Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:6-21
Quotes: “Why do we do this? [Why do we avoid the gospel?] I’ll admit why I do it. It’s because the gospel makes me disappear. The gospel obliterates me, in a sense. Suddenly life is no longer about my little world and my standards and my rules and goals and preferences. It’s no longer about me and what I want. It’s no longer about my strengths and achievements and attainments. The gospel erases us, in that sense, which is why we avoid it.” (Tchividjian, Jesus + Nothing =Everything, 121.)
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.