I have been debating sharing this video with you because of its intensity and, frankly, John Piper uses the word “crap” once in the audio, but I must say it is appropriate in its use, much like the word “dung” or “vomit” would be used in scripture related to sin and / or its effects. So, you may not want to play this around your children. Just in case you’re wondering, I would not advocate using questionable language in such a public setting, but I do endorse the message (and its passionate delivery)…
Ephesians 4:17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
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Thank you for deciding to share that. I loved it.
Wow! Oh that we would all have that passion in and out of the pulpit!
I recently saw where one of the prosperity gurus was holding large crusades all across Africa. I wondered how what appeared to be a message focused upon the western and even more American culture could ever hope to find “success” in place with such poverty. I assumed that the struggle against the heresy proclaimed by this man and others like him was a battle limited to our unique culture. Piper’s words help me to see that, however upsetting it may be, this false gospel is taking root in these places and millions of souls are being eternally affected. Certainly we must do as Paul urged Timothy. “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.” I Timothy 4:16. Could the menacing nature of such teaching be any clearer?
GOD IS ENOUGH!
He is MOST GLORIFIED through us, when we are MOST SATISFIED in HIM, regardless of our circumstances…..
It’s not about US it IS ABOUT HIM!
Thanks for this info.Even in India we are struggling with these problems which has become major hindrance to proper church planting(movements) infact