John Piper | – Love Jesus More Than You Love Anything

Do you truly love Jesus? If you did, how would you know? The Bible helps us navigate and even command our own emotions. In twelve minutes, John Piper asks four questions about what it means to love Jesus, and leads us, through the words of Jesus himself, to make Jesus our greatest Treasure.

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  1. I was a christian for decades, there was nothing in return, researched and found I could no longer believe.
    I could not find enough good evidence to hold this childhood indoctrinated belief that was really forced upon us all from our parents, family, friends and community.

  2. If you love Me keep My commandments

    Overcoming the World
    1Jn 5:1  Everyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the one born of Him.
    1Jn 5:2  We know that we love God’s children by this—when we love God and obey His commandments.
    1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God—that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
    1Jn 5:4  For everyone born of God overcomes the world. And the victory that has overcome the world is this—our faith.

    Faith without works is dead

    Heb 3:18  And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that were disobedient?
    Heb 3:19  And we see that they were not able to enter in because of unbelief.
    Heb 4:1  Therefore, a promise being left to enter into His rest, let us fear lest any of you should seem to come short of it.
    Heb 4:2  For also we have had the gospel preached, as well as them. But the Word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

    Repent and return to the ancient paths and find true rest for your souls

    Saved by grace through faith

    For we were created in Messiah Yeshua unto good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them

  3. “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth … I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:16–18). You never need to feel abandoned because Jesus promises to be right there with you; He will even be, through His Holy Spirit, in you.

  4. Now let's tell you a story about a man named Jesus:

    A god assaulted, by proxy,

    inseminated a 'virgin' named Mary, in order to bring his son incarnate into our world.

    A cowardly action…

    Mary and her fiance?,

    ….Joseph, had to travel to Bethlehem to register for the census.

    There Mary gave birth to a son of a god.?

    God put a star in the sky to guide people to the baby?

    In a dream a god told Joseph to take his family to Egypt.

    Then this god stood by and watched as Herod killed thousands and thousands of babies in Israel in an attempt to kill Jesus. (wow!)

    As a man, god's son claimed that he was 'God' incarnate: "I am the way, the truth and the life," he said.

    This man performed many 'miracles'. He healed lots of sick people. He turned water into wine. These miracles prove that he is God? Miracles??

    But he was eventually given the death sentence and killed by crucifixion.

    His body was placed in a tomb.

    But three days later, the tomb was empty.??

    And the man, alive once again but still with his wounds (so anyone who doubted could see them and touch them), appeared to many people in many places.

    Then he ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of his god the father almighty, never to be seen again.

    Today you can have a personal relationship with the Lordy Jesus.

    You can pray to this man and he will answer your prayers.

    He will cure your diseases, rescue you from emergencies, help you make important business and family decisions, comfort you in times of worry and grief, etc.

    This man will also give you eternal life, and if you are good he has a place for you in heaven after you die.

    The reason we know all this is because, after the man died, four people named Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote accounts of the man's life. Their written attestations are proof of the veracity of this story.

    This is the story of a Jesus. ""

    Do you believe this story?

    any debate on this is useless, since a god

    needs to be proven – First.

    FIRST !

    "He who does not take offence at Jesus Christ is blessed" means that there are people who do take offence at Jesus. What does 'take offence' mean? It means to stumble.“I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,…”Rom 9:33. Jesus has become a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence and most have stumbled in Jesus name! Now is the time to hear the eternal gospel, the new covenant proclaimed by the Spirit of Truth to not stumble but have eternal life!

    Was there ever a talking serpent? The TALKING SERPENT is a prophecy about PEOPLE who will come out in this age in reality! They are the church leaders of today who speak lies differing from the Bible. They are “the serpent, the viper, the brood of vipers, the devil and Satan" using God's name and Jesus’ name. They are the enemies of God. You must turn away away from the false tongue of the serpent and turn back to the Truth declared through the Spirit of Truth!!

  7. This is why I don’t like Christianity. If we don’t follow the “commands” of some guy in the sky, I’m “corrupt” and “dead” there’s something wrong with me, it’s my fault. You talk about love, but when someone doesn’t abide by his rules, and worship him and him only, and love him, and him only, I get told I’m wrong. I need to believe in him or I’m evil and I’m going to hell. Some guy asked me if I believed in god, and when I calmly said “no”, he said in a rude tone “oh. Your an atheist” and didn’t talk to me for the rest of the time I was there. I have no problem with religion itself, I just don’t want to be called a bad person for not believing in your god.

  8. OK wow. This is top notch manipulation. God knew he screwed up BIG TIME with his behavior in the old testament so he sent his kid Jesus down as a do over and he did a really good job, so what does God do? He has Jesus brutally murdered and crucified as a sacrifice to himself because of rules he himself made up and now most people will love Jesus since he paid the price they obviously couldn't pay, so now what God does to seal the deal is say everyone who loves what Jesus did must love who I am too. But all that stuff I did back in the OT, that's not important – just focus on Jesus and on how much you love Jesus for what I made him do but just make sure I get some of that love too. That is the god you serve. F him.

  9. Om gosh i think i love people licke saints or beuatafull people with God in them more than God, how?,No! I cant do that. I think i might have always have. I cant breathe licke that. Thats so wrong?! I did it in a subtle way without realizing it knida i mean i think i did know waht i was doing but i didnt realize. Its so scary i dont think i can love licke that. Licke yea i can still love those people but notjing more than God

  10. Why weren't the 10 commandments

    1) Thou shall not be racist.
    2) Thou shalt not molest children.
    3) Thou shalt not rape.
    4) Thou shall not oppress an entire race for greed, vanity or wealth.
    5) Thou shall not take a human or animal life unjustly.
    6) Fathers do not abandon thy kids.
    7) Parents respect your children and thy home for they are the
    future of the world and the home is their school for life. They will respect you in old age if you do.
    8) Every man Respect thy neighbors.
    9) Love the planet and treat her with respect for she produces life giving minerals and nutrition for humans.
    10) Seek me through good works and prayer, for I will reveal myself unto thee.

    Instead the first 5 commandments are just establishing kingship and sovereignty over all gods and establishing idolatry. And making kids listen and honor their parents. Cool thanks for my first 5 slave training guides.
    Then don't work on sabbath? Thanks Yahweh I really needed you to tell me to rest a day.
    Then don't murder? Thanks I need you to tell me not to murder.
    Then don't fuck your neighbors wife? Thanks Yahweh wasn't planning on it but good to know.
    Then thou shall not lie? Ok I'll be sure to incriminate myself any chance given thanks Yahweh.
    Then don't covet thy neighbors shit? But please respect corporate capitalism and pay your goddamn taxes, freedom is a privilege and you must pay.

    Lol god is fucking stupid at least the god Islam, Judaism, and Roman Catholicism portray.