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Want to know about discernment? GREAT resources here

By Elizabeth Prata

Founder’s Baptist Church led by Dr. Richard Caldwell, held a conference over the weekend. It is called the Truth in Love conference. The theme this year was “Discernment, Faith, and Fidelity to the Truth.” Some of the speakers were Steve Lawson, Phil Johnson, Ken Ramey, Owen Strachan, and several others, including Paul Washer and John MacArthur. Discernment! I’m all in! Phil, Paul, and John! I’m triply in!

Sadly, Paul Washer and John MacArthur ended up not being able to attend, more on that in tomorrow’s blog. But for now, I’d like to report on the wonderful preaching available on Youtube from this conference.

I love the topic of discernment. The Spirit had gifted me with the gift of discernment, and I strive to hone it and employ it to the benefit of my local church and online ministry to whatever extent the Spirit will bestow. Even if you do not have the gift, developing the skill is important in order to maintain your own spiritual health.

I’ve watched these videos so far,

Phil Johnson’s lecture, Discernment in Days of Defection,
Ken Ramey: The Discerning Listener (1 Timothy 1:3–11),
David Doran: Discernment and Our Response to False Teachers,
Steve Lawson’s Genuine Faith and its Fruit.
My friend from church told me he watched Owen Strachan’s Wokeness and the Gospel and it was good also.

I am sure the rest are just as terrific. David Doran’s was my favorite. I learned a lot.

If you would like to learn more about discernment, what it is or why it’s important, please do avail yourself of some of these video sermons and lectures.

The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.(Proverbs 16:21).

And this I pray, that your love may overflow still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, (Philippians 1:9).

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