References: John 4It's not every day that you get to see a master evangelist at work, and yet John's gospel has recorded for us a timeless account between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Closing out this year's Basics Conference, Alistair Begg shows us Jesus compassionately and thoughtfully sharing with a racial and social outcast. Knowing that every encounter we have as individuals takes place in the grand sweep of God's providence, Jesus uses an everyday encounter and conversation to expose the true needs of the woman's heart.
The Hole in our Holiness is that we don't seem to care much about holiness. Or, at the very least, we don't understand it. And we all have our reasons too: Maybe the pursuit of holiness seems legalistic. Maybe it feels like one more thing to worry about in your already overwhelming life. Maybe the emphasis on effort in the Christian life appears unspiritual. Or maybe you've been trying really hard to be holy and it's just not working! Whatever the case, the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don't seem all that concerned about it. This is a book for those of us who are ready to take holiness seriously, ready to be more like Jesus, ready to live in light of the grace that produces godliness. This is a book about God's power to help us grow in personal holiness and to enjoy the process of