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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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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


TweetWords – July 31, 2011

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)


TweetWords – July 30, 2011

Leonard Ravenhill
Preaching is not a profession, its a passion!

C. S. Lewis
Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.

Charles Spurgeon
Lord, smite our rocky hearts, and make the waters flow.

Rick Warren
Don’t try to be better than others. Be better than you are right now.


Joel Osteen vs. Rick Warren on Prosperity Gospel

După Mark Driscoll vs. Joel Osteen  (AICI), în privinţa Evangheliei Prosperităţii, urmează Rick Warren vs. Joel Osteen.

Does God want us to be rich?
When I hear that word rich, I think people say, ‘Well, he’s preaching that everybody’s going to be a millionaire.’
I don’t think that’s it.
I preach that anybody can improve their lives.
I think God wants us to be prosperous.
I think he wants us to be happy. To me, you need to have money to pay your bills.
I think God wants us to send our kids to college.
I think he wants us to be a blessing to other people.
But I don’t think I’d say God wants us to be rich. It’s all relative, isn’t it?
Joel Osteen (Source)

This idea that God wants everybody to be wealthy?
There is a word for that: baloney. It’s creating a false idol.
You don’t measure your self-worth by your net worth.
I can show you millions of faithful followers of Christ who live in poverty.
Why isn’t everyone in the church a millionaire?
Rick Warren (Source)

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TweetWords – July 28, 2011

Rick Warren
Friend, you need Jesus as your Lord & Savior not because you’ll die tonight but because you’ve got to live tomorrow.

A W Tozer
– What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.
– God never loses heart. Never.

D. A. Carson
At the heart of your aspirations should be the advance of the Gospel.

J.C. Ryle
If we want to be eminently happy, we must strive to be eminently holy.

John Piper
Lord, awaken every Tweet reader to the profound wickedness of the slightest preference of anything over You!


TweetWords – July 27, 2011

Rick Warren
– You’ll never understand yourself fully. But you can get to know Jesus who does understand you fully and still loves you.
– It’s stupid to assume we know the motivations of other’s hearts. We don’t know our own motivations most of the time.
– If you always give „a piece of your mind” to those who irritate you, you soon have none left. Be better.

A W Tozer
We can never know who or what we are till we know at least something of what God is.

D. A. Carson
When true revival dawns, resentments are dissolved. When revivalcomes, self-promotion is seen as ugly, and withers away.

J.C. Ryle
Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm.


TweetWords – July 26, 2011

Rick Warren
– Never engage those who insult you online. They’re just looking for a fight, not clarity.
– Jealousy is caused by selfishness, not love.
– Whenever I think I understand it all, I realize I haven’t been listening.

A W Tozer
I accomplish more when I rest wholly in the labor of Jesus than I do when I frantically try to do the work for Him.

J.C. Ryle
You are never a loser with Christ.

John Piper
If authorities tell you not to speak of Jesus, say with Peter, We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20


TweetWords – July 23, 2011

Rick Warren
– A lie can travel around the globe before the truth puts on its shoes.
– Refusing to even LISTEN to another view because you KNOW you’re right reveals pride and your deep fear that you MIGHT be wrong.
– Having counseled 1000s of people as a pastor I’ve observed that the first 100 years of life are the toughest.

Oswald Chambers
Sanctification is an impartation, not an imitation.

Leonard Ravenhill
The only vision many of you have is television.

Charles Spurgeon
Humility is the proper estimate of oneself.