Pastor John Piper is reminding believers that Jesus must truly be EVERYTHING in our lives, otherwise, he becomes nothing to us.
We cannot have one foot in the world and a bit of faith on the side. It cannot work like that! Piper gives the example of Paul’s miraculous conversion on the road to Damascus. After Paul had truly seen Christ, he had to give him his all.
“When that light shone and that voice was spoken, it didn’t just happen to Paul. It went totally in, and in their with the eyes of the heart, he saw ‘that’s real, that’s true, that’s beautiful, that’s glorious. If you are anything you are everything. My religion is over!'”
“God revealed his son IN him.”
“If God shows up in this conference, something deep inside you is either gonna say ‘I don’t want anything to do with that’ or ‘this is everything.'”