Sunday, March 05, 2006

Psalm 115

The messages at New Life Church tomorrow will be from Psalm 115. The book highlighted below written by John Piper and Jonathan Edwards would be a great follow-up if you would like to get a better perspective on the glory of God. It has helped me trust God that his glory and my good are one in the same pursuit, not separate and opposite desires.

God's Passion For His Glory

By John Piper / Crossway Books

In his essay, The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of His glory in the highest happiness of His creatures. Pastor John Piper has devoted the past thirty years of his ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him has made all the difference for John Piper and this truth can transform your life as well.
Edwards saw that truth more clearly than anyone in his day. His relentless God-centeredness and devotion to the biblical contours of doctrine are desperately needed in our time to counteract postmodern pragmatism and relativism. His radically God-centered view of virtue has great relevance now for cultural transformation and world evangelization. Edwards's moral vision can do much to reform contemporary evangelicalism as well. In God's Passion for His Glory, Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards's ideals for the personal and public life of modern evangelicals through his own book-length introduction to Edwards's incomparable essay as well as the inclusion of that original, unabridged work (for which Piper supplied copious notes). The result is a powerful and persuasive presentation of the things that matter most in the Christian life.

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