Called to Be Lights in the World

Rejoicing in the Refiner’s Fire, Part 14


God did not have to save you, so why did he? John Piper begins this session with God’s purpose in saving anyone he chooses to save. He ends with a few words about serving and suffering in a broken and ungodly world. For instance, how can a persecuted Christian glorify God living under an ungodly government?

Look at the Book is John Piper’s latest effort to help teach people to read the Bible for themselves. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.

As part of this initiative, Desiring God is putting on regional events focused on certain passages of Scripture. Below, you can find all the video from our Look at the Book weekend on 1 Peter 1–2. The clip above is Part 14: Called to Be Lights in the World.

Rejoicing in the Refiner’s Fire

Part 1: A Survey of Suffering in 1 Peter

Part 2: Basics for Reading the Bible

Part 3: Exiles on the Earth

Part 4: Set Apart by the Spirit

Part 5: The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

Part 6: Born Again to a Living Hope

Part 7: Why Your Faith Will Not Fail

Part 8: Simultaneous Joy and Sorrow

Part 9: A Faith More Precious than Gold

Part 10: New Passions Are the Path to Holiness

Part 11: The Infinite Price of Your Freedom

Part 12: Born Again by the Book

Part 13: Destined to Obey, or Disobey

Part 14: Called to Be Lights in the World