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Why Do Christians Preach and Sing?



John Piper walks through three big ideas—that faith is seeing God as beautiful, lostness is blindness to His beauty, and conversion is not merely your decision to follow Him but Him giving you the gift of sight. When we see the beauty of God, we acknowledge that His glory is all-compelling, all-surpassing, and all-satisfying, and we can’t help but follow Him and become agents of the miracle.

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  • Isaiah 40:9
  • Isaiah 52:7
  • Luke 2:10-11
  • 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
  • John 3:19-20
John Piper John Piper is the founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is the author of more than fifty books, and more than thirty years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at John and his wife, Noël, have five children and 12 grandchildren.