Does Not Offer

John Piper once said, “The Gospel does not offer to the sinner what the sinner wants naturally.”
John MacArthur quoted John Piper and then asked, “What does a natural sinner want?” This was his answer: the natural sinner wants “good feelings, blessings, healing, happiness, riches, money, success, for the angel to work for him,” and so on and so forth.
And the Gospel does not offer these things.

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First, In Our Home

Let’s not hold back from doing simple gestures of love to those who are living with us, such as our spouses and kids.

Most of us are good at surprising others with a simple and spontaneous gesture of love, but we find it hard to do this to the people who matter most in our lives.

The gesture can be as simple as saying; “I prayed for you this morning for God’s favor to rest on you,” or, as big as saying “I will be your servant today for the whole day. Just let me know what you want me to do for you.”

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