God is always at work around the world, but we often don't get to see much of it outside of our own contexts. That's why I am excited that later this year Pastor Pat will be joining a team to visit a church plant we support in Fuchu, Japan, and in November I will be joining my friends in an Acts 29 church in Wellington, New Zealand for an Acts 29 Conference. Details will be coming soon, so watch for them. It's going to be great! Please remain in prayer for the work of God through his church in all the world.
Yesterday I preached on 1 John 2:2, addressing the doctrine if propitiation and how a proper understanding of the cross cultivates humility and kills hubris. If you missed it you can listen to it here. Below are some helpful resources for you who want to dig deeper into the theology of Jesus' atonement.
These are small, but very good books on the atonement. For another great read that's free be sure to check out J.I. Packer's Saved By His Precious Blood. It's an introduction to John Owen's classic, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ.
My new book, Experiencing The Trinity drops this week and is already availably via Amazon. It's a book I mostly wrote for myself. Like Richard Baxter said in the beginning of his classic, Dying Thoughts, "I am intending to speak to none but myself, and therefore shall only observe what is useful to my own heart and practice."
Experiencing the Trinity came out of the most difficult period in my Christian life when anxiety and despair were crippling me. Even though my family and church were healthy and happy, I was falling apart. These fifty meditations on the trinity came from my own search for the grace of God in the midst of personal struggle. My prayer has been that they will be an encouragement to others as they have been for me. For those who find themselves weak, weary, hurting, fearful, or just in need of the grace of God, this is for you. For more information you can check out the in-depth conversation I had with Pastor Ryan Huguley about the book on his podcast, In The Room.
Experiencing the Trinity is available in paperback, Kindle, and iBook. I'd love to hear if it proves helpful to you. Let me know via social media with the hashtag #experiencethetrinity