Episode 1447

Jesus Came to Bring Violence — but What Does That Mean for Us?

Topic: The Supremacy of Christ
Jesus told his disciples, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” What kind of sword does the Prince of Peace bring?
Episode 1446

How Do I Take Risks Without Being Unwise?

Topic: Wisdom
Jesus calls us away from self-protection and toward taking risks of love. To follow a sacrificial Savior is to give and sacrifice with him.
Episode 1445

John Piper’s Death-Row Plea

Topic: Death & Dying, Christian Hedonism
Jesus does not discriminate. He offers the bread of life to anyone who calls on his name — even to those who have committed unspeakable crimes.
Episode 1444

Am I Mainly the Product of My Background?

Topic: Regeneration
Are we free to be who we want to be, or are we instead the products of our backgrounds and environments?
Episode 1443

If God Is Sovereign, Are My Prayers Pointless?

Topic: Prayer, The Sovereignty of God
If all of God’s plans stand, and all of his purposes come to pass, is praying for what we want pointless?
Episode 1442

Will Suffering Weaken My Ministry?

Topic: Suffering, Frontier Missions
Suffering is not a hindrance to the spread of the gospel. Suffering is, very often, God’s means of spreading the gospel where it has never gone before.
Episode 1441

How Do I Care for My Depressed Wife?

Topic: Marriage, Depression
How can a husband cultivate an atmosphere of holy joy at home if his wife struggles with chronic sadness or depression?
Episode 1440

How Can Couples Heal After Adultery?

Topic: Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage
After adultery, couples may feel like their marriage is ruined beyond repair. What biblical realities can help them begin to find healing?
Special Episode

How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus?

Topic: Suffering, Natural Disasters
How can Christians make sense of the coronavirus, which has infected and killed so many people all throughout the world? Pastor John offers four biblical realities.
Episode 1439

How Can I Jumpstart My Prayer Life?

Topic: Prayer
Prayer offers us a lifeline to our Lord, a vital connection we need every day. But unless we plan ahead, we will be prone to wander.