Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.
It was these words from Jesus in Luke 13 that the 42-year-old preacher took as his sermon title on June 5, 1988.
Little did he know, a 22-year-old newly-wed was in attendance at the church for the first time that Sunday morning, and before long would be putting a megaphone to the preacher’s mouth so that people far beyond the humble downtown congregation could understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
A New Life of Joyful Obedience
That morning, the sermon came to a crescendo with the themes of repentance and faith and joy — themes that resonated deeply with this young visitor from…