“The events took place over three thousand years ago. Could it be relevant and helpful for your life? I think so. The sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of man, and the gospel never change. And since God is still sovereign, and you are male or female, and Christ is alive and powerful, the book has a message for you” (p. 11).
John Piper says showing empathy and sharing truth are essential for ministering to others.
John Piper says Scripture presents the glory of God as the goal of all existence and the hope of believers.
John Piper prepares for 5 writing projects, for 6 reasons.
“Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more” (p. 15).
“Where Jesus is proclaimed as Lord and Savior and Treasure, God raises the spiritually dead and opens the eyes of the spiritually blind. And in that moment, Christ is seen as glorious. He is trusted and treasured, and therefore honored. This is what is at stake, and why I have written this book” (p. 15-16).
John Piper announces an 8 month leave of absence and explains why he's taking it.
If we pray for something but never consider seeking the ministry of a fellow believer, we are like the eye that says it doesn't need the hand.
John Piper's dream is that Bethlehem experience in his absence what Robert Murray M'Cheyne's church did when he was away.
John Piper announces the plan for Bethlehem's pulpit while he is away.