“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 John Piper, in a sermon, “Christ’s Power is Made Perfect in Weakness”- God’s design is to make you a showcase for Jesus’ power. But not necessarily the way the market demands: not by getting rid of all our weaknesses; … More A Showcase of Grace
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of … More Grace always means these two things: humility, we do need help; and encouragement, the help is there.
Joshua summoned them, and he said to them, “Why did you deceive us, saying, ‘We are very far from you,’ when you dwell among us?Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you shall never be anything but servants, cutters of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.” They answered Joshua, … More Mercy Without Borders
Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. —Psalm 74:16-17 ESV Henry Law(1878): The works of creation teach as clearly as the works of providence and grace. In the realm of … More Seeing God’s Grace in the Change of Seasons
What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But … More Piper: Do not jump to the conclusion that the battle is a charade
John Piper, in a sermon “Overflowing Grace for All Who Believe”comments on the conversion of Saul in Acts 9 This is the kind of person that no one expects to be converted. His opposition is too deep and too articulate. So much of his life would be threatened if Christianity were true! And he has … More God’s mercy and power are not limited. Period.
We have reached Judges 19, a terrifying and awful account of how bad things had gotten in Israel. D.A.Carson, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1” says “the law of the jungle has triumphed in the fledgling nation of Israel.” Indeed, Judges 19: 1 says, “In those days, when there was no king in … More Law of the Jungle
Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun. You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter. —Psalm 74:16-17 ESV Henry Law(1878): The works of creation teach as clearly as the works of providence and grace. In the realm of … More Changes mark the course of grace
Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the … More Ryle: A leveling, humbling doctrine
According to this song, popularized by the Statler Brothers, Well the Lord looked down from his window in the sky And said I created man but I don’t remember why Nothin’ but fightin’ since creation day I’ll send a little water and I’ll wash’em all away So the Lord came down to look around a … More We all need grace!