Monday, March 02, 2009

If God came to me like He did Solomon and gave me one wish...

Here is what I think I would ask for:

Taken from Ligon Duncan

My local congregation would be characterized by a Gospel culture, a Gospel-sharing culture, a culture of evangelism.

By that I mean:

[1] that my whole congregation would be able to articulate the Gospel, personally, in a compelling and understandable way;
[2] that my whole congregation would understand the importance and necessity of their lives, their prayers and their participation in Gospel witness;
[3] that my whole congregation would deeply care about conversions (and I would lay stress here, that we are talking about real conversions, not numbers; disciples, not decisions; changed lives, not merely prayed prayers);
[4] that my whole congregation would earnestly and regularly pray for conversions, talks about their own conversions and the conversions of others, and put a priority on people coming to know God; and
[5] that my whole congregation would be excited about the Gospel itself, and not simply about a method of sharing the Gospel, or a training program.

Is that more than one wish?

2 comments:

Arthur Sido said...

So it would be wrong to wish for a Ferrari?

Joe said...

nah,

Too much snow up here!