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“These Narrow and Ebb Souls”

John Piper

There is a knowing of love that surpasses ordinary knowledge. All thoughtful and true lovers know this. Being loved isn't identical to knowing that one is being loved. This is not spooky. It is in fact gloriously ordinary. Just as…

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When MLK First Met God

John Piper

On this 40th anniversary of his death, I thank God for the life and cause of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was not the first day that he had met God. Twelve years earlier there was another meeting

He put…

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Preaching What You Don't Feel

John Piper

Can a pastor preach on joy when he is feeling little of it

Yes. He is preaching what the word says and will say it whether he feels it or not.

Yes. He will be praying that in the very…

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Overcome Contradictory Compassion

John Piper

The inconsistencies of liberal and conservative compassion do not define the nature of good and evil

That there are liberals who talk compassion for the weak and oppressed, but support the butchery of the weakest persons (the unborn even to…

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The Leniency of Excommunication

John Piper

The worst discipline that the church is authorized to render toward its worst offender is excommunication

And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. (Matthew 18:17)

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Beware of Proclaiming Yourself

John Piper

The great challenge of the preacher is to follow Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, “What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.”

But there are more ways to preach…

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Signs and Wonders, Heresy, and Love for God

John Piper
Does God have designs for deceptive signs and wonders? Does he have purposes for heresies?
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6 Months Gone at Easter Time

John Piper

I asked my son Abraham if we could include as our Easter blog entry his personal post from yesterday. He was willing

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Felicity Piper's grave

6 Months Gone at Easter Time

Empty hangers, empty closet, empty clothes.
Empty crib, empty…

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Did Jesus Spend Saturday in Hell?

John Piper

The Apostles’ Creed says, “[He] was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.” There are many meanings given to this phrase. I simply want to ponder the traditional…

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A Good Friday Meditation: Christ and the Meaning of the Universe

John Piper

Why did God create the universe and why is he governing it the way he is? What is God achieving? Is Jesus Christ a means to this achievement or the end of the achievement

Jesus Christ is the supreme revelation…

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Thursday of the Commandment

John Piper

Today is Maundy Thursday. The name comes from the Latin mandatum, the first word in the Latin rendering of John 13:34, “A new commandment (Mandatum novum) I give to you, that you love one another: just as…

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Jesus Gives You to the Father

John Piper

What happened on Wednesday of Jesus’ final week before the cross? According to Matthew 26:2, "after two days the Passover is coming.” That probably means it’s Wednesday. We can’t be sure because fragments of days count as days, and because…

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Let Judas Shake You

John Piper

Judas left the fellowship of the twelve apostles after the anointing in Bethany and arranged to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15). But when they met again at the last supper, there he was! Near enough to…

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Evangelism of the Humorous Type

John Piper

William Robertson Nicoll (d. 1923) was a pastor in Scotland who edited the Expositor and founded the British Weekly. During one illness of six months duration he read the entire collection of Charles Spurgeon’s sermons (over 60 volumes!). He…

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Pride in Preachers

John Piper

From one of the best books on preaching that I know comes this word on the danger of pride in us preachers

Pride is without doubt the chief occupational hazard of the preacher. It I has ruined many, and deprived…

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The Cult of the Self and the Command of Jesus

John Piper
"Love your neighbor as yourself" means that we should take all the zeal, ingenuity, and perseverance we have for our own good and apply it to others.
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6 Aspects of Humility

John Piper

If humility is not compliance with relativism and is not sophomoric skepticism, what is it? This is important, since the Bible says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5), and “Everyone who exalts himself…

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Misgivings About Hal Lindsay’s “Planet Earth”

John Piper
Faith isn't nurtured by fitting tomorrow’s headlines into a probable scheme, but by being rooted in the faithfulness of God.
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Why We Do What We Do

John Piper

Why do we say we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples

Because of Psalm 40:16.

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in…

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