Friday, March 5, 2010

Shepherds Conference Day 3 highlights

Session 1 Phil Johnson

The morning session started off with Phil Johnson preaching from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14. The four points were to: Watch, be steadfast in the faith, be brave (or manly), and be strong. We are to do all things in v. 13 with love (v. 14).

Phil had 3000 men laughing as he talked about how the modern Church has sissified men into soft spoken girls and he had everyone saying Amen has he exhorted us in being watchful, steadfast, and strong men in the faith.

Session 2 - Steve Lawson

Huge surprise for the music tonight. The Getty's are here and melted our hearts with hymns that so exalt Jesus Christ. They truly prepared our hearts to hear the Word of God preached.

Lawson introduces his text as Job 1:6-12, "The invisible war".

Here are a few things that jumped out:

Before God uses a man greatly He must break him greatly. The more we want to be used by God, the more we have to be willing to suffer. With great godliness comes great exposure to the enemy.

I believe in the devil because I battled him this morning - Martin Luther

As Lawson was speaking of how God uses the devil to accomplish His will, he said, "God will draw a straight line with a crooked stick."

I want to be as well known in Hell as in Heaven - Martin Luther

There are many secondary causes but there is only one primary cause, which is God.

Calvin on his death bed said, "I kiss the rod that smites me."

Lawson continued the sermon preaching with fire. He heated things up so much that the AC kicked on. He ended with a personal story of God crushing him in his ministry as he was preaching on Job. It was a great sermon.


Kevin said...

This was an amazing sermon! I was sitting toward the back seeing some older men literally weeping because of the truth this sermon held. Praise God for He is glorious and mighty!

Chris L. said...

Thanks for the great fellowship at the Conference! I will be following your blog and hope to meet you again sometime.