By John Piper
Here's the theological precis of 1 preacher’s life of funding in a neighborhood church. finishing 3 many years of pastoral ministry at Bethlehem Baptist, John Piper gave a last sermon sequence at the doctrinal emphases from his years of preaching. those ten sermons, now edited for this quantity, embrace the legacy Piper hopes to leave.
yet don’t imagine that those messages are the memoirs of a retired pastor. Don’t imagine that the truths present in those pages should be shelved away to assemble dirt. This imaginative and prescient of God doesn’t take a pat at the head—it turns the realm upside down.
those doctrines are, as Piper says, “wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future–creating.” They make a distinction. if you learn those truths of our nice God, you'll want to act. you'll want to construct anything. you'll want to begin issues. you may be pressured to dream colossal and probability higher for the honour of Jesus Christ. And we pray for not anything less.
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But it often means something slightly different, namely, the glory of God gone public. In other words, the name 34 1. God’s Waistcloth In Jeremiah 13:11 God describes Israel as a waistcloth that had been chosen to highlight God’s glory, but had been found unusable. For as the waistcloth clings to the loins of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, says the Lord, that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory, but they would not listen.
Doctrine Matters Ten Theological Trademarks from a Lifetime of Preaching even God’s wrath serves this. ” Wrath is penultimate. The glory of grace on the vessels of mercy is ultimate. “He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ… to the praise of the glory of his grace” (Ephesians 1:5–6). ” In the eternal fellowship of the Trinity, the Father and the Son planned that God’s grace would be supremely revealed through the saving work of the Son. Again, Paul says in 2 Timothy 1:9, “God called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus 31 4.
In his presence is fullness of joy; at his right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). In demanding our praise, he is demanding the completion of our pleasure. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Doctrine Matters Ten Theological Trademarks from a Lifetime of Preaching when they speak of what they care about. My whole, more general, difficulty about the praise of God depended on my absurdly denying to us, as regards the supremely Valuable, what we delight to do, what indeed we can’t help doing, about everything else we value.