PIPER FRIDAY – The Power of the Spoken Word and Treasuring Jesus

Hi, my name is Adrian Warnock and I am a blogaholic…it’s been three days since I last posted on my blog …

Yes, I know posts have been appearing in this time, but I cheated by writing them earlier and having my editorial assistant publish them and post a couple of links whilst I was away!

Anway, despite my addiction to the written word, I am a great believer in the power of the SPOKEN word. I believe that there is a reason why the Bible says that faith comes by HEARING the word of God.

As such, I want to give you today two great clips from John Piper – one audio and one video. They are both fairly short excerpts, and it will take just a few minutes of your time to listen to them both. Between them, they could change your life forever. They have the power to impact you emotionally and spiritually in a way that merely reading the words would most likely entirely fail to do. It really won’t take long to listen/watch. Please, take up my challenge and do so!

But just before I share these with you, I would also like to open the opportunity to you, my faithful readers, to comment on this post over the weekend in one of the following ways:

  • To link to a quote or excerpt from a Piper sermon that you have loved.
  • To share a quote or thought that these Piper quotes spark in you.
  • To talk about or quote from any source that discusses how we can make Christ our source of pleasure and how to wean ourselves from the pathetic idols that this world offers us – drink, drugs, sex, food, money, power, and the res

OK, so the main reason for this request is that I plan to speak on Proverbs 23 and Ephesians 5:15-18 at the weekend, and I am wondering if there is anyone out there who wants to suggest any thoughts that might be helpful! There’s no shame in asking, is there? Some prayers would also be greatly appreciated!!

Just so you know (if you don’t already) it is quite okay to add a link to a related site here in my comments section – just type something that looks like the following <a href=”http://www.yourlink.com/text.htm”>Here is my link</a> into your comment.

Anyway, back to these two clips which could change your life. I pray the Holy Spirit will grip you as you listen to them. The first comes from the recent DGM conference and may be of some interest to you as during it Piper refers to Driscoll in a very positive way. Listen to this one first (just right click on the word listen and click save if a normal left click doesn’t work.

Enjoy that? Well, here comes the video. When you have watched this, I will give you the links for the transcript, and better yet, the full audio and/or video of both sermons!

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Well, again, I hope you liked that! The transcripts and further media files for both talks are available at Desiring God. I do hope you now want to go and read/listen/watch the first as well as the second. Then, when you have done so, please don’t forget to come back and contribute to my open blog mic – perhaps you might just share a snippet that will help me prepare!

About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock is a medical doctor, a writer, and a member of Jubilee Church, London since 1995, where he serves as part of the leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso. Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus. Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway. Read more about Adrian Warnock or connect with him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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