Mark Sayers makes the case that we are at the start of a new era.*
When you look back on human history you can see how one era gives way to another. The early 1500’s was the start of a new era; so was the industrial revolution.
Sayers says that we are in the midst of a transition of the same scope—right now. Granted, we don’t know what this new era will look like. We are in an in-between period—a “gray zone,” as he calls it. In biblical terms, this is like being in the “wilderness.”
There is increased uncertainty, increased anxiety, and increased complexity.
To whom do we turn at a time like this? Who are we called to be?
In this sermon from July 17, 2022 I explore John 7:25-52 and Jesus’ dramatic teaching at the Feast of Tabernacles to give us guidance.
Below is the YouTube video version. Under that is the audio-only download. You can also access a link to the “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast.
As mentioned, you can access the extra “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan (by clicking here) or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Jesus as the source of living water at the feast of Tabernacles, and into an uncertain era.”
–*Mark Sayers, A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders (Chicago, Moody Publishers, 2022).
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