Why Share the Gospel with Dead People?
Ephesians 2:1–3, Part 4
Dec 19, 2020
Keep sharing the gospel with friends, families, and neighbors. People are still being saved. Power still exists in God’s great news.
Does Joy Come After Suffering, Or in It?
Dec 18, 2020
Faith does not shield us from waves of sorrow. But it does plant our feet on a rock of immovable joy. And when the waves leave, the rock remains.
The Sweetness of Christ in 2020
Dec 16, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close, Pastor John describes the one reality that shaped everything else for him: the experience of sweeter fellowship with God.
Can the Spiritually Dead Please God?
Ephesians 2:1–3, Part 3
Dec 15, 2020
What does it mean that mankind is dead in their trespasses apart from Christ?
What Happens to Non-Christians Who Take the Lord’s Supper?
Dec 14, 2020
What happens when unbelievers eat the Lord’s Supper — either because they think they are believers or because the church has welcomed them to participate?
How Could We Be Healthy, Active, and Dead?
Ephesians 2:1–3, Part 2
Dec 12, 2020
Being dead apart from Christ does not mean you are inactive, unable to do anything in this world. It means you have no love or appetite for God.
Christian Marries Non-Christian — How Does a Church Respond?
Dec 11, 2020
How should pastors respond to a Christian who marries a non-Christian? And what might repentance look like in such a situation?
Fight Sin Like a Victor, Not a Victim
Dec 9, 2020
When Christ gives you new life by the Spirit, you are no longer a victim under sin’s power, but a victor who has the strength to triumph.
United Under Wrath and the Cross
Ephesians 2:1–3, Part 1
Dec 8, 2020
All ethnic groups stand condemned apart from Christ. And all people from every ethnic group can be redeemed by the blood of the cross.
How Do I Battle Imposter Syndrome?
Dec 7, 2020
Imposter syndrome can make us feel like frauds in the workplace — like we are never good enough and always about to be exposed. How can we respond?
Dead in Sin, Alive in Grace
Dec 5, 2020
The word that describes us before Christ: Dead. The word that describes us after Christ meets us with mighty grace: Alive.
Did Jesus Say We Are gods?
Dec 4, 2020
In John 10, Jesus quotes from Psalm 82, saying, “You are gods.” Does this mean human beings are gods, or is something else going on?
What’s Keeping Me from Seeing Jesus?
Dec 2, 2020
By nature, we all want to be made much of. Until that craving for praise is laid to rest, we’ll never know the joy of making much of Jesus.
The Glorious Grace of Electing Love
Summary of Ephesians 1
Dec 1, 2020
We need to see God’s truth not only as our theology, but as our great treasure. For that, God needs to open the eyes of our hearts.
Can I ‘Name It and Claim It’?
Nov 30, 2020
God can do far, far more than we can think to ask. But that doesn’t mean whatever we wish lines up with his sovereign plans to bring us good.
How Does the Church Fill All in All?
Ephesians 1:19–23, Part 5
Nov 28, 2020
The church is the body of Christ, and he is the Head. He makes the decisions, he rules, and the body carries out his will.
Critical Race Theory, Part 2
The Root Problem (Special Episode)
Nov 24, 2020
How should Christians respond to critical race theory? In a special episode, Pastor John explains the theory’s goals, assumptions, and root problem.
The Head of the Church Is the Head over All
Ephesians 1:19–23, Part 4
Nov 24, 2020
Jesus is superior to every kind of rule, authority, and dominion that you will find in any culture, any nation, among any people, anywhere in the world.
Critical Race Theory, Part 1
The Relationships (Special Episode)
Nov 23, 2020
Critical race theory is a divisive topic among many Christians today. In a special episode, Pastor John explains why we should be careful in how we talk to each other about it.
Whenever We Speak, God Hears
Ephesians 1:19–23, Part 3
Nov 21, 2020
When we pray, when we talk to our children, when we speak to our neighbors or argue with our spouse — we speak in the sight of God.
Ten Effects of Seeing and Savoring the Providence of God
Nov 20, 2020
When we see and savor the all-embracing, all-pervasive providence of God, we cannot help but show the worth of his providence in all of life.
Have You Seen the Providence of God?
Nov 18, 2020
Immersing ourselves in the ocean of God’s providence helps us to know him, fear him, trust him, and love him as we ought.
Christ Is Always Stronger Than All
Ephesians 1:19–23, Part 2
Nov 17, 2020
Although real evils exist in this world, our King is seated far above them all.
God’s Providence in 2020
Nov 16, 2020
In January 2021, John Piper releases his newest book: a 750-page study of the all-embracing, all-pervasive providence of God.