"The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin" by John Piper

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

In 426 A.D., Augustine handed over leadership of his church to his assistant, Eraclius. Overwhelmed by his own inadequacy and fearing his predecessor's voice would be lost, Eraclius lamented, "The cricket chirps, the swan is silent." A thousand years later, Augustine's doctrine of grace reverberated through the voice of John Hus, who was burned at the stake for convictions that anticipated the Reformation by one hundred years. Hus wrote in his cell before dying, "Today you are burning a goose [ "Hus" in Czech]; however, a hundred years from now, you ...

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