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John Piper – Let Them See the Highest, Best, and Final Good

27 Feb

The highest, best, and final good in the good news is God Himself. When you believe the gospel, you taste and see that the Lord himself is good and that the best gift He has purchased for you in the death of His Son is the enjoyment of God Himself.

Brothers, I think our people need to hear this constantly. In this fallen world, the tide is always going out. That is, the affections our people have for God Himself (as distinct from His gifts) are continually prone to shrink. Our job is to tilt the world, by the power of the Spirit and the Word, so that the tide rolls in again.

~John Piper~

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals (Nashville, TN; B&H Books; 2013) p. 40-41.

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William Farley – Parenting: The Stakes are Inexpressibly High

25 May

Christians parent with one eye on eternity. Their children will live forever. This is a staggering thought. We cannot imagine “forever.” Nevertheless, the destiny of our children either will be love that surpasses knowledge, joy inexpressible and full of glory, coupled with peace that passes understanding, or it will be weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. There is no middle ground. Therefore, the Christian does not parent for this life only. The believing parent labors to prepare each child for the day of judgment. The stakes are inexpressibly high.

~William Farley~

Gospel-Powered Parenting (Phillipsburg, NJ; P & R Publising; 2009) Ch. 2 – Gospel Powered Parenting; Section – Parenting Defined

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