Good News in the Gibeonite Deception
When Israel was fulfilling the Lord's command to take possession of the Promised Land and drive out its inhabitants, the Gibeonites, who were among them, recognized what was happening and concocted a plan.
They disguised themselves as worn out, weary…Continue Reading
What Do Our Souls Eat?
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4)
When our bodies need energy, we know that we need to eat. So we eat a variety of…Continue Reading
The Firm Foundation of Our Forgiveness
It is a profound gift of grace that God has not only promised us forgiveness, but that he has established the foundations of it right before our eyes.
The death of Jesus Christ is an eternal testimony before God that…Continue Reading
The only thing that qualifies us to be followers of Jesus is that we are sinners who need grace. Sinners are the only kind of people Jesus calls, as the Apostle Levi (Matthew) discovered.1
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Levi looked around the…Continue Reading
Come, Let Us Think Together!
But by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2b)
Like many of you, I am deeply grateful for the free and easily accessible resources of Desiring…Continue Reading
Broken Bone Hymns
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.
For the Fame of God's Name
The OT Lord’s Supper, the NT Passover
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…Continue Reading
Surprise Book—For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper
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,…Continue Reading