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John Piper – The Gospel in 6 Minutes

Excerpt from John Piper’s sermon „God Strengthens Us by the Gospel” (November 26, 2006).
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John Piper – The supremacy of Jesus Christ

Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things.
Passion 2012
January 1, 2012

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Declaraţii radicale: un lucru imposibil pentru Dumnezeu este…

Un singur lucru e imposibil pentru Dumnezeu: să găsească vreun sens în orice fel de lege a copyright-ului pe planetă.

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

Mark Twain

The Five Solas

The Latin word sola means „alone” or „only.”

The Five Solas are five Latin phrases (or slogans) that emerged during the Protestant Reformation and that summarize the Reformers’ basic theological convictions on what they believed to be the essentials of the Christian life and practice.

The Five Solas are:


By faith alone

Justified means that God declares you to be just in His sight by imputing to you the righteousness of Jesus.
And He does that by faith alone: “Since we have been justified by faith.”

Not by works.
Not by tradition.
Not by baptism.
Not by church membership.
Not by piety.
Not by parentage.
But by faith alone.

When we believe in Jesus as the Savior and the Lord and the supreme Treasure of our lives, we are united to Him and His righteousness is counted by God as ours.
We are justified by faith.

John Piper


Despre înţelepciune la (pe)trecerea anilor

Psalmi 19:7  Legea Domnului este desăvârşită, şi înviorează sufletul; mărturia Domnului este adevărată şi dă înţelepciune celui neştiutor.

Proverbe 2:6  Căci Domnul dă înţelepciune; din gura Lui iese cunoştinţă şi pricepere.

Proverbe 19:8  Cine capătă înţelepciune, îşi iubeşte sufletul.

1 Corinteni 1:30  El a fost făcut de Dumnezeu pentru noi înţelepciune.

Efeseni 1:17  Şi mă rog ca Dumnezeul Domnului nostru Isus Hristos, Tatăl slavei, să vă dea un duh de înţelepciune!


Cluttered vs. Empty

25 Books Every Christian Should Read

In 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, Chris Webb, and a diverse editorial board of authors and speakers have identified the most helpful and historic books for Christian discipleship and created a resource that helps us make the most of them.
With sizable excerpts from each book (similar to Renovaré’s much used Devotional Classics), 25 Books is designed to help individual readers and small groups get a taste of and work through the most important books for formation in Christlikeness.

List of 25 Books 


Top Ten R.C. Sproul Lectures

  1. The Importance of Holiness” and “The Trauma of Holiness” fromThe Holiness of God
  2. Counting It All Joy” from Joy
  3. The Great Exchange” from Justification by Faith Alone
  4. The Drama of Redemption” from The Cross of Christ
  5. What About Human Freedom?” from The Providence of God

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Rick Warren
– The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.
– Preachers: You’re never persuasive when you’re abrasive.
Respect your hearers. „PLEASANT words promote instruction” Pr.16:21

Leonard Ravenhill
We are seeking blessing, we are seeking success, we are seeking ministry, God is seeking sacrifice!

A W Tozer
Unselfish love does not exploit its object and does not ask anythingin return. It comes out of a pure heart.

John Piper
The path of escape from the devil is not geographic. (John 17:15)