Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Three observations were made:
- Our character must be more persuasive than our speech. (Spurgeon).
- There is no pastoral exemption of sin for the pastor.
- You can't effectively watch yourself by yourself.
A devastatingly simple question each person needs to ask is this: "Am I easy to correct?"This evening, we were encouraged to spend quality time in the Bible. One 'take home' for me is that I will spend a day a month away from any desk in a quiet space simply reading my Bible.
But, yesterday, I said that I'd introduce you to some of the workers that I met...
I want you to know about Gavin McGrath. Gavin came to the conference with a team from the Co-mission initiative in
And Rob Karch -- Rob was raised in
Daniel Montgomery -- Daniel is a pastor at Sojourn Church in Louisville, KY. Daniel and I spent some time talking in the subway waiting for the Downtown A Train. We had met 2 years ago, and we have had the same conversation both times: how to preach Christ while putting strong boundaries around your families. Daniel obviously cares deeply about his wife and family.
These are all men who keep a close watch on themselves and on their teaching.
Will hopefully tell you about a few more tomorrow night.
Pic of 106 Central Park West by Philocrites.