Love to the uttermost by John Piper – Meditations for Holy Week

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The greatest love you can know is when someone lays down his life for you (John15:13). Especially when you were an enemy when he laid his life down for you (Romans 5:10).

And that’s when Jesus laid his life down for you (1 John 3:16),

  • on a Roman cross of torture (Philippians 2:8),
  • to bear the guilt of your sins (1 Corinthians 15:3),
  • and pay your debt of infinite offense against a holy God (Colossians 2:14).

So while you were still a sinner (Romans 5:8),

  • he who had never known sin became sin for you (2 Corinthians 5:21),
  • so you could become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21),
  • and become God’s friend (John 15:14),
  • and live with him forever (John 3:16)
  • and see his glory (John 17:24),
  • and experience full joy and eternal pleasures (Psalm 16:11).There is no greater love for you than this. And God wants you to know this love that extends way beyond your capacity to comprehend (Ephesians 3:19).

From the booklet of brief meditations titled Love to the Uttermost, written by John Piper and edited by Tony Reinke, to help you focus each day of Holy Week on God’s unfathomable love for you.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

Prologue: A Vision for Holy Week

1. Palm Sunday: Seeing the King on Palm Sunday
2. Monday: He Set His Face for Jerusalem
3. Tuesday: Depth of Love for Us
4. Wednesday: Why Jesus Is All-Trustworthy
5. Maundy Thursday: Thursday of the Commandment
6. Good Friday: What Good Friday Is All About
7. Saturday: A Holy Week Volcano
8. Easter Sunday: Such Amazing Resurrection Love

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LOVE to the uttermost – Devotional Readings for Holy Week

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Comprised of eight excerpts (plus one prologue reading) selected from John Piper’s extensive writing and preaching ministry, this new devotional was compiled and shaped for use in personal devotions or family and group settings.

As Pastor John explains, this one term — uttermost — is loaded with significance. When used of Jesus’s willing death for his friends, it means he endured unimaginable degrees of suffering to do so (John 13:1, NAS).

To love to the uttermost is to love freely, without reserve or limit, and without flaw or failure. As we watch his arrest and trial and death unfold for eight days, we gaze on a God-man who begrudges no pain or reproach on his pathway to redeem lost sinners. This is the man who “humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8).

“Fix your gaze steadily on him,” John Piper writes of Holy Week, “as he loves you to the uttermost.” To that end, you can download the free devotional — Love to the Uttermost — in three formats:

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