I recently listened to a lecture by Mark Driscoll from 2011 to the students of New Saint Andrews College.
This teaching blew my mind and heart in many regards. It was the most heart-opening teaching on the Prodigal Son that I have ever heard.
Truthfully, this is now the 4th time I have listened to the lecture. I wanted the words to be emblazoned in my mind and heart, so I typed notes from the lecture for this blog post. I definitely want to encourage you to watch it, as the video teaching is much more dynamic than my text notes.
I am definitely challenged on many fronts with this lecture… but I am most penetrated by the following:
- The ultimate goal is not learning more … but for heart transformation so we can glorify God and more people can come to know his saving Grace through Christ… because of Him changing us.
- The life of a Christian is one of repentance. This seems to be resonating in my mind like a distant gong.
- Religious Christians counter the sin of religion by intentionally seeking relationships with lost people. I desperately need to get out of my bubble.