Carson’s resolution

I ‘ve been listening to a lot of D.A. Carson recently as I take the kids back and forth to school. His insight is wonderful to listen to. He spoke recently at Desiring God 2006. According to a transcript published at Between Two Worlds, Carson said this to encourage pastors of smaller churches:

I made a resolution when I was a young man, that I would never, so help me God, for the rest of my life, ever accept or reject any invitation whatsoever on the basis of either size or honorarium, and I have kept that promise. Otherwise, you will only wind up going to bigger and bigger and bigger things. There’s something dishonorable about that when Christ comes for the poor and the needy and starts with 12 and one turns out to be a traitor, another denies him, and the rest run. Yeah, yeah, yeah.


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