Friday, July 24, 2009

QOTD

Together for the Gospel, 2008 conference, Session 7: How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice, by John Piper. Quote starts 13m23s.

The quote is in context of I Tim. 6:9, and pastoral ministry.

The world is not going to glorify Christ because they see that Christians are wealthy, and healthy, and prosperous.

Very simple reason why: that's what they live for!

So you use Jesus to get it? They use other means to get it. They're not impressed!

Jesus is the ticket? When the show starts, you throw the ticket away! They don't need your ticket. They're not impressed!

You should really listen to the sermon, since there are nuances of expression that don't come through in transcription. :)

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