“The love of Christ for me will get the last say. My indestructible hope is that he has turned his face towards me and he will never turn away.” -David Powlison
On Friday morning, the church lost a brother who has been a true gift to all gospel loving, Christ-exalting believers. David Powlison, at the age of 69, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, died and met his Savior. I mentioned the loss of our brother in the sermon today and wanted to post his sermon on suffering that I commended to everyone.
Justin Taylor offers a brief biographical sketch of Powlison’s life here. (It is well worth your time.)
Here is Powlison’s excellent sermon, “Christ’s Grace and Your Sufferings” from the 2005 Desiring God National Conference.
Here are some of Powlison’s books:
- Seeing With New Eyes: Counseling and The Human Condition Through The Lens of Scripture
- Good and Angry
- How Does Sanctification Work?
- Making All Things New
- God’s Grace In Your Suffering
- Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles (Forthcoming)
I am thankful to God for the gift of David Powlison to the church. I am thankful to God for the “indestructible hope” He offers us all in Christ.