Broken Bone Hymns

Paul Tripp

It’s a bit of a strange word picture, the kind that causes you to wonder and to feel just a bit uncomfortable. But it says volumes about what you need and about what it is that God is doing.

If you’re confused about what God’s agenda is in your life, or if it doesn’t always seem like his promises are being fulfilled, then this strange little prayer from Psalm 51…

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For the Fame of God's Name

Sam Storms

Justin Taylor and I are excited that we are now free to talk openly about For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper (Crossway, 2010).We’ve been diligent to protect the secrecy of this project ever since we first sat down three years ago in a Wheaton, Illinois, restaurant to talk and pray about a project that has become very dear to our hearts.

The first obstacle…

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The OT Lord’s Supper, the NT Passover

Jon Bloom

The Supper that Jesus instituted on the night he was betrayed was a new Passover meal. Or we might say that the Passover was the Old Testament Lord’s Supper.

The reason the Lord instituted the Passover was so that people of Israel would always remember and proclaim their redemption from Egypt:

This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the…

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Surprise Book—For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper

Tyler Kenney

Two days ago at our National Conference, Sam Storms and Justin Taylor took the stage just before lunch to make an unexpected announcement: after 3 years of undercover communication and composition, a special book had been prepared.

There on stage, Sam and Justin presented to John Piper a book written in his honor: For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper.

Sam began by reading from…

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Suffering and God's Goodness—Go to the Cross!

Jonathan Parnell

Discussions about suffering and God's goodness must go to the cross. For an example of what that looks like, consider this portion of Randy Alcorn’s newest book The Goodness of God: Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering. 

Jesus Christ’s life and death demonstrate that God has never dished out any suffering he hasn’t taken on himself.

His death on the cross is God’s answer to the question,…

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Christians Are to Be Proactive in Doing Good

Matt Perman

As I prepare for my seminar Friday at our National Conference on “Rethinking Productivity in Light of Justification by Faith Alone,” I'm realizing that a lot of things in my preparation probably won't make it into the actual seminar. Here's one such segment which, although it might not make it in to the seminar, is absolutely critical to the way we should be as Christians and why things like learning…

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The Excellencies of Christ Illustrated in Nature

Tyler Kenney

The triune God had a purpose when he set his final creation, man, in the midst of such a marvelous universe. He wanted every aspect of that universe to teach man something about him.

Psalm 19:1-4 and Romans 1:20 tell us this. "The heavens declare the glory of God"; that is, they show forth "his eternal power and divine nature," along with the rest of creation.

In this excerpt from …

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A Month of Prayer for the Shan-Tai

Jon S.

The excitement was so real you could almost touch it. In the dim light of the single florescent bulb, the circled faces were turned toward Suay, their young relative. She told about God and the gift of His Son. He changed her life and could change theirs too. That night, five Shan prayed to receive Christ. Joy was on their faces and in their hearts. During the next few days…

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Love God with Your Mind

Crossway

John Piper’s latest book, Think, challenges readers to use their minds for the glory of God and in service to others.  We love the message of Think, as it matches the heartbeat of Crossway’s ministry, where we strive to publish books that challenge, encourage, and strengthen the church.

Below are a few classics and some newer resources you may not be aware of—books that we believe will serve…

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The Gracious Rescue of Surprises

Paul Tripp

When you scan the biblical story you can’t help concluding that following God brings a life of surprises. Whatever plans God’s people made and however they tried to figure out God’s plans, they were constantly greeted with surprises. They faced turns in the story that they never would have anticipated. God’s plan again and again included things that would not have been included in the story if his people had…

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