Readings: John 1:1-18
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”
John Piper on challenges facing the church in 2016:
“So today I think the biggest challenge [facing the evangelical church] is: Do people know God? Do people have a knowledge that is trustworthy? Therefore a huge issue is: What is the role of the Bible in the church today and is it trustworthy and are people basing their lives on it in their preaching on it? Are they getting the whole counsel of God so that they can love the whole God?”
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.