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One classic John Piper sermon or conference message for each day of the year, based on listeners’ recommendations and feedback. Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and is author of more than 50 books. His sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at desiringGod.org.

Episode Date
Battling Unbelief Together
00:29:28
We must help each other battle unbelief and fight the fight of faith by pointing each other to the trustworthy promises of God.
Sep 18, 2020
Conversion to Christ: The Making of a Christian Hedonist
00:38:06
You are converted to Christ when Jesus becomes for you a treasure chest of holy joy.
Sep 17, 2020
Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life
00:44:53
God does not mainly love us in this life by sparing us from suffering. He mainly loves us by giving us more of himself and his glory.
Sep 16, 2020
‘I Am Who I Am’
00:30:34
Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
Sep 15, 2020
Eternal Security Is a Community Project
00:44:06
God designed his church so that her members endure in belief by giving and receiving faith-sustaining words of life.
Sep 14, 2020
Battling Unbelief at Bethlehem
00:34:22
Faith that glorifies God produces fruit, looks ahead to the fulfillment of God’s promises, and battles unbelief daily.
Sep 13, 2020
The Wrath of God Against Holding Down the Truth
00:44:52
Our hardened hearts naturally suppress the truth, but Jesus grants us new hearts to embrace his gospel.
Sep 12, 2020
Where Is God? The Supremacy of Christ in an Age of Terror
00:36:56
God does not answer all our questions, but he doesn’t leave us in the dark either. His deepest and loudest response to our pain is the suffering and death of his Son.
Sep 11, 2020
The Happiness of God
00:36:30
God enjoys eternal happiness in himself, and he delights in satisfying his people with the overflow of that abundant joy.
Sep 10, 2020
The Story of His Glory
01:06:10
The call of the Christian life is to join God in his grand plan to magnify his own glory over all.
Sep 09, 2020
No Condemnation in Christ Jesus
00:40:36
The essence of Christianity is this: there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Sep 08, 2020
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of Christ
00:37:35
Nothing — not hunger, not debt, not abuse, not death — can separate you from the love of Christ. These ten insights will show you why.
Sep 07, 2020
The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol
00:35:57
God pursues us with goodness and mercy in both joy and trials — all for his name’s sake.
Sep 06, 2020
For an Eternal Weight of Glory: Called to Suffer and Rejoice
00:29:00
Though our outer self daily wastes away, we do not lose heart. We have an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
Sep 05, 2020
God Works for Those Who Wait for Him
00:26:10
God aims to be an utterly unique, wonderful, and exalted God, by condescending to forgive sinners and work for those who wait for him.
Sep 04, 2020
The Pride of Babel and the Praise of Christ
00:38:45
The global glory of the gospel shines all the more beautifully when it filters through the prism of diversity.
Sep 03, 2020
The Greatest Thing in the World
00:38:14
The greatest thing in the world is to know God apart from his wrath by the grace that Jesus purchased on the cross.
Sep 02, 2020
Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life
00:25:17
We have no good reason to let anxiety disrupt our hearts. Jesus reigns over all, and he has purchased peace for his people.
Sep 01, 2020
The Mind of Christ: Looking Out for the Interests of Others
00:43:43
Jesus calls his people to the same humble service he so beautifully displayed in his life and death.
Aug 31, 2020
Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God
00:39:55
No suffering or trial falls outside of God’s sovereign control. He works all things together for the good of his children.
Aug 30, 2020
To Finish the Aim of Christ’s Afflictions
00:35:18
The world sees the suffering love of Christ for sinners in the suffering love of his people for sinners.
Aug 29, 2020
Jesus Christ Egomaniac? What Piper Said at Google
00:55:46
God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is not the act of a needy ego, but an act of infinite giving.
Aug 28, 2020
Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named
00:34:26
God will not lead you down a pointless path, but to a holy ambition that meets great need for the glory of Jesus.
Aug 27, 2020
Coming to Yourself and Coming to the Father
00:42:01
God eagerly waits for his lost children to come home. When they do, he receives them with open arms and a glad heart.
Aug 26, 2020
He Stood by Me and Strengthened Me for the Sake of the Gospel
00:48:21
No matter how rough the road of your life, Jesus is a rock-solid friend who encourages and strengthens you to press on.
Aug 25, 2020
God Did Not Spare His Own Son
00:41:48
If God did the impossible thing — deliver his Son over to death — then he will surely do the easy thing: freely give us all that Christ bought for us.
Aug 24, 2020
The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father
00:44:45
God is not an ER doctor responding to our hurts; he is the master surgeon who plans our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.
Aug 23, 2020
Healed for the Sake of Holiness
00:48:29
Jesus healed a few but left many more unhealed. Until he comes back, the main issue is not that we have perfect physical health, but that we meet him in our brokenness.
Aug 22, 2020
What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
00:46:10
God wills all things. But that does not mean he wants all things in the same way.
Aug 21, 2020
Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach
00:42:47
Jesus calls his followers to radical obedience — to forgo lives of comfort and move toward need.
Aug 20, 2020
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 2)
00:31:02
If it’s true that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, then the fight to be happy in God is the most important thing in life.
Aug 19, 2020
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 1)
00:30:33
God does everything for his glory. Therefore, you don’t need health, wealth, or prosperity in order to be happy.
Aug 18, 2020
Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ
01:00:46
We should not be surprised or ashamed when we suffer in the name of Jesus. God refines us and displays the worth of Christ in and through our suffering.
Aug 17, 2020
Running with the Witnesses
00:42:37
Though the fight is difficult and the race is long, the sidelines are filled with saints who cheer you on, encouraging you to finish with faith.
Aug 16, 2020
Christ and Cancer
00:37:45
If God is in control of everything, why do we suffer? Here are six affirmations to hold you through seasons of suffering.
Aug 15, 2020
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
00:41:35
Any effort to renew our minds must follow the Holy Spirit’s initiatives and enabling. The renewal of our minds is first and decisively his work — not ours.
Aug 14, 2020
How Does the Gospel Save Believers? Part 1
00:38:43
The glorious hope of the gospel is that God himself supplies the righteousness he demands from us.
Aug 13, 2020
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
00:47:59
Everyone who believes in Jesus is a member of his flock. If you’re his, he’ll keep you safely to the end.
Aug 12, 2020
All Things Were Created Through Him and for Him
00:44:11
God will use everything — even the tragedies of our lives — to shine a bright light on the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ.
Aug 11, 2020
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God — Continue in It
00:43:47
In all your troubles, pain, joy, and pleasures, continue to stay in the Scriptures, because there’s no better way to invest than in God’s very words.
Aug 10, 2020
Is God for Us or for Himself?
00:27:00
When we clamor for praise, we are prideful and petty. But when God commands us to praise him, he is loving us to the uttermost.
Aug 09, 2020
Go to God in Prayer: How Not to Be a Mule
00:32:11
Don’t be stubborn like a mule, but run headlong to God in prayer while he may be found.
Aug 08, 2020
My Abandoned Life for Your Abundant Life
00:41:04
Abundant life is not about having more stuff, but about having Jesus. Only he can save, satisfy, and give life because he is is the way, the truth, and the life.
Aug 07, 2020
Be Diligent to Enter God’s Rest
00:34:41
Greater than our fear of unbelief should be our faith in God’s promise to safely deliver us into his eternal rest.
Aug 06, 2020
What Is Baptism and How Important Is It?
00:47:22
Baptism: Immersion or sprinkling? Infants or adults? Does it matter?
Aug 05, 2020
This Man Went Down to His House Justified
00:39:56
Neither your good works nor the righteousness that Christ works in you will ever justify you before God. Jesus himself is your righteousness.
Aug 04, 2020
When a Lover of Good Thinks About Evil
00:47:04
It will cost you to stand up against evil in our day. But God will deliver you and bring you safely into his heavenly kingdom.
Aug 03, 2020
How Then Shall We Run?
00:39:06
Our eternal destiny hinges on the way we run our race. Let us strive to win the eternal prize.
Aug 02, 2020
Olympic Spirituality: Beyond the Gold
00:23:28
As we run our races, eternity hangs in the balance — disqualification and death, or victory and life.
Aug 01, 2020
Called According to His Purpose
00:35:25
God’s call is the only thing powerful enough to pierce our hard hearts. It is the firm foundation of Romans 8:28.
Jul 31, 2020
What Jesus Did After the Beginning
00:33:22
Jesus is alive. He is working, he is teaching, he is doing. And just as he worked through the apostles, he will work through you.
Jul 30, 2020
The Sinful Origin of the Son of David
00:45:44
Israel’s bad kingship was a grievous sin. But God planned bad kings to pave the road for a spectacular Savior.
Jul 29, 2020
Glorifying God by Being Compelled by God’s Love
00:47:44
You are precious to God, and the greatest gift he has for you is not to let your preciousness become your god, but to enable you to make much of him as your God.
Jul 28, 2020
God Created Us for His Glory
00:29:21
God’s glory and our happiness are never at odds. His pursuit of his own fame is a full commitment to our deepest joy.
Jul 27, 2020
This Illness Is for the Glory of God
00:38:10
Jesus loved Lazarus so much that he allowed him to die. But he also raised Lazarus to life and promises to do the same for all who trust in him.
Jul 26, 2020
The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God
00:47:48
Injustice marks both Joseph’s story and Jesus’s, but even in dire circumstances, God is sovereignly working everything for our good and his glory.
Jul 25, 2020
‘I Am Who I Am’
00:48:00
There is nothing more foundational, pervasive, and necessary than the truth and reality that God absolutely is who he is.
Jul 24, 2020
Greatness, Humility, Servanthood
00:48:53
Humility is happy to rely on God and quick to give him the credit for all that’s accomplished.
Jul 23, 2020
The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ
00:44:33
Satan and all his works are evil. But Jesus crushes Satan’s head and disarms him of his deathly power.
Jul 22, 2020
Are You Worthy of Jesus?
00:48:35
Are you worthy of Jesus? We not only can be — we need to be.
Jul 21, 2020
He Cannot Deny Himself
00:40:16
We’re not called to run from suffering in the toils of ministry. We’re called to embrace suffering with confidence in Christ for the sake of his gospel.
Jul 20, 2020
Draw Near to the Throne of Grace with Confidence
00:43:17
Because we have a great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace. We can approach with confidence.
Jul 19, 2020
Job: Reverent in Suffering
00:37:14
Satan’s hand caused the suffering of Job. But in all of his calamities, Job still had reason for reverent worship because God was ultimately at work.
Jul 18, 2020
Submission to Civil Authority
00:50:49
John Piper: “Christians are not first citizens of any human nation but citizens of the kingdom of God.”
Jul 17, 2020
Let Marriage Be Held in Honor
00:51:08
So-called same-sex marriage dishonors the partners involved and disregards God’s good design.
Jul 16, 2020
The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and the New Earth
00:48:38
Death and decay won’t have the last word. One day soon, God will release all of creation from corruption.
Jul 15, 2020
The Echo and the Insufficiency of Hell
01:01:16
The threat of hell might scare us toward God, but only a deep love for Jesus can take us all the way home to him.
Jul 14, 2020
The Suicide of Satan
00:59:50
God uses everything for his sovereign purposes. Even the most heinous crimes ever committed were never beyond his control.
Jul 13, 2020
You Will Never See Death
00:41:01
One day your strength will fade and your body will fail, but if you are trusting in Jesus you will never see death.
Jul 12, 2020
Male and Female He Created Them in the Image of God
00:36:33
God created man, woman, and the gift of marriage, all to illustrate his love for the church.
Jul 11, 2020
To Be a Mother Is a Call to Suffer
00:39:22
Motherhood requires a unique kind of suffering that only a firm hope in God’s sovereignty can sustain.
Jul 10, 2020
God Is a Very Important Person
00:27:18
God is a very important person and he does not like being taken for granted.
Jul 09, 2020
The Common Root of Unbelief in the Brothers of Jesus and the Jewish Crowds
00:46:59
Faith, at its core, is despairing of human approval and being glad in the God of grace.
Jul 08, 2020
A Woman Who Fears the Lord Is to Be Praised
00:34:18
A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in his promises.
Jul 07, 2020
Manhood and Womanhood: Conflict and Confusion After the Fall
00:37:05
Sin distorts God’s good design for men and women. We were made to serve one another selflessly, not sacrifice one another selfishly.
Jul 06, 2020
No One Will Take Your Joy from You
00:50:13
We are commanded to pursue all-satisfying, never-ending, invincible joy. The place we can find, keep, and share this happiness is only in God.
Jul 05, 2020
The Hope of the Gospel
00:32:42
The gospel is the good news that there is hope for sinners — even the worst of us.
Jul 04, 2020
The Doctrine of Perseverance: The Earnest Pursuit of Assurance
00:38:58
If we want to realize full assurance and hope, we must exercise the organ of faith to empower energized obedience.
Jul 03, 2020
The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission
00:47:11
A Christian woman hopes in God, fears nothing, and wears the jewelry of godliness.
Jul 02, 2020
The God-Centered Ground of Saving Grace
00:32:25
In every way, God’s saving grace is God-centered. Salvation’s goal is God’s glory and our joy in the praise of his perfection.
Jul 01, 2020
How Do You Keep On Going?
00:37:54
We could never repay the debt we owe God for his grace. But we can honor him by asking for more.
Jun 30, 2020
Pour Out Your Indignation Upon Them
00:49:17
How should we understand the psalms that call down curses on others?
Jun 29, 2020
Not in This or That Mount, but in Spirit and Truth
00:49:06
Only those who know Jesus have the Spirit and know the truth that makes real worship possible.
Jun 28, 2020
Do Not Be Conformed to This World: The Indigenous and Pilgrim Principle of Christian Living
00:45:13
Jesus’s people are in the world, but not of the world. We work for the good of our temporary homes while we always long for more.
Jun 27, 2020
In the Throne Room: The God of Holiness and Hope
00:44:58
When we say that God is holy, we have sailed to the end of language and must worship in silence and wonder.
Jun 26, 2020
The War Within: Flesh Versus Spirit
00:39:08
A Christian is not a person who experiences zero bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with every distorted desire by the power of the Spirit.
Jun 25, 2020
What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate, Part 1
00:44:12
Jesus calls us to keep our marriage covenant in a way that tells the truth about him.
Jun 24, 2020
For Judgment I Came into This World
00:39:34
Sin blinds us all. We can only stumble about in darkness until Jesus takes us by the hand, and leads us into his heavenly light.
Jun 23, 2020
Our Hope: The Glory of God
00:38:10
If there is any wonder, or awe, or admiration, or fame, or praise, or applause, it belongs to the glory of God.
Jun 22, 2020
The Tragic Cost of Her Cavernous Thirst
00:51:21
Our hearts wander to the sewer even though Jesus offers living water. Only he can transform and satisfy our deepest desires.
Jun 21, 2020
Fear Not, I Am with You, I Am Your God
00:32:52
God is over you, by you, inside you, around you, underneath you. Trust him and do not fear.
Jun 20, 2020
A Call to Love — and to Death
00:40:56
We’ll never love like Jesus loved until we die to ourselves. But in that death, we’ll find more life than we even could have hoped.
Jun 19, 2020
Dying as a Means of Loving
00:40:09
You won’t discover freedom by indulging in whatever you want. True liberty begins when we submit our desires to God.
Jun 18, 2020
Adam, Where Are You?
00:36:03
God has given husbands the responsibility to lead their families. Men, it’s time we get serious about serving.
Jun 17, 2020
Husbands Who Love Like Christ and the Wives Who Submit to Them
00:40:04
Marriage is a living drama of Christ and his church. When husbands lead, families flourish.
Jun 16, 2020
Sustained by Sovereign Grace — Forever
00:30:39
In God’s sovereign, sustaining grace, he promises to hold us and keep us to the very end.
Jun 15, 2020
Let the Nations Be Glad
Jesus has sheep that are not of our fold. He has ransomed a people for himself from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Jun 14, 2020
You Will Never Be Thirsty Again
00:46:16
Jesus reveals our woeful condition that causes our thirst, and then offers his cup of grace so we never have to thirst again.
Jun 13, 2020
Present Your Bodies As a Living Sacrifice to God
00:45:20
God gave us bodies to make his glory more visible. The aim of showing mercy is showing God.
Jun 12, 2020
All Things for Good, Part 3
00:43:49
God takes the initiative to cause a person to love him, and he takes the initiative to keep them to the end.
Jun 11, 2020
All Things for Good, Part 2
00:32:11
If all things work for my good, then I will never be ultimately defeated in the cause of Christ.
Jun 10, 2020
All Things for Good, Part 1
00:39:55
Whatever comes our way, we can rest assured that God will only give us good through it.
Jun 09, 2020
Manhood and Womanhood Before Sin
00:36:25
God calls men to lead but not in a way that’s domineering or selfish. Husbands should be the first to stoop low to serve.
Jun 08, 2020
The Gospel in the Church for the Obedience of Faith Through Spiritual Gifts
00:35:57
Grace pays the debt we owe God for stealing his glory. And now we owe the gospel to any who still need God’s grace.
Jun 07, 2020
Build Your Life on the Mercies of God
00:37:33
The mercies of God ground our life in Christ. Because he’s immeasurably gracious, we have endless riches forever in him.
Jun 06, 2020
A Generation Passionate for God’s Holiness
00:32:51
When we catch a vision for the incomparable holiness of God, we can’t help but desire to live for and spread his fame.
Jun 05, 2020
The Works of God and the Worship of Jesus
00:44:47
Jesus does the very works of God so that all might know that he himself is God.
Jun 04, 2020
Discern What Pleases God
00:49:54
The ultimate goal of God in everything he does is the glory and fame of his own name.
Jun 03, 2020
If Anyone Loves Me, He Will Keep My Word
00:51:05
Loving Jesus is not a matter of doing excellent things. It’s a matter of delighting in an excellent Savior.
Jun 02, 2020
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
00:35:41
A life poured out in love for others on the basis of joyful confidence before God yields peace of mind and the hope of a glorious destiny.
Jun 01, 2020
Overflowing Grace for All Who Believe
00:34:49
God’s design in converting Paul is to give you hope for yourself and for the people you want to see converted.
May 31, 2020
The Supremacy of God in Missions
00:47:45
God will finish the Great Commission, but he won’t do it without his people being sent and sharing Jesus across cultures.
May 30, 2020
The Supremacy of God in Prayer
00:36:52
We don’t honor God mainly by trying to do things for him, but by receiving strength, grace, and love from his endless fountain.
May 29, 2020
The Supremacy of God in Preaching
00:46:35
The supremacy of God is the theme of redemptive history, our preaching, and of God.
May 28, 2020
A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise
00:56:54
Brokenhearted joy colors the entire Christian life. We might struggle along, but in the end, we have ultimate victory in Jesus.
May 27, 2020
Spiritual Depression in the Psalms
00:38:19
When we think and feel with the Psalms, we learn how to fight for hope in the most difficult times.
May 26, 2020
Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind
00:44:23
The Psalms instruct our minds and our hearts. They combine deep doctrine with full emotion.
May 25, 2020
The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and the New Earth
00:59:57
We have great hope that God will renew everything one day. But our greatest hope is that we’ll live with Jesus forever.
May 24, 2020
The Just and the Justifier
00:45:27
God could have settled accounts by punishing all sinners with hell. But in his great mercy he makes us his heirs.
May 23, 2020
God’s Free Gift of Righteousness
00:42:26
Every single one of us has sinned. We all fall short of God’s glory. But God offers the free gift of righteousness to any who will come to him.
May 22, 2020
The Demonstration of God’s Righteousness
00:35:44
God grants us righteousness that not only washes us clean, but makes us bold in the face of any fear.
May 21, 2020
Boasting Only in the Cross
00:38:14
When you die, only what you do for Christ will last. You have one life. Don’t waste it on insignificant comforts.
May 20, 2020
The Risen Christ — His Peace, Power, and Purpose
00:39:03
Be reconciled to God: receive as a free gift his peace, his power, his purpose.
May 19, 2020
God’s Chosen Fast
00:37:56
Pouring ourselves out for others is the path of greatest satisfaction and joy.
May 18, 2020
A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail
00:36:10
Religious fervor is no substitute for righteous living. Our words and actions must flow from love for God and neighbor.
May 17, 2020
Loved Flock, Do Not Be Afraid to Give It Away
00:32:29
How you handle what you possess demonstrates where your heart truly lies.
May 16, 2020
The Pleasure of God in Public Justice
00:34:14
Having just and honest dealings in the world display our confidence that God always cares and provides for his children.
May 15, 2020
Sex and the Single Person
00:43:34
God’s word is every Christian’s infallible guide to maximum sexual fulfillment. The good news for singles is that they are included.
May 14, 2020
What Happens When You Die? All Appear Before the Judgment Seat of Christ
00:34:06
In the end, God will judge us all. But our pardon in the blood of Jesus is more than sufficient.
May 13, 2020
The Solid Logic of Heaven Holds
00:28:14
If God did not spare his only Son, but gave him up for us, he will surely give us all things with him.
May 12, 2020
The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure
00:54:32
Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greatest happiness.
May 11, 2020
Let Us Walk in the Light of God
00:27:38
If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.
May 10, 2020
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
00:30:19
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart. Because from the heart are all the issues of life.
May 09, 2020
What Is the Recession For?
00:44:28
God remains in control and fulfills his good purposes, even during an economic downturn or financial collapse.
May 08, 2020
Amen
00:36:48
God’s beauty is magnified when it is echoed in prayer and preaching with agreements like “Amen!”
May 07, 2020
The Pleasure of God in All That He Does
00:29:19
God is never constrained to do a thing that he despises. He does whatever he pleases.
May 06, 2020
Jesus Is Most Magnified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
00:51:04
We are all created for God’s glory, and the way we most glorify God is by being satisfied in him.
May 05, 2020
God So Loved the World
00:47:49
John 3:16 represents a glorious love, but there is more to God’s love than the free offer of the gospel.
May 04, 2020
God So Loved the World
00:49:11
We have eternal life because Christ died in our place and because in him is life. He removes God’s wrath, and he supplies the everlasting life we don’t have.
May 03, 2020
Children, Heirs, and Fellow Sufferers
00:41:57
Suffering is a great mercy that keeps us from loving this world more than we should.
May 02, 2020
The Free Will of the Wind
00:52:36
The wind of God’s Spirit gives new birth to whomever he pleases.
May 01, 2020
Single in Christ: A Name Better Than Sons and Daughters
00:37:58
Family relationships are of great value, but the promises and blessings that come from Christ are of infinite value.
Apr 30, 2020
How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
00:36:36
Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
Apr 29, 2020
The Danger of Drifting from the Word
00:35:58
Life in this world is like a river, not a lake. We’re all drifting toward something — some of us to eternal life, others eternal destruction.
Apr 28, 2020
Why Expositional Preaching Is Particularly Glorifying to God
00:57:17
Preaching is not conversation or discussion. It’s not casual talk about religious things. Preaching is heralding a message permeated by the sense of God’s greatness.
Apr 27, 2020
Risk and the Cause of God
00:33:30
The Christian life isn’t one of comfort, but sacrificial risk for Jesus and others.
Apr 26, 2020
Consider Your Calling
00:41:40
God’s love for his people is so rich and full that they need the Holy Spirit’s help to really feel it.
Apr 25, 2020
You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free
00:45:32
Jesus is light and life. Only he can set us free from the chains of sin and death.
Apr 24, 2020
Do You See the Joy of God in the Sun?
00:31:26
Through the sky, God ministers humility and hope and healing and happiness.
Apr 23, 2020
Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works
00:44:22
God equips his people with everything we need to serve him. And we will do even greater works than Jesus himself.
Apr 22, 2020
Feed the Flame of God’s Gift
00:58:09
We are called to fan into flame God’s gift. Don’t be ashamed, be courageous in God’s unbeatable power.
Apr 21, 2020
The Quest for Joy
00:31:30
You were made for indestructible joy, but you won’t find it in yourself or in anything this world has to offer.
Apr 20, 2020
Let No One Despise You for Your Youth: A Vision for the Next Generation
00:57:05
Old, young, or in-between, you can change the world for Jesus.
Apr 19, 2020
How Much Does God Love This Church?
00:51:52
We are precious to God — so precious that he will not have us make that preciousness into our god.
Apr 18, 2020
The Link Between God’s Love for Us and Ours for Others
00:12:44
The link between our love and Christ’s is faith and the Spirit. Without the Spirit, we have no faith, and without both, we have no love.
Apr 17, 2020
If You Abide in My Word, You Are Truly My Disciples
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The mark of the true disciple is lasting, enduring, persevering, and keeping on in the force field of the word.
Apr 16, 2020
Predestined for Adoption to the Praise of His Glory
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We must understand and enjoy our own adoption before we can properly grasp what it means to adopt another.
Apr 15, 2020
Up from the Grave He Arose
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There is no condemnation for those in Jesus. Clothed in the righteousness of the risen Christ, we can approach the throne with confidence.
Apr 14, 2020
What Is Hope?
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Our hope in God isn’t just a wish or a dream, but a sure confidence that what God says will happen will happen.
Apr 13, 2020
It Is Your Father’s Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom
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God is pleased to give you the kingdom. He is not stingy nor begrudging, but finds delight lavishing his people.
Apr 12, 2020
Glory, Majesty, Dominion, and Authority Keep Us Safe for Everlasting Joy
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If you had to keep yourself believing, you’d never make it. God himself sustains you every second.
Apr 11, 2020
God’s Pursuit of Racial Diversity at Infinite Cost
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The cost of racial reconciliation and unity came not at the blood of any man, but of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Apr 10, 2020
God Seeks People to Worship Him in Spirit and Truth
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God wants us to worship him in both spirit and truth. He desires our hearts and our heads.
Apr 09, 2020
Treasuring Christ and the Call to Suffer
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Our greatest treasure in life is Jesus himself. When we value him above anything else, we can face anything that comes our way.
Apr 08, 2020
Marriage: Forgiving and Forbearing
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Because we are chosen and holy and loved, we can find the grace to see our spouses the way Jesus does.
Apr 07, 2020
Consider Each Other How to Stir Up Love
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Christians can’t follow Jesus alone. Unless we have brothers and sisters in our lives who point us to Jesus, our faith won’t survive.
Apr 06, 2020
The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up — Like the Serpent
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Jesus saves us by becoming a curse for us. Only in this substitution can we find blessing.
Apr 05, 2020
God Called Us into Life and Hope
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God’s call is effective. It doesn’t go out and then return empty, but creates the faith it commands.
Apr 04, 2020
Radical Effects of the Resurrection
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Jesus calls his people to risk everything for him. But that temporary risk is nothing compared to all that God is and will be for us.
Apr 03, 2020
The Isaac Factor
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There’s nothing too difficult, too complicated, or too tiresome for God. With him, all things are possible.
Apr 02, 2020
Why the Gift of Prophecy Is Not the Usual Way of Knowing God’s Will
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The Spirit doesn’t work mainly by revealing hidden messages, but by conforming us to the image of Jesus Christ.
Apr 01, 2020
In These Last Days, God Has Spoken by a Son
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Do you want to hear God speak? God has now spoken not just by prophets, but through his Son.
Mar 31, 2020
Why Do Christians Preach and Sing?
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No other religion or movement on the planet preaches and sings like Christians.
Mar 30, 2020
The Pleasure of God in Obedience
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Obedience to God makes our God-glorifying hope visible and proves that it is real in our lives.
Mar 29, 2020
The Plundering of Your Property and the Power of Hope
00:55:32
We can joyfully accept hardship in this life because our true home is in heaven. Our best life is yet to come.
Mar 28, 2020
The Gallows and the Gift of Life
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An allegory of a man in a prison called “conviction” and how he got out.
Mar 27, 2020
The Freedom and Justice of God in Unconditional Election
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The nature of being God means that he has absolute free will. He has mercy on whom he will have mercy according to his sovereign choice.
Mar 26, 2020
Why Was This Child Born Blind?
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Every sorrow and every time we suffer, there is a divinely designed purpose to display God’s glory and increase our joy.
Mar 25, 2020
The Word of God Is at Work in You
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Walking by the Spirit is a continual depending, praying, trusting, acting, and thanking God all out of faith.
Mar 24, 2020
I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
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Jesus prepares a place in paradise for all his people. Trust him now, and you’ll reap untold riches — now and forever.
Mar 23, 2020
Prayer Changes People’s Wills
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Don’t neglect the amazing influence you have in the world through prayer.
Mar 22, 2020
The Deep Riches and Wisdom and Knowledge of God
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Nothing and no one compares to the greatness and grandeur of our God.
Mar 21, 2020
Thy Word I Have Treasured in My Heart
00:43:15
Do you hate sin in your life? As a Christian you should. Here is some practical help to fight sin.
Mar 20, 2020
The Truth Will Set You Free
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Self-justification won’t work. Only Jesus can free you from Satan’s chains.
Mar 19, 2020
When Will Prophecy Cease?
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The spiritual gift of prophecy has not passed away. God uses it for the good of the church until Jesus comes.
Mar 18, 2020
Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ?
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If we are to grow in our love to one another, we must first experience Christ’s love as a deep, unshakable love.
Mar 17, 2020
The Pleasure of God in Those Who Hope in His Love
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God delights in those who place the full weight of their hope in him.
Mar 16, 2020
Spiritual Gifts
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God gives us spiritual gifts so that we can help our brothers and sisters fight the good fight of faith.
Mar 15, 2020
Why God Inspired Hard Texts
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God reveals himself to us clearly in his word. There are difficult passages, but their benefit is never beyond our reach.
Mar 14, 2020
How to Find Gold in God’s Word: Reading the Bible with Supernatural Help
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All the Bible knowledge in the world won’t help you unless you cherish God’s truth. We’re nothing more than Pharisees unless we taste the glory of God in his word.
Mar 13, 2020
I Am the Light of the World
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There is no light besides Jesus. It’s Jesus or darkness. It’s life or death. Choose this day whom you shall serve.
Mar 12, 2020
You Cannot Follow Me Now
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Only Jesus could do the saving work we needed. Only he could bear the awesome weight of our sin.
Mar 11, 2020
Do Not Love the World
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God offers an ever-flowing river of delight to anyone who will drink deeply of his goodness.
Mar 10, 2020
Don’t Be Anxious, Your Heavenly Father Cares
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You don’t have to be anxious. Your heavenly Father will provide for all of your needs.
Mar 09, 2020
Don’t Be Anxious, Lay Up Treasure in Heaven
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Our treasures on earth will fade — and fast. Our only permanent treasure lies in heaven.
Mar 08, 2020
From God, to God, Through God
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Do you love the thought that you exist to make God look good? If not, you may be committing spiritual suicide.
Mar 07, 2020
The Present Effects of Trembling at the Wrath of God
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Believing that God is furious against sin produces a good fear that transforms everything in life.
Mar 06, 2020
Neither Do I Condemn You
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The Bible has unrivaled historical evidence. You can trust this book with your life because God has kept his word pure through the ages.
Mar 05, 2020
Eternal Security Is a Community Project
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If God ultimately saves us and we have assurance of salvation by faith in Christ, why do we need other believers?
Mar 04, 2020
I Will Go to God, My Exceeding Joy
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When you feel divided and distant from God, feed your soul the glorious truth of the gospel.
Mar 03, 2020
Live to Die: A Leader Who Suffers Well
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God has ordained that we will see many troubles in this life. The saints must suffer to show Jesus as supreme.
Mar 02, 2020
Let Us Walk by the Spirit
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From the moment you awake, till your head hits the pillow again, the Spirit waits to walk with you.
Mar 01, 2020
All Israel Will Be Saved
00:40:43
Watch Now
Feb 29, 2020
No One Ever Spoke Like This Man
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Jesus will not allow you to call him merely interesting, intelligent, or instructive. Everyone must reckon with his actual claims.
Feb 28, 2020
What Christ Will Do at the Second Coming
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Christ died once and for all. Not for his own sins, but for ours so that when we die, we don’t have to die again.
Feb 27, 2020
Out of Your Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water
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Every river of joy in your soul will flow from Jesus. When you come to him, you get him. And he never leaves.
Feb 26, 2020
I Act the Miracle
00:38:27
You can fight the battle hard against your sin because Jesus has already purchased victory over your sin at the cross.
Feb 25, 2020
God’s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory
00:45:18
Heaven is where old glories ripen in memory and the thrill of new glories breaks upon us every day.
Feb 24, 2020
Look at the Kindness and the Severity of God
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God’s fury at sin reminds us of the great pardon we don’t deserve. Gaze at his goodness with gratitude.
Feb 23, 2020
Jesus Is Precious Because He Removes Our Guilt
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Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.
Feb 22, 2020
Do Not Avenge Yourselves, but Give Place to Wrath
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When we lay down the burden of vengeance, God will pick it up and carry it out. No sin will go unpunished from the God who sees all.
Feb 21, 2020
Kill Sin with the Word of God
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The sword of the Spirit is our weapon of choice in the war against sin.
Feb 20, 2020
Kill Sin by the Spirit
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We will die if we are not killing sin, and we won’t be killing sin if we are not living by the Spirit.
Feb 19, 2020
How to Kill Sin
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Our fight against sin does not earn our way to God, but it evidences that we belong to God’s army.
Feb 18, 2020
How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy
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God freely and sovereignly acts to display his glory in all things. Who are we to question him?
Feb 17, 2020
The Pleasure of God in His Name
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God’s first love is his name and not his people. And because it is, there is hope for his sinful people.
Feb 16, 2020
Willing God’s Will as a Way of Knowing Christ’s Word
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You can’t know Jesus until your will is to do God’s will. And God’s will is to make much of himself.
Feb 15, 2020
Christ Crucified, Our Boast: Education for Exultation — In the Cross
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Every good thing in this life and every bad thing that God turns for good comes to us through Jesus and his cross.
Feb 14, 2020
Let the One Who Boasts Boast in the Lord: Reflections on a People and Their Preacher
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In all that you do, magnify Jesus. He’s the only one worth boasting about.
Feb 13, 2020
Marriage: God’s Showcase of Covenant-Keeping Grace
00:49:44
Because God has forgiven us in Christ, we ought to treat our spouses with the same grace that God gives us.
Feb 12, 2020
The Hardening of Pharaoh and the Hope of the World
00:42:19
No one tells God what to do. He is self-determining and does what he righteously and freely pleases.
Feb 11, 2020
Blessed Are the Meek
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Meekness is not weakness. Meekness begins with God and ends with God.
Feb 10, 2020
Stand Fast Through Faith
00:41:26
God saves us not on the basis of our ethnicity or socioeconomic status, but by his grace alone.
Feb 09, 2020
When Not to Believe an Angel
00:29:52
There is one, and only one, gospel. It is therefore astonishing — and tragic — to turn away from it and lose both God and his grace.
Feb 08, 2020
Stripped in Shame, Clothed in Grace
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With sin came shame and hostility in marriage. Only God’s Son can give comfort and restore peace in covenant-keeping love.
Feb 07, 2020
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
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Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
Feb 06, 2020
That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered
00:30:23
Praying can help us live rightly, but living rightly can also help us pray better.
Feb 05, 2020
Still More Sheep
00:43:59
God has ransomed people for himself from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We can go to the nations confident that God will finish his mission.
Feb 04, 2020
The Supremacy of God in World Evangelism
00:38:41
God’s passion for his own glory is the only fuel that will sustain the power we need for missions.
Feb 03, 2020
The Word Was God and Became Flesh: Education for Exultation — In Jesus
00:35:06
All true education is built upon God’s truth because Jesus reigns over every square inch of the universe.
Feb 02, 2020
I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There Is No Savior: Education for Exultation — In God
00:43:41
Our calling is to know and believe that God is God — that he is sovereign, that he is Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Feb 01, 2020
My Peace I Give to You
00:53:18
When Jesus went to the cross, he not only desired our faith, joy, and peace; he also secured them.
Jan 31, 2020
He Must Increase, I Must Decrease
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Only when we decrease and Christ increases will we have full joy.
Jan 30, 2020
Holding Fast the Word of Life
00:47:11
There is a spiritual diet without which no Christian can be strong and healthy and fruitful. And that is a diet of the word of God.
Jan 29, 2020
Let’s Be Rich Toward God
00:48:40
The movement of your money expresses the movement of your heart. Where your treasure is, your heart will be also.
Jan 28, 2020
If My Words Abide in You
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When you let Jesus’s words abide in you, they will grow into a bountiful harvest for God’s glory and your good.
Jan 27, 2020
The Pleasure of God in His Son
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The first and most fundamental thing we can say about the pleasures of God is that he takes pleasure in his Son.
Jan 26, 2020
Born Blind for the Glory of God: Eugenics by Abortion Is an Abomination to God
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All children, of every degree of ability, are conceived for the purpose of displaying the glory of God.
Jan 25, 2020
The Power to Risk in the Cause of Christ
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God calls us to risk for the cause of Christ. But a risk is never truly a risk when God holds you in his hand.
Jan 24, 2020
Ask Whatever You Wish
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God designed prayer to give his disciples the joy of bearing fruit while God himself gets the glory.
Jan 23, 2020
Abortion and the Narrow Way That Leads to Life
00:42:27
Jesus died for sinners. And that group includes those who have had or committed abortions.
Jan 22, 2020
Ambushing Satan with Song
00:30:00
Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.
Jan 21, 2020
Receive with Meekness the Implanted Word
00:46:50
Our souls need Scripture just like our bodies need oxygen: moment by moment, every day. If we learn to live apart from it, we will surely die.
Jan 20, 2020
Every Race to Reign and Worship
00:36:21
By gathering his redeemed from all the races of the earth, God undercuts ethnocentric pride and throws us back on free grace.
Jan 19, 2020
Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy
00:58:40
God won’t ever let you be the ultimate source of your own joy. Only God himself can possibly bear the weight of the happiness he has prepared for you.
Jan 18, 2020
Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage
00:43:31
Interracial marriage is not only permitted by God; it is a positive good. It is not just to be tolerated, but celebrated.
Jan 17, 2020
Open My Eyes That I May See
00:33:55
Prayer opens our eyes to behold wonders in God’s word, and to be changed by an extraordinary sight of his glory.
Jan 16, 2020
Helping Each Other Endure to the End
00:35:17
God intends to guard us for salvation through Christian community. We won’t survive without our brothers and sisters in Jesus.
Jan 15, 2020
From Bloodlines to Bloodline
00:48:14
God takes people from every racial and ethnic bloodline and leads by the gospel us to the one bloodline of Jesus Christ.
Jan 14, 2020
Is Jesus an Egomaniac?
00:48:53
God loves us best when he loves himself most. And in his loving glorification, we find imperishable joy.
Jan 13, 2020
Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name
00:45:06
The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.
Jan 12, 2020
How Our Suffering Glorifies the Greatness of the Grace of God
00:36:02
We can risk our lives for Jesus because he is all we need. We only lose when we embrace comfort over the cross.
Jan 11, 2020
Praying in the Closet and in the Spirit
00:55:30
Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already one hundred percent on our side.
Jan 10, 2020
Practical Help for Praying for Help
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Prayer is not a mere devotional prelude in the real business of living, it is the pathway of faith and obedience. There is no other.
Jan 09, 2020
If My Words Abide In You
00:32:30
The great need of the hour is to know God more deeply and personally and biblically. Only then will we find great delight.
Jan 08, 2020
Prayer and the Victory of God
00:37:44
God accomplishes his purposes through our prayers. He’s completely sovereign, but he has determined to use us.
Jan 07, 2020
Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things
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Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifices of love.
Jan 06, 2020
Did Christ Die for Us or for God?
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God didn't spare his own Son, but freely gave him up for us. Because of Jesus, we are pardoned and God remains just.
Jan 05, 2020
How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause
00:46:44
Satan will certainly remind you of your sinful failures. But Christ has defeated both the devil and sin to give you a redeemed passion.
Jan 04, 2020
Is Christian Hedonism Valid?
00:50:35
Christian Hedonism says that when you are saved, your joy is in God as your supreme Treasure. But is this tenable?
Jan 03, 2020
Passion for the Supremacy of God
00:37:23
God loves his glory more than you and this is great news of great joy because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
Jan 02, 2020
Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts
00:31:49
If we want revival to happen, we need to see God for who he is. Only when we see God as God and confess him as so, then we can have real delight.
Jan 01, 2020
Ask Your Father in Heaven
00:41:38
God’s lavish invitations to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.
Dec 31, 2019
God’s Passion for His Glory
00:53:05
God’s passion for his own glory is the great ballast not only for global missions, but also for our very own souls.
Dec 30, 2019
Don’t Waste Your Life
00:42:44
If you live to minimize your suffering and maximize your comfort, you’ll miss the point of this life: to magnify the great worth of Jesus.
Dec 29, 2019
Pray Like This: ‘Hallowed Be Your Name’
00:54:50
When we pray, not only does God get more glory, but in his glorification, we get a fuller and lasting joy.
Dec 28, 2019
Be Devoted to Prayer
00:45:01
The Christian life is one of prayer. Without it, we’ll wither away, but with it, we’ll flourish like a tree beside water.
Dec 27, 2019
Put in the Fire for the Sake of Prayer
00:50:25
God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken our appetite for prayer.
Dec 26, 2019
The Child to Be Born Will Be Called Holy — the Son of God
00:43:55
Though the world in darkness lay, God entered into the universe this Christmas day. For sinners he came to save, and forevermore King Jesus will reign.
Dec 25, 2019
Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans
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Jesus is worthy of praise because he is the eternal Son of God who became flesh and died our death that we might live. To God be glory through Jesus.
Dec 24, 2019
The Free Gift of God Is Eternal Life, Part 2
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Sanctification is both something we do and something God does. We must work hard to obey, but only God’s grace sustains us in the fight.
Dec 23, 2019
Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing
00:45:14
What the world needs from the church is our indomitable joy in Jesus in the midst of suffering and sorrow.
Dec 22, 2019
From Little Bethlehem Will Come a Ruler in Israel
00:41:33
Our deepest need is peace with God, and our greatest enemy is sin. God answers both in the Christmas miracle of his Incarnate Son.
Dec 21, 2019
You Have the Words of Eternal Life
00:43:25
Christmas is for salvation. God sent his Son into the world to save it, not condemn it.
Dec 20, 2019
You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves
00:40:18
Christ came at Christmas to build a bridge across the chasm of sin to eternal life, but the name of the bridge is purity. Christmas is for purity.
Dec 19, 2019
For His Sake and for Your Joy, Go Low
00:51:12
All Christians have the high, spiritual status of being a child of God. And with this high standing, there is a call to go low.
Dec 18, 2019
To Him Be Glory Forevermore
00:50:06
God’s glory shines throughout his word and in the world. To ignore it is to tragically miss the most beautiful and joyful reality in the universe.
Dec 17, 2019
Belief in Jesus: Its Barriers and Blessings
00:48:35
God is sovereign not only over our belief, but also our unbelief. He plans both for his glory in all things.
Dec 16, 2019
Unconditional Election and the Invincible Purpose of God
00:35:53
We exist to know and enjoy and praise and display the invincible glory of God’s free and sovereign grace.
Dec 15, 2019
Magnifying God with Money
00:39:51
God calls his people to honor him with their bank accounts by simplifying and serving. Money isn’t only for our needs, but for God’s glory.
Dec 14, 2019
It Is the Spirit That Gives Life
00:52:46
As once-adoring followers disappear, Jesus’s message becomes clearer and clearer: their resistance itself is in God’s hands.
Dec 13, 2019
From Bethlehem in the Majesty of the Name of the Lord
00:33:07
God uses little towns, youngest sons, and slingshots to magnify his self-sufficient and most magnificent glory.
Dec 12, 2019
The Design Is Love
00:26:16
God loves you so much that he gave his Son for you. If you believe in him, you’ll have eternal life.
Dec 11, 2019
The Reason the Son of God Appeared Was to Destroy the Works of the Devil
00:45:28
If any human is to be saved from their sin and from the righteous wrath of God, the Son of God had to become human for our regeneration.
Dec 11, 2019
Free at Last: The Miracle of New Birth
00:32:58
Dead men need one thing before anything else can happen: They must be made alive. They must be born again.
Dec 10, 2019
Why Do We Need to Be Born Again?
00:42:16
If God did not make us alive to his grace and glory, we would remain dead — completely enslaved to our sins.
Dec 09, 2019
What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3–4?
00:31:00
Jesus’s perfect righteousness is yours through faith. He obeyed perfectly so that the Father could welcome you wholly.
Dec 08, 2019
Son of God, Son of Man, King of Israel
00:40:28
Jesus’s many titles show his divinity and universal rule, yet his identity is what drove man’s wickedness to reject and kill him.
Dec 07, 2019
They Will All Be Taught of God
00:43:26
We come to God not because we merely made a decision, but because God has called us, drawn us, and taught us who Jesus really is.
Dec 06, 2019
God Demonstrates His Love Toward Us
00:29:37
God’s love for us is not just a logical inference from the Bible. He pours his love out for us, and we can feel it in our hearts.
Dec 05, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Despondency
00:19:59
There’s light at the end of every difficulty you face. You don’t have to give in to despondency.
Dec 04, 2019
Command of God: The Obedience of Faith
00:44:07
The greatest aim in this world is that Christ would be seen as glorious among all peoples by the means of Christian obedience flowing from faith.
Dec 03, 2019
God Strengthens Us by the Gospel
00:44:57
God uses his gospel to strengthen believers so that they will persevere in faith and draw all attention to his glory.
Dec 02, 2019
God’s Word Stands: Not All Israel Is Israel, Part 1
00:31:32
A child of promise is an heir of God’s saving grace, not because of ethnic origin or physical birth, but because of God’s sovereign word.
Dec 01, 2019
All of Life as Worship
00:36:01
We worship God when we seek to express and increase our satisfaction in all that he is for us in Jesus Christ.
Nov 30, 2019
Skeptical Grumbling and Sovereign Grace
00:49:57
When we come to Jesus, we come voluntarily and freely. And behind that change in us is a decisive work of the Father.
Nov 29, 2019
The Final Divide: Eternal Life or Eternal Wrath, Part 1
00:37:21
When your life is over on this earth, there will be two paths you can take: you will either meet God in eternal wrath or eternal life.
Nov 28, 2019
Welcome One Another to the Glory of God
00:40:15
Only God can give us the strength to truly love our neighbors well, and only God can empower us to glorify him as we ought.
Nov 27, 2019
What Happens in the New Birth? Part 2
00:38:58
Being born again is not the improvement of your old nature, but the creation of a new one.
Nov 26, 2019
What Happens in the New Birth? Part 1
00:45:48
In the new birth, God takes dead souls and resuscitates them to new life in Christ. This is not a work of our own, but the grace of God.
Nov 25, 2019
God Created Man Male and Female: What Does It Mean to Be Complementarian?
00:43:45
God has designed men for Christlike servant-leadership, and God has designed women to honor and affirm her husband’s leadership.
Nov 24, 2019
Thank God for the Mercies of Christ
00:37:54
We don’t often see God's mercies in our moments of weakness, but we can take hope that he is working all things together for our good.
Nov 23, 2019
Behold, Believe, Be Raised
00:51:23
We should hunger and thirst for God and all he has done in Jesus more than anything else in this world.
Nov 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Toward the Past, Faith Toward the Future: A Parable of the Anvil
00:42:43
You can stake your life on what will not come from science or psychology, but the very word of our God that endures forever.
Nov 21, 2019
You Must Be Born Again
00:43:49
The new birth produces new desires and new behaviors. An unchanged life is not a born-again life.
Nov 20, 2019
Jesus Came Not to Give Bread but to Be Bread
00:48:48
Our greatest need is not physical but spiritual. We crave the bread of life more than bread for our stomachs.
Nov 19, 2019
Thankful for the Love of God
00:39:55
If you got everything you ever wanted but didn’t have Jesus, would you still be satisfied?
Nov 18, 2019
Hope Anchored in Heaven
00:39:24
We can hold fast to our hope in heaven because God himself holds us fast. He anchors our souls in his eternal promises.
Nov 17, 2019
The Inner Essence of Worship
00:42:42
The inner essence of worship is experiencing Christ as absolute gain. It’s savoring him, treasuring him, and being ultimately satisfied in him.
Nov 16, 2019
Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes
00:42:02
Jesus offers himself to us freely as the food that endures to eternal life. No amount of working for God can make you taste him for the feast he is.
Nov 15, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Envy
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Envy steals your joy when you don’t trust that God is doing what he has promised — working all things together for your good and his glory.
Nov 14, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Lust
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The battle against lust is absolutely necessary for salvation, not just because it’s a battle for purity, but because it’s a battle against unbelief.
Nov 13, 2019
If a Grain of Wheat Dies, It Bears Much Fruit
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The Christian life is far from being easy. It’s no stroll in the park. But God guarantees that our journey will end in glory.
Nov 12, 2019
Let Your Passion Be Single
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A singular passion for God is not only sensible but safe — it is not only reasonable, it is right.
Nov 11, 2019
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
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All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Son of God and he declares, “I must bring in my other sheep.” He will do it.
Nov 10, 2019
Worship God
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Worship is not restricted to an event, place, or ritual. Because of Christ, worship is now done in spirit and in truth.
Nov 09, 2019
Imparting a Passion: A Challenge to Youth Workers
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Only leaders who burn with bright passion for Jesus and his word can ignite the same flame in their people.
Nov 08, 2019
The Revelation of God’s Righteousness Where There Is No Church
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The aim of missions is that the nations would glorify God for his mercy — that all would worship God for his great grace.
Nov 07, 2019
The All-Providing King Who Would Not Be King
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Jesus came not mainly to give bread but to be bread. He became the all-satisfying bread of life when he gave himself up for us.
Nov 06, 2019
Leave Her Alone, Judas — This Is for My Burial
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If Jesus is your greatest treasure, then your affections for him should be lavish and unbounded.
Nov 05, 2019
The Absolute Sovereignty of God: What Is Romans Nine About?
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God’s unimpeachable sovereignty grounds our salvation. He has mercy on whom he will have mercy.
Nov 04, 2019
Those Whom He Justified He Also Glorified
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God will glorify his children both spiritually and physically. Nothing can sever his unbreakable chain of salvation.
Nov 03, 2019
Manhood, Womanhood, and the Freedom to Minister
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Manhood and womanhood are most fulfilled when servant-hearted men lead God’s church in ministry.
Nov 02, 2019
Believing God on Election Day
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Even the most significant political battles play out in God’s hands. He removes kings and he sets kings, all in accord with his sovereign plan.
Nov 01, 2019
The Just Shall Live by Faith
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Am I ready to take my stand in the divine courtroom and hear the Judge pass an eternal sentence on me? We cannot face this unless we have faith.
Oct 31, 2019
Living by Faith in Future Grace
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Though our faith is founded on past acts of redeeming grace, the way faith works now is by looking to the boundless fountain of future grace.
Oct 30, 2019
The Aroma of Christ Among the Nations
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No one can bear the responsibility and weight of missions, but our sufficiency is from God.
Oct 29, 2019
Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain
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Doing missions when death is gain is the greatest life in the world.
Oct 28, 2019
Those Whom He Called He Also Justified
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The basis of our justification is Jesus Christ. He obeyed, even to the point of death, to bring us to God.
Oct 27, 2019
The Enthronement of Desire
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The most potent antidote for sin’s sickness is gratitude to God for the glories of the gospel.
Oct 26, 2019
The Legacy of Antioch: Partnering with the Church of the Global South for the Sake of the Gospel
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As Christianity expands in the global South, the Western church must continue to support the developing church by sending and going.
Oct 25, 2019
The Unfathomable Riches of Christ for All Peoples, Above All Powers, Through the Church
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God uses ordinary brushes to paint the world with the brilliant colors of his saving glory.
Oct 24, 2019
Is God for Us or for Himself?
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The most loving thing God can do for us is glorify himself, because God himself is the greatest gift he can ever give us.
Oct 23, 2019
Get a Holy Ambition — and Skip Adultolescence
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Adultolescence impedes the advance of the gospel. Skip years of immature indulgence and get a holy ambition.
Oct 22, 2019
‘I Am Sending You Out as Sheep in the Midst of Wolves’: The Cost and Blessing of Being a Christian Missionary
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The costs of taking the gospel to the unreached is high, but the Lamb who is worthy to receive the reward of his suffering is infinitely greater.
Oct 21, 2019
When Is Abortion Racism?
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White abortionists kill more black and Hispanic babies than they do white babies every year. Abortion is a racist institution.
Oct 20, 2019
Those Whom He Predestined He Also Called
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Our call, our conversion, our regeneration, and our faith are based on God’s eternal election and predestination — not our self-determination.
Oct 19, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Misplaced Shame
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The battle against misplaced shame is the battle against unbelief in the trustworthy promises of God.
Oct 18, 2019
Christ’s Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness
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Our culture wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.
Oct 17, 2019
Marriage: A Matrix of Christian Hedonism
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Marriage is a mystery. It contains and conceals a meaning far greater than what we see on the surface.
Oct 16, 2019
Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering
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King Jesus stores his greatest joys for us not in the courtyard where the sun always shines, but deep in the cellars of affliction.
Oct 15, 2019
How the Offspring of Isaac Blesses the Sons of Ishmael
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God invites everyone to embrace the good news of Jesus. And he uses his people to proclaim and spread the message.
Oct 14, 2019
This Is the Will of God for You: That You Abstain from Sexual Immorality
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Knowing God is the path to sexual purity. If you’re struggling with sexual sin, the immediate and long-term strategy is to know God better.
Oct 13, 2019
The Other Dark Exchange: Homosexuality, Part 2
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The world’s futility and disorder is not a result of simple mistakes, but a consequence of exchanging God’s glory for other things.
Oct 12, 2019
The Other Dark Exchange: Homosexuality, Part 1
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God dramatizes the beauty of the gospel in the right ordering of our sexual lives.
Oct 11, 2019
God’s Great Mercy and Our New Birth
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Our response to being born again and being given a living hope with an imperishable inheritance in heaven should be nothing less than to bless God.
Oct 10, 2019
The Ultimate Meaning of True Womanhood
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True womanhood is not wimpy. It exists to uniquely display the glory of God.
Oct 09, 2019
The Suffering of Christ and the Sovereignty of God
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Only the life and death of Jesus can explain pain and suffering. His affliction gives purpose to ours.
Oct 08, 2019
Judas Iscariot, the Suicide of Satan, and the Salvation of the World
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Every detail of the death of Christ happened according to the plan of God — even his betrayal and agonies.
Oct 07, 2019
Ten Aspects of God’s Sovereignty over Suffering and Satan’s Hand in It
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God is unquestionably sovereign over our suffering — even over Satan’s futile ploys to ruin God’s elect.
Oct 06, 2019
God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
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God’s design to pursue his own glory turns out to be love. And our duty to pursue God’s glory turns out to be a quest for joy.
Oct 05, 2019
In the Beginning Was the Word
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Whatever else you may enjoy about Jesus, John’s Gospel wants you to know and treasure Jesus in his infinite majesty.
Oct 04, 2019
Faith Alone: How (Not) to Use a Reformed Slogan
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No truth was more central to the Reformation that turned the world upside down 500 years ago: God justifies sinners by faith alone.
Oct 03, 2019
God’s Wrath: “Vengeance Is Mine, I Will Repay,” Says the Lord
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God’s wrath is more horrifying than we can ever imagine, but he will pardon any who take refuge in the shelter Jesus provides.
Oct 02, 2019
We Were Eager to Share with You Our Own Souls
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God made us to live life together. We can only flourish with brothers and sisters in Christ at our side.
Oct 01, 2019
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
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The hunger of your life that cannot be satisfied by anything in this world is the constant beckoning of God to remember that you were made for him.
Sep 30, 2019
Be Filled with the Spirit
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The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.
Sep 29, 2019
Soli Deo Gloria: Heart and Soul of the Reformation
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God works every dot on the timeline of history for his glory. Nothing stands outside the scope of his plan to bring fame to his name, for the joy of his people.
Sep 28, 2019
How to Know the Will of God: Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind
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God wants to make you new more than he wants to reveal his secret plans for tomorrow. That’s his good purpose for you in all things.
Sep 27, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Regret
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Worldly regret leads to death, but Godly regret leads to life. God’s forgiveness and sovereignty can turn any failure into good.
Sep 26, 2019
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, Part 2
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Seeing and savoring the supremacy of God in Christ gives us the power to suffer for the sake of love, and the power to strive for the sake of purity.
Sep 25, 2019
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, Part 1
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God designed our sexuality so that we might know him more. He means to guard our sex from being perverted.
Sep 24, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Anxiety
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The most basic battle of our life is the fight to believe in the living God, and not to allow our heart to become an evil heart of unbelief.
Sep 23, 2019
I Will Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious
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God’s choice to show mercy to some and not others originates in the mystery of his own sovereign will, not in the will of his creatures.
Sep 22, 2019
Why Did God Create the World?
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God created and sustains everything in this universe to display his glorious grace in Jesus.
Sep 21, 2019
The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1–8
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Only the mighty and merciful power of the gospel can break the forces that bind suffering souls in darkness.
Sep 20, 2019
The Love of Human Praise as the Root of Unbelief
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The dry root of unbelief is the desire for self-praise, but true faith seeks satisfaction in Christ, the fount of living waters.
Sep 19, 2019
Battling Unbelief Together
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We must help each other battle unbelief and fight the fight of faith by pointing each other to the trustworthy promises of God.
Sep 18, 2019
Conversion to Christ: The Making of a Christian Hedonist
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You are converted to Christ when Jesus becomes for you a treasure chest of holy joy.
Sep 17, 2019
Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life
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God does not mainly love us in this life by sparing us from suffering. He mainly loves us by giving us more of himself and his glory.
Sep 16, 2019
‘I Am Who I Am’
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Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
Sep 15, 2019
Eternal Security Is a Community Project
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God designed his church so that her members endure in belief by giving and receiving faith-sustaining words of life.
Sep 14, 2019
Battling Unbelief at Bethlehem
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Faith that glorifies God produces fruit, looks ahead to the fulfillment of God’s promises, and battles unbelief daily.
Sep 13, 2019
The Wrath of God Against Holding Down the Truth
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Our hardened hearts naturally suppress the truth, but Jesus grants us new hearts to embrace his gospel.
Sep 12, 2019
Where Is God? The Supremacy of Christ in an Age of Terror
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God does not answer all our questions, but he doesn’t leave us in the dark either. His deepest and loudest response to our pain is the suffering and death of his Son.
Sep 11, 2019
The Happiness of God
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God enjoys eternal happiness in himself, and he delights in satisfying his people with the overflow of that abundant joy.
Sep 10, 2019
The Story of His Glory
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The call of the Christian life is to join God in his grand plan to magnify his own glory over all.
Sep 09, 2019
No Condemnation in Christ Jesus
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The essence of Christianity is this: there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Sep 08, 2019
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of Christ
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Nothing — not hunger, not debt, not abuse, not death — can separate you from the love of Christ. These ten insights will show you why.
Sep 07, 2019
The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol
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God pursues us with goodness and mercy in both joy and trials — all for his name’s sake.
Sep 06, 2019
For an Eternal Weight of Glory: Called to Suffer and Rejoice
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Though our outer self daily wastes away, we do not lose heart. We have an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
Sep 05, 2019
God Works for Those Who Wait for Him
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God aims to be an utterly unique, wonderful, and exalted God, by condescending to forgive sinners and work for those who wait for him.
Sep 04, 2019
The Pride of Babel and the Praise of Christ
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The global glory of the gospel shines all the more beautifully when it filters through the prism of diversity.
Sep 03, 2019
The Greatest Thing in the World
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The greatest thing in the world is to know God apart from his wrath by the grace that Jesus purchased on the cross.
Sep 02, 2019
Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life
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We have no good reason to let anxiety disrupt our hearts. Jesus reigns over all, and he has purchased peace for his people.
Sep 01, 2019
The Mind of Christ: Looking Out for the Interests of Others
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Jesus calls his people to the same humble service he so beautifully displayed in his life and death.
Aug 31, 2019
Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God
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No suffering or trial falls outside of God’s sovereign control. He works all things together for the good of his children.
Aug 30, 2019
To Finish the Aim of Christ’s Afflictions
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Aug 29, 2019
Jesus Christ Egomaniac? What Piper Said at Google
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Aug 28, 2019
Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named
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Aug 27, 2019
Coming to Yourself and Coming to the Father
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Aug 26, 2019
He Stood by Me and Strengthened Me for the Sake of the Gospel
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Aug 25, 2019
God Did Not Spare His Own Son
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Aug 24, 2019
The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father
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Aug 23, 2019
Healed for the Sake of Holiness
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Aug 22, 2019
What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
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Aug 21, 2019
Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach
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Aug 20, 2019
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 2)
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Aug 19, 2019
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 1)
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Aug 18, 2019
Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ
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Aug 17, 2019
Running with the Witnesses
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Aug 16, 2019
Christ and Cancer
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Aug 15, 2019
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
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Aug 14, 2019
How Does the Gospel Save Believers? Part 1
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Aug 13, 2019
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
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Aug 12, 2019
All Things Were Created Through Him and for Him
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Aug 11, 2019