Title: William Tyndale: A Life Transformed By God’s Word
Speaker : Pastor John Piper
Ministry: Desiring God
Message Delivered @: New Attitude Conference 2008
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Pastor Piper tells the story of William Tyndale who “had one driving passion: he wanted to see the Bible in English so that ordinary folks would have access to it.” From the life of William Tyndale and wanting us to follow in the footsteps of William Tyndale, Piper made the case that “there are things left to be done with the Bible in this world that you should do.”
Piper declared two ways that we must die to advance God’s cause through the Bible:
1. We must die to the notion that you don’t have to work hard or think hard to achieve spiritual goals.
2. We must die to the notion that thinking hard and working hard are decisive for achieving spiritual goals.
Piper drew from 2 Timothy 2:7, ”Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” Piper highlighted this dual call of the Christian to 1) think hard and 2) recognize that our thinking and working are not ultimately decisive, God gives understanding.
You’ll want to get the audio to hear Piper tell Tyndale’s story and to hear Piper challenge us to not waste our life, but instead strive to be like William Tyndale.