Tweets From Yesterday’s Meetings At The 2011 SGM Pastors Conference

November 10, 2011 in Sovereign Grace Ministries

What follows are some tweets from yesterday’s meetings at the 2011 Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors Conference.  Although cryptic, they can help us gain a better sense of the way SGM and C.J. are viewing themselves these days.  Several are quotes (as the Twitter users heard them) of what C.J. Mahaney said in his talks.

First, from “sgmNation” (NOTE:  the time stamps reflect when the tweets were pulled off the Twitter feed yesterday afternoon and evening) –

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“I have become convinced that I am not gifted to lead an organization – my gift of leadership is strategic, theological”- CJ #PC11
6 hours ago

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“Given our growth, we have need for tactical, practical leadership” CJ #PC11
6 hours ago

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Many saying –“why aren’t u preaching more, why aren’t u leading a church..need to get back in the pulpit & lead from the pulpit.” CJ #PC11
6 hours ago

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Gr8ful how doctrine_sin served us bt must b handled w care- we didn’t handled this well and I must bear some of this responsibility CJ #PC11
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“the practice of fellowship is much broader than the doctrine of sin.” CJ #PC11
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The practice of fellowship means preaching the gospel to each other, evidences of grace- too easy to misapply of doctrine_sin -CJ #PC11
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Misapplied correction- “sometimes when there isn’t immediate response – category of pride is introduced” CJ #PC11
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“our best works are shot full of sin” doesn’t mean suspect the hearts of others, assume the sins of others, etc – . CJ #PC11
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On pastoral evaluation – “SGM must provide help in evaluation– uniformly done, theologically informed..” CJ #PC11
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I am aware there are pastors who have been mistreated – don’t believe they are systemic …each situation is very different – CJ #PC11
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“There is a difference between humility and allow critics to define you or capitulate to slander” – CJ #PC11
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“Serving you is just a privilege… If the board desires, I will return eagerly , if not, gladly take my place in your ranks. CJ #PC11
6 hours ago

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Temptation to lose heart is common to all pastors – CJ #PC11
3 hours ago

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Skill is not sufficient to sustain us in pastoral ministry, it’s about heart – CJ #PC11
3 hours ago

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Why Paul did not lose heart- point 1 – the call of Christian ministry. – CJ #PC11
3 hours ago

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Paul’s awareness of his call and purpose of his call strengthens him in the midst of hardship – CJ #PC11
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#2 reason – Paul understood the sanctifying work of the gospel – CJ #PC11
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Paul understood that gospel ministry involves trial, affliction and persecution…God is wonderfully at work in affliction – CJ #PC11
3 hours ago

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#3 reason not to lose heart – The hope of Christian ministry – CJ #PC11
2 hours ago

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Paul does not lose heart because he has an eternal perspective – he’s focused the heavenly future that awaits us. – CJ #PC11
2 hours ago

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The night finished w Bob K leading worship – Dave Harvey had prophetic sense of pastors losing heart because of close friends leaving. #PC11
12 minutes ago

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Dave H referenced Psalm 55 where psalmist had a sense of betrayal – a few pastors raised hand to be prayed – Bob K had prophetic song #PC11
10 minutes ago

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Dave H referenced Psalm 55 where psalmist had a sense of betrayal – a few pastors raised hand to be prayed – Bob K had prophetic song #PC11
10 minutes ago

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Dave H referenced Psalm 55 where psalmist had a sense of betrayal – a few pastors raised hand to be prayed – Bob K had prophetic song #PC11
10 minutes ago

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Bob K – closed worship w Amazing Grace – enthusiastic singing. When dismissed, a few claps..somewhat muted – maybe everyone’s tired. #PC11
8 minutes ago

Then there were these, from [Username Edited @Author’s Request] –

[Edited at Twitter user’s wife’s demand]

And finally, these, from “[Username Edited @Author’s Request]” –

[Edited at Twitter user’s demand]

(Again, please note:  the time stamps reflect when the tweets were pulled off the Twitter feed yesterday afternoon and evening.)

[ALSO NOTE:  I was contacted Friday, November 11, and commanded to remove the Twitter comments contained in the final two feeds.  Apparently, although these remarks were intentionally published by their authors via Twitter, the authors didn’t realize that their tweets would be published by Twitter and available for viewing by the public?]

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