The Gospel is a big deal — and getting bigger

These are good words to remember as Easter approaches and we think about the magnitude of what Christ did for us and does for us when we trust him with our lives. This is what John Piper is exhorting his family with, and I want to remember in my life as well:

Our temptation is to think that the gospel is for beginners and then we go on to greater things. But the real challenge is to see the gospel as the greatest thing—and getting greater all the time.

The Gospel gets bigger when, in your heart,

             * grace gets bigger;

     * Christ gets greater;

    * his death gets more wonderful;

    * his resurrection gets more astonishing;

    * the work of the Spirit gets mightier;

    * the power of the gospel gets more pervasive;

    * its global extent gets wider;

    * your own sin gets uglier;

    * the devil gets more evil;

    * the gospel’s roots in eternity go deeper;

    * its connections with everything in the Bible and in the world get stronger;

    * and the magnitude of its celebration in eternity gets louder.

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