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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on our feelings)

“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 4.48.26 PMGod’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes – many times – my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens – and it happens every day in some measure – I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.”
John Piper, Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again?

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Posted by on June 27, 2015 in feelings


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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on making your life count)

“Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 7.22.01 AMhave eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

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Posted by on April 27, 2015 in passion


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Time for a Great Quote! (John Piper on a thirst and hunger for God)

“If you don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 6.17.48 AMglory of God,it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.”
John Piper, A Hunger For God

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Posted by on April 21, 2015 in hunger for god


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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on making others glad in God)

“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.17.00 PMyour risks will be high, and your joy will be full.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life Study Guide

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Posted by on April 19, 2015 in gladness


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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on getting serious about eternity)

“Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 7.18.21 PMand empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, [forever] is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.” (slightly edited)
John Piper


Posted by on April 9, 2015 in eternity


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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on outside-ourselves-joy)

“The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 6.24.02 AMmoments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness. Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and contemplating your own greatness is pathological. At such moments we are made for a magnificent joy that comes from outside ourselves.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

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Posted by on April 7, 2015 in joy


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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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