Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Blessing of Being Provoked

What provokes you? You can often see what a person really values by what provokes them.

What provoked Paul? His spirit was provoked while in Athens by the idolatry that was prevalent. Are we numb and dull to the sin around us? Ministry starts with the provoked hearts of the people of God.

What should spur me to move, to action, to engagement? My provocation is rarely righteous. Paul moved out in humility, was willing to be mocked, engaged the culture, etc.

Thoughts from a Paul Tripp sermon a few weeks back. Acts 17:16-21

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