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We Cannot Love Without Hope

We Cannot Love Without Hope

John Piper
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.
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Hope in Eternal Purity, Aim at Daily Purity

Hope in Eternal Purity, Aim at Daily Purity

John Piper
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.”
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How God Purifies Our Souls from Sin

How God Purifies Our Souls from Sin

John Piper
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.
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Why Would the World Ask About Your Hope?

Why Would the World Ask About Your Hope?

John Piper
Hope is not an add-on to Christian experience. It is impossible to be a Christian and keep on believing that your eternity will be bleak.
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How Do I Praise Others but Avoid Flattery?

How Do I Praise Others but Avoid Flattery?

John Piper
In episode 719, Pastor John talks about the difference between flattery and encouragement.
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No Creed but the Bible?

No Creed but the Bible?

John Piper
In episode 718, Pastor John discusses the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
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Jesus Christ, the Beginning and the End

Jesus Christ, the Beginning and the End

John Piper
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.
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The Major Obstacle in Forgiving Others

The Major Obstacle in Forgiving Others

John Piper
In episode 717, we recap a conversation Pastor John had with a man wondering about forgiving someone who hasn't asked for forgiveness.
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Would You Settle for One Million Dollars?

Would You Settle for One Million Dollars?

John Piper
In episode 716, we share an excerpt from a 1999 sermon of Pastor John preaching about Christians inheriting the world.
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Fear Treating God as Trash

Fear Treating God as Trash

John Piper
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.
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Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen

Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen

John Piper
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.
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Does God Delight in Destroying Sinners?

Does God Delight in Destroying Sinners?

John Piper
In episode 713, Pastor John shares his efforts on how he stays faithful to the Scriptures and comes to terms with the infinitely complex emotional life of God.
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Grace Supplies Strength for Today

Grace Supplies Strength for Today

John Piper
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.
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Everything About God Is About Everything

Everything About God Is About Everything

John Piper
In episode 712, Pastor John explains how everything about God is about everything.
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When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing

When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing

John Piper
In episode 711, John Piper addresses Christians who are facing spiritual darkness, and calls them to sing and preach.
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Grace Empowers the Best Work

Grace Empowers the Best Work

John Piper
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.
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Is the Refugee Crisis an End-Times Event?

Is the Refugee Crisis an End-Times Event?

John Piper
In episode 709, Pastor John reflects on the current refugee crisis in Europe and what it might mean for Christian freedom.
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Letter to a Perplexed Eleven-Year-Old

Letter to a Perplexed Eleven-Year-Old

John Piper
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.
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Should I Care at All What People Think of Me?

Should I Care at All What People Think of Me?

John Piper
In episode 708, Pastor John advises Christians on how much they should care about what others think of them.
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Grace Redeems the Worst Pasts

Grace Redeems the Worst Pasts

John Piper
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.
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