The Basis and Essence of God’s Grace
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 7
Aug 15, 2020
Nothing can be clearer about the nature of grace than to realize our life in Christ is owing to nothing in us. We were dead.
Ten Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day
Aug 14, 2020
If we are going to grow up into maturity in Christ, we need to feast on Scripture — and not just here and there, but every day.
How Does Christ Change How I Work?
Aug 12, 2020
When you come to know Jesus Christ, something about everything in your life changes — including how you approach your vocation.
Knowing God’s Plan Is a Lavish Grace
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 6
Aug 11, 2020
Have you begun to take the Bible for granted? Even knowing God’s will is an immense grace from God.
How Do I Lead Someone to Christ?
Aug 10, 2020
To lead someone to Christ is a spectacular gift from God. But what should you actually say and do in the moment?
Grace Flows from Joy in the Trinity
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 5
Aug 8, 2020
“To the praise of the glory of his grace” summarizes the purpose of Ephesians, your life, and history.
Do We Need Extrabiblical Texts to Understand the Bible?
Aug 7, 2020
Extrabiblical sources can help fill in some details of our Bible study, but all the gold we need to mine for life and godliness is in our English Bibles.
Did God Save Me to Call Attention to Himself?
Aug 5, 2020
Over and over in the Bible, God says that he saves us in order to draw attention to himself. Why did God design salvation that way?
Christ Redeems Us from Disobedience
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 4
Aug 4, 2020
Christ’s blood not only purchases our forgiveness, but our obedience. We were not only redeemed from guilt, but from our futile ways of living.
A Christian Alternative to Outrage Culture
Aug 3, 2020
Without a broken heart, our boldness can become brash, harsh, severe, cruel, angry, impatient, and obnoxious — all in the name of Christian courage.
Are Christian Couples Required to Have Kids?
Aug 3, 2020
The Bible is clear that children are a gift from God. So is there any room for a Christian couple to decide not to have any?
How the Cross Secures Our Resurrection
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 3
Aug 1, 2020
The blood of Christ not only frees us from just wrath; it frees us from the depths of the grave.
Can a Christian Hedonist Get Depressed?
Jul 31, 2020
If we glorify God by enjoying him, how do we think about seasons of darkness in the Christian life, when joy seems far away?
How Do I Wait for God?
Jul 29, 2020
God works for those who wait for him. But what does it mean to wait for God?
God Saves Us from His Own Wrath
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 2
Jul 28, 2020
God does not sweep our sins under the rug. He sent his Son to hang on a tree to satisfy his hatred against our crimes.
John Piper Interviews J.I. Packer
Jul 28, 2020
In a 72-minute interview, John Piper and J.I. Packer discuss the Puritans, theology, the Christian life, and our heavenly hope.
How Do I Glorify God in My Daily Life?
Jul 27, 2020
God created us to glorify him by enjoying him forever. But how do we fulfill that purpose in the little things, in the small moments, in the day to day?
What Does Redemption Mean?
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 1
Jul 25, 2020
What does redemption in Christ mean, and why is it important for every person on the planet?
Am I Wasting My Life in a Secular Job?
Jul 24, 2020
Our vocation doesn’t automatically determine our fruitfulness for Jesus. God uses all kinds of people in all kinds of places to accomplish his purposes.
We Preach in the Presence of God
The Solemn Charge to Every Pastor
Jul 23, 2020
It is almost impossible to overstate the weight and wonder of biblical preaching. Pastors are heralds of the coming King of the universe.
How Does God Become Totally for Me?
Jul 22, 2020
God won’t settle for anything less than perfection from us. Either we depend on Christ’s perfection in our place, or we keep the entire law.
The Origin and End of All Things
Ephesians 1:3–6, Part 13
Jul 21, 2020
Travel from eternity to eternity with John Piper as he submerges himself in the boundless oceans of Ephesians 1:3–6.
How Do I Wage War on My Self-Pity?
Jul 20, 2020
At the cross, Christ canceled all our sins through his blood. Now, by the Spirit, we work to conquer every canceled sin.
Every Letter Kills, Including Shakespeare
Pressing Through Texts in the Power of the Spirit
Jul 19, 2020
To exposit a text is only one part of preaching and teaching. We must drill down into the words and unearth the reality that holds the text together.