Matthew A. Rich is a husband, father of three, author, high school cross-country volunteer, and, by the grace of God, the pastor/head of staff of Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Jesus makes many bold promises in the Gospels, but perhaps none is more audacious than when he tells his disciples, “So you have pain now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22).
Almost two million. That is my best estimate of the number of words I have written for sermons, weddings, funerals, a book, articles, reviews, presentations and Bible studies since my ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament 16-and-a-half years ago.