When Christ died, he secured for his people not only new hearts but new security. He will not let them turn from him. He will keep them. They will persevere. The blood of the covenant guarantees it. -John Piper I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing … Continue reading He Will Keep You
The resurrection of Christ, then, is necessary to prove and show that his payment for sin was full and final. He finished paying sin's penalty! He rose from the dead!" -Bruce Ware, Big Truths for Young Hearts When Christ was raised from the dead, it was God's declaration of approval of Christ's work of redemption. … Continue reading Is The Resurrection Important?
The second reason it is folly to hope in good deeds is that this is not the way God saves. If we are saved from the consequences of our bad deeds, it will not be because they weighed less than our good deeds. It will be because the “record of [our] debt” in heaven has … Continue reading Christ Became My Damning Record
When the Bible says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (1 Cor. 15:17), the point is not that the resurrection is the price paid for our sins. The point is that the resurrection proves that the death of Jesus is an all-sufficient price. If … Continue reading All-sufficient Price
Oh, that we might worship the terrible wonder of the love of God! It is not sentimental. It is not simple. For our sake God did the impossible: He poured out his wrath on his own Son-the one whose submission made him infinitely unworthy to receive it. Yet the Son’s very willingness to receive it … Continue reading Mission Impossible Is Possible
I found this on the girl talk blog...Yes, that's John Piper making a snow angel! :)
The evil and suffering in this world are greater than any of us can comprehend. But evil and suffering are not ultimate. God is. Satan, the great lover of evil and suffering, is not soveriegn. God is.He does according to his will among the hosts of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and … Continue reading The One and Only Sovereign