Rick Warren famously wrote, "It's not about you." But much of the Western church seems to disagree, having settled for a self-centered message of personal fulfillment. With incisiveness and a passionate love for the church, pastor and author Byron...
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Rick Warren famously wrote, "It's not about you." But much of the Western church seems to disagree, having settled for a self-centered message of personal fulfillment. With incisiveness and a passionate love for the church, pastor and author Byron Forrest Yawn offers a compelling call away from narcissism and back to the powerful and transforming gospel of Jesus. He shows the difference between...
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As Byron exposes the false gospel of "suburbianity," he offers readers a better alternative: to look beyond themselves and embrace God's call to be His image-bearers and ambassadors, partnering with Him as He restores people and all creation to His original design.
After his conversion, Byron was mentored and discipled by some faithful men who endowed him with a love for the local church, a commitment to a reformed faith, and a passion for the Gospel. He became a permanent fixture in the ministries of the church body. From the very beginning of his walk, he had a burning desire to make Gods Word known to His people. Byron would tell you being there when God works in a heart is still the greatest thrill of his life. Today, the basic commitments of Byrons ministry still guide everything he does. The tremendous pressure upon todays pastor to stay relevant leads many pastors to adopt the latest evangelical fad. The goal of Byrons heart is to stay basic. In his own words, The most relevant aspect of our message will never make sense to the world. The Cross is an offensive thing. The Cross is the only thing. Byron is Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Nashville, TN where he resides with his wife Robin and their three children, Lauren, Wade, and Blake. Byron is a graduate of Master's College and The Master's Seminary.