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Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

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
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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Should We Pray for God to Punish Our Enemies?

Should We Pray for God to Punish Our Enemies?

Johnathon Bowers
The American church faces opposition that could very well increase in the days to come. As we think of how to respond, we would do well to take up one of the resources God has given us for our joyful resilience.
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Mutiny Against the Messiah

Mutiny Against the Messiah

Johnathon Bowers
Spy Wednesday is the name that has come down to us in tradition. Judas offered the chief priests the solution they had been waiting for: he would betray his master. But not without something in return.
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America’s Most Tolerated Sin

America’s Most Tolerated Sin

Johnathon Bowers
Gluttony is perhaps the most tolerated sin in American Christianity. I say this, not as someone who is immune from the attractions of the buffet line, but as someone who needs all the help he can get.
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The Seven Deadly Sins

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, and Joe Rigney
These short messages are from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available. You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust (John Piper) America’s…
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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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Sin Is Worse Than Hell

Sin Is Worse Than Hell

Johnathon Bowers
What if eternal torment is actually a fitting response to our sin? What if, instead of seeing hell as an overreaction to our misdeeds, we looked at it instead as God’s commentary on the gravity of our rebellion?
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OCD and the Death of the Christian

OCD and the Death of the Christian

Johnathon Bowers
We are embodied spirits, complex tangles of clay and ether. Our worship, rightly ordered or no, stretches like a spinal cord through our existence, never seen but always felt, always directing, always present.
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Don’t Be a Wedding Crasher

Don’t Be a Wedding Crasher

Johnathon Bowers
In Matthew 22:1–14, Jesus tells a parable about a wedding feast. Unlike most wedding feasts, however, this one involves a king and his son, some ornery invitees, cold-blooded murder, the destruction of cities, and a ragtag group of afterthought guests. …
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Why We Don't Walk Around Naked

Johnathon Bowers
Have you ever stopped and wondered why we wear clothes? If you think about it, it’s an odd custom. Before exposing ourselves to the public, we choose to hang colored material from our shoulders and hips and then cinch everything…
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Psalm 2 and World Evangelization

Johnathon Bowers
I’d like us to consider Psalm 2 from three perspectives. First, we’ll examine the message of the psalm. Second, we’ll look at how the New Testament uses it. Finally, we’ll ask how this psalm speaks to the task of world…
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Seven Things the Bible Says About Evil

Johnathon Bowers
How can we reconcile God's sweeping control over creation with the existence of such horrors as cancer, famine, genocide, sexual abuse, tsunamis, and terrorism? Voltaire sums up the issue nicely in his "Poem on the Lisbon Disaster," written after the…
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