How Jesus Made Himself Nothing
K. Scott Oliphint writes,
What then does Paul mean when he says that this preincarnate Son, who was in the form of God but who took on the form of a servant “made himself nothing”?. . .
We are, says…
Have We Over-Elevated the Family?
Every pastor knows the tension between caring for his family and caring for his flock. Pastor John talks about what faithfulness looks like:
Join us on January 30 to February 1 for our 2012 Conference for Pastors, "God, Manhood &…Continue Reading
Of Kids and Christmas
One of the serious responsibilities of parenthood is pulling off Christmas. If you have a little posse of kids you already know what I am talking about. Weeks and weeks of mad-dashing and shopping and wrapping and brainstorming and decorating…Continue Reading
End-of-Year Video Update from John Piper
From Pastor John…
Desiring God exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ, especially by focusing on the truth, and its implications, that God is most…Continue Reading
Christmas: How Goodies Lose Their Attraction
At the end of this age when Christ returns, the final act of purification will take place; all impurities in the hearts of God's people will be done away with.
But that promise of purity has begun to…
How Light Swallowed Darkness
C. S. Lewis:
In the Incarnation God the Son takes the body and human soul of Jesus, and, through that, the whole environment of Nature, all the creaturely predicament, into his own being.
So that ‘he came down from Heaven’…
John Piper's First Advent Poem
"Advent Beauty" (1982) —
Tilting on her yearly track
Advent beauty circles back,
Flying faster with the years,
Hardly giving time for tears
First to dry upon the cheek—
Has it been more than a week
Since we laid both…
The Christmas Miracle of the Incarnation of the Omnipresent Word
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8
Every year at this time as we celebrate the birth of baby Jesus to the virgin Mary, I don’t suppose it occurs to too many merrymakers…Continue Reading