Thursday, January 8, 2009

Prepare to Suffer!

"Will you join the Son in diplaying the Supreme Satisfaction of the Glory of Grace in joining Him on the Calvary Road of Suffering?
There is no other way the World is going to see the Supreme Glory of Christ today except that we break free from the Disneyland of America and begin to live lifestyles of Missionary Sacrifice that look to the world that our Treasure is in Heaven and not on this Earth.
Are you living a lifestyle that says that? Does the world look at your lifestyle and know that your Treasure is in Heaven and not in your Home, Car, Paycheck, Retirement account?
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:19: If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. Why?

Do our lives represent one to be pitied if Christ, the Cross, the Gospel, Heaven, and Hell are not true?" - John Piper

For the complete sermon see How Our Suffering Glorifies God.

1 comment:

Work in Progress said...

I am sooo glad that God opened my eyes to John Piper's ministry!

His exegesis on the Bible has opened my eyes to the Glory of Jesus Christ and the unfathomable depths of God.

I pray that God will continue to wean me away from the "Disneyland of America" and help me to live a life to glorify Christ!