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Life as a Vapor

Life as a Vapor
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Life as a Vapor

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John Piper Things here are passing away. You've got to hold on to what will stand. Savour what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes John Piper's preaching ministry. ['You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away' (James 4:14).

Living knowing that your life is a vapour is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You've got to hold on to what will stand. Savour what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper's preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him.
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John Piper Things here are passing away. You've got to hold on to what will stand. Savour what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes John Piper's preaching ministry. ['You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away' (James 4:14).

Living knowing that your life is a vapour is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You've got to hold on to what will stand. Savour what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper's preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him.
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"You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away" (James 4:14).

Living knowing that your life is a vapor is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You’ve got to hold on to what will stand. Savor what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper’s preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him.

Life Is Short. Eternity Is Long. Live Like It.

You will exist forever. You and God are both in the universe to stay—either as friends on His terms, or enemies on yours—which it will be is proven in this life. And this life is a vapor. Two seconds, and we will be gone.

In these thirty-one meditations, John Piper will connect you to a fresh understanding of God and a renewed relationship with Him. You’ll find your faith stirred to make every day count for Christ when you consider life as a vapor.

Story Behind the Book

Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. Oh, to be a faithful steward of the breath God has given me. Three texts resound in my ears: “Redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16 ); “It is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2); “His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 ).

Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something significant. Paul said, “In the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain” (Philippians 2:16). In the same way, I have good hope from the Lord that my “labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 ).

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Meet the Author

John Piper

John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).

At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.

Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.

John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).

In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."

John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.

John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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Good for reflection on life
4 stars By Julz, Jan 07 2015
This book is good if read in conjunction with John Piper's famous book "Don't waste your life". These 31 devotionals focuses on the brevity of life, and the things that we need to let go or the things that we need to focus on in this short life on earth. For example, in chapter one (day one), Piper answers the question "Does it matter what others think?" wisely and very balanced. In short, his answer is life is too short for us to think about what others think of us personally, but we must care about what others think of us as a representative of Christ. I'm really blessed by this book and would like to recommend this to anyone who's serious about life, and want to maximise the short life that God gives to us for His glory.
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  • Catalogue Code 215353
  • Product Code 1590523385
  • EAN 9781590523384
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Devotions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Multnomah Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2004
  • Sales Rank #9280
  • Dimensions 184 x 131 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.243kg

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