In this lab, Pastor John’s prayer for us is that God would grant us a willingness to live in such a way and die in such a way that Christ looks magnificent.
Principle for Bible Reading
Rephrase for Children
Putting the verse in our own words is a great way to see whether we have clarity as to what we thought the author was communicating. Translating it into language that a child could understand helps clarify our thought as well as gives us practice with sharing God’s word with our children.
- What would you miss most if you died today? Do you see death as ultimate loss or gain?
- Watch the lab. In it, John Piper gives his paraphrase of Paul as being a Christian Hedonist. Do you see it in the text?
- Are you making every effort to be happy in God? How can you seek it this week?