Jesus Gives You to the Father

John Piper

What happened on Wednesday of Jesus’ final week before the cross? According to Matthew 26:2, "after two days the Passover is coming.” That probably means it’s Wednesday. We can’t be sure because fragments of days count as days, and because…

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Let Judas Shake You

John Piper

Judas left the fellowship of the twelve apostles after the anointing in Bethany and arranged to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15). But when they met again at the last supper, there he was! Near enough to…

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Pride in Preachers

John Piper

From one of the best books on preaching that I know comes this word on the danger of pride in us preachers:

Pride is without doubt the chief occupational hazard of the preacher. It I has ruined many, and deprived…

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6 Aspects of Humility

John Piper

If humility is not compliance with relativism and is not sophomoric skepticism, what is it? This is important, since the Bible says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5), and “Everyone who exalts himself…

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How I Fight Bossiness

Noel Piper

One my my continual needs for self-control comes from being the oldest of 10 children and then 35+ years of mothering. I feel very comfortable telling people what to do, speaking as if I know what’s best. Others call it…

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