I’m reading through the book Preaching the Cross which contains the lectures for last years’ “Together for the Gospel” conference (If you haven’t registered for this conference yet, go immediately to this site and register! It’s that good!). I’ve come across a number of sections in this book which are just as good in print as when I first heard them. They are in the category of: “That is a great quote!” Here’s one of them. I may share more later. Quien sabe?
Most Americans believe that their major problem is something that has happened to them, and that their solution is to be found within. In other words, they believe that they have an alien problem that is to be resolved with an inner solution. What the gospel says, however, is that we have an inner problem that demands an alien solution – a righteousness that is not our own. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.