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. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of … More Pastor John, please preach this sermon at my funeral!
In Romans 15:20-21 Paul states, …thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” Vernacular Video Mission International (VVMI) is reaching out to those … More To preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named
We read today in Matthew 24: And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. —Matthew 24:14 ESV From “World Missions and the End of History,” a message by John Piper: God’s purpose to be known and praised and … More This promise is absolutely certain.
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger helps explain Revelation 10: But this scene in Revelation 10 ends with a dramatic turn of events, which harkens us back to the prophets of old. In verse 8, John informs us, that “then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more:`Go, take the scroll that lies … More Missions: Bittersweet
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10) … More Blood-bought racial diversity and harmony is for the glory of God through Christ.
John Piper: Just when the Jewish disciples begin to feel like they are the real select heirs of Abraham, Jesus strikes: “I have other sheep that are not even part of this Jewish fold—among the Gentiles.” Just when the early American Puritans were settling in to their “chosen” status as the New Israel in the … More Our sovereign Shepherd has other sheep
The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, be not … More Speak: whether they hear or refuse to hear
John Piper asks: What did Jesus mean that the passover would be fulfilled in the kingdom of God? “I shall not eat it until it (the passover) is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” [Luke 22:16] I thought the passover was fulfilled in the death of Jesus our final passover lamb. Remember the passover was … More Piper: Jesus, The Passover Lamb was slain to ransom people from every tribe and tongue and nation.
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38 ESV) J.C. Ryle has this admonition for us today: If we know anything of prayer, let us make it a point … More Our first duty is to pray!
John Piper helps us understand Peter’s vision in Acts 10, in a sermon, “What God Has Cleansed Do Not Call Common”: Let me try to sum up the whole story for us. Cornelius is a Gentile, not a Jew. But he feared God as best he knew him and he prayed and he gave alms … More No barriers