Today an important announcement from CJ Mahaney was posted on the Sovereign Grace Ministries website. In it CJ, the president of Sovereign Grace and the former Senior Pastor of Covenant Life Church explains that he's taking a leave of absence and why. There is also a letter from the Sovereign Grace Board (on which I serve) expressing support for CJ's leave and explaining more about its purpose.
Please pray for the people involved and for our network of local churches. This is a difficult time for us, but we see God using these events to refine us and prune us (John 15). We want to embrace all God has for us in this time and pray it will lead to greater fruitfulness. Psalm 37:3 & 5 have been a precious promise for me recently: "Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness...Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act."