A week or so ago I had the privilege of joining some dear brothers in Christ for a variety of conferences. These saints have made the sessions available, so I thought I’d link to them for the interested.
First, there was the always wonderful group of students and staff at The Master’s College who pull off the annual Truth & Life conference. I’ve had the honor–and I mean that earnestly–of speaking at Truth & Life two times now, and I have to say that it’s one of the most engaged and mature college conferences I’ve ever attended. The students–who organize and run the event–are quick, alert, engaging and sharp. The entire faculty and staff are hospitable, generous and even sharper. This year I had the privilege of serving with doctors MacArthur, Dever, and Master’s faculty Abner Chou. Our theme was the “one anothers” of scripture. I also had the honor of speaking in chapel, where I hope the exhortation to “be ordinary” was helpful.
On the Lord’s Day, brother pastors Anthony Kidd and Bobby Scott graciously extended an invitation to preach at Community of Faith Bible Church in L.A. What a joy that was! I was relieved to finally arrive at the church after Mapquest (I know, that’s so 80s) left off a left turn and I ended up exploring the “greater LA area,” emphasis on greater. Bobby Scott was more relieved than I was when he finally saw me enter the sanctuary a song or two before the sermon time! We had a great time considering all the Lord has prepared for us from Revelation 21:1-22:5. Oh, to have a greater hunger for heaven!
Finally, the Lord allowed me to join the good folks with Plant Midwest, D.A. Horton, and Eric Mason for a special Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in St. Louis, Missouri. That was an especially poignant trip for me. I’m grateful for the opportunity to open Luke 10:25-37 among the saints there and exhort us to genuine compassion that arises from the justified life. Eric Mason won the “dapper pastor award” that day. Horton was insightful and passionate. And where did that exuberant Presbyterian choir come from??? You can find the video of the main talks below: