Friday, May 16, 2008

The Answer to Everything

I love this interview with Mark Dever (it was actually a phone conversation with several pastors). Excellent!

Here is my summary of it:

"Dr. Dever, what is discipleship in the local church?"

Dever: Preaching the gospel.

"Mark, what does Capitol Hill do to help people grow in Christ."

Dever: We preach the gospel every Sunday.

"Dr. Dever, the church is in crisis today, what should we do?"

Dever: We should preach the gospel.

"Mark, how do we reach unbelievers today?"

Dever: Preach the gospel.

"Mark, why has expository preaching not been practiced as much today?"

Dever: People try to rely on their own means instead of using God's means, which is preaching the gospel.

"Dr. Dever, the church minimizes theology today. How do we get people to love doctrine?"

Dever: Preach the gospel.


Clif Cummings said...

Sounds a lot like the Apostle Paul doesn't it?

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes ....Romans 1:16

and thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, ....Romans 15:20

I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:23

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.Galatians 1:8-9

Of course I could fill up this comment with many more verses - but this should suffice!

Have a great weekend @ Christ Baptist Church proclaiming the Gospel!

pastor justin said...

Great point Clif.

BoldLion said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing the interview with us!

Also thank you for preaching the Gospel and His Word to us faithfully every Sunday! I have learn a lot more with you and Jonathan and Tim than any other churches that I had been to not counting Open Door that is our church planter. I am so thankful for you all!

Hungry to eat His Word and thristy to drink the Living Water daily!
BoldLion ~ 'Guerite