What Do You Revolve Around?
All the planets of your life--from your labor and leisure to your thinking and feeling--are held in orbit by the greatness, gravity, and blazing brightness of Jesus Christ at the center of your life. When He ceases to be the center, the planets of your life fly into confusion, sending a hundred things out of control. Pastor John Piper's powerful teaching is recorded during an intimate retreat for youth leaders and students onto three "The Blazing Center "DVDs. With the study guide, this is an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, and families. Discover surprising insights about the reality of sin, how your love for God is really revealed, and how only joy in Him will sustain you through times of suffering.
God Is the Blazing Sun
at the Center of Reality
Everything revolves around Him. And as the most valuable and glorious person who exists, God is loving, not conceited, when he calls us to worship Him. His pursuit of glory and our pursuit of joy are not at odds--because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
In these eight 30-minute sessions on three DVDs, John Piper explains from the Bible:
Why God is so passionate about His glory
Why our happiness depends on God's pursuit of His glory
That God actually commands us to pursue our happiness
That sin is when we abandon God and pursue our happiness in lesser things
How our love for God is revealed by our delight in Him, not our labors for Him
How joy in God overflows in love to meet the needs of others
How only joy in God can sustain us in times of profound suffering
Recorded in theintimate setting of a retreat for youth leaders and students, these sessions are ideal for use in adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, and families. To get the most from this resource, use it along with "The Blazing Center Study Guide."
BANNER OR CALL OUT BUBBLE (If it's not already on the front):
An Introduction to John Piper's "Desiring God"
CALL OUT BUBBLE:
Includes subtitles in English or Spanish! DVD Interior Page
3 Disc DVD Set Includes:
Session 1 The Blazing Center: A Personal Story
Session 2 The Blazing Center: Is God Vain?
Session 3 Pursue Your Joy: Isn't That Hedonism?
Session 4 Pursue Your Joy: God Commands It!
Session 5 True Love: Duty or Delight? (Part 1)
Session 6 True Love: Duty or Delight? (Part 2)
Session 7 Suffering: For the Joy Set Before You (Part 1)
Session 8 Suffering: For the Joy Set Before You (Part 2)
Story Behind the Book
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS REGION 1 AND WILL ONLY PLAY IN THE UK IF YOU HAVE A MULTI-REGION PLAYER.
The Blazing Center by John Piper was published by Waterbrook Multnomah in January 2009 and is our 21931st best seller. The ISBN for The Blazing Center is 9781590526842.