What Does My Stealing Say About My Soul?
Aug 26, 2020
Whether we steal time, money, glances, or anything else, our impulse to take what is not rightfully ours reveals a lot about our view of God.
Chosen by God to Inherit God
Ephesians 1:11–14, Part 1
Aug 25, 2020
The glory of adoption is that we now receive an inheritance from God, and the best inheritance he could give us is himself.
Will the New Creation Look Like This One?
Aug 24, 2020
The new creation will probably seem familiar to us. But there will also be new dimensions of life and joy we can’t even begin to fathom.
The Sum of All Things Is Christ
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 9
Aug 22, 2020
The grand climax of God’s plan in history, indeed the very point of all creation, is summed up in one word: Christ.
Is Angry Prayer Okay?
Aug 21, 2020
We have nothing to hide from God since he already knows our hearts. But that doesn’t mean we can do or say whatever we want in prayer.
How Did John Piper Become a Calvinist?
Aug 19, 2020
When John Piper entered seminary in 1968, he believed in the self-determining will of man. But then he encountered Philippians 2 and Romans 9.
The Pleasure of God in All of History
Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 8
Aug 18, 2020
God has a joyful plan and has worked it out in history, and the climax of that plan is the person and work of his Son.
When Should I Follow My Heart?
Aug 17, 2020
If a Christian desires God above all, then shouldn’t he follow his heart? Or are our hearts so deceitful that we can never trust them at all?
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.