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Job 19:11–42:12 // The Lord Gives and Takes Away

Job 19:11–42:12 // The Lord Gives and Takes Away

God is more precious than possessions, family, health, and life. In this lab,...

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Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 2 // Yoke Broken, Joy Soaring, Enemies Serving

Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 2 // Yoke Broken, Joy Soaring, Enemies Serving

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/yoke-broken...

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Luke 6:20–26 // The Kind of People God Blesses

Luke 6:20–26 // The Kind of People God Blesses

Someone who is blessed of God and someone whom we think is blessed of God are...

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Philippians 3:15–16 // What the Mature Think About

Philippians 3:15–16 // What the Mature Think About

Before we act, before we speak, before we do, we think. And God cares about o...

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Philippians 3:2–7 // Seven Deadly Confidences

Philippians 3:2–7 // Seven Deadly Confidences

Why did Paul feel obligated to say he had reason for confidence in the flesh ...

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Philippians 3:11–14 // Does Paul Think He Could Miss the Resurrection?

Philippians 3:11–14 // Does Paul Think He Could Miss the Resurrection?

Why do I need to press on to make the resurrection my own, if Christ has alre...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // How to Be an Enemy of the Cross

Philippians 3:18–21 // How to Be an Enemy of the Cross

In this lab, John Piper explains that God does not treat lightly those who se...

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Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 4 // God’s Zeal to Enthrone His Son on Earth

Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 4 // God’s Zeal to Enthrone His Son on Earth

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/gods-zeal-t...

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Acts 4:23–30 // God Planned the Death of Jesus

Acts 4:23–30 // God Planned the Death of Jesus

Why did Jesus die? In this lab, John Piper acknowledges that man demanded Jes...

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Micah 5:2 // Part 2 // The Lowly, Ancient Origins of the King

Micah 5:2 // Part 2 // The Lowly, Ancient Origins of the King

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-lowly-a...

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Philippians 3:1–3 //  Who You Are in Christ

Philippians 3:1–3 // Who You Are in Christ

We may say we are Christians, but without evidence of our new identity, we ha...

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Proverbs 26:4—5 // How to See Jesus in Proverbs

Proverbs 26:4—5 // How to See Jesus in Proverbs

In this lab, Pastor John shows us that the wisdom of Proverbs is only availab...

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John 3:16 // Don’t Believe Like Judas // How God So Love The World

John 3:16 // Don’t Believe Like Judas // How God So Love The World

Believing is about more than facts. In this lab, John Piper explains that if ...

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Psalm 1:3 // Plant Yourself in God’s Word

Psalm 1:3 // Plant Yourself in God’s Word

In this lab, John Piper shows us that many do not blossom with the beauty of ...

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Luke 6:20–26 // How Christians Laugh

Luke 6:20–26 // How Christians Laugh

Does Jesus, in the Beatitudes, promise to bless all the weep and curse all th...

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Philippians 3:11–14 // The One Reason to Live

Philippians 3:11–14 // The One Reason to Live

Christians don’t coast to the finish line, they don’t become caviler about as...

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Philippians 2:14–18 // The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 2:14–18 // The Secret of Contentment

God doesn’t want his secret to contentment to be a secret. He wrote it plainl...

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Job 1:1–12 // Can You Trust God in Your Pain?

Job 1:1–12 // Can You Trust God in Your Pain?

In this lab, John Piper clarifies that Job did not suffer because of disobedi...

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Psalm 1:2 // Memorize the Bible to Maximize Your Joy

Psalm 1:2 // Memorize the Bible to Maximize Your Joy

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that when we memorize God’s word, we put h...

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Luke 1:26–38 // Seven Reasons to Worship on Christmas

Luke 1:26–38 // Seven Reasons to Worship on Christmas

The coming of Jesus was called, “news of great joy.” In this lab, John Piper ...

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Micah 5:2 // Part 4 // How the Priests and Scribes Abused the Bible

Micah 5:2 // Part 4 // How the Priests and Scribes Abused the Bible

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/how-the-pri...

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Psalm 133:1 // Unity Is the Church’s Perfume // True Unity Comes From God

Psalm 133:1 // Unity Is the Church’s Perfume // True Unity Comes From God

The Church is crowned with love, clothed in Christ's righteousness, and perfu...

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1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // When Will the Dead Be Raised?

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // When Will the Dead Be Raised?

“With a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of...

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James 4:13–16 // Your Life Is a Mist

James 4:13–16 // Your Life Is a Mist

What is the pride of life? In this lab, John Piper suggests it’s saying, “Thi...

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Romans 15:18–21 // How God Uses Missionaries

Romans 15:18–21 // How God Uses Missionaries

One great goal of missions is obedience — the obedience of faith in Christ Je...

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Psalm 127:3–5 // How to Rest in Parenting

Psalm 127:3–5 // How to Rest in Parenting

Rest in parenting will not come through getting our children to nap during th...

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Philippians 3:7–10 // Where to Turn When Suffering Comes

Philippians 3:7–10 // Where to Turn When Suffering Comes

Suffering comes with its unanswerable question. But in this lab, John Piper r...

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1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Redeems the Worst Pasts // Part 1

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Redeems the Worst Pasts // Part 1

God’s grace rescued one of the worst sinners in history, a man who by his own...

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Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Satisfy You // Three Simple Prayers

Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Satisfy You // Three Simple Prayers

When we ask God to incline our hearts, can he do it? In this third lab, John ...

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Your Greatest Life Is Ahead

Your Greatest Life Is Ahead

In Christ, your greatest tragedy is behind you, and your most glorious life i...

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2 Corinthians 1:3–6 // Give Away the Comfort You Receive

2 Corinthians 1:3–6 // Give Away the Comfort You Receive

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that God doesn’t help us in our times of ...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // What Will My New Body Be Like?

Philippians 3:18–21 // What Will My New Body Be Like?

In this lab, John Piper explains that we live in a broken world, with broken ...

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Philippians 3:9 // The Garbage We Bring to God

Philippians 3:9 // The Garbage We Bring to God

In this lab, John Piper reminds that when we gain Christ, we get a right stan...

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Philippians 2:14–18 // Do Not Labor in Vain

Philippians 2:14–18 // Do Not Labor in Vain

How do we not labor in vain? In this lab, Pastor John tells us how Paul ran a...

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Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 1 // Gloom to Glory by a Great Light

Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 1 // Gloom to Glory by a Great Light

The Bible is beautifully coherent. Join John Piper as he studies the great pr...

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James 4:13–16 // Is God Sovereign over Evil?

James 4:13–16 // Is God Sovereign over Evil?

God’s will always comes to pass, but what he commands may not. John Piper exp...

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Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Guard You // Three Simple Prayers

Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Guard You // Three Simple Prayers

Prayer is vital for the fight to be more like Jesus. In this lab, John Piper ...

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1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Supplies Strength for Today // Part 3

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Supplies Strength for Today // Part 3

If grace empowers us to live like Christ, how do we access that grace day aft...

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Luke 5:1–11 // How a Prosperity Preacher Abuses a Verse

Luke 5:1–11 // How a Prosperity Preacher Abuses a Verse

Luke 5:1–11 is not a story about how to get rich, but how to get free from ri...

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Philippians 2:25–30 // A Bible Study Method for Leaders // When Loving Others Hurts

Philippians 2:25–30 // A Bible Study Method for Leaders // When Loving Others Hurts

Sustained joy in God does not come because we went to God’s word yesterday, b...

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Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 1 // How Pervasive Is Paul’s Concern with Conflict in the Church?

Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 1 // How Pervasive Is Paul’s Concern with Conflict in the Church?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/how-pervasi...

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1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // What to Say to the Grieving

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // What to Say to the Grieving

Death does not get the final word for believers. In this lab, John Piper expl...

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John 1:14 // Glory Full of Grace and Truth

John 1:14 // Glory Full of Grace and Truth

We may feel that not being alive when Jesus walked the earth would be a disad...

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Philippians 3:15–16 // How to Disagree with a Christian

Philippians 3:15–16 // How to Disagree with a Christian

Genuine believers will think differently than us. We should be very slow to p...

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Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Meet You // Three Simple Prayers

Psalm 141:1–4 // Pray for God to Meet You // Three Simple Prayers

We learn to pray by reading the prayers in the Bible. This short series will ...

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1 Corinthians 10:13 // Is Every Temptation a Test from God? // Where is God in My Temptation?

1 Corinthians 10:13 // Is Every Temptation a Test from God? // Where is God in My Temptation?

Watch this video on our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/is-every-te...

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Psalm 1:1 // How to Lose Your Happiness

Psalm 1:1 // How to Lose Your Happiness

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that those who say they want to be happy w...

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Philippians 2:14—18 // Can the Godly Grumble?

Philippians 2:14—18 // Can the Godly Grumble?

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that our grumbling is not insignificant to...

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Philippians 4:1 // Love and Long for One Another // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:1 // Love and Long for One Another // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/love-and-lo...

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Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 2 // The Bible and the Sermon Are Not Always Enough

Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 2 // The Bible and the Sermon Are Not Always Enough

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-bible-a...

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Job 1:6–22 // How to Respond to Tragedy

Job 1:6–22 // How to Respond to Tragedy

From most people’s point of view, Job had every reason to curse God, not wors...

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Psalm 133:3 // Don’t Rebuild Walls Christ Tore Down // True Unity Comes From God

Psalm 133:3 // Don’t Rebuild Walls Christ Tore Down // True Unity Comes From God

In this lab, John Piper shows us that Christ's blood is the great adhesive th...

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Psalm 127:1–2 // God Gives Sleep to His Beloved

Psalm 127:1–2 // God Gives Sleep to His Beloved

Jesus is not a fanatic CEO that needs you to render to him anxious toil. In t...

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Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 4 // Why Does It Matter That Their Names Are in the Book of Life?

Philippians 4:2–3 // Part 4 // Why Does It Matter That Their Names Are in the Book of Life?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/why-does-it...

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Philippians 4:1 // What Crown Will Christians Receive? // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:1 // What Crown Will Christians Receive? // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/what-crown-...

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Have You Lost Your Love?

Have You Lost Your Love?

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 12 // How Do Predestination and Election Relate?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 12 // How Do Predestination and Election Relate?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/how-do-pred...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Two Ways to Nullify the Cross

Philippians 3:18–21 // Two Ways to Nullify the Cross

In this lab, John Piper explains that a quick way to become an enemy of God i...

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Genesis 50:16–21 // Does God Rule Over Sin?

Genesis 50:16–21 // Does God Rule Over Sin?

We can say our pain is unwelcome, uncomfortable, and unenjoyable. But we cann...

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The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up -- Like the Serpent, Excerpt

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up -- Like the Serpent, Excerpt

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/the-son-of-man-must-be-li...

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Philippians 4:1 // Can We Love Christians Too Much? // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:1 // Can We Love Christians Too Much? // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/can-we-love...

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Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 3 // What Kind of Government Will God Bring?

Isaiah 9:1–7 // Part 3 // What Kind of Government Will God Bring?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/what-kind-o...

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Psalm 133:2 // Christian Unity Is a Precious Gift // True Unity Comes From God

Psalm 133:2 // Christian Unity Is a Precious Gift // True Unity Comes From God

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that unity among believers is not just a g...

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Job 1:1–2:3 // Who Caused Job’s Suffering?

Job 1:1–2:3 // Who Caused Job’s Suffering?

Who caused Job’s suffering? Sin, Satan, or our sovereign God? In this lab, Jo...

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2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // Preachers Must Say Hard Things

2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // Preachers Must Say Hard Things

God loves sermons that proclaim hard truths from his word — even if the other...

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2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // How to Pray for Your Pastor’s Sermon

2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // How to Pray for Your Pastor’s Sermon

Your pastor must do the impossible every Sunday. In this lab, John Piper not ...

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Titus 2:11–14 // The Christian Life Is Waiting // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

Titus 2:11–14 // The Christian Life Is Waiting // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

The fullness of happily ever after is coming for God’s people — but not yet. ...

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Philippians 3:2–7 // Put No Confidence in the Flesh

Philippians 3:2–7 // Put No Confidence in the Flesh

God wants children who are confident — not confident in the flesh, but in Chr...

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Mark 3:1–6 // What Grieves God?

Mark 3:1–6 // What Grieves God?

In this lab, John Piper shows us that it is not for lack of compassion that m...

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Psalm 1:2 // Do You Delight in Bible Reading?

Psalm 1:2 // Do You Delight in Bible Reading?

In this lab, John Piper reminds us how sweet the word of God is and how bless...

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Psalm 1:3 // The True Prosperity Gospel

Psalm 1:3 // The True Prosperity Gospel

In this lab, Pastor John shows us that one of the problems with the prosperit...

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Micah 5:2 // Part 3 // The Global Majesty of the God-Man

Micah 5:2 // Part 3 // The Global Majesty of the God-Man

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-global-...

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Philippians 2:14—18 // Grumble-Free for His Glory

Philippians 2:14—18 // Grumble-Free for His Glory

In this lab, John Piper gives the key to shining as a lights in the world—exc...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Are You Ruled by Your Desires?

Philippians 3:18–21 // Are You Ruled by Your Desires?

In this lab, John Piper explains that the kind of people God always destroys ...

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Philippians 4:1 // Stand Firm in the Strength of God // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Philippians 4:1 // Stand Firm in the Strength of God // Rejoice in the Lord Always

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/stand-firm-...

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Philippians 3:15–16 // How God Changes Our Minds

Philippians 3:15–16 // How God Changes Our Minds

Revelation is not new knowledge that no one knew before. In this lab, John Pi...

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Freedom from Misplaced Shame // Battling Unbelief

Freedom from Misplaced Shame // Battling Unbelief

Some shame we should feel. Some shame we should never feel. In this lab, John...

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John 3:16 // Nine Promises About Eternal Life // How God So Love The World

John 3:16 // Nine Promises About Eternal Life // How God So Love The World

No child of God will be bored in eternity. In this lab, John Piper stirs our ...

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John 3:16 // For God So Loved the World // How God So Love The World

John 3:16 // For God So Loved the World // How God So Love The World

Soldiers take bullets for one another. Parents sacrifice daily for their kids...

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Titus 2:11–14 // The Grace of God Appeared // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

Titus 2:11–14 // The Grace of God Appeared // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

The grace of God became flesh, but where was it before then? In this lab, Joh...

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Philippians 3:15–16 // Stages of the Christian Life

Philippians 3:15–16 // Stages of the Christian Life

No one starts as a mature Christian. In this lab, John Piper calls us to keep...

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Philippians 3:7–10 // Suffering Can Be an Answer to Prayer

Philippians 3:7–10 // Suffering Can Be an Answer to Prayer

No one prays for suffering, but suffering can be an answer to prayer. In this...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Live Like You Belong in Heaven

Philippians 3:18–21 // Live Like You Belong in Heaven

In this lab, John Piper explains that if you are Christ’s, you don’t belong h...

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Philippians 2:25–30 // How to Make Decisions Biblically // When Loving Others Hurts

Philippians 2:25–30 // How to Make Decisions Biblically // When Loving Others Hurts

How do I make decisions not addressed in the Bible? In this lab, John Piper t...

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John 1:14 // God Lived Among Us

John 1:14 // God Lived Among Us

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for the wrong...

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Philippians 3:15–16 // What Does It Mean to Be Mature?

Philippians 3:15–16 // What Does It Mean to Be Mature?

All of us can reach maturity in the Christian life. In this lab, John Piper f...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Do You Weep Over the Perishing?

Philippians 3:18–21 // Do You Weep Over the Perishing?

Speak the truth in love, sometimes with tears. In this lab, John Piper shows ...

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John 3:16 // Our Favorite Verse in the Bible // How God So Love The World

John 3:16 // Our Favorite Verse in the Bible // How God So Love The World

Our greatest problem is not cancer, poverty, or death. It is a holy God. In t...

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Philippians 1–4 // Summary of Philippians in Nine Steps

Philippians 1–4 // Summary of Philippians in Nine Steps

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/summary-of-...

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1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // Will There Be a Rapture?

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 // Will There Be a Rapture?

God will spare his children from the final judgement—eternal suffering. But a...

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Philippians 3:1–2 // Learn to Rejoice in Conflict

Philippians 3:1–2 // Learn to Rejoice in Conflict

Loving others will be costly, uncomfortable, and counter-cultural. In this la...

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Acts 4:23–30 // Sufferers Need a Sovereign God

Acts 4:23–30 // Sufferers Need a Sovereign God

A sovereign God reigns over suffering, therefore we have a place to go for he...

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Philippians 3:8–9 // One Way to Know You’re in Christ

Philippians 3:8–9 // One Way to Know You’re in Christ

Faith is the experience of Christ as our surpassing worth and all else as rub...

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Philippians 3:11—14 // When Should I Forget My Past?

Philippians 3:11—14 // When Should I Forget My Past?

God has assigned forgetting and remembering strategic roles in our salvation....

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Our Bodies Will Shine Like the Sun

Philippians 3:18–21 // Our Bodies Will Shine Like the Sun

When this life comes to an end, when our frail bodies sputter for the last ti...

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Philippians 3:11–14 // Run Hard for Your Reward

Philippians 3:11–14 // Run Hard for Your Reward

Heaven is for those who never stopped running the race on earth, looking to C...

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Philippians 2:25–30 // Risk Yourself for the Sake of Others // When Loving Others Hurts

Philippians 2:25–30 // Risk Yourself for the Sake of Others // When Loving Others Hurts

Many of us desire to genuinely love others, but are we willing to pay the pri...

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James 1:12–15 // Is God Testing Me?

James 1:12–15 // Is God Testing Me?

In this lab, John Piper points us to the truth that the steadfastness of your...

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Psalm 1:4–6 // The Way of the Wicked Will Perish

Psalm 1:4–6 // The Way of the Wicked Will Perish

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that when we see horrendous crimes committ...

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James 1:12–15 // Does God Ever Tempt Me to Sin?

James 1:12–15 // Does God Ever Tempt Me to Sin?

Every trial that comes your way is God-approved and tailor-made for your grow...

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Philippians 2:14–18 // Faith Is More Precious Than Life

Philippians 2:14–18 // Faith Is More Precious Than Life

Believers throughout history would rather lose their life than lose their rel...

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Psalm 1:1–6 // Some Pleasures Never Get Boring

Psalm 1:1–6 // Some Pleasures Never Get Boring

In this lab, Pastor John studies the first song in Jesus’s hymnbook to show u...

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God’s Sovereignty Over Nature

God’s Sovereignty Over Nature

From galaxies to molecules, God rules over all. His power encompasses everyth...

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Philippians 3:7–8 // What Christ Might Cost You

Philippians 3:7–8 // What Christ Might Cost You

In this lab, John Piper explains that Christ will cost you everything. But th...

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Micah 5:2 // Part 1 // How Did Prophets See the Future?

Micah 5:2 // Part 1 // How Did Prophets See the Future?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/how-did-pro...

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Philippians 3:17 // The Kind of Person You Should Imitate

Philippians 3:17 // The Kind of Person You Should Imitate

Imitating fellow believers is a forgotten part of the Christian faith. In thi...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // A Mini-Theology of Hell

Philippians 3:18–21 // A Mini-Theology of Hell

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that God has not kept silent about the con...

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2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // Why Do We Need Preaching?

2 Timothy 3:16–4:5 // Why Do We Need Preaching?

In this lab, John Piper warns of the dangers that follow when preaching wanes...

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Titus 2:11–14 // The Best (and Hardest) Life // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

Titus 2:11–14 // The Best (and Hardest) Life // Waiting for Our Blessed Hope

Our hope does not rest on ourselves, our neighbors, our politicians, or our k...

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Psalm 1:4–6 // The Righteous Are Not the Perfect

Psalm 1:4–6 // The Righteous Are Not the Perfect

In this lab, John Piper shows us that the righteous are not perfect. But they...

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Foundations of Christian Hedonism // Part 1 // The Duty of Delight

Foundations of Christian Hedonism // Part 1 // The Duty of Delight

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-duty-of...

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2 Corinthians 1:3–6 // Do You Know the God of All Comfort?

2 Corinthians 1:3–6 // Do You Know the God of All Comfort?

Our God is a God of all comfort. In this lab, John Piper calls us to not only...

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Philippians 3:11–14 //  Can I Really Have Assurance?

Philippians 3:11–14 // Can I Really Have Assurance?

God’s sure promise that you will make it to the end is bought by Christ. In t...

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Philippians 3:1–3 // Has Your Belly Become Your God?

Philippians 3:1–3 // Has Your Belly Become Your God?

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that if Christ is not our treasure, we ca...

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1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Empowers the Best Work // Part 2

1 Corinthians 15:9–10 // Grace Empowers the Best Work // Part 2

For many, the message of grace means the end of all effort. But the Bible wil...

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Philippians 3:7–10 // The Mark of a True Christian

Philippians 3:7–10 // The Mark of a True Christian

In this lab, John Piper clarifies that the mark of a true Christian is that h...

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Philippians 3:18–21 // Two Ways to Oppose God

Philippians 3:18–21 // Two Ways to Oppose God

In this lab, John Piper explains that the cross either turns a rebel into God...

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Hebrews 2:14–15 // Why Christmas?

Hebrews 2:14–15 // Why Christmas?

God wrote the Christmas story, and yet we don’t often stop to ask why he wrot...

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1 Corinthians 10:13 // What Is the Way of Escape in Temptation? // Where is God in My Temptation?

1 Corinthians 10:13 // What Is the Way of Escape in Temptation? // Where is God in My Temptation?

Watch this video on our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/what-is-the...

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Philippians 2:14—18 // One of the Hardest Sins to Conquer

Philippians 2:14—18 // One of the Hardest Sins to Conquer

God has recreated us for holiness and promised to help us in the pursuit. In ...

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1 Corinthians 10:13 // Will I Be Tempted Beyond My Willpower? // Where is God in My Temptation?

1 Corinthians 10:13 // Will I Be Tempted Beyond My Willpower? // Where is God in My Temptation?

Watch this video at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/will-i-be-t...

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 7 // Were We Chosen as Sinful or Innocent?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 7 // Were We Chosen as Sinful or Innocent?

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Ten Effects of Seeing God’s Sovereignty

Ten Effects of Seeing God’s Sovereignty

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 9 // Election Silences Pride and Awakens Praise

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 9 // Election Silences Pride and Awakens Praise

God chose his people in his Son, before the foundation of the world, to put a...

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 3 // Destined for Everything Heaven Can Offer

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 3 // Destined for Everything Heaven Can Offer

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 1 // What Does Redemption Mean?

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 1 // What Does Redemption Mean?

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2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 1 // Is Spiritual Insight a Product of Thinking or Praying?

2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 1 // Is Spiritual Insight a Product of Thinking or Praying?

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The Effort Needed to Fight Sin // Living Out Identity in Christ

The Effort Needed to Fight Sin // Living Out Identity in Christ

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 11 // Holy in Love or Adopted in Love?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 11 // Holy in Love or Adopted in Love?

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 5 // Did God Really Choose Individuals to Be Saved?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 5 // Did God Really Choose Individuals to Be Saved?

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2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 3 // Teaching the Bible Takes Supernatural Strength

2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 3 // Teaching the Bible Takes Supernatural Strength

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Matthew 11:20–24 // Part 1 // Miracles Are Meant to Drive Repentance

Matthew 11:20–24 // Part 1 // Miracles Are Meant to Drive Repentance

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2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 2 // Grace Is Power, Not Just Pardon

2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 2 // Grace Is Power, Not Just Pardon

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Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 3 // What Does It Mean to Know God?

Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 3 // What Does It Mean to Know God?

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2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 4 // Single-mindedness, Integrity, and Diligence Through Grace

2 Timothy 2:1–7 // Part 4 // Single-mindedness, Integrity, and Diligence Through Grace

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Philippians 4:8–9 // Part 2 // What Does the Mind of Peace Think About?

Philippians 4:8–9 // Part 2 // What Does the Mind of Peace Think About?

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 1 // Studying the Bible as Worship

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 1 // Studying the Bible as Worship

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 2 // Does the Lord Jesus Have a God?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 2 // Does the Lord Jesus Have a God?

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Luke 6:20–26 // Should I Look For a Reward from God?

Luke 6:20–26 // Should I Look For a Reward from God?

Those who trust in riches now will have their reward now, and those who trust...

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John Piper and Tim Keller Wrestle with Sanctification

John Piper and Tim Keller Wrestle with Sanctification

John Piper and Tim Keller sat down to discuss the biblical vision of sanctifi...

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Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 2 // Do You Have the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation?

Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 2 // Do You Have the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation?

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Philippians 4:8–9 // Part 1 // The Peace of God Does Not Produce Passivity

Philippians 4:8–9 // Part 1 // The Peace of God Does Not Produce Passivity

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Matthew 11:20–24 // Part 2 // Will Hell Be Worse for Some?

Matthew 11:20–24 // Part 2 // Will Hell Be Worse for Some?

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 13 // The Origin and End of All Things

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 13 // The Origin and End of All Things

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 10 // God Is Preparing His Holy Bride

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 10 // God Is Preparing His Holy Bride

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 6 // Was Election Based on Foreknown Faith?

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 6 // Was Election Based on Foreknown Faith?

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Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 4 // What God Did Before the World Began

Ephesians 1:3–6 // Part 4 // What God Did Before the World Began

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Ephesians 1:11–14 // Part 1 // Chosen by God to Inherit God

Ephesians 1:11–14 // Part 1 // Chosen by God to Inherit God

The glory of adoption is that we now receive an inheritance from God, and the...

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What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image? // Ask Pastor John

What Does It Mean to Be Made in God’s Image? // Ask Pastor John

Sin defaces the image of God, but it doesn’t destroy it. Pastor John explains...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 9 // The Sum of All Things Is Christ

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 9 // The Sum of All Things Is Christ

The grand climax of God’s plan in history, indeed the very point of all creat...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 7 // The Basis and Essence of God’s Grace

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 7 // The Basis and Essence of God’s Grace

Nothing can be clearer about the nature of grace than to realize our life in ...

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Jackie Hill on Same-Sex Attraction

Jackie Hill on Same-Sex Attraction

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Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice — John Piper

Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice — John Piper

Suffering and injustice burden every sphere in our world. But Jesus grants hi...

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Was Job a Man or a Myth? // Ask Pastor John

Was Job a Man or a Myth? // Ask Pastor John

Job is a profound book on human suffering, worthy of a lifetime of study. But...

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God’s Good Design in Our Suffering // Ask Pastor John

God’s Good Design in Our Suffering // Ask Pastor John

In this life, we will have trouble. But every trial paves the way to an inher...

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Sovereign Comfort for Uncertain Times // Ask Pastor John

Sovereign Comfort for Uncertain Times // Ask Pastor John

When crisis hits, Jesus Christ remains on his throne. He reigns supreme, and ...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 6 // Knowing God’s Plan Is a Lavish Grace

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 6 // Knowing God’s Plan Is a Lavish Grace

Have you begun to take the Bible for granted? Even knowing God’s will is an i...

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Why Does God Discipline Some Christians with Death? // Ask Pastor John

Why Does God Discipline Some Christians with Death? // Ask Pastor John

Why would God take one of his children home as a means of discipline when he ...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 4 // Christ Redeems Us from Disobedience

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 4 // Christ Redeems Us from Disobedience

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 8 // The Pleasure of God in All of History

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 8 // The Pleasure of God in All of History

God has a joyful plan and has worked it out in history, and the climax of tha...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 2 // God Saves Us from His Own Wrath

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 2 // God Saves Us from His Own Wrath

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How Much Authority Does Satan Have in the World? // Ask Pastor John

How Much Authority Does Satan Have in the World? // Ask Pastor John

All Satan’s power is by permission. He has no authority to do anything God do...

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Do Human Technologies Ever Threaten Divine Sovereignty? // Ask Pastor John

Do Human Technologies Ever Threaten Divine Sovereignty? // Ask Pastor John

At any moment, in any way, for whatever reason, God can put a complete stop t...

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Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 4 // What Are the Eyes of the Heart For?

Ephesians 1:17–19 // Part 4 // What Are the Eyes of the Heart For?

If you have not been growing in your love for God, your eyes may have become ...

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Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 5 // Grace Flows from Joy in the Trinity

Ephesians 1:7–10 // Part 5 // Grace Flows from Joy in the Trinity

“To the praise of the glory of his grace” summarizes the purpose of Ephesians...

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Will All Nations Be Reached Before Christ Returns? // Ask Pastor John

Will All Nations Be Reached Before Christ Returns? // Ask Pastor John

Did the biblical writers expect Jesus to return at any moment, or were they w...

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Lecrae on Hope When Life Is Hard

Lecrae on Hope When Life Is Hard

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Leadership Is About Responsibility and Sacrifice

Leadership Is About Responsibility and Sacrifice

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Why Does the Bible Stress the Power of Jesus’s Name? // Ask Pastor John

Why Does the Bible Stress the Power of Jesus’s Name? // Ask Pastor John

Why does the Bible stress the power of Jesus’s name? The question comes from...

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Isaiah 51:12—13 // The Bible Will Teach You How to Think

Isaiah 51:12—13 // The Bible Will Teach You How to Think

Digging for treasure is harder than raking leaves. But in this lab, Pastor Jo...

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Philippians 2:25–30 // God Measures All Our Sorrows // When Loving Others Hurts

Philippians 2:25–30 // God Measures All Our Sorrows // When Loving Others Hurts

We have no promise that our sorrows will go away. But we have the promise tha...

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1 Peter 5:10—11 // How Long Must I Suffer

1 Peter 5:10—11 // How Long Must I Suffer

Our suffering can be so severe that all we can say is, “How long, oh Lord?” I...

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1 Peter 5:8—9 // Can Satan Devour Christians?

1 Peter 5:8—9 // Can Satan Devour Christians?

Satan is a fierce predator. He has devoured souls of men and women, children ...

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Mark 8:34—38 // Being Ashamed of Jesus Is Deadly

Mark 8:34—38 // Being Ashamed of Jesus Is Deadly

If no one in your life knows you are a Christian, you probably aren’t one. In...

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Philippians 1:18–20 // Saved Through Prayer // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:18–20 // Saved Through Prayer // To Live is Christ

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John Piper - Is Jesus Your Treasure?

John Piper - Is Jesus Your Treasure?

Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes John 6:22-29 November 15, 20090 ...

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The Bible Can't Be Boring

The Bible Can't Be Boring

"Holding Fast the Word of Life in 2010" Philippians 2:14-16 January 10, 201...

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Why Does God Choose Some and Not Others? // Ask Pastor John

Why Does God Choose Some and Not Others? // Ask Pastor John

God could have chosen all to inherit eternal life, but he didn’t. So why woul...

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1 Peter 5:8 // Stay Alert Against Satan

1 Peter 5:8 // Stay Alert Against Satan

In this Lab, Pastor John reminds us how vital it is to remain spiritually awa...

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1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // God Bought Your Body

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // God Bought Your Body

Only fools reason that God only cares about our theology and not how we live ...

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1 Peter 5:12 // Stand Firm in Grace

1 Peter 5:12 // Stand Firm in Grace

The grace of God meets us more faithfully than the morning and strengthens us...

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Demonic Power and Indwelling Sin

Demonic Power and Indwelling Sin

"The Immeasurable Greatness Of His Power Toward Us" Ephesians 1:15-23 April...

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Philippians 1:15—18 // Four Ways to Defend the Gospel // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:15—18 // Four Ways to Defend the Gospel // To Live is Christ

Peter charges us to be ready in season and out of season to give a defense of...

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Colossians 1:19–20 // Will Everyone Be Saved Eventually?

Colossians 1:19–20 // Will Everyone Be Saved Eventually?

In this lab, John Piper asks if the Bible contradicts itself when it says ete...

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2 Corinthians 4:4–6 // The Light of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ

2 Corinthians 4:4–6 // The Light of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ

What happened when you were saved? While Satan did everything he could to bli...

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Proverbs 26:7–9 // How to Understand Proverbs

Proverbs 26:7–9 // How to Understand Proverbs

We are often puzzled by Proverbs, wondering not only how to understand them, ...

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Romans 9:14–18, Part 1 // Is God Just to Choose Some?

Romans 9:14–18, Part 1 // Is God Just to Choose Some?

God’s unconditional election causes many to say that he must be unrighteous. ...

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Mark 8:34—38 // You Can’t Buy a Soul Out of Hell

Mark 8:34—38 // You Can’t Buy a Soul Out of Hell

Satan loves to remind us of all that we are missing out on if we follow Chris...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // One Thing to Be Anxious About // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // One Thing to Be Anxious About // Live as Lights in the World

Are you anxious over many things and constantly repenting of your worry? In t...

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Philippians 1:27–28 // Four Traits of a Life Worth Living // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:27–28 // Four Traits of a Life Worth Living // To Live is Christ

While the world gropes in the dark for significance, our God has told us how ...

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Proverbs 26:13–16 // Are You Enslaved to Laziness?

Proverbs 26:13–16 // Are You Enslaved to Laziness?

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Philippians 1:20—26 // Christian Hedonism Explained // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:20—26 // Christian Hedonism Explained // To Live is Christ

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John Piper - What makes you happy?

John Piper - What makes you happy?

"How Much Does God Love This Church?" Psalm 79 April 18, 2010 Full vide...

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John Piper - The Call of God

John Piper - The Call of God

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1 Peter 1—5 // 1 Peter in 1 Sentence

1 Peter 1—5 // 1 Peter in 1 Sentence

Every Christian has tastes and sees that God is good. In this lab, Pastor Joh...

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2 Corinthians 9:6–11 // Why Do You Give to the Church?

2 Corinthians 9:6–11 // Why Do You Give to the Church?

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Hebrews 5:7—9 // How Did Jesus “Learn” Obedience?

Hebrews 5:7—9 // How Did Jesus “Learn” Obedience?

In this lab, Pastor John untangles the perplexing questions of how Jesus lear...

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How the Gospel of Grace Speaks to Race – Trip Lee

How the Gospel of Grace Speaks to Race – Trip Lee

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Romans 9:9–13, Part 2 // Why God Chooses Who He Chooses

Romans 9:9–13, Part 2 // Why God Chooses Who He Chooses

God’s electing love is one of the most challenging realities in the Bible. In...

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Luke 12:32 // Fear Not, Little Flock

Luke 12:32 // Fear Not, Little Flock

There are often riches and depths of meaning in the simplest verses. Luke 12:...

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1 Peter 5:7—9 // Are You a Passive Christian?

1 Peter 5:7—9 // Are You a Passive Christian?

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that God cares, saves, and protects his p...

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1 Peter 5:8—10 // How to Fight the Devil

1 Peter 5:8—10 // How to Fight the Devil

As Christians, we have often been trained to fight pride, lust, anxiety, lazi...

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Romans 9:9–13, Part 3 // The Mystery of Election

Romans 9:9–13, Part 3 // The Mystery of Election

What did it mean for God to “love” Jacob and “hate” Esau, even before they we...

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Matthew 6:9–13, Part 1 // Your Kingdom Come // The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:9–13, Part 1 // Your Kingdom Come // The Lord's Prayer

In five short verses in Matthew, Jesus taught us to pray. There are prayer-li...

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Philippians 1:27—28 // The Constitution of Heaven // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:27—28 // The Constitution of Heaven // To Live is Christ

In this lab, John Piper unpacks Paul’s amazing summary statement of the Chris...

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1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // Your Body Is a Temple

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // Your Body Is a Temple

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that not only are the people of God the d...

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1 John 1:5–10 // How Do I Walk in the Light?

1 John 1:5–10 // How Do I Walk in the Light?

Walking in the light is a matter of life and death for the Christian. In this...

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An Evening of Eschatology – Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Postmillennialism

An Evening of Eschatology – Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Postmillennialism

Desiring God and Bethlehem College & Seminary hosted “An Evening on Eschatolo...

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John Piper recites Romans 8, part 2

John Piper recites Romans 8, part 2

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John Piper - Plant Churches

John Piper - Plant Churches

"Invincible Purpose: I Will Build My Church" Matthew 16:13-18 January 31, 201...

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What Is It to Believe?

What Is It to Believe?

Behold, Believe, Be Raised John 6: 27-40 November 22, 2009 Full video @ ...

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Philippians 1:20—26 // To Live Is Christ

Philippians 1:20—26 // To Live Is Christ

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that life will only be lived to the fulle...

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Luke 18:18–27 // Your Money May Keep You from Heaven

Luke 18:18–27 // Your Money May Keep You from Heaven

Many of us read that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God an...

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Acts 4:27—28 // Is God Sovereign over My Sin?

Acts 4:27—28 // Is God Sovereign over My Sin?

Bombs explode. Wars rage. Adultery devastates. With so much rampant wickednes...

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2 Corinthians 9:6–11 // God Gives to Create Cheerful Givers

2 Corinthians 9:6–11 // God Gives to Create Cheerful Givers

In this lab, Pastor John shows us that God is able to make all grace — not so...

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1 Peter 5:12 // We Get Grace, God Gets Glory

1 Peter 5:12 // We Get Grace, God Gets Glory

God’s grace falls upon the lives of his children like rain upon parched lands...

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The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure

The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure

Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greates...

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Luke 2:15–20 // The Night Was Not Exactly Silent

Luke 2:15–20 // The Night Was Not Exactly Silent

In this lab, John Piper shows us that the night wasn’t silent because people ...

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Mark 8:34—38 // Save Your Life By Losing it

Mark 8:34—38 // Save Your Life By Losing it

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us of the great irony of life: those who lov...

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1 Peter 5:7—8 // How Not to Battle Anxiety

1 Peter 5:7—8 // How Not to Battle Anxiety

The question with anxiety is not whether it will come, but rather, how can we...

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When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing // Ask Pastor John

When Depression Descends, Do the Next Thing // Ask Pastor John

Do not underestimate the power of preaching to your soul and singing to God w...

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John Piper - Jesus and the Prosperity Gospel

John Piper - Jesus and the Prosperity Gospel

"The All-Providing King Who Would Not Be King" John 6:1-15 November 1, 2009...

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Mark Talbot - Psalm 190

Mark Talbot - Psalm 190

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Luke 13:1—5 // Suffering Brings Us to Repentance

Luke 13:1—5 // Suffering Brings Us to Repentance

When we suffer, we often cast ourselves as the victims. In this lab, Pastor J...

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Philippians 1:20–26 // Is Christian Hedonism in the Bible? // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:20–26 // Is Christian Hedonism in the Bible? // To Live is Christ

Christian hedonism is a core message of John Piper’s ministry. In this lab, h...

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1 Peter 5:13—14 // God’s Grace Creates a Family

1 Peter 5:13—14 // God’s Grace Creates a Family

Heartache, brokenness, and death may mark our biological families, but they c...

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1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // Flee Sexual Immorality!

1 Corinthians 6:19–20 // Flee Sexual Immorality!

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that we must flee from sexual immorality ...

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Luke 2:1–7 // God Sent His Son to a Stable

Luke 2:1–7 // God Sent His Son to a Stable

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that the birth of Jesus is not a Greek myt...

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Philippians 3:1 // How to Meditate on a Verse

Philippians 3:1 // How to Meditate on a Verse

Run, jog, walk — do you vary your speed of Bible reading when you sit down to...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // Do You Live Worthy of the Gospel? // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // Do You Live Worthy of the Gospel? // Live as Lights in the World

If you struggle to care for those around you, know that God has not left you ...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // Make Others’ Interests Your Interests // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // Make Others’ Interests Your Interests // Live as Lights in the World

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that other people’s interests should be o...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // Is Christianity About Self-Denial? // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // Is Christianity About Self-Denial? // Live as Lights in the World

In this lab, Pastor John wrestles with the place of self-denial in the Christ...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // Three Simple Words We Can’t Ignore // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // Three Simple Words We Can’t Ignore // Live as Lights in the World

Some people search for advanced steps for Bible reading while neglecting a ba...

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Ten Effects of Romans 9 on My Life

Ten Effects of Romans 9 on My Life

John Piper / Houston, TX / desiringGod.org/articles/ten-effects-of-romans-9-o...

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2 Corinthians 9:6—11 // Do You Trust God With Your Money?

2 Corinthians 9:6—11 // Do You Trust God With Your Money?

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that we do not trust God with our lives li...

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Isaiah 48:9–11 // For My Name's Sake

Isaiah 48:9–11 // For My Name's Sake

We should be constantly comparing lists of characteristics about God to deter...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // The Others-Oriented Life // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // The Others-Oriented Life // Live as Lights in the World

How do you know if your life is worthy of the gospel? In this lab, John Piper...

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Philippians 1:20–26 // Should I Always Pursue My Own Joy? // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:20–26 // Should I Always Pursue My Own Joy? // To Live is Christ

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that those who make an impact in this wor...

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Luke 2:8–14 // Unto Us a Savior Was Born

Luke 2:8–14 // Unto Us a Savior Was Born

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that, unto us — a people of darkness who h...

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John 13:8—11 // Fight Sin as a Sinless Person

John 13:8—11 // Fight Sin as a Sinless Person

We cannot fight sin with our hands tied in condemnation. In this lab, Pastor ...

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Revelation 4:10—11 // How to Read Revelation

Revelation 4:10—11 // How to Read Revelation

Revelation can be difficult to interpret. In this lab, Pastor John illustrate...

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Ephesians 6:23—24 // Can Our Love Be Corrupted?

Ephesians 6:23—24 // Can Our Love Be Corrupted?

In this lab, Pastor John wrestles with the question of whether a Christian’s ...

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1 Timothy 2:15 // How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?

1 Timothy 2:15 // How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?

Women are saved by faith in Christ. In this lab Pastor John answers in what s...

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Mark 8:34—38 // What Does it Mean to Take Up Your Cross

Mark 8:34—38 // What Does it Mean to Take Up Your Cross

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that following Jesus isn’t about a Sunday...

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Proverbs 26:4—5 // Four Ways to Become Wise

Proverbs 26:4—5 // Four Ways to Become Wise

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that wisdom is not something for the acad...

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Matthew 6:22—23 // God Over Money

Matthew 6:22—23 // God Over Money

Loving money over God is soul-suicide. Those who love money over God will be ...

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Matthew 6:24–34 // Your Father Knows What You Need // Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew 6:24–34 // Your Father Knows What You Need // Do Not Be Anxious

God wants to comfort and stabilize the anxious with truth. What truths calm o...

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Matthew 6:24–34 // Nine Arguments Against Anxiety // Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew 6:24–34 // Nine Arguments Against Anxiety // Do Not Be Anxious

This three-part series of labs takes on anxiety by studying Matthew 6:24–27. ...

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Matthew 6:24–34 // Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow // Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew 6:24–34 // Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow // Do Not Be Anxious

When you think about the future, what makes you most anxious? Jesus gives us ...

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Matthew 6:9–13, Part 2 // Deliver Us from Evil // The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 6:9–13, Part 2 // Deliver Us from Evil // The Lord's Prayer

Jesus’s prayer for you is clear: Today, you need God to provide for you, forg...

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Philippians 1:18–20 // The Happiest Book in the Bible // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:18–20 // The Happiest Book in the Bible // To Live is Christ

Pain comes, suffering invades, and tears fall. But int his lab, Pastor John r...

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Philippians 2:19–24 // Happy People Live for Others // Live as Lights in the World

Philippians 2:19–24 // Happy People Live for Others // Live as Lights in the World

Some insist that when we receive joy from serving, we can’t call it true serv...

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John Piper - The Silent Destruction of the Unborn

John Piper - The Silent Destruction of the Unborn

"Born Blind For The Glory Of God" John 9:1-7 January 24, 2010 Full video...

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John Piper - God cares about your body

John Piper - God cares about your body

"Twelve Baskets Of Bread And The Walk On Water" John 6:19-29 November 8, 20...

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Romans 15:18–21 // Is Your Ambition in Life Christian?

Romans 15:18–21 // Is Your Ambition in Life Christian?

We all must decide how we are going to fill the hours of our week. But how do...

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Hebrews 12:1—2 // For the Joy Set Before Him

Hebrews 12:1—2 // For the Joy Set Before Him

The New Testament motivates us toward spiritual growth in a number of ways. I...

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How to Know the Will of God – John Piper

How to Know the Will of God – John Piper

We are going to look at Romans 12:1–2 and talk about the will of God, what it...

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Philippians 1:27–28 // What Does “Gospel” Mean? // To Live is Christ

Philippians 1:27–28 // What Does “Gospel” Mean? // To Live is Christ

We hear the word “gospel” used all the time. But what does it actually mean? ...

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1 Peter 5:10 // The God of Amazing Grace

1 Peter 5:10 // The God of Amazing Grace

God’s tenderness and compassion avalanche upon us from the peaks of his stead...

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Hebrews 3:12–14, Part 1 // Take Care Brothers

Hebrews 3:12–14, Part 1 // Take Care Brothers

It is very important to study the tenses of verbs, especially in this case wh...

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