All Resources by Sam Storms

Is Your Joy Real or an Imposter?

Sam Storms
Is Your Joy Real or an Imposter?
How do we know if we’re experiencing true joy or only a shadow? Sam Storms dives into J. I. Packer’s writing to try and determine what real and lasting joy is, and how we can have it. Biblical joy, he finds, is always deeper than and never dependent on physical, financial, or emotional pleasure.
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Are You Insulting God in Worship?

Sam Storms
Are You Insulting God in Worship?
Little words can mean a lot. They can make the difference between good and evil, between heaven and hell. In this case, a right understanding of a single word is the only thing that prevents an act of worship from degenerating into a colossal insult to God. It’s the word “for.”
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O, That Day, When Freed from Sinning

Sam Storms

This message is from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available.

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Speaker Panel

John Piper, Bryan Chapell, Steve Childers, David Mathis, Conrad Mbewe, and Sam Storms

This panel is from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available.

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Praise: The Consummation of Joy

Sam Storms

My understanding of the nature of worship was radically transformed by a fundamental truth I found in C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago this month.

What Lewis helped me grasp is best explained by looking briefly at his own…

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Stay the Course

Sam Storms

Spiritual Gifts

Sam Storms
Sam Storms discusses the New Testament teaching on spiritual gifts.
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The Doctrine of End Times

Sam Storms

Sam Storms discusses different views on eschatology.

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The Life-Changing Discovery of Christian Hedonism

Sam Storms

There was a time when I thought the verb “enjoy” and the noun “God” should never be used in the same sentence. I could understand “fearing” God and “obeying” God, even “loving” God. But “enjoying” God struck me as inconsistent…

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For the Fame of God's Name

Sam Storms

Justin Taylor and I are excited that we are now free to talk openly about For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper (Crossway, 2010).We’ve been diligent to protect the secrecy of this project ever since…

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For the Fame of God’s Name

Sam Storms and Justin Taylor

John Piper has had a profound impact on countless men and women over his nearly thirty years of ministry. From his online ministry with Desiring God to his preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist to his writing ministry in over thirty…

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The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy, Q & A

John Piper, Bob Blincoe, Eric Mason, and Sam Storms

These are the questions that were asked of our speakers during the final session of the conference. Listen to the audio to hear their answers.

To Sam Storms and John Piper: Is there one key C. S. Lewis insight that…

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The Practical Sin-Killing Power of Christian Hedonism

Sam Storms

The following is notes taken during the session, not the manuscript.

A question I am asked many times is, "How does Christian Hedonism work? What does it do in the trenches of Christian living?" I think Christians have typically employed…

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Biblical and Theological Foundations for Christian Hedonism: Seven Theses

Sam Storms

The following is notes from the session, not the manuscript.

Why focus on joy? Why highlight that motivation above all others in 2 Corinthians 1? I believe there is a strong biblical framework that justifies the focus on Paul's joy…

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For Your Joy

Sam Storms

The following is notes taken during the session, not the manuscript.

Last summer John Piper contacted me with the gracious invitation to speak at the Pastor's Conference.  Though I'd spoken a few times at the National Conference, I hadn't participated…

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An Evening of Eschatology

John Piper, Jim Hamilton, Sam Storms, and Douglas Wilson
There is a dragon, an abyss, and a thousand-year reign. Beyond that the specifics of how Revelation 20 unfolds can be confusing. We hope you find this conversation somewhat clarifying.
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The Final Act in the Theater of God

Sam Storms
In this message Sam Storms enlists Calvin to instruct believers concerning the necessity of contemplating the life to come and living with one foot raised.
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Panel Discussion

John Piper, Julius Kim, David Mathis, Marvin Olasky, Sam Storms, Mark Talbot, and Douglas Wilson

Here's an overview of the questions and conversation. Listen to the audio for the answers.

1. Mark, we'd like to give you a chance to talk about Servetus with us.

Sam Storms: We're assuming that everyone knows about Servetus. Maybe…

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Joy's Eternal Increase: Edwards on the Beauty of Heaven

Sam Storms
In this message Sam Storms enlists Edwards to describe what is largely indescribable: heaven, the place where joy increases eternally.
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Speaker Interviews, Session 1

John Piper, Mark Dever, Iain Murray, J. I. Packer, and Sam Storms

These interviews are only available as audio.

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Speaker Interviews, Session 2

John Piper, Mark Dever, Iain Murray, J. I. Packer, and Sam Storms

These interviews are only available as audio.

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A Passion For Preaching

Sam Storms

This message is only available as audio.

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