Sunday, April 24, 2011

Seeing and Savoring Jesus - Assurance

We’ve reached the end of our Lenten study for 2011. Easter morning is upon us and we are gathering to share in celebration this Resurrection Sunday.

At the end of the day, it may be best to close this series of posts about Piper’s “Seeing and Savoring Jesus” with two quotes from the Afterword.

First, an oft-quoted passage from CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity: “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense of His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

And from Piper himself: “Jesus refuses to be domesticated.”

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