“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.