Derek Thornton

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV)

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Note in my Bible from Ephesians 4:29 and Ephesians 5:4

I wrote this note in my Bible last year after reading the meditation called “Prison Profanity: Where Does It Come From? ” by John Piper in his book “Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God In All of Life.
Here are the notes for those who don’t wish to click through but it fits me well for when I do that. Seems to fit the culprit here also:
Eph 4:29- alternative to “foul talk” is not “clean talk”, but talk that gives grace or love.Eph 5:4- alternative to “crude joking” is not “clean joking”, but thanksgiving.Both from bragging.
Here is a link to the article the meditation was originally from:
http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/prison-profanity-and-the-meaning-of-advent

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Note in my Bible from Ephesians 4:29 and Ephesians 5:4

I wrote this note in my Bible last year after reading the meditation called “Prison Profanity: Where Does It Come From? ” by John Piper in his book “Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God In All of Life.

Here are the notes for those who don’t wish to click through but it fits me well for when I do that. Seems to fit the culprit here also:

Eph 4:29- alternative to “foul talk” is not “clean talk”, but talk that gives grace or love.
Eph 5:4- alternative to “crude joking” is not “clean joking”, but thanksgiving.
Both from bragging.

Here is a link to the article the meditation was originally from:

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/prison-profanity-and-the-meaning-of-advent

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Labor Day Linkage -Sept. 3, 2012

Trail Journals. Lots of journals from people hiking different trails. I started reading this after deciding I wanted to thru-hike the AT.

Why I said Joel Osteen Advocates Witchcraft by Jared Wilson. Sometimes, I can’t believe people would listen to Joel…

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Do you have a hunger for God? If we don’t feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because we have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.
John Piper (via yhwhlives)

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“The supremacy of God in all things is the great reward we long for in fasting. His supremacy in our own affections and in all our life-choices. His supremacy in the purity of the church. His supremacy in the salvation of the lost. His supremacy in the establishing of righteousness and justice. And his supremacy for the joy of all peoples in the evangelization of the world.”

-John Piper

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The difference between religion of worth and worthless religion

Outward acts of…piety which do not flow from the new and God-given affections of the heart, which delight to depend on God and seek his glory are only legalism and have no value in honoring God.

~John Piper


What you are when you are alone with God, that you are – and nothing more. You may make a great show of love and faith in church, singing like Pavarotti or attracting the masses to your profound Sunday school lectures. But if there is no private communion between you and Jesus – frequent and deep communion – then your religion is worthless.

~Kirk Lundgaard


A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.

~Martin Luther


You can have tons of religion without an ounce of salvation.

~ Author unknown

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When was the last time someone asked you about “the reason for the hope that is in you”? That’s what Peter said we should always be ready to give an answer for: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). Why don’t people ask us about our hope? The answer is probably that we look as if we hope in the same things they do.
John Piper (via mlaffs)

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The incarnation of the Son of God is necessary because the life we have through the new birth is life in union with the incarnate Christ. Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh” (John 6:51). That life that we have in union with Christ is the life that Jesus obtained for us by the life he lived and the death he died in the flesh.
John Piper

(Source: firstimportance.org)

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