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…Continue Reading
The English word “hallelujah” is a transliteration of two Hebrew words, "hallelu" and "jah". The first word, "hallelu", is the second person imperative of “praise.” The second word, "jah," is the short form of "Jahweh" (or "Yahweh").
So when we…Continue Reading
Vision, no matter how clear, tends to rust over time. We need to hear it again and again.
In this two-minute video, John Piper exhorts Christian leaders to find creative, fresh, Spirit-anointed ways to reiterate the goal and direction of…Continue Reading
Theology is never static. It's not a box of propositions we store in the garage, pushed out of sight from the ebb and flow of our everyday. It's meant to change us. God has spoken and the world is not…Continue Reading
In 1976 John Piper asked a two-part question:
- What is God's goal in the history of mankind from its beginning at creation to its climax in the new heavens and new earth?
- And how should we respond to this goal?
Pastor John in 1981:
Since wisdom is found in the Word of God, we must apply ourselves in study and meditation to know the Word and do it. "The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony…
The sighs of a bruised heart carry in them a report, both of our affection to Christ, and of his care to us. The eyes of our souls cannot be towards him unless he has cast a gracious…