10 Quotes from Come, Lord Jesus

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor for preaching and vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Providence.

To purchase a copy of Come, Lord Jesus from Westminster Books, click here.

Quotes from Come, Lord Jesus

1. Loving the Lord’s coming is an extension into the future of loving the Lord now. (Pg. 18)

2. Christ is coming not only to display his glory, but also to have his glory experienced in a certain way. (Pg. 37)

3. The glory of Christ is reflected in his people not as the sunlight is reflected in the unfeeling moon, but as the lover’s presence is reflected in the beloved’s radiant face. (Pg. 53)

4. If anyone stands before Christ blameless at his coming, it will be owing to the death of Jesus reconciling us to God. (Pg. 76)

5. For Christ to be glorified in our marveling at his coming, that grace too must be triumphant in our complete transformation. (Pg. 89)

6. When Christ comes, believers will be shown to be who we really are. (Pg. 102)

7. Lawless hearts will not welcome love for the truth. (Pg. 132)

8. The coming of Christ is not only a magnificent spectacle; it is a personal welcome. And the welcome is supremely to himself. (Pg. 169)

9. Living on high alert for deception does not mean living with a spirit of alarm. Love, not alarm, is the best protection against deception. (Pg. 263)

10. If we love the Lord’s appearing, we will love the advance of his mission toward completion. (Pg. 284)

Brief Review of Come, Lord Jesus

Do you long for the coming of Jesus? In Come, Lord Jesus John Piper helps believers to think rightly upon the second coming. Throughout the book, he argues that a love for Jesus will long for his coming. In Piper fashion, he covers a variety of passages and emphasizes how believers should look forward to Christ’s coming. This work is divided into 3 parts – 1) Reasons to Love Christ’s appearing, 2) The Time of His appearing, 3) How then shall we live?. This work closes with hymn – O Come, Lord Jesus, Come. Unlike other modern books on eschatology which focus heavily upon humanity, Piper’s focus is upon a love for Jesus and a longing for the coming King! Throughout this book, it should stir a believers love for Jesus, it addresses the errors of other eschatological views by the Scriptures, and calls believers to long for the return of Jesus because of their love for Him. Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

To purchase a copy of Come, Lord Jesus from Westminster Books, click here.

Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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