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John Piper Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2020
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We are not saved from sin and changed into righteousness for the sake of pride but for the sake of praise.
Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God. No one sins out of duty. We sin because it holds some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us until we believe that God is more desired than life itself.
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Humility is beyond our reach. if it were a product of reaching, we would instinctively be proud of reaching it. It is a gift.
Heaven is a place of unparalleled and indescribable joy.
If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don't get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism, but deception.
God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose.
We can say that true gratitude does not give rise to the debtor's ethic because it gives rise to faith in future grace. With true gratitude there is such a delight in the worth of God's past grace, that we are driven on to experience more and more of it in the future...it is done by transforming gratitude into faith as it turns from contemplating the pleasures of past grace and starts contemplating the promises of the future.
What is the essence of evil? It is forsaking a living fountain for broken cisterns. God gets derision and we get death. They are one: choosing sugarcoated misery we mock the lifegiving God. It was meant to be another way: God's glory exalted in our everlasting joy.
Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Dont coast through life without a passion.
Do you love the cross because it makes much of you? Or do you love it because it enables you to enjoy and eternity of making much of God?
Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. Thats why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith.
All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and His Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions is not that goal. It is the means. And for that reason it is the second greatest human activity in the world.
The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small.
Reading is more important to me than eating.
It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.
God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.
The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but the prime-time dribble of triviality we drink in every night.
Death is like my car. It takes me where I want to go.
Do you feel loved by God because you believe he makes much of you, or because you believe he frees you and empowers you to enjoy making much of him?
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
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