Do We Dishonor God by Neglecting His Gifts?
Mar 8, 2021
We dishonor God when we love the gifts more than the Giver. But we also dishonor him when we forget all the gifts he has given.
Salvation Is for All — Through the Jews
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 1
Mar 6, 2021
Jesus was not American, not African, not Asian, not European. The Messiah came as a Jew from the Jews, and that matters.
John Piper’s Big Book on the Providence of God
Mar 6, 2021
John Piper’s newest book, ‘Providence,’ celebrates the all-embracing, all-pervasive, invincible providence of God.
Why Did Jesus Choose Judas?
Mar 5, 2021
If Jesus knew that Judas would betray him in the end, why did Jesus choose Judas as a disciple to begin with?
Finding the Confidence to Pray
Mar 3, 2021
The doctrine of God’s all-governing providence is not a problem for our prayers. It is our only hope for our prayers coming to pass.
Your Good Works Are His Good Works
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 5
Mar 2, 2021
In every good deed, God is active and working. Even our good works will ultimately be ascribed to the glory of God.
I’m Likely Going to Prison — Now What?
Mar 1, 2021
Where is God when I face life-changing consequences for my sin? Can he really work for my good, even in a punishment as severe as prison?
We Are the Workmanship of God
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 4
Feb 27, 2021
In Christ, we get a new legal standing before the judgment seat of God and a new nature to live before men.
Should I Ever Pursue My Dreams?
Feb 26, 2021
Can we pursue our own dreams while also obeying God? Or do we need to give up our dreams in order to follow what Jesus is really calling us to?
What a World Ours Will Be
Why the Universe Longs to Be New
Feb 26, 2021
When Christ returns to make all things new, his people will be set free from sin at last. And the whole universe will be set free with them.
Protected from False Teaching
Feb 24, 2021
Joyful faith in the all-governing providence of God immunizes us against false teaching that exalts man and detracts from the glory due to God alone.
Freed from Wrath for a Life of Goodness
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 3
Feb 23, 2021
Christ has not only saved us from the wrath of God, but transformed us and saved us from the sinful nature that destined us for that wrath.
Who Wrote the Bible?
Feb 22, 2021
The question “Who wrote the Bible?” has a double answer: God and man. Humans held the quill, but God ultimately inspired their words.
‘Hallowed Be Your Name’
The Greatest Prayer in All the World
Feb 21, 2021
The lines of the Lord’s Prayer tend to pass by our eyes, and through our mouths, in a routine manner. But what might we be missing in our familiarity?
The Good News of Obliterated Boasting
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 2
Feb 20, 2021
God saves sinners by his grace alone to obliterate all human boasting in his presence. Is this good news for sinners?
What Is the Meaning of Life?
Feb 19, 2021
When life just doesn’t seem to make sense, or even when it seems void of any meaning at all, what can help us to know our purpose again?
Sustained Through the Hardest Suffering
Feb 17, 2021
God’s providence not only governs all things, but it gives us hope in our suffering. We can trust that our all-good God will turn every sorrow to joy.
What Satan Means for Evil
Four Ways God Is Defeating the Devil
Feb 16, 2021
If God is sovereign, why does he permit Satan to go on wreaking havoc? Why does God not use his power and wisdom to put Satan out of existence now?
Is Faith a Gift of God?
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 1
Feb 16, 2021
If I am commanded to believe the gospel, is faith something I create, or is it a gift of God?
Why Is Baptism Important?
Feb 15, 2021
Jesus commands the church not only to make disciples, but also to baptize them. But why is baptism so important?
What Is God’s Ultimate Goal Toward Us?
Ephesians 2:4–7, Part 10
Feb 13, 2021
God’s purpose in saving his children is to show them his eternal kindness toward them in Christ forever.
My Teen Is Sexually Active — What Can I Do?
Feb 12, 2021
What can Christian parents do if they discover that one of their children is living in serious sexual sin? Pastor John offers counsel on where to begin.
The Root of Beautiful Patience
Feb 10, 2021
God’s all-pervasive providence is the key that unlocks enduring patience. He is always working more good than we can ever see.
Living the Miracle of New Life in Christ
Ephesians 2:4–7, Part 9
Feb 9, 2021
We embrace, delight in, receive, live in, experience the miracle of being remade in Christ through our faith.