We had a great time watching the Super Bowl with family and friends. A roller-coaster of emotions to say the least.
I finished reading The Hole In Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung. We can’t become so “gospel-centered” that we forget about holiness – the purpose for which we were saved.
I read How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill. They did it through their love and literature and learning which led to copying and protecting a huge number of books – many of which were destroyed by the invading barbarians. St. Patrick and the rise of Christianity had a lot to do with that love of literature and learning.
We worshiped with Vietnamese, Chinese, and American brothers and sisters in Christ one Saturday evening at the home of a Vietnamese pastor and his wife. We heard from three people who had recently visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia on mission trips. We had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful dinner beforehand, along with tremendous hospitality!
We saw “The Imitation Game” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The history of deciphering the German Enigma machine during World War II was very interesting.
I read John MacArthur: Servant of Word and Flock by Iain Murray. The first biography of John MacArthur is excellent. I have even greater appreciation of the man who is an example of God-honoring faithfulness to many preachers, including me.
I read End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James Swanson. A minute-by-minute account of two men, President Kennedy and his killer Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as those who surrounded them. Very good read.
I continue to preach through the Gospel of John at Cross Creek Bible Church. So far, we’ve made it to 4:42. I continue to be amazed at the depth of John’s Gospel!
I continue to teach the adult Sunday School class on “Issues Facing the American Church.” Lately, we’ve been dealing with the historicity of Adam and Eve. The response and conversation have been excellent – I just need to end on time!