Jesus does not discriminate. He offers the bread of life to anyone who calls on his name — even to those who have committed unspeakable crimes.
Before eight hundred prisoners, Piper preached from John 6 on Jesus’s feeding of the five thousand and his walk on water. “I preached with all my heart to those who could fit in the chapel,” Piper recounted later. “I pulled no punches.” Many other prisoners watched on closed-circuit television, including death-row inmates.
The result from this afternoon remains one of my all-time favorite sermons — Piper at his most urgent. And today I want to feature a clip from the beginning of that sermon.