Why Is Circumcision Such a Big Deal?
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 4
Mar 16, 2021
Why is circumcision, of all the different things that could have been, the sign of the covenant between God and Israel?
Who Is God?
Mar 15, 2021
God is the most important and most valuable reality in the entire universe. Who has he revealed himself to be?
Recalling Hopelessness Can Serve Happiness
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 3
Mar 13, 2021
Forever and always the banner of eternal life reads, “Salvation belongs to the Lord.” This fact will forever bring us low and lift our praises high.
The Most Lavish Promise of God?
Immeasurable Joy in the Ages to Come
Mar 12, 2021
The glories of God are so great, and his riches so immeasurable, that it will take us an eternity to enjoy them.
How Can We Know God?
Mar 12, 2021
Before we can ask who God is, we need to know where to find the answer. Where can we go to learn the truth about who God reveals himself to be?
The Courage We Need for Mission
Mar 10, 2021
God’s providence isn’t an obstacle to evangelism and missions. It is, instead, our only hope to see the good news of the gospel reach all nations.
Should We Leave Our Failures Behind?
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 2
Mar 9, 2021
The apostle Paul commands us to remember and to forget in his letters. When should we remember, and when should we forget?
Do We Dishonor God by Neglecting His Gifts?
Mar 8, 2021
We dishonor God when we love the gifts more than the Giver. But we also dishonor him when we forget all the gifts he has given.
Salvation Is for All — Through the Jews
Ephesians 2:11–13, Part 1
Mar 6, 2021
Jesus was not American, not African, not Asian, not European. The Messiah came as a Jew from the Jews, and that matters.
John Piper’s Big Book on the Providence of God
Mar 6, 2021
John Piper’s newest book, ‘Providence,’ celebrates the all-embracing, all-pervasive, invincible providence of God.
Why Did Jesus Choose Judas?
Mar 5, 2021
If Jesus knew that Judas would betray him in the end, why did Jesus choose Judas as a disciple to begin with?
Finding the Confidence to Pray
Mar 3, 2021
The doctrine of God’s all-governing providence is not a problem for our prayers. It is our only hope for our prayers coming to pass.
Your Good Works Are His Good Works
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 5
Mar 2, 2021
In every good deed, God is active and working. Even our good works will ultimately be ascribed to the glory of God.
I’m Likely Going to Prison — Now What?
Mar 1, 2021
Where is God when I face life-changing consequences for my sin? Can he really work for my good, even in a punishment as severe as prison?
We Are the Workmanship of God
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 4
Feb 27, 2021
In Christ, we get a new legal standing before the judgment seat of God and a new nature to live before men.
What a World Ours Will Be
Why the Universe Longs to Be New
Feb 26, 2021
When Christ returns to make all things new, his people will be set free from sin at last. And the whole universe will be set free with them.
Should I Ever Pursue My Dreams?
Feb 26, 2021
Can we pursue our own dreams while also obeying God? Or do we need to give up our dreams in order to follow what Jesus is really calling us to?
Protected from False Teaching
Feb 24, 2021
Joyful faith in the all-governing providence of God immunizes us against false teaching that exalts man and detracts from the glory due to God alone.
Freed from Wrath for a Life of Goodness
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 3
Feb 23, 2021
Christ has not only saved us from the wrath of God, but transformed us and saved us from the sinful nature that destined us for that wrath.
Who Wrote the Bible?
Feb 22, 2021
The question “Who wrote the Bible?” has a double answer: God and man. Humans held the quill, but God ultimately inspired their words.
‘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?
The Good News of Obliterated Boasting
Ephesians 2:8–10, Part 2
Feb 20, 2021
God saves sinners by his grace alone to obliterate all human boasting in his presence. Is this good news for sinners?
What Is the Meaning of Life?
Feb 19, 2021
When life just doesn’t seem to make sense, or even when it seems void of any meaning at all, what can help us to know our purpose again?
Sustained Through the Hardest Suffering
Feb 17, 2021
God’s providence not only governs all things, but it gives us hope in our suffering. We can trust that our all-good God will turn every sorrow to joy.