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Passion 2012: ‘Seeing And Savoring Christ’ (John Piper)
[Editor's Note: These notes are from the Passion 2012 conference. They are from the perspective of the speaker. Enjoy them, and check out the other sessions from Beth Moore, Christine Caine, Francis Chan, and Louie Giglio (2).]
[Editor's Note: #2: Prepare for the John Piper scripture unload, followed by explanation. Don't say you weren't warned!]
I want Jesus to be magnified in my body.
[box_light]So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
–1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)[/box_light]
[box_light]Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
–1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT) [/box_light]
[box_light]everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
–Isaiah 43:7 (ESV)[/box_light]
“for my glory.”
[box_light]For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
–Colossians 1:16 (NIV) [/box_light]
“through and for Jesus Christ.”
God intends for your life to bring him glory. Eat. Drink. Feel. Think. Act. All to make him look great.
We are created to put God’s infinite value on display.
The main point: Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifices of love.
Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from being satisfied.
Faith in Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of trusting/believing.
This fulfills your purpose for God:
When you’re savoring, satisfied, and faithful, you are treasuring Jesus. God see it and loves it, but nobody else can see it. God didn’t come into the world or create the world to be glorified invisibly.
You are outwardly set free from the slavery of sins. The root of our salvation glorifies privately, while the fruit glorifies publicly.
Seeing and savoring Jesus. Being satisfied in all that God is for us in Jesus. Trusting Jesus are equivalent realities.
[box_light]Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.
–John 6:35 (NIV)[/box_light]
[box_light]But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
–John 1:12 (NLT)[/box_light]
[box_light]And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
–Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)[/box_light]
Blind people don’t decide to see.
We are so corrupt, so in love with ourselves, so bent on sin. We cannot believe. It’s morally impossible for one in love with darkness to be in love with light. We need a resurrection.
God doesn’t raise people from the dead to be neutral.
Freedom is being so in love with Christ that you do exactly what you want to do… and it aligns with God’s will… and it’s not something you’ll regret in 1000 years.
There will be no struggle in heaven to obey. We will be the freest people in the university doing exactly what we’re doing because it will be God’s will.
More satisfied equals more free.
[box_light]Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you.
–Romans 6:17 (NLT)[/box_light]
What is the supremacy of Christ?
All that God is for us, is in Jesus. Jesus is a gift. A miraculous work. He is infinite and boundless in all of his excellencies.
He is the supremacy of: justice, patience, wrath, grace, love, ……. (Ed: and way, way more things than I can write down). If God granted you the ability to see all of this, you would just see the outskirts. He is supreme in every admirable way.
[box_light]There’s not a square inch on planet earth where Jesus doesn’t say: “Mine!”
[box_light]So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord–who is the Spirit–makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
–2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT) [Emphasis mine][/box_light]
When you see the magnitude of the treasure…. it’s astounding. When discussing temptations, little temptations in perspective from a little heart seem big. However, when little temptations are faced with a big heart, they look tiny.
What is freedom for the sacrifices of love?
[box_light]If some friends went to prison, you stuck by them. If some enemies broke in and seized your goods, you let them go with a smile, knowing they couldn’t touch your real treasure. Nothing they did bothered you, nothing set you back.
–Hebrews 10:34 (MSG)[/box_light]
“you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.”
[box_light]Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
–Isaiah 26:8 (NIV) [/box_light]
Your name are renown are the desire of our hearts, not the decision.
May his supremacy and sight be your desire and trust.
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
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––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)