A few weeks ago, in a post entitled, "My Love/Hate Relationship with Megachurches, I wrote about Gene Appel, a teaching pastor who recently left the staff at Willow Creek Community Church. Gene's insightful and anointed ministry of teaching and preaching has blessed me very greatly over the past few years.
Gene's last message at Willow Creek was just posted to Digg this past week, and you can listen to it or download it here. From the life of Saul, Israel's first king who stood tall but fell hard, Gene teaches a lesson every believer needs to hear:
Partial obedience equals disobedience. Partial faithfulness equals unfaithfulness.
I hope you find this sermon as moving as I did.