Having summarized T4G through Wednesday, here’s a summary of Thursday.
We got off on another strong start from Ligon Duncan and his sermon The Underestimated God: God’s Ruthless, Compassionate Grace In the Pursuit of His Own Glory and His Ministers’ Joy (audio/video). This exposition of 1 Kings 19 helped each attendee identify with Elijah, who wanted God to do amazing things for His glory, but wasn’t allowed to see those things at the moment he wanted them. This proved to be a great follow up to Platt’s message in helping us continue to trust our God.
In the afternoon, Matt Chandler walked us through Revelation 21 & 22 to see The Fulfillment of the Gospel (audio/video). Most people’s lives are wrapped up in the here and now, but this vision of where all of history is headed will sustain us through trials and help us see the aim of our work for the Gospel.
Finally, John Piper rounded out the conference by unfolding Jude 24-25 and how Glory, Majesty, Dominion and Authority Keep Us Safe For Everlasting Joy (audio/video). We ought to be stunned that we are Christians and Piper explained how God allows this to be so. It was one of the best sermons on the subject of perseverance that I’ve heard and was a great encouragement to see how God will get the glory for salvation by keeping us from the past, through the present and into the future.
This was an amazing conference. The sermons seemed to build on each other and continue to help me see a greater, deeper, richer and fuller picture of the Gospel. I would encourage you to take advantage of the free audio and video resources and allow your soul to be refreshed in the Underestimated Gospel.