whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father —Colossians 3:17 John Piper on worship: So you can see what is happening in the New Testament. Worship is being significantly de-institutionalized, de-localized, de-ritualized. The whole thrust is being taken off … More Reflect the value of the glory of God
whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father —Colossians 3:17 John Piper on worship: So you can see what is happening in the New Testament. Worship is being significantly de-institutionalized, de-localized, de-ritualized. The whole thrust is being taken off … More Worship = to act in a way that reflects the value of the glory of God
The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they … More How’s your hearing?
Colossians 2:12 “having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. “ John Piper, in a sermon, “What is Baptism, and How Important is It?” Second, baptism “expresses union with Christ in His death and … More Piper: What is Baptism, and How Important is It?
John Piper says, Imagine for a moment that your city is surrounded by enemy forces who aimed to destroy you. And you are aware that enemy sympathizers live and work in the city with a view to undermining the city’s defenses. And suppose you discover that there is a song which the enemy and their … More Sing when you are surrounded
Colossians 1 The Most Concentrated Description of Christ’s Glories Paul has just prayed for the Colossians that they would “be filled with the knowledge of [God’s] will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and … More Piper: This is worth memorizing
Colossians 1:3-6 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in … More Too heavenly-minded?
We are nearly at the halfway point in our journey of reading through the Bible this year. Some of you have hung in there and are wondering where the NEW posts are…(see the next paragraph) Some of you may be struggling to keep up, wondering if it is worth it. (It IS!!) Some of you … More Keep Reading!
Yesterday, we saw Hezekiah’s wonderful pattern of prayer in 2 Kings 18. Today in Philippians, we have more encouragement to pray “in everything,” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, … More Paul: “…but in everything by prayer…”
“Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 John Piper comments: If you are a believer in Christ, you do not have to wait for the second coming of Christ to know where your home is: heaven or hell. When you trust Christ your name … More Your citizenship comes with Him