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Piper on Justification

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John Piper says, “To get justification right is a matter of eternal life and death.  I want Jesus Christ to get the glory for being all that he is for me and my salvation.  Not part of it.  Not just blood covering my sin, but righteousness providing my righteousness.”

Amen.

Written by Andy

July 14, 2008 at 8:44 pm

A 400lb. John Piper?

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Today, the thought occurred to me that the one and only John Piper should weigh at least 400lbs., if not more. I don’t get it, though.  To look at him, the man can’t weigh more than a buck fifteen, soaking wet.

Why would I expect him to be morbidly obese? Why, I’m glad you asked.

Today, like so many other days in recent history, John Piper ate my lunch.  Plus, I am almost positive that I’m not the only one he’s done this to, either.  So how is it that this bad man doesn’t weigh 400lbs. by now?

Because, when it comes down to it, John Piper is not the one “eating my lunch.”  It’s the Holy Spirit through John Piper.  That very thing happened this morning while listening to Piper’s sermon, “Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind.”  Piper makes clear God’s purpose for passing down these holy songs and stresses their importance (along with the rest of Scripture) in the lives of believers.

I encourage you to go read / listen to this sermon for yourself.  It was certainly impacting to me.

In the meantime, I pray that I continue to have my lunch eaten, if you will, by the Holy Spirit — through both John Piper and John Owen.

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July 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Piper Worship

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I can’t add a lot to this, other than to say that I, along with many other people who listen and follow Piper’s teachings, really need to meditate on Marcus‘ take on John Piper.

Excerpt:

I think the best thing about John Piper’s teaching is not that I learn a great deal about God from it (although I do), but it makes me want to spend my life for God’s glory among the nations, and it makes me want to be able to put Jesus Christ before people’s eyes in more clear and powerful ways than I am currently capable of. The value of great teachers is seen by the next generation whom they train and help, even more than it is seen in the content of the teaching itself.

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May 23, 2008 at 6:52 am

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What I’m Reading

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Here is a quick rundown of the books I am currently working on. As you will see, I am a multi-tasker when it comes to reading.

Reviews of Communion, God is the Gospel, and The Gospel & Personal Evangelism are coming up.

Written by Andy

November 6, 2007 at 9:06 am