Analysis Of Sermon On Evangelism By John Piper
- John Piper has this amazing introduction to a sermon he did on Phil 1:27, and it so ably gets to the heart of what I want to explain today, so here it is a south africanization of that o “Have you ever wondered what tales will be told in the age to come? When the Lord Jesus has come, and the judgment is past, and the kingdom is established, and all sin and misery are gone forever, and the world is new, what will we talk about when we gather around the fireplace on a warm Johannesburg evening, or as we walk through the leaves in delta park, or the Melville koppies that have been turned red and yellow not by the sun but by the glory of God? What tales will we tell to each other? We will tell …show more content…
o Piper points out that on the New earth the exploits if Moses and Jesus and surly other saints like you and me will be the theme of …show more content…
o 1 Corinthians 1:22-23 he says, "Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness."
No o What Did Jesus do with the shame
Hebrews 12:2 tells us what he did with it: "For the joy set before Him [he] endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Jesus despised the shame
• When shame began to come over him and tempt him to disobedience to be a witness for God and to the gospel o He despised the shame and would not let it rule over Him
• How did he do that? o “Hebrews 12:2,”for the joy set before him”
Shame was taking away Jesus earthly supports
• But His joy was not set on earthly supports o It was set on the fact that soon He would sit down at the right hand of God the Father the throne o Paul did the same, the gospel is the power of God unto Salvation
The gospel you have is the power of God to bring people into eternal life with the Lord for