Ladies, if you ever want a spiritual kick in the pants. If you want to hear a woman speak specifically to women about what ought to be our focus in all of life, about “What’s my point?”, about the glory and majesty of Jesus. Go. Buy. This. DVD. Now! It might seem a bit steep for one session of a women’s conference but there is enough in this one DVD for a few sessions. I am already planning on watching it again because literally all of it was quoteworthy.
A group of ladies from our church got together last night and watched a DVD from the international women’s conference of our denomination (PCA). The speaker was the very well spoken Mrs. Paige (Benton) Brown. While I have never been to the national WIC (women in the church) conference, I have been to a good handful of regional conferences where some of the speakers from the national conference were the keynote speakers. However, never at any of them have I heard such confident and stirring teaching of the Word. It was almost shocking, so refreshing was it. It was free of frills. It was humbling. It was moving. And most importantly it was Christ exalting. Paige doesn’t mince words. She calls it like it is and her words cut right to the heart of some of our excuses and idols. It was interesting listening to her last night as some of what she said was similar to yesterday’s IOW post.
If you ever want to be blessed with the sound teaching and wisdom of a fellow woman in Christ, this is the one I would recommend. It’s not that the topic is necessarily specific to women only. Indeed, nothing could be further from the truth. But I think to hear it from a woman — in the context of women discipling other women — it was just powerful. She calls us to think more highly of Christ and to dig deeper into him.
I hype music groups that I like frequently. I sometimes hype fashions that I have somehow become enslaved to. I hype books that have meant a lot to me. But rarely do I hype a speaker. So I’m making an exception today. (Oh and just so you know, I’ll make an exception when my husbands’ sermons come up online in the form of podcasts… I’ll shamelessly link him too!) I just felt that this was something I had to share with you all.