Monday, February 23, 2009

Exhibit A--The "Recession"

I heard Matt Chandler (of whom my wife currently accuses me of having a "man crush") say this at the Desiring God Pastor's Conference and then saw it on Justin Taylor's blog today.

This is a perfect example of exulting grace rather than simply preaching behavior modification or moralism:

While the temptation is often there to simply address the symptoms we see, the preacher (or counselor, or simply good friend) is giving the glorious opportunity to point the person to Christ and His glory as seen in the gospel! He is the source of our hope!