John 11:25–27


1. Jesus is life
2. Jesus brings eternal life
3. Jesus brings life now


We are the most in debt, obese, addicted, and medicated adult cohort in US history…We make the uncertain certain...we perfect...we pretend. 
— Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability, TEDxHouston, June 12, 2010
Philosopher Peter Kreef calls this ‘the if-only syndrome”: If only I work hard enough to gain some recognition, I’ll be happy; If only I get another wife, I’ll be happy; If only I went to a different church, I’ll be happy; If only I could live in this city or go on this trip, I’ll be happy; and so on. He says, “it is the world’s most universally failed experiment —and the world’s most universally repeated one. It is stupid, self-deluding, wasteful and self-destructive. And we all do it, we all think it.”

Even who we have. But now we want our partner to still give us all these things, but in addition, I want you to be my best friend and my trusted confidant and my passionate lover to boot…Give me belonging, give me identity, give me continuity, but give me transcendence and mystery and awe all in one. Give me comfort, give me edge. Give me novelty, give me familiarity. Give me predictability, give me surprise.
— Dr. Esther Perel, “Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved”
It affects our whole life to know whether the soul is mortal or immortal.
— Blaise Pascal, Pensees
Young lovers see a vision of the world redeemed by love. That is the truest thing they ever see, for without it life is death.
— Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow


Amazing Grace
Jesus Paid It All
Man of Sorrows
King of My Heart
It Is Finished