The Gospel-Shaped Heart

The Gospel Coalition 2012 New England Regional Conference


In this 53-minute session, John Piper, the founder of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, argues that, when the mind of a Christian serves the truth of God, the heart has the potential to follow through with a burning love for and worship of God. The gospel removes from our hearts the affections that plagued us with guilt and sorrow, and opens us up to receive the affections that the Holy Spirit brings.



Which of John's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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The power of the gospel in our hearts rescues us from the affections for sin and sorrow, and launches us into the affections for God that the Holy Spirit brings. Our minds, governed by the Bible, direct us to pursue our passion for God. Today, allow the truth you’ve heard to shape your minds and empower your heart to burn with a white-hot love for you God.



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