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The Happy, Love, to God’s Glory Cycle

Our local church began doing Community Groups at the beginning of this year. Community Groups is our version of getting together in small groups for a mid-week bible study and fellowship. Through the summer we are using  the John Piper book “Don’t Waste Your Life” as a guide to lead us into a study of what the bible says a fulfilling life should look like. The first couple of chapters have been a little difficult because the content is based on Piper’s own journey of discovery into what a fulfilled life should be and what a wasted life might look like. But this week the spiritual afterburners seemed to have been kicked with chapter 3. The following is an abbreviated version of our past study.

Chapter 3 is titled “Breakthrough – the Beauty of Christ, My Joy.” The accompanying study guide begins with an examination of what people perceive as happiness or the pursuit of it. To that end Piper introduces a quote out of a section of work called “Pensées” written by the French philosopher, mathematician, and Christian apologist, Blaise Pascal. The quote is about happiness:

All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves.

The study guide then follows with the thought provoking question: Is it true that all men seek happiness (even those who commit suicide)? Is the pursuit of happiness inevitable? How do you think the Bible regards the pursuit of happiness?

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Calling all fans of Jonathan Edwards

Big kudos go out to that little private university in New Haven, Connecticut called Yale University. They have created Jonathan Edwardsa web site for The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. When you link there, among the many resources you will find a sermon index, a multimedia library, an Edwards Wiki, online courses, and an online journal where you can submit your own material related to Jonathan Edwards.

The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University

HT – Tony Reinke

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2009 in Jonathan Edwards, Yale University

 

New audio just posted

Today I have posted a few of the sermons from Pastor Byron Yawn, Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Most of you know Tennessee is one of my favorite states but aside from that Byron is a very humble leader and trainer of godly men. I have known him for a couple of years and have grown to love him as a preacher and teacher. Please check out some of his sermons here or you can find much more at the CBC audio web page.

Also in. My brother in Christ, Travis Carden, has found a great audio deal at ChristianAudio.com. The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards. It is the best deal ever. It’s Free!! So go get yours at the links provided.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2007 in audio, Byron Yawn, Jonathan Edwards, Sermon Audio

 

Jonathan Edwards on music

Jonathan EdwardsNow it’s time for a quote from:

Jonathan Edwards:

The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2007 in Jonathan Edwards, Music, quotes