In the passage for today, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of … More Such were some of you
John Piper, in “Sustained by All His Grace”- In 1 Corinthians 4:7 Paul says, And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? The answer to that first question is “nothing.” “What do you have that you … More Grace Eliminates Boasting, Unless You Boast in 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 … More Piper: Indictment and deliverance! That’s the work of saving grace!
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay…And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the … More “Please preach this sermon at my funeral!”
In Deuteronomy 9, God reminds his people that it was not because of their righteousness or “deserving” that he was bringing them into the Promised Land. In fact, he reminds them of their stubbornness and sin. So WHY did God choose them over other people he could have chosen? John Piper helps us understand in … More Piper: God’s Complete Freedom
A prayer to see and understand the message of grace in Romans 11, in our read-through-the-Bible plan for today. “For God’s Sake, Let Grace Be Grace!” John Piper. Click here to read or listen to the sermon: O Lord, grant us grace to see and understand and savor the freedom of your sovereign grace. Help … More Romans 11- “For God’s Sake, Let Grace Be Grace!”
John Piper in a sermon, “No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 1:” The Essence of Christianity The essence of Christianity is that God is the supreme value in the universe, that we do not honor him as supremely valuable, that we are therefore guilty of sin and under his omnipotent wrath, and he alone can … More John Piper: This is what we lay down our lives to communicate to the nations and the neighborhoods: No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
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 John Piper: do not jump to the conclusion that the battle is a charade
The Bronze Serpent From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For … More Henry Law: The Bronze Serpent, the remedy of God and the gospel of free grace
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, … More John Piper: God’s love did not wait for any moral improvement in us.