Fruitful dying.

April 15, 2010

Are you sure that God wants you to be a pastor in this comparatively church-saturated land? Or might he be calling you to fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ, to fall like a grain of wheat into some distant ground and die, to hate your life in this world and so to keep it forever and bear much fruit?
The question, brothers, is not whether we will die, but whether we will die in a way that bears much fruit.
(John Piper, via Tyler Kennedy)

God’s put a calling on your life.
(John Piper, in the introduction to his sermon, “A Passion for God’s Supremacy and Compassion for Man’s Soul”)

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4 Responses to “Fruitful dying.”

  1. Kau Says:

    wow, I almost can’t believe how deeply this hit me…i think i need to go pray for a while

  2. Tia Says:

    hit me hard today, too. hear His call and follow it hard, brother.


  3. He is a God of purpose…thanks for this tia

  4. Tia Says:

    “God of purpose” — ah ❤


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