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Friday, October 12, 2007

Stand: Sessions 1 & 2

As I mentioned earlier, I had hoped to listen to Piper's Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints. I didn't listen to as much of the conference as I had hoped by now, but I plan to review the messages briefly on my blog (in case you do not feel like listening without knowing what you would be listening to):

Session One: Certainties that Drive Enduring Ministry, Part 1--John MacArthur

From 2 Corinthians 3-4, Dr. MacArthur shared four key elements of the enduring life.

The enduring life is one that:
    1. Embraces the staggering nature of the New Covenant.--2 Corinthians 3
    2. Understands that all ministry is undeserved.--2 Corinthians 4:1
    3. Embraces the need for internal purity.--2 Corinthians 4:2a
    4. Certain of the responsibility to accurately handle the Word of God.--2 Corinthians 4:2b
Numeric Review: 9 of 10 (highly recommend)


Session Two: A Conversation with John Piper and John MacArthur

In a relaxed Q&A format, Justin Taylor facilitates a conversation between MacArthur and Piper. The two John's share about their fathers (wonderful stories of enduring faith) and about how they met each other. They share similarities and differences in both their ministries and their perosnalities.

Numeric Review: 6 of 10 (interesting/entertaining but not essential)


  • At 8:28 AM, Blogger Darby Livingston said…

    I thought the most interesting thing about the Q & A session was the difference between Piper and MacArthur - particularly emotionally. MacArthur (and I) was shocked that someone could struggle through a dark period in their lives for three years.

  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger danny2 said…

    i completely agree. i tried to write about it a couple of times, but found my "brief reviews" ceased to be brief.

    in a nutshell, i'm probably more like macarthur than piper in that area...and i consider that detrimental. (not to be like macarthur...but to be somewhat "emotionless")


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