We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.
Yet each man will always be remembered for the messages he declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores each of these men’s lives, integrating Augustine’s delight in God with Luther’s emphasis on the Word and Calvin’s exposition of Scripture. Through their strengths and struggles we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our weaknesses.
If ever you are complacent about sin, if ever you lose the joy of Jesus Christ, if ever you are dulled by the world’s influence, let the lives of these men help you recapture the wonder of God. Book 1 in The Swans Are Not Silent series.
“Aurelius Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Calvin had this in common: they experienced, and then built their lives and ministries on, the reality of God’s omnipotent grace.”
David said in Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” When God brings you through the opposition, He’s not going to do it in private; He’s going to do it to where all of your enemies can see it. The doubters, the critics, the people that said it wouldn’t work out, they’re going to see you blessed, healed, promoted, vindicated, in a position of honor and influence.
Good evening, brothers and sisters! Today we discuss the question, What is the reason that the Jewish chief priests and Pharisees nailed the Lord Jesus to the cross? What is your opinion?
💦A: The Lord Jesus condemned them with seven woes.
✝B: The Lord Jesus’ work went beyond the Old Testament.
🙏C: Nobody would follow them if people all believed in the Lord Jesus.