There Is Only One Liberator
Our options are endless if we want to evade the reality of our brokenness, but there is only one liberator. John Piper explains in this video excerpt:
. . . All of us are prone to say "I don't need…
Three Sermons on the Tragedy of Abortion
On the third Sunday of each January, John Piper preaches a sermon on abortion, exposing the injustice and providing a biblical defense for the sanctity of human life.
Here are three notable sermons you might consider listening to and passing…Continue Reading
Does It Really Mean What It Says?
For most of my life I sailed right through the healing passages in the Bible. They were all great stories, but with little actual impact on my life or my conception about God:
- The healing of the paralytic who was…
Jesus, Help Us Think
Throughout the history of ideas there have been sprouts of thought that claim the mind to have a naturally transcendent capacity, dwarfing the commonality of our other faculties, never leading us astray.
This is not so, though its persuasion is…Continue Reading
Five Statements That Summarize Christian Hedonism
John Piper writes:
- The longing to be happy is a universal human experience, and it is good, not sinful.
- We should never try to deny or resist our longing to be happy, as though it were a bad impulse. Instead…
Thou Art Coming to a King
Here’s a hymn from John Newton that is worth reading and praying aloud several times (and returning to often):
Come, my soul, thy suit prepare:… Continue Reading
Jesus loves to answer prayer;
He Himself has bid thee pray,
Therefore will not say
Knowing God Versus Being Known by God
John Piper on knowing God versus being known by God:
But in [1 Corinthians 8:3] Paul does not simply relate loving God to knowing as we ought to know. He says, ‘But if anyone loves God, he is known by…
Created, Saved and Sanctified — For His Name's Sake
Three biblical texts to show God's zeal for his name's sake:
We are created for God's name's sake:
Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name,…
Spurgeon on the Emergent Church
There is nothing new under the under the sun. Charles Spurgeon addresses the theological liberalism of his (and our) day:
Mark you, in proportion as the modern theology is preached the vice of this generation increases. To a great degree…