This sermon clip is making a stir in the blogosphere for all the right reasons—a great example of the typical reaction comes from Josh Harris.
The influence of C. J. Mahaney on Mark Driscoll is becoming ever more plain. In this clip Mark ‘steals’ an outline of practical advice on how to be humble from the man who he calls his dear friend. He also confesses to not having always demonstrated these traits himself. Interestingly he urges us to ask others about the appropriateness of our tone. (HT Justin)
In the beginning of the full sermon he extends this confession and repentance for his own pride.
So he begins the sermon by stating he is not qualified to preach on the subject, and that he felt his lack of humility had been a major failure of his time at Mars Hill. This is an amazing way to start a sermon!
He speaks of a time in his life last December when a season of great opposition led to a phone call from C. J. to encourage him to see it as an opportunity to exercise and grow in humility. I found the whole message very convicting.
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For more information, see Mahaney on Humility. You can also influence what Mark will preach on in January by voting on his “Ask Anything” page. You have ten votes per day. Use them wisely.