Saturday, April 30, 2011

Contrasting Two Foundations in Sioux Falls

We've just ended day 2 at the "Fresh Awakening" event at First Baptist Church of Sioux Falls. I spoke last evening on the calling of every Jesus-follower, which is "Christ glorified in you." (2 Thess. 1:11-12)

This afternoon I spoke on God's building of a temple to inhabit with his presence, a temple made of people. I contrasted this with atheist Bertrand Russell's "temple" for atheists in his "A Free Man's Worship." The atheist foundation is, as Russell states, a "foundation of unyielding despair." Paul's foundation, which he laid in Corinth, is "Christ crucified." I'll take the latter.

Tomorrow morning Ed Owens and Clay Ford will speak. Tomorrow evening I'll speak on "The Kingdom of God is Not a Matter of Talk, but of Power." I have great God-expectations for tomorrow night!