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EPISODE 930

“I Go to Church to See Miracles” — Is that Reason Legit?

Topic: Church Issues
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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EPISODE 929

Can We Overdo Christian Hedonism?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
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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EPISODE 928

God’s Glory Illustrated — for Kids

Topic: Children
When you want God over everything else, you glorify the value of God.
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EPISODE 927

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

Topic: The Glory of God
“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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EPISODE 926

What Is the Role of Pentecostalism in the World?

Topic: World Religions
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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EPISODE 925

Tragedy Overload in the Digital Age: How Do We Handle All the Bad News?

Topic: Suffering
In the digital age, needs surround us. So how do we avoiding inactivity paralysis? We return to God, says John Piper, whose shoulders alone can bear the crushing weight of global suffering.
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EPISODE 924

If I’m Dead to Sin, Why Must I Kill It Every Day?

Topic: Killing Sin
“Christians are embattled, not-yet perfect, Spirit-empowered, persevering, Christ-treasuring, sin-hating, new beings,” says John Piper, because “what God creates in the new birth is not a sinless Christian, but a sin fighter.”
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EPISODE 923

Life Hacking Gone Wrong

Topic: History & Biography
“It’s too easy to hack wonder and devotion and God-centered delight and glory right out of our lives. This is when life hacking goes wrong.” A cautionary tale from the life of the eighteenth century’s most famous life hacker, Ben Franklin.
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EPISODE 922

Prepare for Suffering Now

Topic: Suffering
Personal suffering should not surprise us (1 Peter 4:12). The Bible not only promises it, it also teaches us how to “squeeze as much Christ-exalting meaning out of our suffering as we can.” John Piper explains.
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EPISODE 921

What Makes My Life Significant?

Topic: The Unwasted Life
What drives John Piper? “This is one of the greatest discoveries of my life,” he recent told an audience in Italy, “that God’s purpose to be glorified and my passion to be satisfied are not at odds.”
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