Trent Ling’s preached message, “Ripen in the Meantime” comes to the podcast library of the website today.
In a ministry and a world where time always seems short, making the most of every opportunity proves vital (just as the Scriptures so admonish). Thus, disciples of Jesus must keep their heads, make preparations, and be ready for moments when the rubber hits the road. Forgoing the groundwork most assuredly results in a chronic inability to gain traction or make any meaningful progress.
“Invariably, even supposed disciples of Jesus are rarely ready to rumble when the time comes,” Trent laments. “Most often, disciples have failed to do much homework or leg work on their own in order to lead or even tolerate spicy fellowship, substantial meetings, intense prayer, the Lord’s Supper, or the fruitful reading of the Scriptures. Then, when time and opportunity have passed, those very same people want and need to redo what has already gone by the boards. In this way, disciples can never catch up to the Kingdom, and they remain out of phase with the Spirit. This message aims to correct permanently this common shortfall for those wishing to get up to speed for real.”
This message features the reading and preaching of the following Scriptures:
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