Who Are the Nations?
Discovering God’s Global Mission
Aug 8, 2021
The Lamb who was slain will one day receive the reward of his suffering — people will come to him in joyful faith from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
‘Rejoice When You Are Slandered’
How to Do the Humanly Impossible
Jul 25, 2021
One of the most challenging commands in all the Bible is to rejoice when reviled. It’s not just difficult; it is humanly impossible.
Serious Joy for Leaders Who Last
To the Class of 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Christian leaders often carry great burdens. But God never leaves them without the opportunity to know serious joy, even in the hardest trials.
The Achievement of Christ Without Which There Would Be No Others
May 9, 2021
Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.
Can Joy Come in Sorrow?
Lessons for an Authentic Christian Life
May 2, 2021
How do joy and sorrow mingle in the Christian life? Does joy come only after sorrow passes, or can it come in the very midst of our griefs?
‘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?
Doing the Right Thing Never Ruins Your Life
A Belief That Prevents Abortion
Jan 28, 2021
Abortion holds out hope that ending the unborn child’s life will spare you misery and hardship. But doing the right thing will never ruin your life.
Faith That Satisfies — and Saves
What It Means to Come to Jesus
Jan 17, 2021
The nature of genuine saving faith isn’t mere mental assent, but receiving all that God is for us in Jesus Christ.
Is Love for Jesus, or Faith in Jesus, the Root of Ministry and Obedience?
Jan 10, 2021
Believing in Jesus, according to the Gospel of John, overlaps with love because it involves an act of the soul whereby one receives Jesus as their soul-satisfying bread, thirst-quenching water, and life-giving vine.
Leading by Feeding
Jan 10, 2021
The central work of pastoral ministry is leading the people of God by feeding them with the word of Christ.
Singing, Suffering, and Scripture
How God Keeps Us Through Song
Nov 8, 2020
Suffering may quiet our singing for a time, but God designed singing to sustain our souls. And one day, we will sing forever with unrestrained joy.
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.
Exposition or Imposition?
How Gospel-Centered Preaching Can Go Wrong
Jun 28, 2020
Preachers, instead of taking your text and making a beeline to the cross, take the cross and make a beeline to your text.
The Second Coming: Not Before the ‘Man of Lawlessness’
Jun 21, 2020
As we look forward to Christ’s second coming, what matters most is not that we have the timing and details down, but that we hold fast to Jesus as our great hope.
Does God Intend Evil for Our Good?
Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You
Jun 14, 2020
What sinners and Satan intend for evil, God always superintends for good. Our all-wise God brings restoration from ruin and deliverance out of danger.
The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love
May 17, 2020
True contentment in Christ not only guards against our ever-changing circumstances, but frees us to overflow in costly love to others — even our enemies.
The Second Coming: Wrath and Rescue
Apr 5, 2020
Suffering, pain, and trouble never have the last word for the people of God. He is our hope and our joy, and he will bring us all the way home.
Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain
The Weight and Wonder of the Third Commandment
Mar 8, 2020
To take God’s name in vain is about far, far more than avoiding foul language. Our reverence for God’s name cuts to the very core of our worship in all of life.
Live for Your Greatest Desire
Feb 23, 2020
Jesus’s call to deny ourselves isn’t a demand to give up happiness but an invitation to walk with him on the path to deep, lasting joy.
Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility
Thoughts on Christian Education
Jan 19, 2020
True Christian education fills our hearts and minds with a joy so serious and strong that our society loses its power to control where we stand and what we say.
Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth
Jan 12, 2020
God will not settle for redeeming people from just a few parts of the globe. He will have people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Seek the Things That Are Above
Dec 29, 2019
Every believer in Jesus Christ has a potent spiritual superpower. With the Spirit’s help, we now can seek the very things of heaven above.
How Does Humility Lead in Conflict?
Why Godly Conviction Is Not Arrogance
Dec 8, 2019
The humblest response to our culture’s tirade against objective truth isn’t to retreat, but to lovingly and kindly contend for what the Bible says.
‘How God Made Me Happy in Him’
John Piper’s Journey to Joy
Nov 17, 2019
Glory and joy appear all over the Bible, but how they relate is not readily obvious. Listen to John Piper tell the story of how God connected the dots between the two.
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