Posts Tagged ‘John Piper’

John Piper Responds!

May 20, 2009

Interesting is the only word I can find. I’ve read MacArthur’s perspective. I understand it. I have heard Piper’s response.  I understand it. Where do I stand? (Like it matters.) I’m taking a middle ground. I think Driscoll should publically repent of doing a few things. By that I mean stand in the pulpit and appolgize for his lack of holiness in preaching and HSAT dust off and move on with more respect to the power of language. Abdicate the pulpit? Perhaps temporarily to wrestle with the Lord in the matters of the tongue.

Let me say. I am not perfect. I let drop words unbecoming of a Christian more often than I like in my personal life. I see the plank in my own eye and am praying and working for growth.

HSAT myself…

HERE is where the audio can be found.

HT: Mark of


Shameless Plug

May 20, 2009

This Shameless Plug is for 10:31 Sermon Jams. Their new album of sermon jams came out Tuesday 19 May 2009 and it is great. Better than the others? Perhaps. This one has an added theme along with the Gospel. Don’t Waste Your Life! With the book, sermon video, DVD, concert tour, and other merch it seems that DWYL is something John Piper wants to make perfectly clear. I’ve read the book and wish the church which I attend would have done that instead of 40 Days of Purpose. Frankly the DWYL theology is the non-aberrant version of PDL. As for the album itself, it is good listening. John Piper’s sermons fill the 11 tracks with the last one being a good clear gospel presentation. Fave track is 30 A.D. Listen and I’m sure you will see why. I would definitely give this CD away as a tract or follow-up. The cost is reasonable to buy them and the more you buy the more you save!

Okay… so I’m no Tim Challies when it comes to reviews. I’ll admit that. But either way, I get no money from the sales of this but I am fairly sure God gets glory from this project and someone just might get saved.



DWYL 10:31 Sermon Jams

DWYL 10:31 Sermon Jams


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March 23, 2009

Humans recoil from suffering. We recoil a hundred times more from suffering that is caused by unjust, ugly, sniveling, low-down, arrogant people. At every moment of pain and indignity, Jesus chose not to do what would have been immediately just. He gave his back to the smiter. He gave his cheek to slapping. He gave his beard to plucking. He offered his face to spitting. And he was doing it for the very ones causing the pain.
— John Piper

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March 21, 2009

While you have life, and while there is Gopsel on the planet, the arms of Jesus are extended to you. “Come. Believe. Awaken. See. That I am the power of God and the wisdom of God.”
— John Piper

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February 27, 2009

Woe to the fasting that leaves sin in our lives untouched. The only authentic fasting is fasting that includes a spiritual attack against our own sin.
— John Piper

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February 6, 2009

There’s been ample use of 2 Chronicles 7:14 lately in the context of the recent election of Obama as President of the United States. Providentially, the proper hermenutic of that verse came up in a book I’m reading. I would like to pass that along to you. It seems to fly in the face of the popular view of this passage. What do you think? 

One of the texts most commonly cited in the hope for imminent revival is 2 Chronicles 7:14, “[If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Mistaken uses of this verse lessen our confidence in the predictions some make concerning a coming revival.

First, in the original context where God speaks these words to Solomon, the term “my people” refers to the people of Israel, and therefore the term “their land” refers to a land that is really “theirs” in the sense of God’s giving it to them as a covenant blessing, namely, the land of Israel. But when we apply this text to our contemporary situation, “my people” would refer to the Christian Church who cannot say, in whatever country that they reside, that this country is “their land.” The church has no land, the way Israel had a land. The Christian Church is a pilgrim people. We are aliens and exiles (1 Peter 2:11). Therefore, the proper application of 2 Chronicles 7:14 would, perhaps, be that, if the church will humble herself and pray and seek God’s face and turn from her wicked ways, God will incline to heal the church. But it goes beyond what this text assures if we say that any country where the Christian church humbles herself will experience a Great Awakening.
— John Piper (from the book A Hunger for God, pg 115-116)


February 2, 2009

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January 16, 2009

Christian fasting is not self-wrought discipline that tries to deserve more from God. It is a hunger for God awakened by the taste of God freely given in the gospel.
— John Piper

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June 28, 2008

Turn it off! It isn’t necessary for relevance. It is a deadly place to rest the mind. You are least capable of critical interaction. Its pervasive banality, sexual innuendo and God-ignoring values have no ennobling effect upon the human soul. It kills the Spirit. It drives away God. It quenches prayer. It blanks out the Bible. It cheapens the soul. It destorys spiritual power. It defiles almost everything.
— John Piper
(In regards to TV)