Can We See Jesus Better Than the Saints in the Bible?
Jesus speaks of three ways of seeing himself, each better than the one before.
- There were the people who saw him, the incarnate Son of God, and did not see the self-authenticating reality of his divine glory. They only saw…
How Piper Writes Biographical Messages
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"Where Is Your Faith?"
Why did Jesus still the storm? Imagine what the disciples might have been thinking a half-hour later.
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The sea was quiet now. And there was just breeze enough to…Continue Reading
How Responsible Are We When the World Rejects Our Message?
It is a humble impulse to feel that our weak effect on people is our own fault. And it may often be true. There are character traits in speakers that God uses to overcome resistance in hearers (Acts 11:24; Matthew…Continue Reading
Consider Loving Someone into Lovability
One of the most transforming forces in our lives is being regarded as better than we are.
There is something profound and paradoxical about the way God creates godly people by first justifying the ungodly (Romans 4:5).
Consider the order…Continue Reading
Happy Birthday, Pastor John!
Today is John Piper’s 65th birthday. Join us in blessing a man for whom retirement from the kingdom work is not on the horizon!
Pastor John, in honor of your birthday the DG staff has compiled 65 reasons why we…Continue Reading
Should the Church Work on Social and Political Problems?
Yes . . .
If you mean: Ten million Christians should take 10 hours a week spent watching TV, and give that time to worthy social and political engagement.
No . . .
If you mean: The pastors should leave…Continue Reading
Jerry Rankin on Spiritual Warfare in the Global Mission
Perhaps the Most Staggering Promise in the Bible
What does Jesus mean when he says to the church in Laodicea, “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne”…Continue Reading