7 Sermons: The Truth & Beauty of Jesus Christ

Jesus Is Precious Because His Biblical Portrait Is True, Part 1

1 Corinthians 15:17

by John Piper

If the church has no compelling reasons for believing the biblical portrait of Jesus, then we are acting like well-trained animals who can be turned this way and that by arbitrary incentives.

Jesus Is Precious Because His Biblical Portrait Is True, Part 2

John 7:1-18

by John Piper

If you ever meet a man who cares nothing for the praise and approval of men (Mark 12:14), but whose one controlling desire is to glorify God whom he loves with all his heart, believe that man. He is true.

Jesus Is Precious Because He Removes Our Guilt

Romans 3:19-26

by John Piper

Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.

Jesus Is Precious Because He Gives Eternal Life

John 10:22-30

by John Piper

There is no true freedom where happiness depends on denying the inevitable; there is only slavery disguised in a thousand forms of fun and busyness.

Jesus Is Precious Because Through Him We Become Authentic

Romans 14:1-9

by John Piper

We don't have a deep sense of peace and fulfillment when we have successfully deluded everybody about who we really are or what we really feel or think. There is a deep (and I believe God-given) longing to be authentic, not to be hypocrites.

Jesus Is Precious as the Foundation of the Family

Ephesians 5:21 - 6:9

by John Piper

Trusting Christ as Savior, surrendering to him as Lord, and orienting all of your family relations on him, transforms the home into a little heaven on earth.

Jesus Is Precious Because We Yearn for Beauty

2 Corinthians 3:7-11

by John Piper

We crave to be moved by some rare glimpse of greatness. We yearn for a vision of glory.