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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

You Don’t Need More Self-Love

9/29/2021
Jesus’s command to love our neighbors as we love ourselves isn’t a call to raise our self-esteem. It’s a charge to seek others’ good in the same way we seek our own.

Duration:00:13:43

Should Couples Use Role-Play in the Bedroom?

9/27/2021
When the glory of God grows dim in our eyes, bodily appetites become gods. When we lose sight of a big purpose for our lives, sexual urges become too big.

Duration:00:11:03

My Boyfriend Is Spiritually Lethargic — Should I Still Marry Him?

9/24/2021
At what point should a Christian woman keep encouraging her spiritually lethargic boyfriend — and at what point should she call it off?

Duration:00:15:06

Does God Love Me?

9/22/2021
When do we experience the love of God most deeply? Not when we get whatever we want, but when he does whatever it takes to satisfy us in himself.

Duration:00:11:31

How Do I Stop Rooting My Joy in My Circumstances?

9/20/2021
We seem hardwired to be happiest when life goes well, and saddest when life goes poorly. How can we root our joy in Jesus instead of circumstances?

Duration:00:11:18

Should Rich Christians Downgrade Their Lifestyle?

9/17/2021
Jesus and the apostles regularly warn against the dangers of wealth. So, should rich Christians take steps to downgrade their lifestyle?

Duration:00:13:53

Prayers That Work

9/15/2021
Jesus promises spectacular responses to our prayers, but only if our desires are shaped by his word abiding within us.

Duration:00:11:38

How Do We Discern False Teachers?

9/13/2021
The Bible repeatedly warns us against false teachers. But how can we actually identify them, especially if their ministry is mainly online?

Duration:00:10:27

John Piper’s 9/11 Radio Interview

9/11/2021
On the morning after September 11, 2001, a radio station interviewed Pastor John about the day’s stunning and tragic attack. Listen to the 47-minute recording.

Duration:00:47:48

What Does It Mean to Be Blessed?

9/10/2021
The New Testament never pairs the blessing of God with material prosperity in this age. So, what does it really mean to be blessed?

Duration:00:11:40

The Power of Your Personal Testimony

9/8/2021
Don’t be intimidated when people far smarter than you level arguments against Jesus. Your personal testimony has power to trump the most sophisticated arguments.

Duration:00:14:19

How Will Love Grow Cold in the End Times?

9/6/2021
At the end of this age, “the love of many will grow cold.” What will such coldness look like — and how can we guard ourselves against it?

Duration:00:11:49

Did Christ Already Return?

9/3/2021
Does Revelation suggest that Jesus already returned when Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 — and therefore that we should not wait for another coming?

Duration:00:10:52

We Become Like the Videos We Behold

9/1/2021
For better or worse, we become what we behold. How should this truth affect our media consumption in the digital age?

Duration:00:09:02

What’s the Difference Between Sloth and Rest?

8/30/2021
Both the sluggard and the diligent might take a nap on their day off. So, what distinguishes the laziness of the sluggard from the rest of the diligent?

Duration:00:12:33

God Never Runs Out

8/27/2021
Everything in this world eventually runs out: money runs out, health runs out, pleasure runs out, time runs out. But God never runs out.

Duration:00:11:51

How Can I Make Daily Bible Reading Authentic?

8/25/2021
How can we prevent Bible reading from becoming a lifeless routine? Pastor John offers three principles for authentic daily devotions.

Duration:00:15:31

How Can I Honor My Parents If I Don’t Respect Them?

8/23/2021
God calls his people to show honor to everyone — but not for the same reasons, and not in the same ways.

Duration:00:12:08

Does Christ Rule the Nations Now?

8/20/2021
If Christ has all authority in heaven and on earth, does he rule over the nations now? Or is he waiting to exercise his rule until his second coming?

Duration:00:11:43

You Don’t Know God If You Don’t Love Christ

8/18/2021
If you want to know whether others love God, ask if they love the Jesus of Scripture. Love for Jesus is the litmus test of love for God.

Duration:00:13:52