Episode 1286

I Will Die Young — How Do I Fight for Hope?

Topic: Death & Dying, Heaven & Hell
When the prognosis is an early death, how can we live in a courageous manner that honors God and refuses to be jaded toward him?
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Episode 1285

My Friend Claims She’s Gay — What Do I Say?

Topic: Homosexuality
What do you say when a professing Christian is ready to embrace the gay lifestyle? Pastor John offers a place to start.
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Episode 1284

How Do Introverts Guard Against Selfishness?

Topic: Spiritual Growth, Identity in Christ
Instead of seeing introversion as a fatalistic limitation, ask, “How can I make my peculiar personality bent a means of grace to others?”
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Episode 1283

Why Is the Ministry Called ‘Desiring God’?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
Why did Pastor John name his book and ministry “Desiring God” instead of “Enjoying God,” “Delighting in God,” or “Rejoicing in God”?
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Episode 1282

What Will Become of Christian Hedonism After You’re Gone?

Topic: Christian Hedonism
What will happen to Christian Hedonism in generations to come? Pastor John shares eight dangers for young Christian Hedonists.
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Episode 1281

What Does Christian Hedonism Add to Reformed Theology?

Topic: Christian Hedonism, Church History
Christian Hedonism does not revise Reformed theology. Rather, it clarifies one of the central assumptions of Reformed theology.
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Episode 1280

Should I Ever Go Through the Motions in Worship?

Topic: Corporate Worship, Life of Worship, Christian Hedonism
Is there an alternative between empty, duty-driven worship and spontaneous, joyful worship? Pastor John gives six marks of a middle way.
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Episode 1279

Do I Need to ‘Hear from God’ Before I Make a Decision?

Topic: Wisdom
We all want to know we are making the right decisions. To decide wisely, do we need to hear from God beyond what he has already written?
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Episode 1278

How Do I Respond to Blasphemous Thoughts?

Topic: Truth, Suffering
All of us experience harassing thoughts. Where do these thoughts come from? And how do we respond?
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Episode 1277

Seven Ways This Podcast Will Kill Your Joy

Topic: Joy, Christian Hedonism, Bible Reading
This podcast could bring life and joy, or it could be a deadly weapon in the enemy’s hands. Pastor John explains how not to use Ask Pastor John.
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