Readings: John 12:20-34
“By ‘the world,’ the Pharisees mean ‘every-one’, i.e. everyone in the Jerusalem area, including the pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean basin and beyond. But the world commonly refers in [John’s Gospel] to people everywhere without racial distinction but who are lost and in rebellion against God.” –D. A. Carson in the Pillar Commentary on John
Other Important Verses:
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.