At the 2007 Church Planting Conference at Grace Church of Mentor, Dr. Dave Doran spoke three times from 2 Corinthians 4. In his first session (which I just listened to this morning) he spoke from 4:1-6. I appreciated his encouragement toward steadfastness in the ministry at the beginning of the message. But I also appreciated the latter portion dealing with the success or failure of ministry. His point was that success is not achieved by our efforts. The Holy Spirit must work in the hearts of spiritually dead people or they will never respond to the gospel. With that thought in mind, he went so far as to say that “I am an idiot” if I place the burden on myself to win people to Christ.
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