Sermons & Messages
Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ
God does not just rule the wind; he rules wickedness, your sin, and the sin of those who have hurt you. The question is, How can this be good news — for you and for the world? We must answer with unswerving allegiance to God’s word. And it is good news.
A Hunger for God
Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is the path of pleasing pain called fasting. When God is the supreme hunger or your heart, he will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in him, he will be most glorified in you.
Look at the Book: 1 Peter 1–2
1 Peter was written to Christians suffering persecution and various other trials because of their faith in Jesus. Peter writes to remind them of the glorious spiritual realities underneath and beyond all that they are experiencing now. They have been born again to hope, and so nothing can frighten them and nothing can steal the eternal inheritance waiting for them in heaven.
“Not only is there no conflict between your happiness and God’s glory, but his glory shines in your happiness, when your happiness is in him.”
John Piper, from God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him