I had the joy of preaching at Sovereign Grace Community Church in Sarnia (Ontario) this past weekend. It is always a delight to minister the Word of God to my friends there, since they have such a delight in the Lord of Truth.
I think I can honestly say I have found this to be the case in all the churches of our asssociation (www.sgfcanada.com). What I have found in my travels are people who have grown used to solid biblical exegesis and expect that from their pastors.
Sometimes I tell my congregation, "You ought to come to church expecting to be well-fed by a man who has walked closely with His God the week before. If it is obvious that is not the case, you ought to do something about it!" I hope the first "something" they do is pray for me! But no church should be content with a man who either does not preach or does not preach from a life that is growing in grace. I think that is at least part of what Paul was saying in 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy and Titus.
Monday, February 28, 2005
One website I have really appreciated is PFM's www.biotechpolicy.com (http://www.pfm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Biotechnology_Policy). This is such a fast-changing industry, that it can be difficult to keep up with what is going on and where. We tried to bring one of their speakers to our Sovereign Grace Pastor's Fellowship once - but it was a little too difficult to work it all out. Nonetheless, I think the site is very helpful and worth visiting at least once to get up to speed on this issue.