>Driscoll Doctrine

>I am really, really enjoying and benefiting from “Doctrine – What Christians Should Believe” by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears.

I am intentionally reading it slowly, thoughtfully, and meditatively. This morning, while riding my exercise bike, was especially impacted by:

“Repentance is the Spirit-empowered acknowledgment of sin that results in a change of mind about who and what is lord of our life, what is important, and what is good and bad.”

“It is important to note that the Bible always speaks of elders in the plural. This follows the New Testament pattern that ministry is to be done in teams so that everyone is under authority, including those in authority.”

“The powe of preaching does not come with clever stories or rhetorical devices but with the power of the Spirit and the answer to prayer.”

Yeah, I know Mark has done and said some rather dumb things in the past…have not we all? But I suggest you don’t toss him out based on earlier things, but consider that he, like us (hopefully), has “grown in the grace AND knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=jacksjots-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003CW67W8&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

>What a Difference A Single Letter Can Make!

>I vaguely remember ads from way, way back (can’t remember what the ad was pushing)…it said, “Send me a man who reads.”

The statistics are staggeringly sad that so few men read…anything…substantial. I’m a bookaholic, so it’s hard for me to be objective…but not reading is robbing oneself of so very, very much.

And it is not a matter of time…we always make time to do that which we value.

Perhaps we value other things too much…see what a difference a letter can make: