If God made everything good, then do we honor him just by using what he has made? Pastor John explains the essential steps to God-honoring feasting.
God’s creation is good. And since God’s creation is good, we are free to feast to God’s glory, right? Well, no, not exactly. There’s more to proper God-centered thanksgiving than acknowledging the goodness of creation. Tomorrow in the States, we celebrate Thanksgiving, which makes it a great time to revisit John Piper’s sermon on 1 Timothy 4:1–5, preached in 2013 at the DG National Conference on C.S. Lewis.
For this clip, we’re going to jump into the middle of his exposition of 1 Timothy 4:1–5, so let me read the text first. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.” Here’s Pastor John.
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