Friday, January 13, 2006

Learning from Some Seasoned Vets

Last week I went to the Blueprint Tour with my staff and a couple of elders. Rick Atchley and Dick Alexander were the featured speakers.

Some memorable lines:

"If the ground opened up and swallowed your church, would the community even realize that you were gone?"

"The primacy of mercy is the interpretive key to understanding God and Scripture."

"Our world will be changed more by 'go' than by 'come'."

"The church is like Noah's Ark. If it weren't for the storm on the outside, you couldn't stand the stench on the inside." (Tony Evans)

"Almost every day God reminds us that He is alive and well, but almost every day Satan reminds us that he has not retired."

"Short-term missions is one of the best ways to combat short-sighted legalism."

"The Pharisees majored in Bible, but failed the exam."

Atchley is a "preacher's preacher." He combines stellar exegesis with relevant application. He's the kind of preacher I want to be when I grow up.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Atchley is Great and I am looking forward to hearing him and Jeff Walling at the NACC. Hope our guys can keep up.