Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
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?