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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on God’s purposes in troubles)

“Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then Screen Shot 2015-01-26 at 6.21.30 AMfinally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.”
John Piper, A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in providence

 

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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on chronological snobbery)

“He has made me wary of chronological snobbery. That is, he showed me that Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 3.55.49 PMnewness is no virtue and oldness is no vice. Truth and beauty and goodness are not determined by when they exist. Nothing is inferior for being old, and nothing is valuable for being modern. This has freed me from the tyranny of novelty and opened for me the wisdom of the ages.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in chronological snobbery

 

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Time for a Great Quote (John Piper)

“The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—Screen Shot 2015-01-10 at 7.25.28 AM
is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ were not there? ”
― John Piper, God Is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in heaven

 

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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on God’s grace)

“Every good deed we do in dependence on God does just the Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 12.36.52 PMopposite of paying Him back; it puts us ever deeper in debt to His grace. And that is exactly where God wants us to be through all eternity.”

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2015 in grace

 

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Why is Homosexuality Wrong? (John Piper)

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Posted by on January 13, 2015 in homosexuality

 

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Time for a great quote (Piper on TRUTH)

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 5.16.04 AM“Our modern concern with truth is an inevitable expression Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 5.08.34 AMof our concern with God. If God exists then he is the measure of all things, and what he thinks about all things is the measure of what we should think. Not to care about truth is not to care about God. To love God passionately is to love truth passionately. Being God-centered in life means being truth-driven in ministry. What is not true is not of God. What is false is anti-God. Indifference to the truth is indifference to the mind of God. Pretense is rebellion against reality and what makes reality is God. Our concern with truth is simply an echo of our interest with God.” (Piper, 2006)

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in truth

 

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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on Prayerlessness)

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last DayScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 8.14.02 PM that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
John Piper

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in prayerlessness

 

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