“WOW” Is All I Can Say

Part of my Saturday prep for Sunday sermon always include a visit to Desiring God and the repository of John Piper’s sermons. Going through that I ran across this Q&A time Pastor John did at the Angola Prison in Louisianna. Here’s a bit of info on the Angola Prison:

“This prison is the largest maximum-security prison in America. It is one of the most famous prisons in the whole world. It has only murderers, rapists, armed robbers and habitual felons. The average sentence is 88 years, with 3,200 people in one place serving life sentences. Ninety percent of the inmates will die here. This is a place of hopelessness, so if Angola can change, the rest of the country’s prisons can’t say, “We can’t do this.” – Burl Cain, warden of the prison

John Piper preached a sermon to the inmates and closed with these words:

“For 90% of you the next stop is not home and family, but heaven or hell. O what glorious news we have in that situation. And believe me it is not the prosperity of Gospel. Jesus came and died and rose again not mainly to be useful, but to beprecious. And that he can be in Angola as well as Atlanta. Perhaps even more.”

Then he did a Q&A time with the inmates. WOW!!!  That’s all I can say WOW!!! Take a look and be amazed at

(1) The questions that are asked

(2) The change that happens when the grace of God takes a hold of a person’s life

Here’s the video.

I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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