Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Make War!": Piper's Call To Fight Sin

Sunday we begin a new series looking at the Temptation of Christ. We'll begin by highlighting Mark's brief account in order to highlight the greater war behind His temptation and ours. In short, we will declare war over sin, temptation, the flesh, the world, and the devil himself.

In preparation, I strongly encourage you to listen to the following sermon by John Piper on Romans 8:10-17 called How to Fight Sin, Part 2. The money quote is:

I hear so many Christians murmuring about their imperfections and their failures and their addictions and their short-comings, And I see so little war! ‘Murmur, murmur, murmur… Why am I this way?’ MAKE WAR!” 

Listen to the sermon here.

This sermon and the quote above inspired one Christian rapper to write a song simply titled "Make War." Here's the video.

For more:
Sermon - December 20., 2009 - Worship the King:  The Folly of Misplaced Allegiance 
Sermon - November 22, 2009 - Self-Control in the Face of Temptation
GBC - Still Surviving The Storm

More on Piper:
GBC - Repost | "A Sweet & Bitter Providence" by John Piper 
GBC - Repost | The Critical Question For Our Generation: Piper on Heaven & the Satisfying Presence of Christ 
GBC - Bloodlines: A Documentary About Racism 
GBC - The Gospel Animated

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