But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
What Did Brent Aucoin (pronounced oak-win) Say?
In his biblical counseling seminar a few weeks ago at the North Campus, Brent Aucoin said, “We do what we do, because we want what we want”—a restatement of James 4:1, which says, “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”
He also said, “One way to incarnate the love of God is to call people by name.”
Have you ever stood in front of your refrigerator and tried to name every single individual in those missionary magnet pictures … because you wanted to?
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.