Saturday, July 12, 2008

Driscoll Unleashed

Last night Ryan and I went down to London to hear Mark Driscoll preach at St James Church. Its a long time since I have been in an old historical church with pews. After 2 hours sitting on the pews my bum was a little sore!

Its was great to get a chance to hear Mark in person although I have listened and watched many of his podcasts. He spoke from Acts 17 examining Paul's plan for reaching the city of Athens.

  • Paul contextualised and contended
  • Many Christians are scared of the city but God loves cities.
  • He was not seduced by the city but he came to save the city
  • Paul went to the place of worship of the day. Our places of worship today are, Pubs, Restaurants, Concert Venues and Stadiums.
  • Too many people today are trying to make Jesus relevant to the culture. Jesus has always be relevant he just needs to be contextualised.
  • There are 3 reactions to Paul's message: Contempt, Curiosity and Conversion.
Had the opportunity to meet Chris for a bite to eat before the service. Chris and his family have moved from Lifechurch.tv in the states to plant a church in Wimbledon. Their first service is this Sunday night please pray for them today as the seek to reach people for Jesus.

1 comments:

Dana Byers said...

Thanks for the prayers, Billy! Hoping to meet you in person sometime.

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