Piper: The covenant requirement of holiness is also a gift as well as a command

John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Piper: The covenant requirement of holiness is also a gift as well as a command

Piper: Don’t mangle the Scriptures, or miss the precious encouragement of God

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  John Piper, in a sermon “The Fruit of Hope: Endurance” Let us probe the connection … More Piper: Don’t mangle the Scriptures, or miss the precious encouragement of God

God will do it.

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put … More God will do it.