Two messages from John Piper:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
No, the Gospel Coalition has not asked me to join their team of bloggers.
But with the church I serve launching a new website last week, I've decided to start blogging on our site. It will be quite similar to what I have posted here for the last few years, but hopefully will serve people well over on the church's site. And I think my fellow pastor Jason Tyrell will also be doing some blogging there as well.
You can track with JCF pastor's blog by clicking here.
Monday, July 2, 2012
The sovereign Lord of the earth and sky
Puts camels through a needle’s eye.
And if his wisdom see it mete,
He will put worlds inside a tweet.
But for nearly two years, I've done very little tweeting. I think that's because as I began tweeting, I realized I was doing so not to serve people, but to serve myself. There is something that feels good about knowing you're being "followed", hoping that more and more people will follow you and be impressed with you.
Last week I picked up tweeting again. I've been going through a discipleship manual called Gospel DNA with some guys, and it was talking about the importance of being involved in one anothers' lives to help each other remember Jesus throughout the week. The question was asked, "What are some ways you can help each other fight sin by reminding each other of the cross?"
Twitter came to mind. It's certainly not the only or the best way to encourage others. But it is one way to regularly encourage a significant number of people at one time (as many as choose to follow along). So I picked it back up, and I think maybe it's here to stay.
I can say with a pure heart now that I don't want to tweet to gain a bunch of followers. I don't need my Twitter account to go viral. I just want to provide some bite-sized pieces of encouragement for the people of God as we carry on our pilgrimage to glory. So if you're so inclined, you can check out my tweets @larrylaz.
I'm grateful to be at a place where I sincerely don't care if anyone chooses to follow along. If I never have more than 19 followers (my current total), I'm totally cool with that. But I hope that as many as do read will be strengthened and nourished as you fight the fight of faith.