Seriously though, this is par for the course for Erwin McManus' sermons. He's crazy good at using the gifts God gave him, and he is certainly one of the 'heroes of the faith' for Kevin and me. We listened to this one last night and were taken right back to how, from the beginning of our relationship, we've gotten fired up for life, ministry, God, and all that includes from the holy spirit's work in Erwin's life. He is an unassuming man living an unbelievable life of ministry. Check it out. Keep in mind, he is eccentric, creative, and not afraid to be bold or messy. Not exactly typical or predictable, but definitely refreshing, and certainly producing the fruit of great wisdom and service to God. If you listen, you might want to take notes...and it will certainly take some pondering. (FYI - Kevin says the one he listened to tonight is amazing as well.)
One of our favorite quotes from the sermon:
"The measurement of our life is not our need for public recognition, but private reward."
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