Quick notes on the breakfast(over 260 crowded into the limited space we had reserved):
I have never heard Mark Dever better. The Lord enabled him to speak with his characteristic clarity and passion and the text (Romans 9-10) was wonderfully explained and applied. He asked the question that many of us ask at various times in our evangelistic efforts: "Why isn't this person (or these people) saved?" We pray for them, we preach to them or talk to them about their need of Christ. We weep over them. Why aren't they saved?
3 answers from the text:
1. God has not saved them. Salvation is all of grace and the only way anyone gets saved is by God's sovereign power working graciously to save them.
2. They have not believed. Salvation is received by faith. And until a person believes, he will not be saved.
3. They have not heard. The gospel must be proclaimed for anyone to be saved. No one is saved apart from the gospel.
A CD will be available soon from Founders Ministries.