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Episode 1161

How Does ‘Willful Sinning’ Threaten My Salvation?

Topic: Perseverance of the Saints, Killing Sin
All sin involves the will. But continuing to sin deliberately — with eagerness and persistence — will destroy the soul.
Episode 1153

Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust

Topic: Sexual Purity
God calls us to not only resist lustful thoughts, but to fill our minds with the beauties of Christ so that our desires gradually conform to his.
Episode 1096

What’s the Origin of Desiring God’s Slogan?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
This slogan became the heartbeat of John Piper’s life and the hallmark of Desiring God’s ministry. So where did it come from?
Episode 1077

When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark

Topic: Corporate Worship
Members of our churches learn truth not only from the sermons they hear, but also from the songs they sing. Lyrics on Sunday morning matter.
Episode 995

Can Loved Ones in Heaven Look Down on Me?

Topic: Heaven & Hell, Glorification
Although we don’t know how much our loved ones in heaven can watch us, we do know that they would encourage us to fix our eyes on Jesus.
Episode 933

How Do I Pray Without Ceasing?

Topic: Prayer
The command to “pray without ceasing” should motivate rather than intimidate us. Armed with joy and thankfulness, we can overflow in prayer.
Episode 919

Should Children Sit Through ‘Big Church’?

Topic: Children
The greatest stumbling block for children in worship is parents who don’t cherish their own worship. We can’t impart what we don’t possess.
Episode 902

Can a Christian Blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

Topic: The Holy Spirit
Blasphemy against the Spirit is a willful, determined opposition to the present power of the Holy Spirit. Christians cannot commit that kind of sin.
Episode 886

Bikinis and Modesty

Topic: Killing Sin
Until we supremely value Christ, our attitude toward clothing will be controlled by forces that don’t honor God.
Episode 839

Ten Principles for Personal Productivity

Topic: Work & Vocation
How can we approach our responsibilities so that we make the most of life for Christ? Pastor John provides ten principles for personal productivity.