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Bought with Blood for Obedience

Bought with Blood for Obedience

John Piper
The Bible stabilizes us in the storms of life by reminding us who we are. In this lab, John Piper highlights our unfathomable relationship to God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — all in the very first words of Peter’s letter. God has ransomed us, set us apart from the world, and made us new.
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Are Comfortable Christians Compromisers?

Are Comfortable Christians Compromisers?

John Piper
In episode 682, Pastor John discusses why he has devoted so much time to the topic of suffering, and how Christians can form a theology of contentment in joy or pain.
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The Love You’ll Never Get from Hollywood

John Piper
In episode 681, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John gave on how God loves us.
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Known by God Before You Were Born

Known by God Before You Were Born

John Piper
When did God know you would be his adopted son or daughter? Peter says that our election is “according to the foreknowledge of God.” In this lab, John Piper asks what it means for God to foreknow us, and then explores the relationship between our election and God’s foreknowledge.
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This Is the Best of Times, And the Worst of Times

This Is the Best of Times, And the Worst of Times

John Piper
Perhaps this is true at every point in the history of a God-ruled, sin-pervaded world. It was true in 1859, and it is true today. Charles Dickens wrote The Tale of Two Cities in 1859. It begins, It was the…
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Hope for Hard Marriages

John Piper
In episode 680, Pastor John counsels a wife who is married to an unbelieving husband.
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Should Energy Drinks Fuel the Christian Life?

Should Energy Drinks Fuel the Christian Life?

John Piper
In episode 679, Pastor John addresses Paul's words in 1 Corinthians in relation to drinking energy drinks. They are lawful, but are they beneficial?
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The Passions That Prevent Adultery

The Passions That Prevent Adultery

John Piper and Eshon Burgundy
New passions, new affections, produce new conduct. I am a Christian Hedonist for theological reasons. I am after people’s affections because all of our behaviors come from this.
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A Letter to Exiles

A Letter to Exiles

John Piper
Peter wrote a letter to Christians facing massive opposition and even persecution for their faith. These believers refused to join in the world’s rebellion against God, and they were mocked and rejected for it. In this lab, John Piper begins a new series through this hope-filled letter to exiles.
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Crucified to the World

Crucified to the World

John Piper
What does it mean for us to die to the world or for the world to die to us (Galatians 6:14)? In this lab, John Piper explains what happens when we belong to Jesus. What kind of new creation are we, and what does that mean for our lives? Piper pulls in several texts to answer difficult questions.
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George Müller Did Not Have the Gift of Faith — Thankfully

George Müller Did Not Have the Gift of Faith — Thankfully

John Piper
George Müller demonstrated greater faith in God and his promises than most people in history, but he did not believe he had been given the gift of faith. He prayed and prayed for his wife to be healed, and yet she died. He preached to himself over her death bed, “Thou art good and doest good.”
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How Often Should We Voice Our Views on Homosexuality Online?

How Often Should We Voice Our Views on Homosexuality Online?

John Piper
In episode 673, Pastor John advises Christians not to spread opinions on social media, but to share Christ exalting convictions about the issues of our day.
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Law-Keeping Cannot Save You

Law-Keeping Cannot Save You

John Piper
People by nature want to boast in their own abilities, efforts, and achievements. Therefore, the cross of Christ is an offense to everyone. In this lab, John Piper looks at why we resist the message of the cross, as well as what the good news of the gospel says to our self-righteousness.
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Does Joy Die in Sorrow?

Does Joy Die in Sorrow?

John Piper
How can Christians experience joy and happiness when life is so full of heartache and suffering? In ten minutes, John Piper highlights Paul’s supernatural words and emotions: “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” He ends by sharing about the day he learned his mom had been killed in a car accident.
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When Should We Vent over Social Sins?

When Should We Vent over Social Sins?

John Piper
In episode 672, Pastor John counsels Christians on righteous anger and when it is appropriate to respond to social issues.
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How Is God Directing My Life?

John Piper
In episode 671, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John gave on God being our refuge in Psalm 16:7.
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Christ Will Not Paint on a Proud Canvas

Christ Will Not Paint on a Proud Canvas

John Piper
The wildly unearthly words that roar out of 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 are these — first from Jesus, then from Paul: [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I…
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Pray for God to Satisfy You

Pray for God to Satisfy You

John Piper
When we ask God to incline our hearts, can he do it? In this third lab, John Piper asks a couple of hard questions about what we pray when we pray. Are we hypocrites to pray for our mouths and behavior even when our hearts fail? We need God to meet us at every level of our lives.
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When Should I Get Rid of My Smartphone?

When Should I Get Rid of My Smartphone?

John Piper
In episode 670, Pastor John advises Christians on the use of smartphones.
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Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest

Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest

John Piper
John Piper was one of several thousand people who gathered in St. Paul to say to Planned Parenthood that killing children is not an acceptable response to crisis pregnancies.
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John Piper’s Prayer at Planned Parenthood

John Piper’s Prayer at Planned Parenthood

John Piper
A field recording of John Piper's five-minute prayer outside the Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 22, 2015. Protesters gathered at more than 300 clinics nationwide.
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The Passions That Prevent Adultery

The Passions That Prevent Adultery

John Piper
In three minutes, John Piper explains how God cures our heart’s broken desires for sin. When the Bible calls us to live like Christ, it doesn’t merely give us a set of commands. It presents us with something compelling and captivating that changes our minds, and then our hearts.
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Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation

Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation

John Piper
Join us this Saturday morning, August 22, 9:00–11:00 AM, at one of the three hundred protest gatherings at Planned Parenthood sites across the nation. Find the one nearest you, and stand with us to say, “Killing unborn human beings is not an acceptable answer to crisis pregnancies.”
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The Case for Satan

John Piper
In episode 668, Pastor John discusses the role of Satan in the world.
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