Category Archives: Serial Review

“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #3: Come to Me

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.)

Jesus says to the world: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” -Matt. 11:28-30.

1. It is the world that is really the burden, Jesus offers to lift the burdens off of those who come to him. He offers joy and the abundant life:

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” -John 15:11. Read more »

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“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #2: Repent

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.)

Jesus began his public ministry with the declaration: “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” (Matt. 4:17) What is repentance? What does it mean, and more important, what did Jesus mean when he said- Repent? Read more »

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“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Demand #1: You Must Be Born Again

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “What Jesus Demands from the World”, By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.)

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” -John 3:3; Jesus answered, …” Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.” -John 3:5,7 Read more »

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“What Jesus Demands from the World” -Intro

By John Piper (Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Books, 2006, 400 pgs.)

John Piper has some incredible thoughts in his newest book, on the teaching of Jesus. I say incredible, because we are so use to preachers and teachers presenting and emphasizing only the barest minimum requirements for salvation as normative Christianity. Dr. Piper goes way beyond that in this book, he actually presents all the demands that Jesus made of his followers. Imagine that! Demands? Obviously he hasn’t been paying attention to the latest church growth strategies for going after the unchurched in suburbia. Read more »

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