God Is Light: Where Real Living Starts, 1 John 1:5-7

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s 2nd Look.

 
On Sunday I quoted John Piper on the definition of Christian joy:
“Christian joy is a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world.”

I want to give you two other quotes from Mr. Piper for you to ruminate on this week:

“God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn’t do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages.”
 
“Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It’s a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God.”

John Piper

What thoughts and feelings come up for you as you read these? In what ways do these quotes encourage you, what ways to they challenge you?

Have a great week everyone!!!!
Pastor Ryan