Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Heralds of Good News

"O that we would so love the gospel and have so much compassion for lost people that tribulation and distress and persecution and famine and nakedness and danger and sword and terrorist would turn us not into fearful complainers, but bold heralds of good news."  ~ John Piper, Finally Alive

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Walking In the Light

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

". . . John is at pains to say that 'walking in the light' does not mean walking flawlessly.  It means that, when you stumble, the light of Christ causes you to see your stumbling as sin and hate it and confess it and receive forgiveness and move forward with Christ."  ~ John Piper, Finally Alive

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

No Other Gospel

"You were born again through the living and abiding word of God.  This word is the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified and risen.  Don't fall prey to another gospel.  There is no other gospel, and there is no other path to God . . . than hearing, understanding, and believing the scandalous news of Jesus Christ in the gospel." ~ John Piper, Finally Alive

Thursday, May 7, 2015

New Birth and a New World

"So when you think of your new birth, think of it as the first installment of what is coming.  Your body and the whole world will one day take part in this regeneration.  God's final purpose is not spiritually renewed souls inhabiting decrepit bodies in a disease- and disaster-ravaged world.  His purpose is a renewed world with renewed bodies and renewed souls that take all our renewed senses and make them a means of enjoying and praising God."  ~ John Piper, Finally Alive