Promises, pacts and pride

John Piper: Paul’s response in Galatians 3:15–18 is this: There are among men (v. 15) and between God and man unalterable pacts. God made one with Abraham and his offspring. The pact was that the inheritance of salvation would come, not to all Abraham’s descendants, but to the seed, which is ultimately the Christ, and … More Promises, pacts and pride

The continental divide between divine blessing and divine curse.

John Piper has this challenging word about the message of Galatians 3: Satan is continuously at work tempting us to think and feel that because we use God-talk, and come to church, and pray at meal times, and avoid gross sins, we are, therefore, under God’s blessing. But the book of Galatians concerns a group … More The continental divide between divine blessing and divine curse.

Audience of one

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.  Galatians 1:10 John Piper, in a sermon, “When Not To Believe an Angel”   The most thrilling implication of verse 10 … More Audience of one

Boast in the Cross

What does that mean, that here must be no boasting – no exultation – except boasting and exulting in the cross of Christ? But Doesn’t Paul Tell Us to Boast in Other Things Also? This word for “boasting” or “exulting” was used in the last text that we wrestled with in Romans 5:2, 3, 11. … More Boast in the Cross

His Truth Will Triumph

And though this world with devils filled Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us. The prince of darkness grim, We tremble not for him; His rage we can endure For, lo, his doom is sure; one little word shall fell him. John Piper … More His Truth Will Triumph