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Thabiti’s Anyabwile T4G 2014 Message: The Happiness of Heaven In the Repentance of Sinners

The following are my notes of Thabiti’s sermon at T4G 2014.

Unashamed is our theme. Stop for a moment and ask if we feel unashamed about our personal evangelism. Is that how we would describe ourselves? Many of us would, but many more would not.

I want to begin by confessing that I am not the greatest evangelist in the world, in this conference, in my church and if I were in a room by myself I would fear I still would not be the greatest evangelist in the room.

I have two evils in my life. First, I do not love the lost like I should. I do not care about them like I should. Second, I came to faith in my late 20s and have a doctrinally light approach to evangelism that our Christian world has taught me to preach.

I wince and shy away from the hard parts of evangelism. The hard parts like repentance. We act like repentance is a footnote to our evanglism. We at times will become ashamed. We downplay sin and hell.

If we get the motive and method and evangelism wrong we will find ourselves betraying the motive and method of heaven. If we see why heaven rejoices at the sinner’s repentance.

Repentance brings happiness to heaven. We see this in Luke 15 and that these three parables of Jesus all make this one point. Continue reading

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Legacy 2013 General Session # 2 – Trip Lee

The following are my notes of Trip Lee’s general session message at the Legacy 2013 Conference.

The theme of the conference is Soli Deo Gloria and we want to think about the glory of God in all areas of our lives and tonight I want to talk about the glory of God in evangelism.

This is hard topic because we often all feel guilty that we are not sharing the gospel enough. I was even feeling guilty this week about a neighbor that I did not follow through with on sharing the gospel.

Why do we preach the gospel? We preach the gospel so that people can see glory. In fact, if you do not get any other point in my message this is the main point:

We preach Christ so that people can see the glory of God.

The brokenness in our world is because people have not seen the glory of God. Ultimately, people go to hell because they do not know the glory of God. The glory of God matters!

Tonight we will look at 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 and hear from Paul who was not some guy sipping coffee at Starbucks when he wrote this letter. He was a guy who lived in this world and really struggled in it. Continue reading

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