Thursday, February 02, 2012

DGPC Recap - Part 1

As many of you know, I had the privilege this past week of attending the 2012 Desiring God Conference for Pastors.  I will recap some of that experience here to collate my notes and help others who might be wondering what my benefits were from this investment.

My team (I traveled with a fellow elder and 2 younger guys) left on Saturday and arrived in Minneapolis on Saturday night.  We got up Sunday morning and went to Bethlehem Baptist Church's North Campus to hear John Piper preach in the local church he pastors.  It was an amazing sermon entitled Let's Be Rich Toward God.  For this conference, I did a first and didn't furiously take hundreds of notes.  But I grabbed relevant content that stuck with me and tweeted it.  Here's my tweets from this sermon:

Come prayerfully to the Bible every day to see how supremely valuable Jesus is compared to all your temptations to idolatry. -

 Phil Auxier 
don't be a damned fool; be rich toward God 

Piper really delivered in this message.  Included in this was an autobiographical account of how he and Noel use their finances in decisive ways.  As is usually the case, I left the service amazed at how God and Word-centered the leadership is.

We spent some time in the Mall of America before prepping Monday for the conference to begin.

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