The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure
Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greatest happiness as humans. “In your presence there is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” In this sermon, John Piper unfolds all of Psalm 16, climaxing in this chorus of Christian Hedonism.
Why Are So Many Christians Unhappy?
Jun 20, 2015
The only way to have joy is to say a full “Yes” to God. Which means saying “No” to the world.
Joyless Christianity Is Dangerous
Oct 21, 2015
Our deep and enduring happiness in who God is sits near the very heart of what it means to be his. Therefore, to not enjoy God is a very dangerous thing.
Inside Out, Right-Side Up
The Roots of Real Joy
Jun 22, 2015
Inside Out, the latest creation from Pixar, enters the mind of eleven-year-old Riley, and personifies her five dominant emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. The five characters in Riley’s head, led by Joy, man a control panel that…
God Gives Us Joy in Grief
1 Peter 1:6–9, Part 1
Sep 29, 2015
What role do trials play in the Christian life? In this lab, John Piper explains a hard, but beautiful truth. God writes hardship and suffering into every believer’s story for the sake of their faith. He wants to secure and deepen our joy in himself, and so he carries us through various trials.