Where do we find the strength we need to truly love the people in our lives? In this lab, John Piper looks at two verses in 1 Peter that describe our new birth, and the affects it has on our earthly relationships. True love only proceeds from genuine hope, which only comes from the word of God.
If the passion of your life is to be purified from all sin in the presence of Christ in the future, you are only kidding yourself — if you don’t want purity to happen in your life right now. “He is going to show up some day, and then I will really want to be pure.”
How does the faith in Jesus by which we were saved relate to the new life in Jesus for which we were saved? How do we pursue purity by grace, and not just our own resolve or discipline? In this lab, John Piper pulls apart the various things that happen when we’re born again.
Lots of people identify Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But do they live in way that also says he is their Treasure? In this lab, John Piper uncovers a couple of precious truths about our infinitely valuable Jesus. There are at least two paths in these verses to grow our love for and hope in him.
Do you fear God? The Bible seems to be confusing about fear. In some places, God calls us to live in fear. Elsewhere, he says he’s delivered us from fear. In this lab, John Piper focuses on 1 Peter 1:17–19, but pulls in lots of verses to help us understand what it means for us to fear God.
For the writers of the New Testament few things were more breathtaking than the humbling, hope-giving, fact that they were a chosen race! It was almost too good to be true. John Piper beckons us, with ten reasons to revel with them.
If grace empowers us to live like Christ, how do we access that grace day after day? What does it mean to live in the strength that God supplies? In this lab, John Piper unpacks a life sustained by faith in God’s future grace, where God’s power meets our needs for his glory moment by moment.
For many, the message of grace means the end of all effort. But the Bible will not let us settle for that kind of Christian life. In this lab, John Piper connects key texts to inspire real, consistent, passionate effort to live like Jesus today. The grace that saves us also empowers change in us.
A father asked John Piper to write his 11-year-old to encourage him. The family had been going through some hard times, and struggling to put food on the table. Piper writes to strengthen the boy in his faith and hope in Jesus.
God’s grace rescued one of the worst sinners in history, a man who by his own admission was a persecutor, blasphemer, and murderer. Paul’s story gives every sinner hope. In this lab, John Piper defines grace and explains how it meets us in the midst of our brokenness and rebellion.