All Resources by Joe Rigney

Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

John Piper, Jon Bloom, Johnathon Bowers, Andreas Köstenberger, Donald Macleod, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, and Justin Taylor
Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
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Panel Discussion

D. A. Carson, Joe Rigney, and Justin Taylor
Panel Discussion

Access more audio and video from the Bethlehem 2016 Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders.

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Think It Not Strange

John Piper, Bob Blincoe, Tim Cain, D. Glenn, Tim Keesee, David Mathis, Joe Rigney, Brian Tabb, Dieudonne Tamfu, and Steve Timmis
Think It Not Strange

For 350 years, the church on American soil has enjoyed relatively little affliction for her fidelity to the Scriptures. This nation, though, is an anomaly in church history. And those days seem to be passing, more quickly than many of…

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The Shadrach Option

Joe Rigney
The Shadrach Option
Shadrach and his friends, along with the early Christians, recognized the idolatrous claim for what it was, and they refused to go along. They defied. They said, “No.” And here’s the clincher: They did so because they were seeking the good of the city.
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Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
Designed for Joy

It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time.

God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…

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Good

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith

This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.

Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in

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When to Baptize Our Believing Children

Joe Rigney
When to Baptize Our Believing Children
Baptized members, in a congregational church, must be able to stand in the assembly of saints on their own two feet. Which has implications for when we baptize our believing children.
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Jesus Poured Out His Joy for You

Joe Rigney
Jesus Poured Out His Joy for You

In your presence is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

Have you ever stopped to consider that the reason Psalm 16:11 is true for you is because it was first true for Jesus?

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The Cravings Beneath Your Conflict

Joe Rigney
The Cravings Beneath Your Conflict
Mimetic desire means wanting something because someone else wants it first. When the object that we both desire can be shared between us, it produces friendship and camaraderie. When only one of us can possess the object, it inevitably produces envy, rivalry, and conflict.
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He Descended into Hell?

Joe Rigney
He Descended into Hell?
Where was Jesus’s human spirit after his death? His body was in Joseph’s tomb, but where did the souls of the righteous wait before the ascended Christ pioneered the path to heaven?
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Envy and Rivalry in Ministry

Joe Rigney
Envy and Rivalry in Ministry

And behold, I saw a white horse. Its rider’s name was Success, and Envy followed him.

Envy is a movement killer. And if you ask me, it is probably the fundamental danger facing the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement in…

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Killjoys

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, Ryan Griffith, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Marshall Segal

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure.

Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…

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Christmas and the Things of Earth

Joe Rigney
Christmas and the Things of Earth
This is what the Incarnation is all about: God restoring to us the ability to see him, to hear him, to know him, to enjoy him everywhere.
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What’s in a Name?

Joe Rigney
What’s in a Name?
The Scriptures are a gold mine of life and wisdom. But acquiring this gold requires labor and effort. We must look and look and look again until we see what’s there. We must pay attention to those little connecting words that link one statement to the next.
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To Name the World

Joe Rigney
To Name the World
We don’t think about the mysterious power of speech enough. But words matter. The world was established by the word of the living God, by the God who is himself the Word. This same God has created us in his image and given us the awesome and wondrous gift of speech.
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Putting on the Brave Face

Joe Rigney
Putting on the Brave Face

Coaching tee ball is hard. And not just because it’s like herding a pack of wet cats. Or because five-year-olds generally prefer digging in the dirt to fielding grounders. Or because twenty minutes in, the main thing on half of…

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When Envy Turns Deadly

Joe Rigney
When Envy Turns Deadly

Holy Week is a wonderful time for meditation and reflection. In addition to prayerfully considering the actions of Jesus in his triumphal entry and his temple cleansing and cursing, it’s worth reflecting on the actions of some of the other…

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When Laughter Is An Act of Defiance

Joe Rigney

When you finally get the news, you hope you’ll be ready. You never know until the moment arrives, until you’re finally confronted with the long-awaited reality.

A few weeks ago, my mom called to tell me that my father’s long…

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Be the Smile of God to Your Children

Joe Rigney
Be the Smile of God to Your Children

He’s a squirmy one, he is. If I don’t watch him, he’ll wriggle off the bed. But he doesn’t want to. He’s enjoying the tickle fight too much. I can’t blame him. Those giggles make this father’s heart want to…

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Envy

Joe Rigney
Joe Rigney exposes the pervasive, but often hidden, sin of envy.
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