In the June 2009 issue of Tabletalk my friend Scotty Smith wrote an article to young Christian leaders exhorting them to be gospel-centered in their various roles. Reflecting on mistakes he's made and lessons he's learned over a 30 year span of fruitful ministry, he outlines his exhortation under three headings:
- Gospel astonishment versus theological cockiness
- Chief repenter versus former sinner
- Preaching Christ to yourself versus preaching yourself
Scotty's timeless cry for "an emerging generation of leaders who will live and lead as genuinely as [the apostle]Paul" is painfully helpful, not only for young Christian leaders but for all Christians everywhere.
You can read the whole thing here. Please do!