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?
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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