John Piper—Gospel Coalition Conference ’09

Posted: April 28, 2009 in General Discussion, Mentors, Scripture, sermons, Video
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Here is a link to the video of John Piper’s sermon from last week’s Gospel Coalition Conference. If you don’t like to watch video’s I’ll also post the manuscript.

 

Feed the Flame!

Feed it, Timothy. Feed it. Feed this flame! Because if you don’t, it will go out. Don’t quench this spirit, Timothy. It is a gift from God. Fan it till it is white-hot. Feed it till it is all ablaze. Everything else in this passage serves to explain and empower that feeding, that gift, that courage, that speaking and suffering for that gospel. Timothy, keep feeding the white-hot flame of God’s gift—of unashamed courage to speak openly of Christ and to suffer for the gospel.

Here’s where we’re going with this main point. First, we will see where it comes from in the text. Second, we will see that it’s the burden of the whole book, not just this paragraph. Third, we will see how Paul intends for this feeding the flame of God’s gift to happen. And fourth, we will do it, that is, I will take Paul’s fuel and, by the Spirit, try to feed the flame of God’s gift in your life.  Read the whole manuscript here.

*note* Most of you asll know how much I respect Pastor John Piper. This sermon ranks in my top 5.

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