An earthquake in Iran leaves 25,000 people dead; a plane crash kills 111 people; a mudslide buries 13 people-what would Jesus want us to learn from these events? Not to waste the life that God has given to us. Life is a gift from God, and it isn't to be used for collecting stuff or playing or retirement-it is to be used to magnify Christ. Don't squander your life like the Rich Fool of Luke 12. Live the life exemplified by Paul in Philippians 1:20-21: cultivate a supreme satisfaction in Christ as your ultimate Treasure; risk and sacrifice your life for His sake, and die gaining Christ as your eternal joy.
If you've never listened to a sermon by John Piper then you need to download this sermon and listen to it immediately. If you already know about Piper and his ministry, then you know that he is always opening the Bible and challenging listeners and readers to sacrifice everything for the sake of their joy and God's glory. This sermon is no exception, it is a powerful message that examines the de... Read more
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