John Piper’s Death-Row Plea
Mar 11, 2020
Jesus does not discriminate. He offers the bread of life to anyone who calls on his name — even to those who have committed unspeakable crimes.
The Peace of God Does Not Produce Passivity
Philippians 4:8–9, Part 1
Mar 10, 2020
One way to find peace beyond our circumstances is to set our minds on things above our circumstances.
Am I Mainly the Product of My Background?
Mar 9, 2020
Are we free to be who we want to be, or are we instead the products of our backgrounds and environments?
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.
How God’s Peace Guards Our Hearts and Minds
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 6
Mar 7, 2020
The peace of God is not a calm stream to jump in when life becomes difficult. It is a home we live in, at all times, as we wait for heaven.
If God Is Sovereign, Are My Prayers Pointless?
Mar 6, 2020
If all of God’s plans stand, and all of his purposes come to pass, is praying for what we want pointless?
Will Suffering Weaken My Ministry?
Mar 4, 2020
Suffering is not a hindrance to the spread of the gospel. Suffering is, very often, God’s means of spreading the gospel where it has never gone before.
Battling Anxiety with Thankful Prayer
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 5
Mar 3, 2020
Replace anxiety with this way of life: In whatever would make you anxious and cause you not to rejoice, go vertical in prayer.
How Do I Care for My Depressed Wife?
Mar 2, 2020
How can a husband cultivate an atmosphere of holy joy at home if his wife struggles with chronic sadness or depression?
He Saw God Through His Pen
George Herbert (1593–1633)
Mar 1, 2020
George Herbert wrote poetry not only to display God’s worth, but also to feel God’s worth in the very act of writing.
Is Any Christian Anxiety Good?
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 4
Feb 29, 2020
Paul says, “Do not be anxious about anything,” but does that really mean anything? Is any Christian anxiety good?
How Can Couples Heal After Adultery?
Feb 28, 2020
After adultery, couples may feel like their marriage is ruined beyond repair. What biblical realities can help them begin to find healing?
How Do We Make Sense of the Coronavirus?
Feb 28, 2020
How can Christians make sense of the coronavirus, which has infected and killed so many people all throughout the world? Pastor John offers four biblical realities.
How Can I Jumpstart My Prayer Life?
Feb 26, 2020
Prayer offers us a lifeline to our Lord, a vital connection we need every day. But unless we plan ahead, we will be prone to wander.
How Is the Lord’s Coming ‘at Hand’?
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 3
Feb 25, 2020
“The Lord is at hand.” The apostle Paul wrote that more than 2,000 years ago, so why hasn’t Jesus come yet?
How Much Victory Can I Expect over Sinful Desires?
Feb 24, 2020
The new birth brings an awakening of delight in Christ and increasing victory over sin. But how much delight and victory should Christians expect?
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.
Gentleness Exposes Our Prayer Lives
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 2
Feb 22, 2020
Let people hear your gentle responses. Let God hear your cries for help.
How Do I Bless My Children Before Bed?
Feb 21, 2020
If you want to raise your children to know and love Jesus, then a regular rhythm of blessing may prove to be a helpful habit of grace.
Why Is My Theology Not Changing My Life?
Feb 19, 2020
If I believe all the right things, then why does my growth in holiness seem so tedious and slow?
Can Anyone Really Rejoice ‘Always’?
Philippians 4:4–7, Part 1
Feb 18, 2020
How could we possibly, in our world full of sin and death, “rejoice always”?
Should Christians Attend Alcoholics Anonymous?
Feb 17, 2020
Alcoholics Anonymous, and programs like it, seem to genuinely help hurting people. But what do such programs miss that Christians can’t overlook?
Can an Angry Judge Be Just?
Our Fair and Furious God
Feb 17, 2020
Many deny that God punishes sin, let alone that he is angry towards the wicked. One major problem for them is the consistent teaching of the Bible.
Is His Yoke Really Easy?
Matthew 11:25–30, Part 7
Feb 15, 2020
Countless ways exist to ruin your eternity and go to hell. Only one Way leads to eternal life: Jesus Christ.