Is It Sinful to Watch Sin on a Screen?
Nov 22, 2019
Our culture saturates itself with entertainment that hardly gives a passing thought to God. Should Christians consume such media?
Is the God-Centeredness of God Precious?
Nov 20, 2019
When you discover that God is not only perfectly glorious, but that everything he does is for his glory, your life may get flipped upside down.
Single-mindedness, Integrity, and Diligence Through Grace
2 Timothy 2:1–7, Part 4
Nov 19, 2019
When Paul thought of Christian ministry, he thought of a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer. Do you?
How Do I Stay Attracted to My Aging Spouse?
Nov 18, 2019
Sexual desire doesn’t begin and end with physical attraction. God made us to cherish inner beauty and glory, not just looks that pass with age.
‘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.
Teaching the Bible Takes Supernatural Strength
2 Timothy 2:1–7, Part 3
Nov 16, 2019
You do not need new curriculum to disciple someone in the Bible; you need supernatural strength from God.
Will We Pray in Heaven?
Nov 15, 2019
If heaven is a world of love, with no grief or pain or loss, then will we have any need to pray to God once we are there?
The Key to Our Victory over Sin
Nov 13, 2019
Only the grace of supernatural delight can empower us to resist the allure of sin’s constant temptations.
Humility Was His Secret Strength
Charles Simeon (1759–1836)
Nov 13, 2019
Charles Simeon endured opposition, and stayed patient in suffering, by focusing on two objects: the depth of his sin, and the height of God’s grace.
Grace Is Power, Not Just Pardon
2 Timothy 2:1–7, Part 2
Nov 12, 2019
If you think you have received grace but have no new power to seek God and kill sin, you may not have received God’s grace.
I Feel No Sexual Attraction — Should I Still Pursue Marriage?
Nov 11, 2019
If someone’s sexual desires are low to the point of indifference, should he or she still be open to marriage down the road?
Seven Reasons We Must Pursue Supreme Satisfaction in God
Nov 10, 2019
Enjoying God, being satisfied in him, is essential in glorifying him as he deserves. God is not as glorified by mere duty as he is by delight.
Is Spiritual Insight a Product of Thinking or Praying?
2 Timothy 2:1–7, Part 1
Nov 9, 2019
Those who expect to have spiritual insight without thinking hard do not know how God gives understanding.
Why Does the Bible Stress the Power of Jesus’s Name?
Nov 8, 2019
The Bible stresses repeatedly the power and greatness of Jesus’s name. But why does it emphasize his name, and not just his person?
Love Is the Overflow of Joy in God
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Nov 8, 2019
The deepest love is never merely an act of the will. It is the overflowing impulse of a heart that is happy in God.
‘I Don’t Believe in Christ — Why Is Faith So Hard?’
Nov 6, 2019
If Jesus promises that his yoke is easy and his burden light, then why do some people struggle so much to put their faith in him?
God Glorified, Man Satisfied
Foundations of Christian Hedonism, Part 11
Nov 5, 2019
If you desire God to get glory from your life, take your joy in him very seriously.
When Has My Career Become My Idol?
Nov 4, 2019
If God created us for good works and wants us to labor diligently, then how do we determine when our career has become an idol?
A Peculiar Act of Worship
Preaching as Expository Exultation
Nov 3, 2019
The preacher’s task is not merely to teach or inform, but to rejoice with his people over the wonders of Scripture.
Love for People as the Overflow of Joy
Foundations of Christian Hedonism, Part 10
Nov 2, 2019
Pursuing greater, deeper joy in God increases, not diminishes or hinders, our love for other people.
Advice for Christians Who Work Sundays
Nov 1, 2019
If your job requires you to work on Sundays, how do you honor the Lord’s Day? Pastor John offers three pieces of counsel.
He Dared to Defy the Pope
Martin Luther (1483–1546)
Oct 31, 2019
The Reformation began when Martin Luther, a scrupulous but tortured monk, rediscovered the surpassing grace of God in the infallible word of God.
What Did the Reformation Give Us?
Oct 30, 2019
Every Protestant owes a debt of gratitude to the Reformers, especially for one of their most precious gifts to us: expository exultation.
Joy in Suffering Shows the Worth of God
Foundations of Christian Hedonism, Part 9
Oct 29, 2019
Suffering with joy in this world is one of the greatest advertisements for the reality of the next.