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Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.
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Minneapolis, MN

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Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

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@desiringGod

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English


Episodes

Keep Close to the Heart of Christmas

12/14/2017
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Let’s stay close to the heart of Christmas: God took on flesh that he might die to destroy our enemies, deliver us from sin, and give us eternal life.

Duration: 00:09:55


To Live Is Christ — What Does That Mean?

12/12/2017
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The key to magnifying Christ in life and in death is to find him more precious and more satisfying than everything we lose in death.

Duration: 00:09:53


What Is the ‘Sin Not Leading to Death’ in 1 John 5?

12/10/2017
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The only kind of sin that does not lead to death is the sin that we confess, repent of, and resolve to fight by God’s grace.

Duration: 00:09:31


Can I Leave and Cleave If We Live with My Parents?

12/7/2017
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In many cultures, married couples live with the husband’s family. But does “leaving and cleaving” mean they should move out and get their own place?

Duration: 00:10:21


How to Live Wisely in the End Times

12/5/2017
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George Ladd has done more to shape our view of the end times than almost any other theologian. Pastor John explains the man and his influence.

Duration: 00:08:53


We Are Accountable for What We Know

12/3/2017
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“Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required.” Did Jesus intend this warning for believers or nonbelievers?

Duration: 00:09:03


When Do Christians Resist a Government That Kills Its Citizens?

11/30/2017
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By default, Christians should submit to public officials. But how should Christians respond to rampant injustice in government?

Duration: 00:11:15


To Whom Did Jesus Pay Our Ransom?

11/28/2017
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If Christ died to pay our debt, whom did he pay? Did he pay Satan in order to free us from captivity, or did he pay God to free us from our penalty?

Duration: 00:09:47


Did Public Controversy over the Nashville Statement Hurt the Cause?

11/26/2017
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The Bible’s view of human sexuality is a beautiful truth that we should set on a pedestal — even if that means others hate us for it.

Duration: 00:18:09


Does Hebrews Tell Us to “Grow Up” Beyond the Gospel?

11/23/2017
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We don’t ever outgrow the gospel. So why does Hebrews call us to “leave behind the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity”?

Duration: 00:10:56


How Do You Structure Your Prayer Life?

11/21/2017
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On any given day, innumerable needs surround us that all call for prayer. So how do we navigate these endless needs and decide what to pray for?

Duration: 00:14:13


Does God Decree Events He Doesn’t Want to Happen?

11/19/2017
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If nothing happens outside of God’s control, then why is this world filled with events that clearly oppose God’s revealed will?

Duration: 00:12:19


How Do I Glorify God in My Job?

11/16/2017
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Most of us spend at least forty hours a week at work. So how do we leverage our time there to bring honor and praise to God?

Duration: 00:10:02


How Do I Process Personal Criticism?

11/14/2017
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Aim to be humble rather than defensive when it comes to criticism. Only then will we be able to listen to their words and change if we’re wrong.

Duration: 00:13:12


Why Does Gossip Feel So Good?

11/12/2017
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Spreading damaging reports about others feels so good and comes so naturally. But why is this impulse so natural? And how do we fight it?

Duration: 00:11:19


Am I Wrong to Prepare for a Nuclear Doomsday?

11/9/2017
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Under the threat of nuclear war, we could easily start preparing for the worst by stocking up on food and building a bomb shelter. But should we?

Duration: 00:11:21


Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic?

11/7/2017
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Why do some hear of God’s sovereignty and run into the mission field with confidence, while others passively say, “What will be will be”?

Duration: 00:11:57


How Do I Love God More Than My Entertainment?

11/5/2017
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What should we do if the thrills of TV, movies, video games, and sports feel more interesting than spending time with God?

Duration: 00:11:29


The Dignity of Those with Dementia

11/2/2017
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Dementia may turn God’s people into frail shadows of their former self, but these saints are sitting on the brink of a glory and power we can’t imagine.

Duration: 00:10:47


Six Common Ways Preachers Dishonor God’s Word

10/31/2017
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The stakes are high when pastors do not root their points plainly from the text in front of them. Here are six consequences.

Duration: 00:09:47

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