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February 4, 2012

I do not want to hear God say to me at the last day: Fool. Luke 12:20.

Pimpin ain’t dead. Some of the biggest pimps are in the pulpit, but God will not be mocked. #knowurbible – Lecrae

Everything is really going to be ok. Just don’t confuse your definition of ok with God’s.

“Oh that God would help me waken in you a single passion for a single great reality that would unleash you, and set you free from small dreams, and send you, for the glory of Christ, into all the spheres of secular life and to all the peoples of the earth.” -John Piper

Pastor John: “Freedom is doing what you want to do and not regretting it in 1,000 years.”

Piper: God doesn’t raise people from the dead to be neutral. He raises them to be His.

He will settle all accounts. Either on the cross or in hell.

There are only two kinds of people in the world. Slaves to sin and slaves to righteousness.

Piper: Bored people don’t decide to be satisfied with what is boring them. Which is why some of you are not yet saved.

Believing in Jesus and receiving Jesus are the same thing. Which says a lot about what believing is.
trusting Jesus and savering Jesus are equivalent realities.

There is an infinite chasm between the one who is glad he’s not going to hell and the one who is also glad to be with Christ. – Piper

What protects you from sinful marveling? Having your name in the book of life from the foundation of the world. Rev. 17:8

“Does the gospel offer no more than a skillful advocate to get the guilty sinners off free at the day of judgment? – A.W. Tozer

“Christ is the sum of the whole Bible, prophesied, typified, prefigured, exhibited, demonstrated, to be found in every leaf, almost in every line, the scriptures being but as it were the swaddling bands of the child Jesus.”
-From “A Quest for Godliness”

“Young man, it is dark out there. But the darker the night, the brighter the stars do shine. And you can be one of those lights.” – B.B. Caldwell

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began… to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could have indeed have changed the world.”
-Unknown Monk, A.D. 1100

“As you read history, you will discover that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next…They all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in’; aim at earth and you get neither.”
C. S. Lewis

“Christ went more readily to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.” – Thomas Watson
Ouch…how’s your prayer life?

“God sends no one away empty, except those who are full of themselves.” #DLMoody

Pastors,love her! Love her! Lest you hear this awful woe. “Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock!” Zech. 11:17

“The law of our land is immoral and unjust. That should be declared from tens of thousands of pulpits in America” –@JohnPiper on abortion

When all your favorite preachers are gone, and all their books forgotten, you will have your Bible. Master it. Master it. (Piper)

Paul Tripp: Why would you panic at your loss of control when you can rest in the arms of the One who, in righteousness and grace, controls all things?

“Certain ideas which have often been regarded as Christian ideas … turn out to be ideas imported from a secular context.” -McGrath

“The thing that is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most wind up in parentheses.” – John Irving

“God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing” (C.S. Lewis).

Piper: It’s blasphemy to come to God to give. He doesn’t need you at all. He’s the giver