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"Jesus’s longing and goal is that we see his glory, and then that we be able to love what we see with the same love that the Father has for the Son." @JohnPiper crossway.org/articles/what-…
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“He delivers the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ear by adversity.” —Job 36:15
“‘Ten looks at Christ for every one look at self.’ What healing might there be for us in heeding this counsel? How impoverished are we for our subtle and overt fixations on and fascinations with self?” —David Mathis desiringgod.org/messages/ten-l…
Do you struggle to believe that God could really forgive you? Then you have not really heard what Christmas is saying. Marshall Segal follows forgiveness through the birth, life, death, and rise of Jesus. desiringgod.org/articles/you-c…
Serious Joy: the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors. Theme: What Is Man? God’s Answer to Our Confusion @JohnPiper will open the conference with a message on man’s eternal destiny. Join us January 30 - February 1 Register soon; price increases Dec. 10 bcsmn.edu/conference-202…
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“A voice came out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!’” —Luke 9:35
“Between predestination and glorification, there are no dropouts. It is a perfect, iron-clad, golden chain of salvation wrought by the sovereign grace of God.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/labs/all-the-c…
How is the fall of Roe v. Wade affecting the rest of the world? After decades of advocacy for the unborn, in America and abroad, John Ensor weighs in on what the Dobbs decision means for the global cause for life. desiringgod.org/articles/the-g…
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” —Luke 18:14
When I was in college, John Piper showed me the inadequacy of a duty-driven approach to the Christian life. 20 years later, here is my attempt to recover a Christian Hedonist approach to duty, one anchored in joy in God as we face obstacles of every kind. desiringgod.org/articles/the-j…
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“Even when Satan is bringing about some kind of thorn or suffering in the life of a Christian, he’s not sovereign; he’s not ultimate. He’s under God’s supervision.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/interviews/how…
“Is there a good, wise, and Christian Hedonistic way of celebrating the value of duty in the Christian life?” Joe Rigney explains what duty is, why it’s not enough, and what makes it vital to joy. desiringgod.org/articles/the-j…
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” —Proverbs 18:10
“If Christ had not died, then there could be no hope whatsoever that we could be found acceptable and blameless on the day of Christ.” Join John Piper as he helps us see what it means to be blameless before God. desiringgod.org/labs/how-are-w…
“Brothers and sisters in Christ, God doesn’t just save sinners; he delights to save us. . . . The gospel is not a divine concession. It is a divine delight.” —David Mathis desiringgod.org/messages/he-de…
Step out to follow Jesus, and soon you will encounter a prowling and powerful adversary. How do you resist him? Jon Bloom points us to the only one who fought him perfectly. desiringgod.org/articles/disor…
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” —1 John 4:10
5-min read/day: Just in case you don’t yet a journey plan for this Advent, these meditations begin tomorrow on December 1. Available in print and digital. desiringgod.org/books/the-chri…
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Some respond to the fear of death with panic and anxiety — and others with distraction and entertainment. In either case, death is our slave master until Christ sets us free. desiringgod.org/interviews/amu…
“The Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.” —Psalm 37:28
Does Paul conceive of humans as made up of spirit, soul, and body? Pastor John argues that we need to let each text speak for itself when we interpret Scripture. desiringgod.org/labs/sanctifie…
C.S. Lewis is famous for his Christian apologetics and children’s stories, but what did he think about the callings of men and women in marriage? Colin Smothers shows us why Lewis was not an egalitarian. desiringgod.org/articles/was-c…
“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” —1 Timothy 1:15
Our churches grow in wisdom and maturity when the young honor the old, the old listen to the young, and all clothe themselves with humility. desiringgod.org/interviews/giv…
“The Christian faith is a teaching movement, and its leaders are teachers — or the church languishes.” David Mathis explains why, over time, healthy churches need both paid and unpaid pastors. desiringgod.org/articles/two-k…
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” —Romans 11:33
“The point of loss is to show by our response that Christ is more precious than what is lost. . . . Living through loss without grumbling sings out the greatness and beauty and worth of God.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/messages/the-p…
While some smirk at the mistakes of grandparents, and while others honk at the old driver on the road, God gives his people a far different word: honor. Greg Morse reflects on the lost virtue of respecting the elders among us. desiringgod.org/articles/honor…
“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” —2 Corinthians 8:9
“Don’t be guilty of being a cynic who quenches the Holy Spirit when he’s at work in the church. Instead have a sober, rational, spiritually-wise mind to test all things by the apostolic word and by wisdom and by experience in the Spirit.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/labs/how-we-qu…
“Far from arbitrary, the office of elder is reserved only for men for good reason. Manly men are best fit for the office because the work of building and defending, of instructing and rebuking, is quintessentially masculine.” —Jonathan Parnell desiringgod.org/articles/the-m…
“I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.” —Psalm 89:1
“There’s a huge difference between the crusade to attract criticism and the crusade to do as much good as you can and leave the persecution to God.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/interviews/sho…
“In Christ, our imperfect prayers gain a heavenly hearing.” Scott Hubbard mines the words of Jesus to help us draw the strength we need to persevere in prayer. desiringgod.org/articles/how-t…
A Thanksgiving Things-of-Earth meditation (in the form of a Socratic dialogue). @desiringGod desiringgod.org/articles/the-s…
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“Let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” —Jeremiah 9:24
Christian joy is like a boulder that remains solid and unshaken, even as the waves of sorrow pass over it. desiringgod.org/labs/always-jo…
“My son, eat honey, for it is good.” On Thanksgiving Day, Joe Rigney tells of a conversation between father and son about taste buds, honey, and the sweetness of wisdom to the soul. desiringgod.org/articles/the-s…
“The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” —1 Corinthians 1:18
“Walk through the world of trouble — ministry troubles, family troubles, political troubles, financial troubles — in the protection of the peace of God that cannot be accounted for by human reason.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/interviews/pra…
“God’s good and beautiful plan is to put someone next to you in marriage who is different from you and doesn’t see the world the way you see it.” —Paul Tripp desiringgod.org/articles/your-…
“I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” —Romans 8:38–39
“God is the kind of God who, because of Christ, always, always, always does us good and wants us happy, thankful, prayerful, and benevolent.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/labs/always-jo…
My wife and I read these Advent Devotions and were moved to worship Jesus with each one. May I recommend David Mathis' "The Christmas We Didn't Expect" for your heart's preparation to make much of Christ this Christmas. wtsbooks.com/products/the-c…
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In the book of Acts, the apostles teach us not only what to believe about Jesus, but also how to read the Old Testament Scriptures with a faithful Christ-centered focus. Professor Brian Tabb explains in a new feature article. desiringgod.org/articles/taugh…
5-min read per day, during Advent — which begins this Sunday: @wtsbooks has ‘The Christmas We Didn’t Expect’ at a discount this week. The readings begin December 1. wtsbooks.com/products/the-c…
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“The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.” —Psalm 103:19
“Baptism does not free from sin. It does not cause one to be reborn. It does not unite to Christ in a saving way. All of that happens through faith alone in the first instant of saving faith.” —John Piper desiringgod.org/interviews/how…
Can a Christian date and marry a nonbeliever? Marshall Segal answers a question he’s heard over and over again. desiringgod.org/articles/can-c…
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.” —Romans 12:16
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