Revcort's Ramblings

Our church recently started studying a book entitled “Multiply” by Francis Chan. In one of the opening videos of this study, David Platt (who wrote the forward for the book and sat in on some teaching videos) related a story regarding George Whitefield during the Great Awakening in England. The question had been posed to Whitfield, “How many people were saved in your last revival meeting?” (many had come forward) His answer was, “We’ll see in about a year or so.”

I love that answer because I believe it is so true and biblical. In modern evangelical circles, reductionism is killing us. Perhaps some of our religious trappings ought to be reduced, but there is one thing we cannot reduce, and that is the message of the Gospel. Jesus told His disciples, “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” The call is to follow. We say…

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About revcort

I am a Youth and Worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Herrin, IL. I don't love my Lord nearly enough. I don't hate sin nearly enough. Without Him, I'm nothing. I'm far from a finished product, but God is working in me both to will and to act according to His good purpose.
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  1. Ken Hamrick says:

    A very good message, Courtney. Thanks for reposting it here.

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