“We don’t do a very good job holding together the two facts that God’s calling can rightfully be deeply troubling to the one who is called, and can also rightfully be something that glorifies God and honors the individual. Those two things that Jesus brings together here, we tend to tear apart. And that tearing apart can take two forms. The first form of pulling these two things apart is to say that if something is deeply troubling for us, then it cannot be good, and therefore cannot glorify God or honor us…. The second way is to say is that if we know that something glorifies God, and we know that it is for our ultimate good, then we should not be troubled by it.”
Pastor Nicoletti’s morning sermon is “A Wonderfully Glorious and Deeply Troubling Plan for Your Life” from John 12:27-36.