Out of the gate, let me clarify that, this week, by “being single” I am not stating any regrets in my marriage! Don’t start any rumors…..amen??!! Keep reading…..
This week, we’re studying Chapter 3 of our study series, “Magnifying Christ through Pain and Death“. And for once, I’m going to give away the punch line to this week’s message:
Being single….means focusing on the cross, the resurrection; what our author calls, “the burning center of of the glory of God…..”. Still further, Piper writes:
“…every enjoyment in this life and the next that is not idolatry is a tribute to the infinite value of the cross of Christ….and thus, a cross-centered, cross-exhausting, cross-saturated life is a God-glorifying life–the only God-glorifying life! All others are wasted….”
Now I’ve given away the punchline….the dead-aim, beady focus on SINGULARITY. Not in companionship….rather in glorifying our Creator.
Heavy stuff…and if you come on Friday only citing the focus I’ve outlined above, then you’ll miss out on a really, really great chapter! Luckily, if life and work and family get the best of you before Friday, our leader this week is Jon Paschal. Boom! Now there’s a singularly focused dude!
See you on Friday at The Cornwell Center. We’re locking the doors at 7:45 am….so don’t be late! Kidding…..sort of….!