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Local Atheist or Modern Pharisee — Who Is the Greater Threat?

Aug 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus faced more opposition from the Pharisees than the Romans. Are religious formalists a greater threat to the church today than our secular neighbors?

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How to Stay Christian in College

Aug 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

Students, attending college means stepping out into the front line of the war for your faith. In order to hold fast, arm yourself for battle.

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Our Wedding Date Is Set — Why Not Have Sex Now?

Aug 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

God created sex for marriage. He designed it as beautiful gift and placed it precisely where he knew it should be.

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Is God’s Grace Really Free, or Does It Cost Me Everything?

Aug 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

We by nature don’t delight in God but in his gifts. New cars, our job, even our phones all compete for our supreme joy unless God transforms our hearts.

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Retirement Homes and Caring for Aging Parents

Aug 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

One way to honor our parents is to love them as we love ourselves. If we would hope to be helped in our old age, we should find ways to help our parents.

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When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark

Aug 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

Members of our churches learn truth not only from the sermons they hear, but also from the songs they sing. Lyrics on Sunday morning matter.

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Do All Religions Lead to God?

Aug 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus provides the litmus test for all religions. Any religion that refuses to worship him is a false religion.

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Should a Single Parent Get Married?

Aug 2, 2017 - 00:00:00

Two parents are better than one. But does God require a single parent to marry if he or she doesn’t desire marriage?

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My Best Life Now?

Jul 31, 2017 - 00:00:00

Following Jesus brings suffering we could have avoided. But the alternative is losing your soul while only gaining the cheap pleasures of the world.

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Does John Piper Overplay Bible Literacy?

Jul 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

Was Piper right to say, “You don’t have a chance against the devil unless you know how to read and understand God’s word”?

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Should We Memorize Catechisms or Scripture?

Jul 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

A catechism can help children interpret the Bible, point them to important Scriptures, and capture the whole counsel of God’s word.

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Why the Coming Kingdom of Christ Is Really Bad News

Jul 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

For millions of people, the future reign of God is terrible news. His rule will not be an invitation to eternal joy, but a final verdict: eternal damnation.

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Glorifying God in Unshakable Grief

Jul 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Joy will come, even when it feels like the pain will never end. In the meantime, God promises to be near you in ways you can’t feel outside of suffering.

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“My Life Feels Pointless”

Jul 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our aging bodies and nearness to death need not sap the joy that God gives us while we remain on earth. He still has a purpose for us.

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Does My Sex Life Affect My Prayer Life?

Jul 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

When couples temporarily suspend sexual intimacy for the purpose of prayer, they say with their bodies how desperate they are for God to answer.

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“I Had An Abortion”

Jul 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Those who have had an abortion should own the guilt, but they should not stop there. God has more than enough grace reserved at the cross.

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“I Had an Abortion”

Jul 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Those who have had an abortion should own the guilt, but they should not stop there. God has more than enough grace reserved at the cross.

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Soul Care for Exhausted Young Mothers

Jul 12, 2017 - 00:10:05

Moms, your walk with God is as essential for the good of your children as the milk you feed them and the diapers you change.

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Does God’s Pursuit of His Glory Ever Detract from His Love?

Jul 10, 2017 - 00:07:35

Our deepest, sweetest joy will not come from God making much of us, but from God freeing us to make much of him forever.

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Should I “Dream Big” for God When I Have a Huge Ego?

Jul 7, 2017 - 00:08:35

Egos do not shrink when we stop dreaming big. With big, small, and even stagnant dreams, we will need to kill our self-promoting instinct.

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How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep?

Jul 5, 2017 - 00:08:12

Sleep shatters our God complex because we have to put down our tools, take off our boots, and remember that God is the decisive worker, always.

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Can I Remarry If My Spouse Dies? Should I?

Jul 3, 2017 - 00:08:48

Widows and widowers should feel no pressure to rush into a remarriage, but they shouldn’t exclude the possibility either.

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How Would You Lead an Overly Patriotic Church?

Jun 30, 2017 - 00:09:20

The goal of any change in a local church is to shepherd people into a deeper love for God. We must not lose sight of that in our zeal to align with God’s word.

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Should Patriotism Have a Place in Church?

Jun 28, 2017 - 00:09:08

The dominant expression of patriotism in American churches should be the supremacy of Christ and his work to forgive American sins and American sinners.

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How Is Jesus Both Joy and Master?

Jun 26, 2017 - 00:11:11

The Bible calls us to serve God, but we must remember that we can only do that because God first came to serve and help us.

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How Do I Study a Specific Topic in the Bible?

Jun 23, 2017 - 00:10:08

Studying the Bible does not need to be complex. Simple tools can help us glean amazing insights from the word.

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Jesus Said He’d Return Soon, So Where Is He?

Jun 21, 2017 - 00:12:38

A careful study of New Testament prophecy should never lead us to assume that Jesus and the apostles were wrong about the timing of Jesus’s return.

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How Can I Better Study a Bible Passage?

Jun 19, 2017 - 00:08:31

“Think over what I say,” commands the Lord. How can a faithful student of the Bible do this without leaning on commentaries and scholars?

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What Can We Say to Friends Facing Suffering?

Jun 16, 2017 - 00:10:40

When suffering drones on and on, what can we do to stay steadfast in our call to share in this suffering?

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How Do I “Give My Life to God”?

Jun 14, 2017 - 00:09:41

Settle it in your mind and heart whether you believe Christ purchased you. If so, you are utterly dependent on God for life, meaning, and satisfaction.

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I Know God Loves Me, but Does He Like Me?

Jun 12, 2017 - 00:13:05

If you live in the flesh, you will never please God. But those who have the Spirit delight God as they bear fruit. Even the small harvests please him.

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Did Israel’s King Consult with a Witch?

Jun 9, 2017 - 00:08:27

God’s people must not consult with mediums — not because there’s no such thing as communication with the dead, but because it is an abomination to do so.

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When Do I Unfollow My Pastor?

Jun 7, 2017 - 00:09:29

To be united to God is to be united in principle and in love to the people of God. We don’t choose between belonging to God and belonging to his people.

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How Do I Escape Regret over Hurt I’ve Caused?

Jun 5, 2017 - 00:08:37

Don’t be paralyzed by feelings of regret. Rather let those very feelings empower you with a sense of greater grace, gratitude, and joy in God’s grace.

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How Do I Follow Big Sections of Scripture?

Jun 2, 2017 - 00:11:39

As you study the Bible, study larger portions by looking for similarities in the sections that fit together.

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The Only Solution to Spiritual Blindness

May 31, 2017 - 00:07:44

Spiritually dead and blind people are willfully dark. It’s what they prefer. Therefore, they can only be rescued by a divine miracle.

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What’s the Point of Your New Trilogy of Books?

May 29, 2017 - 00:10:18

John Piper believes nothing is more important for his remaining years than to focus on the authority and the meaning and the heralding of God’s word.

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God’s Work in Your Depression

May 26, 2017 - 00:10:12

Depression is not simply black and white. There are many degrees of discouragement, and God is able to provide help in them all.

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Will You Ever Write a Piper Bible Commentary?

May 24, 2017 - 00:10:37

Good commentaries should ask and answer questions that enable people to see things for themselves, and probe into reality, not just verbal relations.

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My Sin Feels Good in the Moment — Why Stop?

May 22, 2017 - 00:14:03

God commands us not merely to flee evil, but to hate evil — not merely to do mercy, but to love mercy.

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Can We Be Legalistic About Not Being Legalists?

May 19, 2017 - 00:11:37

Christ’s righteousness is the sole ground of our acceptance into God’s favor, but our new life of holiness is necessary to demonstrate that we are truly in him.

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Is Body Image My Idol?

May 17, 2017 - 00:11:06

Pursuing physical fitness becomes sinful self-glorification when we no longer do so to overcome our own sin, serve others, and glorify Christ.

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Will You Write More Biographies?

May 15, 2017 - 00:14:16

Tell stories of Christians to inspire others to love Jesus, give them insight into perplexing difficulties, and motivate them to follow him no matter what.

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What’s the Difference Between ‘Foolish’ and ’Sinful’?

May 12, 2017 - 00:08:40

Foolishness in the Bible is always sinful. To act foolishly is sin, and to sin is to act foolishly.

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Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Confess Wronging Me?

May 10, 2017 - 00:11:23

Renounce revenge, trust your cause to God, and return good for evil. You can do that whether your adversary admits wrong or not.

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Is Homosexuality Really the Worst Sin?

May 8, 2017 - 00:08:49

The blood of Christ is sufficient to wash away every sin and remove all judgment and bring us to everlasting healing and joy.

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Why Does John Piper Complicate Saving Faith?

May 5, 2017 - 00:10:59

To come to true saving faith, you have to experience the miracle of spiritual sight of the supremely valuable glory of Christ, the image of God.

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Explaining Hell to Our Children

May 3, 2017 - 00:14:13

God intends for our real and wise fear of hell to be a means of clarifying and establishing his glory and truth in our hearts.

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How Will God Judge What I Do Today?

May 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

Teachers need to be vigilant over what they teach, and all Christians need to be vigilant over what they do with what they are taught.

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Is John Piper Happy?

Apr 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

The promise of future joy penetrates back into the present and sustains us with joy now in the midst of sorrow.

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Three Strategies for Overcoming the Superficial Life

Apr 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our tragic loss of wonder and amazement is epidemic, especially in our age of ever-present distraction by superficial input from every manner of media.

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God Made Me — So Doesn’t He Owe Me Salvation?

Apr 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

Thinking that God owes us naturally leads to arrogant abuse. But knowing that we deserve nothing good from God naturally leads to brokenhearted love.

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Does the Bible Prescribe Alcohol to the Depressed?

Apr 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Don’t open your mouth to alcohol to numb your pain. Open your mouth to speak right things that would deliver you from misjudgment.

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Is Male Headship a Lost Cause?

Apr 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

There will always be complementarians willing to die for the truth who will give their lives rather than conform to an unbiblical culture.

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How Do I Love My Unbelieving Spouse?

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

The key to persevering in a discouraging marriage is hope and faith from God’s word that he can overcome the divide.

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The Glory of Good Friday

Apr 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christ was a just and merciful substitute for sinners. When he died for his elect, he bore their punishment. They experience no condemnation.

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The Horror of Crucifixion

Apr 12, 2017 - 00:00:00

Studying the historical and physical realities of crucifixion shows how deplorable and inhumane that form of human extermination is.

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What’s the Last Thing You Would Tweet?

Apr 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus, God’s Son, died in the place of sinners and rose so that all who love him supremely might be forgiven all and have eternal joy in God.

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Campus Ministry and the Local Church — Do They Work Together?

Apr 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

When parachurch campus ministries are an extension of the local church, they can strategically reach and disciple the lost together.

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How Do Finite Beings Worship an Infinite God?

Apr 5, 2017 - 00:00:00

God does not require finite man to love him infinitely. But he does require total and supreme love.

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Was Calvin a Christian Hedonist?

Apr 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

Because John Calvin loved the glory of God and our pursuit of happiness in him, John Piper believes he would have been a Christian Hedonist.

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Should Christians Vacation to Religious Shrines?

Mar 31, 2017 - 00:00:00

It is a terrible sign of spiritual obliviousness to visit religious shrines and not feel heartbreak and caution for demonic powers of deception.

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My Parents Say Missions Is a Waste of American Blessings

Mar 29, 2017 - 00:00:00

If your parents think pursuing missions is a waste, win them to your vision and show them that Christ is sufficient to satisfy your soul.

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What’s the Appeal of Heavenly Rewards Other Than Getting Christ?

Mar 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christ is our reward — as is everything else that more fully reveals him and more fully enables us to enjoy him.

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Should We Baptize the Dead?

Mar 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

Baptism demonstrates and symbolically reenacts our spiritual death, burial, and resurrection in Christ. But it does not save anyone.

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I’m Confused — Are We to Pray with Few Words or Without Ceasing?

Mar 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

Pray to God at all times, but don’t think you can twist God’s arm by repeating your requests. He seeks heartfelt, authentic fellowship.

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How Can My Difficult Marriage Glorify Christ?

Mar 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

A faithful, covenant-keeping spouse can display the truth of Christ’s covenant with us — even after a failed marriage.

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Do We Really Need Musical Worship?

Mar 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

Qualified leaders should help God’s people come together to express his infinite value by lifting their voices and hearts in song.

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When Should Christians Use Satire?

Mar 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

While satire, irony, sarcasm, and ridicule all have their place in exposing evil and harm, Christians should patiently seek to win others in love.

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Why Does the New Testament Cite Extrabiblical Sources?

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

Sometimes biblical authors drew in material from outside the Bible in order to strengthen their points for their audience.

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What Is Revival and Where Do We Find It?

Mar 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

Revival is a concentrated work of God where Christians in various churches earnestly desire more of Christ, boldness in witness, and commitment to missions.

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Don Carson on American Politics and the Benedict Option

Mar 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christians are called to be different from the world, but engaged with the world. That’s not comfortable, but it is essentially Christian.

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The Benedict Option and American Politics

Mar 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christians are called to be different from the world, but engaged with the world. That’s not comfortable, but it is essentially Christian.

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Why I’m Baptist

Mar 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

First, be a Bible-guided Christian. Second, embrace the Bible-rooted doctrines of grace. Third, come to your convictions on baptism.

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My Prodigal Left Home — Should I Give Him Money?

Mar 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

If you have a prodigal, immerse yourself in the Bible and pray with your spouse for wisdom, love, boldness, and joy.

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Is God Ever Surprised?

Mar 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

God is never ignorant about the future or about anything. He is never uncertain about what is coming. He is God.

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What If Life Turns Out to Be Pointless?

Mar 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christianity and nihilism are exclusive, because God himself is the meaning and purpose and value of human existence.

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Am I Really Ready for Heaven?

Feb 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

Receive Christ, the one who did all the doing that had to be done as the foundation of our acceptance with God.

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Does God Know the Exact Day I Will Die?

Feb 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

God determines when everybody dies. He decided so before the world existed.

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How Soon Is Christ’s Return?

Feb 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

If Christ’s millennial reign comes after his second coming, Jesus could come very, very quickly.

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Can We Ever See God or Not?

Feb 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

There are some senses in which God’s people can see him, and other senses in which they cannot.

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Will Every Jew Be Saved?

Feb 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

Not all Israelites will be saved, and no Jews who are waiting for a Messiah but rejecting Jesus while they wait will be saved.

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How Many Bible Versions Should I Read?

Feb 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

Use multiple Bible translations for increased general understanding, and use one main translation for meditation and memorization.

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Is Pain Punishment for My Sin?

Feb 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

The purpose and design of God’s justice in punishment is infinitely different than his purifying discipline in pain.

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Do Pets Distract the Christian Life?

Feb 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

While pets, like other good things, can distract us from the glory of God, they can also provide God-saturated fascination and joy.

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Never Send Nude Selfies: Seven Reasons

Feb 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

Don’t ever ask to see anyone naked except your spouse, and don’t ever show yourself naked to anyone, besides medical reasons, except to your spouse.

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How Do I Pray the Bible?

Feb 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Praying the Bible keeps us from focusing on our immediate private concerns, rather than God’s larger purposes.

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Was Jesus a Christian Hedonist?

Feb 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus lived to glorify his Father by enjoying him as the sustaining power for all his life, including his greatest suffering.

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Can I Be Faithful to God and Popular at School?

Feb 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

Imitate Christ and ask yourself, “How can I serve somebody today?” not, “How can I get somebody to like me today?”

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Will Some People in Heaven Have More Joy Than Others?

Jan 30, 2017 - 00:00:00

The greatness of our rewards in the age to come correspond with the life of obedience that we have lived here.

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Grape Nuts — Hot or Cold?

Jan 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

The secret to enjoying Grape Nuts is so special, John Piper wrote a limerick to explain.

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Can Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Me?

Jan 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

While we don’t know how much our loved ones in heaven can watch us, we do know that they would encourage us to focus on Christ.

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Was Any Biblical Writer Aware He Was Inspired?

Jan 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Bible is God’s word not simply because the authors said so, but because of the way God’s glory shines through it.

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What If I Ruin My Kids?

Jan 23, 2017 - 00:00:00

When God calls a woman to be a mother, it is a glorious calling, and such women should consider and embrace those glories.

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John Piper’s Prayer for President Trump

Jan 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

Listen to John Piper’s heart and Godward hopes for the 45th presidency of the United States.

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Christ Reigns over All: Biblical Survey of God’s Kingdom

Jan 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

The ultimate hope for all Christians is the new heaven and the new earth, where everyone will see God as King over all.

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Help! My Teen Is Abandoning Christ

Jan 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

If your child has turned from Christ, don’t despair. God loves to hear your prayers and can meet your situation with power.

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What Does It Mean That God Will Glorify Me? And How?

Jan 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

If you find praise from other people more satisfying than praise from God, you will not be able to believe on Jesus.

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Are Men Superior to Women?

Jan 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

With every difference between men and women, there is a kind of counterpoint of indispensability.

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I’m Exhausted — How Do I Recharge My Body Without Neglecting My Soul?

Jan 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

If you are a weary pastor, ask God to protect you from wasted leisure and pursue God-honoring refreshment.

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Don’t Waste Your Engagement: How to Prepare for Marriage

Jan 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

Engagement is a golden opportunity for men to set patterns of spiritual leadership and talk with their ladies about biblical and spiritual realities.

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Did John the Baptist Advocate Divorce?

Jan 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Some people use Matthew 14:4 to justify divorce. But Piper shares three uncertainties in the text that should keep us from doing so.

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Am I Holy Enough to Take Communion?

Jan 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

If you are a member in good standing at your local church, renounce sin, and treasure Christ, then you should eat the Lord’s Supper with hope.

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Will I Be Single for the Rest of My Life?

Jan 2, 2017 - 00:00:00

God promises to give his single children an everlasting monument and name better than sons and daughters.

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Is It Sinful to Seek Fame Online?

Dec 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

We must not find satisfaction in the praise of men, but in God himself and in helping others find that same satisfaction.

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Why Are Women More Eager Missionaries?

Dec 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

More single women serve in missions than single men, but God is able to give grace for every circumstance.

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How Does a ‘Man’s Man’ Sing to a ‘Beautiful’ Jesus?

Dec 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

When we see all of Jesus’s virtuous capacities and magnificent achievements, it is natural, not awkward, to call him beautiful.

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The Sacrifice of Christ in the Season of Christmas

Dec 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

We must see how sacrifice works as a theme in all of the Bible in order to fully appreciate the cross of Christ.

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John Piper’s Favorite Hymn

Dec 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

And it’s a rather obscure German hymn you’ve probably never heard — until now.

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Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?

Dec 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

If being Jesus-focused is a killjoy for your Christmas, you don’t know him well.

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Will We Fear God in Heaven?

Dec 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

We should not exclude the prospect of trembling in and of itself from our glorified state in the age to come.

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Is It Sinful to Be Pregnant Before Marriage?

Dec 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

Pregnancy is not a sin. And if sin caused the pregnancy, it is no less forgivable than any other sin because of Christ.

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Can Christians Benefit from Books by Nonbelievers?

Dec 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

It is wise to pursue a measured use of wide reading and listening — including non-Christian authors.

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Can We Do Whatever We Want in Heaven?

Dec 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

In the age to come, when there will be no more sorrow or sin, we will experience perfect freedom for the first time.

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I’m Paralyzed by Indecision — What Should I Do?

Dec 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

As you make plans, know that when God works for you, the goal of his work is to fit you for enjoying God himself.

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Am I Quenching the Holy Spirit?

Dec 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

Quenching the Spirit means despising or neglecting his gifts, refusing to express spiritual emotion, and resisting his fruit.

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Does God Promise to Feed and Clothe Christians?

Dec 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

God will give us everything we need to do his will and to glorify him most fully, even if it means death.

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Which Old-Testament Promises Apply to Me?

Nov 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

We are heirs of all God’s promises. But they are fulfilled differently today because of the work of Jesus.

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Talk to Your Wife About Lust

Nov 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

Only Christ-centered commitment enables spouses to be honest with each other about their sexual purity.

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Are We Overdoing the Anti-Prosperity Gospel Theme?

Nov 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

God does not mean to remove suffering in this life, but assure us in suffering that nothing can separate us from his love.

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Yes to Hating Sin, No to Hating Self

Nov 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

Remember your corruption enough to humble yourself, but forget whatever keeps you back from pressing on toward Christ.

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Should We Encourage Interracial Marriage?

Nov 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Your conscience should be clear in marrying a godly, Christ-exalting spouse, whatever his or her race.

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How to Read a Bible Full of Promises

Nov 18, 2016 - 00:00:00

The Bible portrays the unfolding of history under the sovereignty of God to bring about his purposes in line with his promises.

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How Is Christ My Advocate If His Saving Work Is Finished?

Nov 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

Christ’s advocacy is the ongoing presentation of our union with him established at the cross through faith by the Spirit.

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Did My Lust Cause Our Miscarriage?

Nov 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

God wills a new humility and submission and faith through our sin and the pain of loss.

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Should We Obey Old Testament Law?

Nov 11, 2016 - 00:00:00

The prohibition of eating pork is a refusal to submit to God’s plan for the fulfillment of the Law in Jesus.

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What Is “Fullness of Joy” and Do I Have It?

Nov 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

The fullness of our joy in God will climax when we delight in the Son with the very delight that the Father has in him.

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Isn’t Unlimited Atonement More Glorious Than Limited Atonement?

Nov 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

Definite atonement triumphs over unbelief and hardness of heart and brings to pass salvation and all the purposes of God that depend on it.

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A Little Introduction to Covenants

Nov 4, 2016 - 00:00:00

We think of our Bibles as two testaments, but the notion of covenant shapes much of how God has shaped the Scriptures.

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The Heart of Christian Hedonism — and the Bible and Creation and Everything

Nov 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

The greatest happiness God pursues is the delight he takes in the echoes of his excellence in the supremely happy praises of the saints.

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Why Do We Celebrate the Protestant Reformation?

Oct 31, 2016 - 00:00:00

The Reformation celebrates how embracing Christ as our supreme treasure in faith is how we enjoy God’s fellowship.

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Contrary to Roman Catholics, the Bible Is Our Sufficient Authority

Oct 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

If the Bible is God’s word, by definition no human authority can serve alongside it with equal authority.

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Is It Sinful to Watch Porn with My Spouse?

Oct 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

It is inconceivable that the pleasures Christ has in the church would be stimulated by his imaging a prostitute to get his juices flowing.

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Desiring God
Why Does God Regret and Repent in the Bible?

Oct 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

God is capable of bringing something about and both lamenting that act in one regard, while affirming it as best in another.

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Desiring God
Is It Love If I Don’t Feel It?

Oct 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Our loving behavior must always include gladness in God that overflows in the hope of including other people in our joy.

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Desiring God
How Is the Law Written on Every Heart?

Oct 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Real obedience to God, even though imperfect, is made possible through the work of Christ for all who believe in him.

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Desiring God
Why Did Jesus Delay So Long Before Entering Human History?

Oct 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

Given the way he chose to make the gospel clear in the world, God’s preparations for Christ were necessary and fitting.

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Desiring God
Little Ears, “Big Church,” and Sensitive Sermons

Oct 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

Pastors should notify parents when they need to address difficult topics so they can decide if they want their children present.

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Desiring God
As a Pastor, Did You Use Church Growth Strategies?

Oct 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

There should be a never-ending stream of creativity in helping our people reach the lost, but theological faithfulness is essential.

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Desiring God
How Do We Prepare Our Children for Suffering?

Oct 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

Help your children prepare to suffer by teaching them a biblical worldview, disciplining them, and modeling joy through your own sorrow.

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Desiring God
Fight Sin, Find Rest

Oct 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

The fight, the striving, the narrow, the hard, the work, the warfare is not a striving to get Christ. It is a striving precisely to rest.

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Desiring God
Does Porn Use Disqualify a Pastor?

Oct 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

If a pastor looks at porn once, restore him with his wife and fellow elders. But if it is a pattern, he is unqualified for eldership.

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Desiring God
You Cannot Glorify God If You Find Him Boring

Oct 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

God created the world to present himself as glorious, not boring. Therefore, we must move beyond knowing and believing to joy.

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Desiring God
How Do I Test My Interpretations of the Bible?

Sep 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

There are many dangers that teachers like John Piper must guard against, but also many practices which help guard them.

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Desiring God
How Can I Minister to My Classmates This Year?

Sep 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

Students, you can be ready to tell someone why you have hope in Jesus.

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Desiring God
Is the Missionary Greater Than the Artist?

Sep 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

While God requires faithfulness from everyone, some vocations are worth twice the honor as others.

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Desiring God
Should I Confront Sin in My Non-Christian Friends?

Sep 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

The longer you wait to share Christ with your friends, the more perplexed they will be. Befriend and confront others in love, as Jesus did.

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Desiring God
Is Christian Hedonism Only for Complementarians?

Sep 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Egalitarians can also embrace Christian Hedonism, though not all the relational details will look the same.

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Desiring God
Five Strategies for Avoiding Intellectualism

Sep 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

A warm, practical, affectionate relationship with the living Christ really matters.

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Desiring God
Can I Be Sure I’m Saved If Persevering Is the Proof?

Sep 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

God intends for his children to take heart from his promises to preserve them to the end.

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Desiring God
Why Did Jesus Not Seek His Own Glory?

Sep 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

Jesus does not seek private glory apart from the Father’s glory, but he does seek his glory through the Father after his redemptive work is done.

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Desiring God
Does God Love His Enemies?

Sep 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

Both God and his people love their human enemies, but not in the same way, since God is all-wise and all-governing, and we are finite.

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Desiring God
How Can I Soften My Own Heart?

Sep 9, 2016 - 00:00:00

God causes the miracle of unhardening our hearts, and we act the miracle of unhardening them.

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Desiring God
Jesus Is My Brother — But What Does That Mean?

Sep 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

Christ shared in our suffering as fallen mortals so that we could be included in the divine family, with Christ as our superior older brother.

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Desiring God
How Do I Pray Without Ceasing?

Sep 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

“Disciplined times of prayer during our day will keep this ‘without ceasing’ prayer alive,” John Piper reminds us, because to pray without ceasing is to pray repeatedly and often.

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Desiring God
Should We Meet in House Churches?

Sep 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

“Nowhere in the New Testament is it commanded or forbidden that local churches meet in homes,” says John Piper. “It’s perfectly acceptable if they do. And it’s perfectly acceptable if they don’t.” Leaders must use other factors to make this decision.

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Desiring God
How Do You Pray in Public, Without Performing?

Aug 31, 2016 - 00:00:00

Pastors must affirm the absolute power, goodness, and wisdom of God during the most tragic of circumstances to give their people comfort and hope.

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Desiring God
“I Go to Church to See Miracles” — Is That Reason Legit?

Aug 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

Jesus’s miracle of fish and bread proves it. An appetite for miracles is no proof one is a Christian. As John Piper explains, “Seeing the mere event of an external physical miracle should never be the goal of the Christian.”

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Desiring God
Can We Overdo Christian Hedonism?

Aug 29, 2016 - 00:00:00

Yes, we can overdo Christian Hedonism, “because it is possible to overemphasize anything,” says John Piper. So what are the warning signs?

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Desiring God
God’s Glory Illustrated — for Kids

Aug 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

When you want God over everything else, you glorify the value of God.

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Desiring God
Red, Yellow, Black, and White — Could Every Race Come from Adam, Eve, and Noah?

Aug 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

“The division of humanity into languages and ethnicities was a judgment from God,” says John Piper. And yet it was also part of his unfolding plan to save the nations.

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Desiring God
What Is the Role of Pentecostalism in the World?

Aug 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

Evangelicalism’s global growth is mainly Pentecostal, says John Piper. This is cause for celebration, and for concern, because the growth is often entangled by prosperity theology.

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THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE
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Feb 4, 2015 - 3:09:16

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