By far the most encouraging nugget I received at T4G this week was a Spurgeon quote given by CJ Mahaney. CJ knows how to serve the ordinary pastor. He was concerned that we would be discouraged that we cannot preach the gospel like Piper, Sproul, and MacArthur.
The way I wrote the quote down was this:
"Whitefield and Wesley might preach the gospel better, but they cannot preach a better gospel."
Take a moment after reading that.
If you are reading this blog, chances are that your pastor is not George Whitefield, John Wesley, or Charles Spurgeon. You probably have an average, rather ordinary pastor.
Hopefully, your pastor preaches the gospel. The gospel is anything but average and ordinary. The gospel is extraordinary, powerful, life-altering, cleansing, and energizing.
Prepare your heart to hear THE GOSPEL this Sunday, proclaimed by a man who cares deeply about your soul, even if his gifting is below average.