In the beginning of John 6 Jesus performs a great miracle in taking a young boys lunch and making it into a meal for a multitude. That same multitude than seeks to make Him king, right after the miracle and even into the next day, because He seems (to them) to be someone who can … Continue reading Reader, Don’t Miss This. There’s A Chance You Could.
One of the best analogies to the Christian life that I have ever heard was first written by Paul, came to fruition in Jonathan Edwards, found in the mind of C.S. Lewis, written again by John Piper, and heard by my ears in the summer of 2006. Here it is below: “The glory of water … Continue reading The Glory of Water
From Desiring God: Around here we love books: reading them, writing them, publishing them, promoting them. John Piper alone has authored over 50 titles. So I asked, in light of the overwhelming number of free books we host on the smorgasbord we call our Book page, which of them would Pastor John recommend first? What follows … Continue reading Where to Begin When Reading John Piper
From the Desiring God Blog: John Piper says that good news is so dense and so constant in Romans 8 — and so vastly superior to all earthly good news — that we scarcely feel the force of it until we take every verse of Romans 8 and restate it as the miracle it means … Continue reading The Superior Good News of All of Romans 8
“The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply.” John Piper … Continue reading My Largest Living Influence is No Surprise
In September of 1984 John Piper almost got fired from his church for writing an article in the churches magazine entitled, "Missions & Masturbation." He did not get fired, but he did almost get fired. You can see why when you read the article below. So read carefully what follows - it can be graphic. … Continue reading Missions & Masturbation – How John Piper Almost Got Fired
From Justin Taylor's blog, Between two Worlds: C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity: A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the … Continue reading So Heavenly Minded You’re No Earthly Good?
Out today on Justin Taylor's blog: Barnabas Piper’s new book is on being The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity (David C. Cook, 2014) You can find out more about the book here. Barnabas’s father, John Piper, wrote the foreword to the book, and with permission I’ve reprinted it below: * * * You will ask, … Continue reading What’s It Like to be John Piper’s Son? “The Pastor’s Kid” is Here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXC9qSrMWqI This September, John Piper will be launching an initiative inspired by the legacy he wants to leave. Look at the Book is a new online method of teaching the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 5–10 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John’s voice and watch his … Continue reading No Book Like the Bible
Did you know John Piper has loads of free books on the Desiring God website? Did you know he just released a new one, that is, again, FREE? Gotta love it. The new book is called Seeing Beauty & Saying Beautifully. It's in the series The Swans are Not Silent, and in this next offering … Continue reading Seeing Beauty & Saying Beautifully
On my shelf Monday, today, has become "wish it was on my shelf Monday." I do not yet have this recent John Piper book, and though I have listened to his 9 part series on TULIP (the five points of Calvinism) I am eager to get and read this one. Here is some info for … Continue reading Five Points: Towards a Deeper Experience of God’s Grace
This past week a movie came out called "Heaven is for Real." What are we to think about such things? Thank you to Justin Taylor for putting together a nice blog post on his Gospel Coalition blog, here it is below: David Platt on the movie "Heaven is for Real" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEAko02HD5o Here is the MacArthur … Continue reading Do Not Believe “Heaven is for Real”
Many people define pastoral leadership in terms of business liking the pastor to the CEO and the elders as the executive team. Is this right to do so? Yes and no but mainly no. What do I mean? Yes, there are certain similarities in a CEO and a pastor. They lead the whole thing and … Continue reading Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
John Piper: I love strength. I love the word “mighty,” as in “Mighty Woman of God,” and “Mighty Man of God.” I love to hear that “Moses was mighty in his words and deeds” (Acts7:22), and that Apollos was “mighty in the scriptures” (Acts 18:24). I love it when Paul says, “Act like men, be strong” … Continue reading 15 Prayers for God’s Power
I wonder if this thought has ever come across your mind? ‘If God is God than He cannot be surprised by anything, and therefore the fall of man did not take Him off guard, but in some way because He is sovereign, and governs all things, He was behind it.” Another way to ponder it … Continue reading Was Redemption Through Christ Plan B?