Sunday, January 22, 2006

Wisdom from Ed Silvoso

I heard Ed Silvoso preach three times this weekend, first at the Mission New York event on Friday morning, then at the Youth R.O.C.K. launch Friday night, and today at New Hope. Plus we enjoyed lunch Friday afternoon with Pastor Roger McPhail and Dave Thompson. He preaches a powerful message for the 21st century Church, and when I have more time, I'll unpack some of the ideas more fully. For now, four nuggets: 1. The enemy of faith is memory (not unbelief!). 2. The keys to the Kingdom of God unlock the gates of hell. (Matthew 16:17-19) 3. The Great Commission is a mandate to disciple NATIONS, not just people. (Matthew 28:19) 4. Jesus came to redeem "that which is lost" (not just people!) (Luke 19:10) including: (a) personal relationships with individuals; (b) inter-personal relationships; and (c) the marketplace. There's lots more where that came from, but that's for another day. In the meantime, I've added his book, Anointed for Business (about marketplace ministry) to my reading list for 2006.


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