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
Suffering and God's Goodness—Go to the Cross!
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.… Continue Reading
Christians Are to Be Proactive in Doing Good
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…Continue Reading
The Excellencies of Christ Illustrated in Nature
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…Continue Reading
A Month of Prayer for the Shan-Tai
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…
Love God with Your Mind
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…Continue Reading
The Gracious Rescue of Surprises
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…Continue Reading
Holier and Happier Forever? How?
Jonathan Edwards believed that Christians in heaven will only increase in holiness and happiness forever and ever.
He based this on the idea that, once in heaven, a Christian's bank of memories will forever be growing, which only means that…Continue Reading