Kindling For A Fire

April 24, 2008 — 1 Comment

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For some reason, I haven’t been able to figure out how to write about my experiences at Together for the Gospel. I can only speak them verbally. I gained so much, and with 17 free books in my possession (plus the others I bought), I’m continuing to learn. In those few days, I was impacted by how much I didn’t know. I realized that my grip on the gospel was loose – too loose. I learned the great importance of penal substitution, I was hit hard by my total depravity, I was challenged in the area of race, I was convicted of my lack of passion, and I was made aware of my sin of complaining.

I had planned on going over each sermon and talk and writing something on it. Instead of doing that, I just want to return to blogging as a person who has been changed and strengthened in his faith.

I want to encourage you to get a hold of a couple of the T4G talks, particularly R.C. Sproul’s and John MacArthur’s sermons. It doesn’t matter who you are – male, female, teen, adult, called to ministry in the church or called to ministry in the workplace, mom, dad, pastor, writer, or random person stumbling across this blog. I’m certain that I could receive some backup on that statement from many others, particularly one young guy who went with my group last week after an original member couldn’t attend. He told me he was a completely different person. His thinking had changed. A passion for learning was lit in his heart.

I have that same desire for everyone who reads this blog now. I want the gospel to be clearly proclaimed. I want people to have a fire lit in their hearts. My desire is that God can work in you to create kindling that His Holy Spirit can light aflame.

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Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

One response to Kindling For A Fire

  1. I’ll be praying that happens with this blog. And that God will give you the words to write which He can use to burn His Truths upon our hearts and set us ablaze with His Passion to shine His Light even in the blackest darkness.
    May God make this blog such a place of quickening that people cannot leave here unchanged, uninspired, or unconvicted.
    May all who come to this blog know the witness of the Holy Spirit on their hearts confirming all Truth that you write and every Call of His upon their lives.
    And may you know the Power of His Resurrection within you, through you, overruling all power and strength and man-conceived ideas.
    May He quicken you and set you aflame and seal you unto Himself and His Calling on your life in such a way that you will never be the same, never be able to return to the ways of this world or the powers of the flesh, and never be ruled by another. May you find full assurance on Him alone for all you need, may you learn to abide in Him and do so with abandonment of all that would compromise your rest in Him, and may you know without a doubt every word He wills you to write, every prayer He desires that you pray, and every action you must take to shoulder the Cross, walk in His Ways, and bear the marks of the Victory He won. And may you do so with all your heart.

    God bless you, Tim!

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