By Matt Smethurst
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I corresponded with J. D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, about what’s currently on his nightstand, books he re-reads, his favorite fiction, and more.
What’s on your nightstand right now?
Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller
The President’s Club, Nancy Gibbes and Michael Duffy
What are you learning about life and following Jesus?
He is pure goodness, and there is no shadow of turning in him! As John Owen remarked, “The greatest insult you can give to God is to doubt his love.” In light of that love, then, we should seek his mighty saving power in our ministries for the sake of others and the glory of his great name.
“For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: ‘Seek me and live; but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter into Gilgal; or cross over to Beersheba. . . . Seek the LORD and live!'” (Amos 5:4-6)
God’s greatest works aren’t simply a thing of the past; they’re a thing of the present. We can and should long to see the mighty work of God “in the land of the living” (Ps. 27:13).