Best Commentaries on the Whole Bible
Mar 31, 2023
Alongside his personal study of Scripture, what whole-Bible commentaries has Pastor John found most helpful over the years?
Why Did Paul Refuse Gifts of Food?
2 Thessalonians 3:6–10, Part 2
Mar 30, 2023
Pastors ought to be paid for their labors, but they should never give the impression that they labor for money.
How Do I Find My Identity?
Mar 29, 2023
If you want to settle the question of personal identity, don’t ask “Who am I?” Ask, “Whose am I?”
Sometimes Ostracism Brings Reconciliation
2 Thessalonians 3:6–10, Part 1
Mar 28, 2023
Christians must have a category for shaming other Christians so that they might repent and be reconciled.
Can Satan Put Thoughts into Our Heads?
Mar 27, 2023
We know the devil can tempt us and attack us and try to deceive us, but can he put thoughts into our heads?
Prayer as an Answer to Prayer
2 Thessalonians 3:1–5, Part 5
Mar 25, 2023
Hearts that remain firm through trials don’t depend on their own strength, but hang on the steadfastness of Christ.
Does God Read Every Thought?
Mar 24, 2023
At every moment, God knows the thoughts and intentions of every human heart. Pastor John explores six vast implications of this foundational truth.
An Obedient Church Deals with Disobedience
2 Thessalonians 3:1–5, Part 4
Mar 23, 2023
Disobedient churches deal lightly, if at all, with flagrant disobedience. Obedient churches consistently practice church discipline.
John Piper’s Conversion Story
Mar 22, 2023
The book of Romans interprets life — and it also transforms life. Pastor John shares how Romans has shaped him, from conversion to the pastorate.
What Is the Faithfulness of God?
2 Thessalonians 3:1–5, Part 3
Mar 21, 2023
The deepest ground of God’s faithfulness, to his word and to his people, is his faithfulness to his own self.
How to Glorify God in Business Success
Mar 20, 2023
How can a Christian business leader speak about his success in a way that makes God, not him, look great?
God Is Decisive in Obedience — So Why Pray?
2 Thessalonians 3:1–5, Part 2
Mar 18, 2023
God works through prayer to establish and guard us in the faith. Prayer is the lifeline by which he holds us fast.
Is Venting the Same as Complaining?
Mar 17, 2023
Is there really a difference between complaining about our problems and venting about them — or are we just kidding ourselves?
Offense and Defense in Prayer for the Word
2 Thessalonians 3:1–5, Part 1
Mar 16, 2023
Prayer is an offensive weapon and a defensive weapon. Do you utilize it in both ways?
Christian Hedonism in Two Minutes
Mar 15, 2023
What is the simplest, shortest definition of Christian Hedonism? Pastor John explains in two minutes why pursuing joy in God is essential to the Christian life.
How Paul Prays Eternal Comfort into Heart Comfort
2 Thessalonians 2:13–17, Part 7
Mar 14, 2023
The apostle Paul wants Christians to subjectively experience the comfort that is already objectively ours in Christ.
How Does Childbirth Save Women?
Mar 13, 2023
Women, Paul says, “will be saved through childbearing.” How does childbirth save women — and what about women who never have children of their own?
Are Traditions Good or Bad?
2 Thessalonians 2:13–17, Part 6
Mar 11, 2023
The church ought to preserve traditions that evidence biblical fidelity — and discard those that elevate our ways over Scripture.
I’m Stuck in Sexual Sin — Should I Excommunicate Myself?
Mar 10, 2023
Those who play the victim to their sexual lusts act like slaves, like dogs eating their vomit, like washed pigs rolling in mud. But in Christ, they don’t have to stay that way.
Stand! The Command. The Prayer. The Promise.
2 Thessalonians 2:13–17, Part 5
Mar 9, 2023
Christians stand firm by holding to the truth, depending on God in prayer, and hoping in his promise to keep us.
1 Percent of a Book Can Change Your Life
Mar 8, 2023
Even if you remember only one sentence of a book, that one sentence can create an immeasurable moment, a flash of insight that shapes you forever.
Called to Holiness, Called to Glory
2 Thessalonians 2:13–17, Part 4
Mar 7, 2023
God’s call to his people is not merely a call to salvation. God’s call is for us to share in his glory.
Is ‘De-Gendering’ a Sin?
Mar 6, 2023
What might Scripture say to a woman who desperately wants to become a man? Pastor John offers six reasons why attempting to “de-gender” is a tragic act of sin.
What Will Man Be Like for Countless Future Ages?
Mar 5, 2023
When our hearts run dry, and our good works languish, the Bible bids us: “Consider the end.”
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