5 Times Blocked

John Piper, in a sermon from Amos 4:4-13, “Prepare to Meet Your God” In verses 6–11 Amos is done with irony. He reminds the people that God has shouted the truth of his reality to them in five striking ways that they might return. But they would not. In verse 6 he says there had … More 5 Times Blocked

Promises purchased by the blood of Christ will be performed by the sovereign power of God.

Our read-through-the-Bible plan brings us to Romans 9 today, a difficult passage to understand.  John Piper has written a whole book, “The Justification of God” which covers the first 23 verses of chapter 9 of Romans. In 2002, he preached a sermon on Romans 9 and said this, “because of Romans 9 I left teaching … More Promises purchased by the blood of Christ will be performed by the sovereign power of God.

Sovereign, sustaining grace coming to us with infinite intensity

“Now therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, ‘It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine, and by pestilence’:  Behold, I will gather them from all the countries to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and … More Sovereign, sustaining grace coming to us with infinite intensity

John Piper: Vessels-by mercy, through mercy, and for mercy

God’s purpose in Romans 9:23 is “to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory.” John Piper states in a sermon, “God’s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory”- As a Christian you are a vessel of mercy. You were called out of spiritual … More John Piper: Vessels-by mercy, through mercy, and for mercy