All the planets of your life—from your labor and leisure to your thinking and feeling—are held in orbit by the greatness, gravity, and blazing brightness of Jesus Christ at the center of your life. When He ceases to be the center, the planets of your life fly into confusion, sending a hundred things out of control.
My Church's Youth Ministry recently started with the Blazing Center Series, which we'll be covering for the whole of February and March. It's composed of eight 30-minute video preachings of Pastor John Piper, which we'll get to watch weekly.
Last Saturday, the topic was God's passion for His glory.
God's glory is seen creation. [The heavens tell the glory of God (Psalm 19:1). God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1).] But the greatest demonstration of this glory is the Cross. It is the center of history. It is where God truly demonstrated this passion: yes, God could always choose to save sinners. But that would compromise His justice. So His Son, Jesus, had to die (Galatians 3:13) to demonstrate His hatred for sin and His love for sinners. God therefore is able to vindicate His glory through the Cross.
You're all invited to this opportunity of knowing God more.
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