Destined to Obey, or Disobey

Rejoicing in the Refiner’s Fire, Part 13


John Piper begins this session talking about what conversion does for a Christian’s longings and desires, especially for the word of God. He ends by taking on one of the most weighty and challenging questions in all the Bible: How does the absolute sovereignty of God relate to the disobedience and rebellion of nonbelievers?

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 13: Destined to Obey, or Disobey.

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

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John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including A Peculiar Glory.