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Back to the Basics! Theology Proper #5 God Is the Gospel!

In his wonderful little book, God Is the Gospel, John Piper reminds us of the truth that when you believed the gospel, you got God!  The God who exists is a relational God — and He wants us to have a relationship with Him.

Genesis 1 tells us that: 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

In Genesis 2 we read, Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. . . . 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Please notice that God created man to take care of creation.  But very quickly God saw something that was not good in His creation:  man was alone.  ALONE?!  He had GOD!  Yes, but man needed a counterpart.  So God created Eve.

We were created for relationships.  And sin has ruined the garden’s perfection and man’s relationships with God and with one another.  The gospel brings us back into a proper relationship with God.  And with others.

 

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2018 in doctrine of God

 

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Getting into READING! (A Quote from John Piper)

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2017 in reading

 

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Time for a Great Quote: John Piper on Tithing

My take on tithing in America is that it’s a middle-class way of robbing God. Tithing to the church and spending the rest on your family is not a Christian goal. It’s a diversion. The real issue is: How shall we use God’s trust fund – namely, all we have – for His glory? In a world with so much misery, what lifestyle should we call our people to live? What example are we setting?

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2016 in tithing

 

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Time for a Great Quote: John Piper on Happiness

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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in happiness

 

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Time for a Great Quote: John Piper on God’s Work in Your Life

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in sanctification

 

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Time for a Great Quote: John Piper on Creation

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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in creation

 

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Time for a Great Quote: John Piper on Tolerance

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Posted by on March 27, 2016 in tolerance

 

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