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Pastor Piper and the Psalms

John Piper just started a new series on the Psalms. Last Sunday, June 1, was the second sermon in the series. I have only listened to the first one and it made an impact on me. Highly recommended. You can listen to the first two sermons.

Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind
Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 1
Psalm 1
May 25, 2008

Spiritual Depression in the Psalms
Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 2
Psalm 42
June 1, 2008

I’ll update more posts as they come out.

Some may notice I skipped a day. I did it on purpose. I don’t want to explain why. Skipping a Day just made it easier.

So there are 11 days left until Resolved. 11 some might say? Yes. The rest of today. Tomorrow and all the days until Friday the 13. Then also that Friday because Resolved doesn’t really start until 8:00 that night. We have to go through almost that whole day until then.

For the next six days (today included) I’m going to write about something about the speakers. Today I’ve decided to write about John Piper. His ministry is about spreading a passion for Jesus Christ to all peoples. Last year he spoke on God is the Gospel and having compassion for men’s souls. It was awsome to listen to that man last year. His ministry is Desiring God. You can find his speaker information and a little video clip of Him from last year at the Resolved site, www.resolved.org. When you get there, click on 2008 Info, then speakers, then John Piper and thats it. I would suggest listening to God is the Gospel. You can find the version from the conference here along with the other message he preached at Resolved 07. You can also find the God is the Gospel Regional Conference. The Resolved version is the compact version.

Reading Update
In A God-Entranced Vision of All Things, I have read as far as I believe God has wanted me to read. I read the first two parts (A Life and Legacy of Edwards and Lessons from Edwards’s Life and Thought). I didn’t read that last section (Expositions of Edwards’s Major Theological Works) because for this conference I’m trying prepare for Heaven and Hell and those three works they exposit are not about Heaven and Hell. I plan on finishing the book, if not re-reading it, but for now I’m stopping. I was reading it because I wanted to get to know a little about the guy who the conference was centered around.
I’m now working my way through Heaven by Randy Alcorn. I just started. I got through the first section (Realizing Our Destiny) of that which contains the first four chapters. I’m glad he wrote that people are not automatically going to Heaven. That actually we are destined for Hell because of our sin and only those that repent of their sin and believe on Christ to save them will be saved. I’m glad he brought that up at the very beginning of the book.
The next book Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards’s Vision of Living in Between: remember in the last post of the countdown I said I let a friend borrow it. I decided to let him have it so he could always refer back to it. I also decided to buy a new one so I hope that it comes before Resolved so I can at least start reading but if it doesn’t, it doesn’t matter because I get to hear about Heaven (and Hell) at the conference. It is about Jonathan Edwards vision of living in Heaven on Earth.

The previous countdown post has links to all of these books as well as other places to buy them. The link will open in a new window.

Looking forward to seeing some there.
For His Glory,
Mark