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Monday, May 08, 2006

John Piper on God's Glory in Preaching

I was not able to attend the Together for the Gospel conference that was recently held in Louisville, KY. I wish I would have been able to go.

Be that as it may, one of the messages delivered at that conference (perhaps more than one) was by John Piper, and it has been made available on his website by his staff. It was absolutely WONDERFUL. Below is a small except from it (which can be found in its entirety HERE).
When the glory of God is the treasure of our lives, we will not lay up treasures on earth, but spend them for the spread of his glory. We will not covet, but overflow with liberality. We will not crave the praise of men, but forget ourselves in praising God. We will not be mastered by sinful, sensual pleasures, but sever their root by the power of a superior promise. We will not nurse a wounded ego or cherish a grudge or nurture a vengeful spirit, but will hand over our cause to God and bless those who hate us. Every sin flows from the failure to treasure the glory of God above all things. Therefore one crucial, visible way to display the truth and value of the glory of God is by humble, sacrificial lives of service that flow only from the fountain of God’s all satisfying glory.

Wow. All I can say is wow, and then pray to God for forgiveness for not treasuring His glory as much as this.

I strongly recommend reading the entire thing, especially if you are a pastor or preacher/teacher of any sort.

May God use it to bring maximum glory to His Name!

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