I’m excited to say that tomorrow morning at 7am, I’ll be joining Morning Star Church‘s men’s Pilgrim Bible Study as they launch into a new book study. We’ll be delving into Finally Alive by John Piper.
Here’s a description of the book:
When Jesus said to Nicodemus, ‘You must be born again’, the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today ‘born again Christians’ fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterised by the ‘mosaic’ generation as ‘unchristian’.The term ‘born again’ has been devalued both in society and in the church. Those claiming to be ‘born again’ live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don’t; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covet the same, do almost everything the same.Being ‘born again’ is now defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament however defines Christians very differently.“When Jesus said to Nicodemus, “You must be born again” (John 3:7), he was not sharing interesting and unimportant information. He was leading him to eternal life… If he does that for you (or if he already has), then you are (or you will be) truly, invincibly, finally alive.” John Piper
We’ll start by reading the introduction (pages 9-22) and then discussing the first set of questions from lesson one in the study guide (pages 4-5). We will be meeting at the Stockholm Inn in Rockford, IL every other week. If you’re in the area, read this in time, and are up early enough – I hope you can join us!