Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Beholding Glory and Becoming Whole....."

In this powerful message, John Piper asks the question, 'Do we believe that our salvation is ultimately about God (and others) making much of us, or of us making much of God “to the praise of the glory of his grace…and….to the praise of his glory….” (Eph. 1:6, 12, 14)?'

Another key insight: “No one has to be born again to believe in a ‘God’ who simply endorses their passion to be made much of.”

I encourage you to listen to the entire message.

(Note: At the beginning of the message, it's kind of bizarre and awkward, because Dr. Piper is speaking seriously but most of his audience, a conference of Christian counselors, mistakenly think that he's being humorous! What does that say?)


mike wittmer said...

It's even more disturbing that is comments on sin seemed funny to a group of counselors!

Douglas Phillips said...


My thoughts exactly. I still can't comprehend how a group of Christian counselors, listening to John Piper, of all people, could have been so clueless.

But his message was still excellent, and counter-(christian)cultural.