John Piper fires readers' passion for the centrality and supremacy of God by unfolding Calvin's exemplary zeal for the glory of God. God rests all too lightly on the church's mind in our time. Consequently, the self-saturation of his people has made God and his glory auxiliary, and his majesty has all but disappeared from the modern evangelical world. John Calvin saw a similar thing in his day, and it was at the root of his quarrel with Rome.
Lost and Found is written to the church, using often-surprising results from the copious research here to strike another nerve and break some long established assumptions about how to effectively engage the lost. Leading missiologist Ed Stetzer and his associates first offer a detailed investigation of the four younger unchurched types.
Tullian Tchividjian remembers the Sunday morning he woke up hung over, still dressed in the clothes he'd worn until passing out during a night of partying. After five-years of hard living, Tullian had come to the end of himself. He got up and went down the street to church. What he found there shocked him--a community of Christians who joyfully and radically lived out the Gospel in ways he'd never seen before. The encounter showed him a new way of living in the world - and he came to personal faith in Christ.
"Just can't get to the end"
The next time God asks you to speak, be ready! Chances are, if you’re active in your church, at some point you’ll have to talk to people. Your presentation may be informal—like greeting people at the door—or formal—like sharing your testimony before a congregation. But either way, it will make an impact. Whether you are called to preach, teach, greet, encourage, or share, Purpose-Filled Presentations will teach you the techniques to help you improve what you are already doing.