Don't Waste Your Life
On Wednesday nights, 6:30 p.m., beginning June 9, we will be going through Pastor John Piper’s “Don’t Waste Your Life.” This book and study material offers an incredible challenge for us to realign our lives not to the American dream, but to the Biblical Dream of a life lived with purpose and meaning. For most people the goal of life is to reach a station of relaxation and ease. Such a life is a total waste. The strategy of our life should be to exemplify the glory of God in all that we do. Here is an excerpt from the back cover of Piper’s book, “Don’t Waste Your Life:”
John Piper writes, “I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader’s Digest: A couple ‘took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells. . . .’ Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: ‘Look, Lord. See my shells.’ That is a tragedy.
“God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives.”
Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ, and don’t waste your life!
It is not required that you order materials for this study, but it is highly recommended. Reading and preparing for each week’s session will only enhance the experience and further challenge your faith.
The book and study guide can also be downloaded for free at:
Don't WasteYour Life Website