9 Sermons: Desiring God

The Happiness of God: Foundation for Christian Hedonism

Jeremiah 32:36-41

by John Piper

God is a perfect Christian Hedonist. It makes him happy to be God and to show us mercy.

Conversion to Christ: the Making of a Christian Hedonist

Matthew 13:44-46

by John Piper

We live in a superficially Christianized society where thousands of lost people think they do believe in Jesus.

Worship: the Feast of Christian Hedonism

Psalm 63:5-6

by John Piper

When worship is reduced to a duty, it ceases to exist.

Love: the Labor of Christian Hedonism

2 Corinthians 8:1-2 and 2 Corinthians 8:8

by John Piper

If you abandon the pursuit of full and lasting pleasure, you cannot love people or please God.

Money: Currency for Christian Hedonism

1 Timothy 6:6-19

by John Piper

What you do with it—or desire to do with it—can make or break your happiness forever.

Marriage: a Matrix of Christian Hedonism

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Marriage is a mystery—it contains and conceals a meaning far greater than what we see on the outside.

Prayer: the Power of Christian Hedonism

John 16:24

by John Piper

Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing.

The Bible: Kindling for Christian Hedonism

Psalm 19:7-11

by John Piper

When Satan huffs and puffs and tries to blow out the flame of your joy, you have an endless supply of kindling in the Word of God.

Missions: The Battle Cry of Christian Hedonism

Mark 10:17-31

by John Piper

The challenge is great. God is greater. The rewards are a hundred times better than anything the world can offer.