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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Appealing to felt-needs

I would love to hear your comments on this topic... first go and read Josh Harris' post Summons of a Judge where he discusses a Mark Dever quote. It's a good quote and a good post.

My question (basically my comment on his blog):
Keeping in mind the "summons of the judge" do you think there's any place for appealing to the felt-needs of the hearer?

1) believing the gospel leads to 'no fear in death'
2) true 'happiness' is found in delighting in God
3) 'meaning' and purpose is in our creator

In Dever's 1st paragraph he seems to suggest that God can use them in convicting someone... but Dever seems to steer away from using them.

Ought we appeal to the felt-needs of our hearers at all? What do you think?

[Prize for guessing the name of the beach in the picture...]

Around the Web:
Blue King Brown: Come And Check Your Head
John Piper is bad - very funny! (h/t thebluefish)

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  • Blogger David says so:
    Thursday, September 28, 2006 8:48:00 am  

    i thought that this post was pretty impressive... heaps smart sounding and all that... so i'm super-surprised to come back a day later and find NO COMMENTS!!!! What's going on!?!?! top