God is at hand to answer and do wonders- He is not hidden.

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks,  for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. —Psalm 75:1 From The Treasury of David: As the smiling flowers gratefully reflect in their lovely colours the various constituents of the solar ray, so should gratitude spring up in our hearts after the smiles … More God is at hand to answer and do wonders- He is not hidden.

Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us

John Piper on  1 Corinthians 2: The main point of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is to show that God has accomplished our redemption in such a way that every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us. “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak … More Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us

Luther: “The life of Christianity consists in possessive pronouns.”

And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” Mark … More Luther: “The life of Christianity consists in possessive pronouns.”

Piper: God’s call-It’s the gospel with an omnipotent supercharge.

John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in 1 Corinthians that is in our reading for today: At first glance the call of God does not look like a foundation for assurance. If somebody calls you on the phone and invites you to dinner, is that … More Piper: God’s call-It’s the gospel with an omnipotent supercharge.