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The Gospel of John

Receiving by Beholding

This passage is an incredible promise: not only does it say that unbelievers who read the book of John, if they are the sheep of John 10, will see Jesus as the Messiah and be drawn to Him, but it also promises that those who have already been born again and read it will be kept. Get up in the morning and read this book, and God will keep you a believer.

Today I am finishing my 5 month study on the Gospel of John, and have I found that to be true! John 1:14,16 says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth… and from that fullness we have all received grace upon grace. By beholding Him in this gospel I have received much grace.

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John Piper reads The Innkeeper

The Innkeeper

John Piper explores the idea that perhaps the Innkeeper who housed Jesus’ parents the night of His birth had a son His age who was killed by Herod in the Slaughter of the Innocents. It’s hard to keep from crying as Mr. Piper powerfully reads his extraordinary poem. He portrays our Lord’s humanity and His sorrow for our […]

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Our Messiah in 2014

Handel’s Messiah has always, and especially in recent years, been one of my favorite musical epics (right next to Les Miserables), but I’ve never had the opportunity to hear it live, so yesterday when we were talking to some of our best friends and they mentioned that the next day (that would be today) they […]