Deflating the Puffed Up Church
Today I took the advice of Steve Camp that he gave at his web site and listened to a sermon by C. J. Mahaney. I am so glad I did. This is what Steve wrote:
"C.J. Mahaney "Deflating the Puffed Up Church" (Text - 1 Cor. 4:8-13) - This is one of the best messages I have heard in some time bar none. I was brought to conviction with almost every phrase and yet at the same time, encouraged to live more wholly for the Lord and His glory. It is a powerful call to humility in ministry, holiness of life and Christlikeness in all things. C.J. delivers with his usual infectious passion; but it is not needless emotion from a well-experienced orator. It is great theology erupting from the overflow of the heart surrendered to the Lordship of Christ. This is a man who trembles at God's Word when he preaches."
I would wholeheartedly echo Steve's exhortation to listen to this sermon. I have to say that it had a very deep and profund effect upon me. You'll find it at the following web address: http://www.chbcaudio.org/audio/2007/03-25-07.mp3
May God use this powerful sermon as a means of grace to work true humility in all of our lives. - John Samson