March 3, 2008
A lot of you (maybe around 200?) sent in a lot of answers. I have to tell you they clustered around the following: Jesus Christ ("I am of Christ"), Paul, a great one on one of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, various other people from Scripture, Luther, Calvin, (a few Sibbes, thank you!), Edwards, Whitfield, Spurgeon and Lloyd-Jones. I would love to tell you more about the entries, but I’m working on some talks I’m supposed to give out at Golden Gate Seminary, and in Sacramento on Wed. & Thurs of this week, so I can’t do that. Just know that we appreciate all the entries and hope that God will use the speakers we DO have to bless and encourage those who gather at T4G.
Now, on to the winner. The winner is Joey Asbury of Greenwood, Indiana. He said that he wasn’t at T4G 06 but recently watched the videos on Ligonier. (Thanks, Ligonier!) And that he’ll look forward to coming this year.
And here is his entry: "I would like to hear George Whitefield preach for two reasons.
1. Whenever I hear the term “Together for the Gospel” I think of the great quote by Whitefield.
"Father Abraham, whom have you in heaven? Any Episcopalians? No! Any Presbyterians? No! Have you any Independents or Seceders? No! Have you any Methodists? No! No! No! Whom have you there? We don’t know those names here! All who are here are Christians."
2. I would love to hear a man who could preach a Spirit-filled gospel message to 5,000 without the aid of a microphone."
Well, in heaven. But isn’t it wonderful to sharpen our gratitude for some of the faithfulnesses that God has shown us in servants past. Let’s pray that God make us fruitful servants in our own time.