Here we are continuing the eye-opening and challenging study of John Piper’s book – What Jesus Demands of the World. We are making slow progress (2-3 chapter per week), but we are passed the half point (we are on demands 30 and 31 of a total of 50).
Since Jesus has “all authority in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18) he can make the demands that He wants to – despite the rebellious spirit and the revolt of the modern man.
He not only demands what He wants, but He demands the impossible. The impossibility of Jesus’ demands is seen most clearly in the demand to love one’s enemies (Matthew 5:44-45; Luke 6:29-35 etc.).