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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

The Easiest Step of Love

5/25/2022
Prayer is the easiest step of love, and it is also the most powerful. God can do far more for others in response to our prayers than we could ever do on our own.

Duration:00:11:55

Have I Sinned If I Fall Short of Excellence at Work?

5/23/2022
God is honored when we do our jobs with technical excellence, and he is also honored when we give ourselves to the kinds of excellence that cannot be measured.

Duration:00:13:44

How Do I Not Provoke My Children?

5/20/2022
How can we require obedience of our children without provoking and discouraging them? Pastor John offers eight pitfalls for fathers.

Duration:00:13:23

Do Answered Prayers Depend on My Holiness?

5/18/2022
Throughout Scripture, God warns that he will not hear the prayers of the disobedient. So do answered prayers depend on our holiness?

Duration:00:11:38

For Christians Whose Testimony Seems Boring

5/16/2022
We will never plumb the depths of sin and grace merely from past experience. Only God’s word can tell us how lost and dead we were, and how found and alive we are.

Duration:00:11:43

Would You Have Supported Prohibition in 1913?

5/13/2022
In the early twentieth century, many Christian leaders lent their approval to the cause of Prohibition. Would Pastor John have done the same if he lived back then?

Duration:00:13:12

How Greatly Am I Loved?

5/11/2022
In Christ, God has chosen us from eternity, and called us in time, so that we would boast no longer in ourselves, but only in him and his great love.

Duration:00:17:52

How Do I Make Christian Hedonism My Own?

5/9/2022
Some teachers influence us so deeply that we find ourselves imitating them without trying. So how can we move past imitation to make biblical truth our own?

Duration:00:14:55

Why Dead Men Must Die

5/6/2022
Paul says we all were dead apart from Christ, but he also says we died when we were united to Christ. In what sense, then, do dead men die?

Duration:00:13:33

God Saves to Make Much of Himself — Doesn’t That Lessen His Love?

5/4/2022
Nothing but God can forever satisfy hearts that are made for God. And so, in great mercy, God loves us in a way that makes much of himself.

Duration:00:13:11

Should Gospel Disagreements End a Friendship?

5/2/2022
Christians can disagree over many doctrines and stay friends. But what should we do when a friend rejects a doctrine central to the gospel?

Duration:00:11:40

My Spouse Died Prematurely — Was It My Fault?

4/29/2022
How might Christians process feelings of guilt over the death of a loved one? Pastor John offers counsel to a new widow struggling not to blame herself.

Duration:00:14:36

How God Makes Much of You

4/27/2022
In Christ, God makes more of us than we could ever imagine. And he will go on doing so forever.

Duration:00:16:30

Does Faith Cause Regeneration?

4/25/2022
Does faith bring about the new birth, or does the new birth bring about faith? Pastor John offers three reasons why getting the order right matters.

Duration:00:14:07

Does God Delight in Justification or Holiness?

4/22/2022
Does God delight in his people based on Christ’s work alone, or does his delight also depend on our own holiness?

Duration:00:13:25

Why God Makes Much of You

4/20/2022
When God makes much of us, he does it for his sake, not ours. And that makes his love far greater than we could have imagined.

Duration:00:11:32

Shame: Its Uses and Abuses

4/18/2022
Some shame condemns and destroys, and some shame heals and restores. So how can we tell the difference between misplaced and well-placed shame?

Duration:00:12:45

What Are Church Traditions?

4/15/2022
In his letters, Paul speaks not only of teachings he delivered to the churches, but also of traditions he passed on. What kind of traditions does he have in mind?

Duration:00:13:04

The Heart of Fake Happiness

4/13/2022
Many nominal Christians go to church, believe God loves them, and yet are on their way to hell. So what marks the born again from those who only think they are?

Duration:00:14:15

Should Pro-Lifers Embrace Embryo Adoption?

4/11/2022
In America, there are hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos, left over from in vitro fertilization. How might Christians weigh the decision to adopt one of them?

Duration:00:12:12