Tuesday, April 23, 2013

20 Tweetable John Piper Quotes

After trying to find a few tweetable words of wisdom last week (yes, "tweetable" is officially a word now) and failing to find much of anything that wasn't already on Twitter, I felt that was an injustice that simply couldn't stand. Thus began a new series we're calling 20 Tweetable. Feel free to make a few suggestions on who we should feature in future posts!

 20 Tweetable John Piper Quotes
  1. God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
  2. All heroes are shadows of Christ.
  3. Sin is what you feel and think and do when you are not taking God at His Word and resting in His promises.
  4. Sin is what you do when you are not satisfied in God.
  5. Prayer causes things to happen that wouldn't happen if the prayer doesn't happen.
  6.  Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for.
  7. Satan wants you, and God wants you. The one with sadistic hate. The other with sacrificial love.
  8. God does not kill joy. He kills sin. That is, he kills what will finally kill all joy.
  9. If you live gladly to make others glad in God, life will be hard, risks will be high, and your joy will be full.
  10. A God-centered God created a God-centered cosmos that he saves by a God-centered cross.  
  11. The end of the creation is that God may communicate happiness to the creature.
  12. Boasting is the voice of pride in the heart of the strong. Self-pity is the voice of pride in the heart of the weak.
  13. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.
  14. I measure Your love for me by the magnitude of the wrath I deserved and the wonder of Your mercy by putting Christ in my place.
  15. The climax of God's happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the praises of His people.  
  16. The goal of preaching is the glory of God reflected in the glad submission of his creation. 
  17. The cross is not a mere event in history; it's a way of life! "Take up your cross daily" Jesus said! 
  18. Relativism no longer means: your claim to truth is no more valid than mine; but now means: you may not claim to speak the truth.
  19. Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
  20. Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture - this is the bone and marrow of biblical worship.   
Other posts in the series: 
Tweetable Tim Keller 

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