Wishing my readers war in 2015

8956_w185This December I had the privilege of reading some of John Calvin’s sermons on the book of Ephesians.  I felt as if I was re-converted after every sermon.  I loved Calvin’s (correct) emphasis on the utter hopelessness of man and the extreme, deep grace of God in drawing us out of the pit of hell and giving us new life.  I was challenged by Calvin’s regular reminders to ask God to make me perceive my sins more, to throw myself once again on the mercy of Christ, to hate my sin more, and to aim more at holiness out of an abiding sense of profound gratitude to a good, majestic God.

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