Jul 032013

Coffee with Calvin.
Donald McKim.

We have comfort in election because our salvation is secure in God’s gracious mercy. Our response to God’s call—to believe in Christ—is the outward expression of the election we see mirrored in Christ. Election has a human face, the face of Jesus Christ.

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Mar 272013

Just bought John Piper’s “50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die” for 99 cents on Amazon.com. Perfect book to read in this week leading up to Easter.

Book Info

50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die: The Passion of Jesus Christ
by John Piper
Publisher: Crossways
Published: 01/09/2004
ISBN-10: 1581346085
ISBN-13: 978-1581346084
Started: 03/27/2013
Source: Amazon
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

WHY? The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his sdeath? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God’s Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.

The central issue of Jesus’ death is not the cause, but the meaning-God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes-in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?

Author Info
John Piper is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, where he first sensed God's call to enter the ministry. He went on to earn degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.) and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 30 books, including Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, What Jesus Demands from the World, and Don't Waste Your Life.

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