How To Kill Sin


From John Piper’s recent sermon, I Act the Miracle:

. . . The ground for my trembing here is not threat, but gift. Tremble! God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, your Father, your Redeemer, your Sustainer is in you willing and working. Tremble! Your acting is his acting. That’s what I meant by “I don’t wait for a miracle, I act the miracle.”

My attack on my sin in reliance upon the Holy Spirit rooted in the gospel is God’s act, not mine.

“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you both to will and to work for his good pleasure”—Phil. 2:12-13

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.

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2 Replies to “How To Kill Sin”

  1. A powerful and wonderful message, but severely dampened by his implication that a disciple of Jesus Christ might, by falling short of obedience, lose his salvation and go to hell (approx. 0:50–0:58).

    1. Not sure that he’s implying that a Christian could lose their salvation (seeing as how Piper holds to a calvinistic view of salvation), but I can see how it could be taken that way.

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