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Articles by Tony Reinke

Where Are God’s Men? Where Are God’s Women?

Tony Reinke

John Piper gave this plea in his 2008 message at Together for the Gospel:

My desire and prayer for you is that your life and ministry have a radical flavor. The flavor of risk, sacrifice, love, simplicity, joy, freedom, and…

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Christ + Something = Insult

Tony Reinke

The following excerpt is transcribed from handwritten sermon notes by John Piper from a message he preached at Perlacher Chapel in Munich, Germany on June 24, 1973. Before digging into Ephesians 1–2, he opened with these words:

The plight of…

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The Chief End of Man

Tony Reinke

John Piper, Desiring God, page 18:

The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.

(Design submitted by Jennifer Knight.)

With today's design we are launching the new Desiring God Pinterest page.

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Pray for Jerry Bridges

Tony Reinke

Today Jerry Bridges (82) underwent a scheduled heart surgery in Colorado Springs.

He explained the procedure in an email last month. "I am scheduled to have heart surgery on April 12 to repair or replace the Mitral Valve. Ordinarily, this…

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When Easter Joy Turns to Monday Gloom

Tony Reinke

Coming out of holy week in 1981, Pastor John addressed the realities of the Monday blues that so often follow on the heels of the Easter Sunday joys. He said this in his sermon, "The Sifting of Simon Peter

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God Is The Resurrection-Gospel

Tony Reinke

The whole point of Easter is that we get … blank.

How would you finish the sentence?

... we get justification.

… we get new life in Christ.

… we get the promise of imperishable physical bodies.

… we…

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The Creator On His Knees (Maundy Thursday)

Tony Reinke

The Maundy in Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin root mandatum, or commandment, taken from Jesus' words in John 13:34:

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you…

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Reading as A Lifetime Vocation

Tony Reinke

Fresh into his new post at Bethel College in the fall of 1974, Professor John wrote an article to explain the lifelong value of solid reading habits. Teach a man to fish and he can learn from the ancient fishermen…

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Keeping Home Priorities In View

Tony Reinke

Bible scholar Don Carson cautions us about parental hypocrisy by recalling the enduring impact of his parents’ prayerful example:

My father was a church planter in Québec, in the difficult years when there was strong opposition, some of it brutal…

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Our Tears Are Being Undone

Tony Reinke

Tears sum up everything gone wrong in this fallen world. Grief, frustration, pain, disappointment, loss, stress, tragedy, disaster, regret, mourning, depression, lament, brokenness, abandonment — all of it can be expressed through the universal language of tears.

We need no…

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Grace to You in Your Bible Reading; Grace with You as You Live Your Day

Tony Reinke

In 1994 Pastor John began explaining a theme he noticed in the introductions and conclusions to all 13 of Paul’s epistles. Paul begins each epistle with grace, and he closes each epistle with grace. The pattern is “a bracing trumpet…

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Heaven and Hedgehogs

Tony Reinke

A small emergency struck our home last week when my 4-year-old son’s favorite hedgehog stuffed animal went missing.

The hope of finding him was beginning to shrink with every search under the couch and with every sweep under the bed…

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Reading Literature

Tony Reinke

In an article written several decades back, Pastor John explained the value of reading richly descriptive literature to develop a vibrant language of theology. He encourages theology students to sometimes pick up great literature and poets like Wordsworth to catch…

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Fighting Presumptuous Sins

Tony Reinke

Sin is a mystery, and it’s a mystery the psalmist wrestles with in Psalm 19. First he looks up to the heavens to delight in the Creator’s handiwork (verses 1–6). Then he looks down to delight in God’s words (verses…

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Our Gold, His Glory

Tony Reinke

It would be difficult to find a better summary of what Desiring God is all about than from this quote taken from the writings of Puritan Thomas Watson:

We glorify God by working out our own salvation. God has twisted…

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I Exist to...

Tony Reinke

...what? What drives you?

John Piper says, "I exist to to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ." This is the mission of John Piper, the mission…

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The Trinity in Two Minutes

Tony Reinke

In this brief video clip from the recent Conference for Pastors, John Piper explains Jonathan Edwards's vision of the Trinity; the intense, pure, delight and love flowing between the Father and the Son, "an energy of joy that makes

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Our Children Are Spring-Loaded for Worship

Tony Reinke

Tedd Tripp:

If the goal of parenting is no more profound than securing appropriate behavior, we will never help our children understand the internal things, the heart issues, that push and pull behavior. Those internal issues: self-love, rebellion, anger, bitterness…

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Where Souls Find Sweet Rest Forever

Tony Reinke

Psalm 23:2,

He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.

Jonathan Edwards:

In Christ you shall have glorious objects for the eye of your soul to behold in which you shall find rest. You…

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Why the Lamb Was Spotless

Tony Reinke

Gerald Bray:

The lamb that was sacrificed for the sins of the people became sin for them, but it was not covered in blotches representing sins. On the contrary, it had to be completely free of blemish in order to…

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How Safe We Are

Tony Reinke

Matthew 10:30:

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.

Charles Spurgeon:

You all take care of yourselves to some extent, but which of you ever took so much care of himself as to count the hairs of…

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Ages and Ages of Immeasurable Riches

Tony Reinke

Ephesians 2:4–7

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved — and…

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When Your Son Asks

Tony Reinke

Deuteronomy 6:20–21:

When your son asks you in time to come, "What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?" then you shall say to your son, "We…

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