Sovereign Comfort for Uncertain Times // Ask Pastor John

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John Piper

John Piper serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 ye...

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When crisis hits, Jesus Christ remains on his throne. He reigns supreme, and he will never leave nor forsake his people. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the times are always uncertain and our lives in this world are far less stable than we realize. More and more, it seems like the only predictable thing about life is its unpredictability. So, in the middle of the current social and medical and economic upheavals that very few of us could have foreseen, what eternal promises root us? We have some amazing promises from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who apparently knew our lives would remain unpredictable until he returns. So, he left us with his closing words in Matthew 28:16–20. We read this: “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” Here’s Pastor John explaining what this means for us today. Read or listen to this interview at our website: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/sovereign-comfort-for-uncertain-times Find other recent and popular Ask Pastor John episodes: https://www.desiringgod.org/ask-pastor-john

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Bible References

Matthew 28:16–20