inexpressible and filled with glory

John Piper on the Prosperity Gospel
4 November 2009, 9:20 am
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If you have the time, this is a great clip defining and responding to the prosperity gospel. One of the things that I love about Piper is that he makes it his aim to prepare his church for suffering, and in this clip he clearly articulates that to come to Christ is to come and die, that “normal Christianity is pain – sorrowful yet always rejoicing is the pattern. To follow Christ is to suffer, and it’s brief – it’s only 80 years…and then there is an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.”

This theology of suffering and discipleship is so relevant to my work with the persecuted church and it’s what I try to communicate to youth as I go around and speak.

Check it out!


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