the existence of remaining sin within your heart. Since this is true of us, is it not also true that we need to live in a willingly submissive commitment to God’s normal means of protecting and growing his still-being-sanctified children?” Yes, Yes, Yes. We need this.
Consider your life and walk at Crestview. Do you give the appearance you’ve arrived? Or would others be aware that you are a sinner growing in holiness like them? Let’s avail ourselves to the ministry of the body of Christ and watch God use this for His glory and the good of our people.