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 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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
How Do I Take Risks Without Being Unwise?
Mar 13, 2020
Jesus calls us away from self-protection and toward taking risks of love. To follow a sacrificial Savior is to give and sacrifice with him.
What Does the Mind of Peace Think About?
Philippians 4:8–9, Part 2
Mar 14, 2020
What do you think about most? How you answer the question will reveal how much of the peace of God you experience.
Jesus Came to Bring Violence — but What Does That Mean for Us?
Mar 16, 2020
Jesus told his disciples, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” What kind of sword does the Prince of Peace bring?
How to Experience the Presence of God
Philippians 4:8–9, Part 3
Mar 17, 2020
How can I live to experience peace in the presence of God?
Jesus Didn’t Die for Our Present Prosperity
Mar 18, 2020
Jesus doesn’t want disciples who seek him merely for what he can provide. He wants disciples who treasure him for who he is.
A Word to Men Who Demean Their Wives
Mar 20, 2020
God calls husbands to provide and protect, not demean and belittle. Husbands must lead, but always with gentleness and grace, especially in the home.
True Honesty Minimizes Misunderstanding
Philippians 4:10–13, Part 1
Mar 21, 2020
A wise person not only knows what he wants to say, but how others will hear him say it.
Are IVF Babies Knit Together by God Too?
Mar 23, 2020
No technology can ever thwart God’s sovereignty. His oversight extends even to those advancements that seem to take his place.
The Secret to Joy in Any Circumstance
Philippians 4:10–13, Part 2
Mar 24, 2020
Real happiness is untethered from this world. Whether we abound or are brought low, we have Christ.
Grace for Our Hardest Moments
Mar 25, 2020
Jesus may not give us everything we want, or even everything we think we need. But he will give us everything we truly need — all the way to the end.
Coronavirus and Christ
‘Behold the Kindness and Severity of God’
Mar 26, 2020
God is not silent about what he thinks about the Coronavirus. Scarcely a page in the Bible is irrelevant for this crisis.