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John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Location:

Minneapolis, MN

Description:

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Twitter:

@desiringGod

Language:

English


Episodes

Did Abraham Laugh at God’s Promise?

4/19/2021
Paul looks back to Abraham and celebrates his unwavering faith. But is Abraham’s laughter at God’s promise in Genesis 17 really a faithful response?

Duration:00:12:22

What Makes Women the ‘Weaker Vessel’?

4/16/2021
The differences between male and female are not obstacles to overcome or facts to ignore. They are distinct glories that God calls “very good.”

Duration:00:13:48

The Problem with Asking, ‘What’s Wrong with It?’

4/14/2021
If we want to follow Jesus, we will need to give up more than just sins. We will also need to give up everything that dulls our hearts for him.

Duration:00:11:50

Hope for Children from Dysfunctional Families

4/12/2021
How can children who come from dysfunctional or abusive families begin to embrace the perfect fatherhood of God?

Duration:00:12:02

How Does Chronic Pain Glorify God?

4/9/2021
Why might God allow his children to endure years, or even decades, of unremitting suffering? How does such chronic pain bring him glory?

Duration:00:11:34

Escape the World’s Infatuation with Sex

4/7/2021
The deepest cure for lust never comes from strategies or accountability. The deepest cure comes from seeing the soul-staggering grandeur of God.

Duration:00:10:18

How Will Heaven Change Our Joy?

4/5/2021
Joy isn’t just a nice byproduct of the Christian life, but an essential part of it. From propitiation to glorification, joy animates our life in Christ.

Duration:00:12:22

How Does Easter Change Us?

4/2/2021
Christ’s resurrection secures our future hope that we too will rise one day. In the meantime, it also grants us spiritual power for everyday life.

Duration:00:13:33

What You Need More Than Self-Confidence

3/31/2021
Everything good in the Christian life grows in the soil of rich, deep, and happy humility.

Duration:00:13:39

What Didn’t Christ Accomplish?

3/29/2021
The cross of Christ accomplished everything we need to glorify God by being eternally happy in him. But is there anything the cross didn’t accomplish?

Duration:00:13:17

How Can I Serve the Dying?

3/26/2021
When you have the privilege of caring for dying people, how can you minister to their souls in addition to meeting their physical needs?

Duration:00:13:24

What Is the Gospel For?

3/24/2021
Forgiveness, justification, adoption, and eternal life are all a means to something even greater: enjoying God himself.

Duration:00:10:07

How Can I Fight Sin Without Losing Sight of Christ?

3/22/2021
Christians rest on Jesus not only for justification, but also for sanctification. Both are blood bought. Both are certain.

Duration:00:13:53

I Feel Called to Missions — Should I Date Someone Who Doesn’t?

3/19/2021
If I feel called to missions, should I be open to dating a Christian who doesn’t share the same calling?

Duration:00:12:14

Finding Hope in God’s Unfolding Plan

3/17/2021
God determines the direction of history down to the smallest detail. But what is his ultimate goal in all his providence?

Duration:00:12:46

Who Is God?

3/15/2021
God is the most important and most valuable reality in the entire universe. Who has he revealed himself to be?

Duration:00:17:40

How Can We Know God?

3/12/2021
Before we can ask who God is, we need to know where to find the answer. Where can we go to learn the truth about who God reveals himself to be?

Duration:00:12:37

The Courage We Need for Mission

3/10/2021
God’s providence isn’t an obstacle to evangelism and missions. It is, instead, our only hope to see the good news of the gospel reach all nations.

Duration:00:12:14

Do We Dishonor God by Neglecting His Gifts?

3/8/2021
We dishonor God when we love the gifts more than the Giver. But we also dishonor him when we forget all the gifts he has given.

Duration:00:13:05

John Piper’s Big Book on the Providence of God

3/6/2021
John Piper’s newest book, ‘Providence,’ celebrates the all-embracing, all-pervasive, invincible providence of God.

Duration:01:26:25