As a typical adolescent, I was aware of two things about myself, though doubtless I could not have articulated them in these terms then. First, if there was a God, I was estranged from him. I tried to find him, but he seemed to be enveloped in a fog I could not penetrate. Secondly, I was defeated. I knew the kind of person I was, and also the kind of person I longed to be. Between the ideal and the reality there was a great gulf fixed. I had high ideals but a weak will. . . . [W]hat brought me to Christ was this sense of defeat and of estrangement, and the astonishing news that the historic Christ offered to meet the very needs of which I was conscious.
Whether you are estranged from Christ or walk with Him, may this memorial site be used by God to draw you to the only source of life for us all, Jesus Christ.
8th August 2011.
4th September 2011.
John Stott’s earthly resting place [PDF 613 KiB]
London Memorial and Thanksgiving Service
St Paul’s London : Friday 13 January 2012
To say that John Stott has had an impact on my life is an understatement. Dr. Stott’s impact on my life has come through his books (I have read them all) and taped sermons. I grew up in the church but had reached the conclusion that being a Christian was all about being good. That changed in my early 20′s (in late 1970s) when I first read Basic Christianity. It started me on a 30-year path of Bible study and theological reading. Dr. Stott’s writings and sermons color in many ways the way I understand my faith and how I ... read more >John Page