Wednesday Roundup: Comfort, Help, … Convict?; Are We in the Middle of a Cultural Revolution?; A Sermon on Ezekiel (11/29/17)

  • In the Gospel of John, the Spirit is called the Comforter and Helper.  In chapter 16, we are told that the Spirit does another kind of work.  John 16:8-11 has been on my heart and mind, as I’ve watched several, prominent men fall from power:

      “And when [the Spirit] comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

 

  • In this, Rich Lowry suggests that we may be experiencing a low-grade cultural revolution – the beginning of the end of culturally acceptable predation by powerful men.

 

  • Last Sunday, I preached on Ezekiel 34 – the Old Testament Lectionary passage for the day: Christ the King Sunday.  The passage spoke directly to what we’ve witnessed in the past few days and weeks.