Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Lion and a Lamb

Earlier today, I came across this glowing recommendation of one of my favorite preachers, Eric Alexander:

If there is anything better than hearing Eric Alexander preach, it is the privilege of praying with Eric. He has the gift, through deep reverence and long familiarity, of communicating the presence of the holy God. Eric also has the quality of being simultaneously a lion in the pulpit and a lamb outside of it -- a sure sign of the Holy Spirit's mighty working. It is always humbling to my spirit to be in Eric's presence. This is what God can do in a man's life over the course of decades, I tell myself. The writer of Hebrews was talking about men of God like Eric Alexander when he wrote, "Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith" (Heb. 13:7).

Would that such words could be spoken of all of us who stand behind the sacred desk! Indeed, that we would be men of prayer and the Word (Acts 6:4). That we would thunder from behind the pulpit with full-throated conviction the glories of our God and His truth. At the same time, that our lives among our people would be marked with a graciousness (born out of a deep personal experience of God's grace in our own lives) befitting the man who would be a shepherd. In so doing we will be reflecting none other than our precious Lord Jesus Christ, who was and is "full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).

(HT: Rick Phillips, Reformation21 blog)


Blogger Churon127 said...


Can I use the picture of the lion and the lamb you posted for a christian, evangelistic website? Did you take the picture? Thanks for your answer.

Blandina from Austria

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