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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

Amusing Ourselves from Death

11/30/2022
Outside of Christ, the fear of death is a slave master that holds everyone in bondage — even those who seem unaware of their chains.

Duration:00:09:51

Give Young Christians a Chance to Lead

11/28/2022
Our churches grow in wisdom and maturity when the young honor the old, the old listen to the young, and all clothe themselves with humility.

Duration:00:13:53

Should We Seek to Suffer?

11/25/2022
Suffering may be the price of Christian love, but it is not the aim of Christian love. Our aim is to do as much good as we can on the lowly path of service.

Duration:00:09:51

Pray Your Way into Thanksgiving

11/23/2022
How can we aim to be done with anxiety and enjoy peace in any circumstance? By bringing every circumstance to God in prayer.

Duration:00:10:49

How Does Baptism Save Us?

11/21/2022
If God saves his people through faith alone apart from works, why does Peter say that baptism now saves us?

Duration:00:12:00

Do Unbelievers Get a Second Chance After Death?

11/18/2022
In 1 Peter 3:19, we read that Christ “went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey.” What might Peter mean?

Duration:00:12:02

How Do I Pray from the Misery of My Sin?

11/16/2022
There is no distress that puts you beyond the good news that God brings — not even the distress caused by your own sin.

Let the Nations Be Glad! — Thirty Years Later

11/14/2022
Thirty years after ‘Let the Nations Be Glad!’ was published, Pastor John reflects on the book’s beginnings and its lasting legacy.

Duration:00:08:34

What If I Don’t Have a Spiritual Gift?

11/11/2022
Paul and Peter charge Christians to use our spiritual gifts for the good of the church. But what if we don’t seem to have any spiritual gifts?

Duration:00:11:48

What Makes My Gift a Spiritual Gift?

11/9/2022
If God has given helpful skills to both believers and unbelievers, what makes the difference between a merely natural ability and a spiritual gift?

Duration:00:10:50

What Makes My Life Christian?

11/7/2022
How can Christians live so that, at bottom, we can say with Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me”?

Should I Charge Other Christians for My Expertise?

11/4/2022
Christ bids his people both to wisely get and freely give, and he supplies us with the grace we need to discern when to do what with our talents.

Christ’s Death Was No Accident

11/2/2022
The death of Christ was no accident. He came to be crucified, that he might hang the sins and sufferings of those he loves with him there.

How Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins?

10/31/2022
Christian love labors to overlook the sins of others, just as Christ went to the cross to forgive us, not to shame us.

Christian Unity in Three Steps

10/28/2022
Real differences exist between real Christians. But where we lack unity of conviction, we can share unity of humble, sacrificial disposition.

Duration:00:15:02

Step One in Preparing to Suffer

10/26/2022
We ready ourselves to suffer well when we look our life dead in the eye and say with Paul, “I count it all as loss compared to Christ.”

Duration:00:11:27

Is Suffering a Paradox for Christian Hedonists?

10/24/2022
When Christ died, so did our sin-loving selves. Now, God sends suffering to weed out the sin that lingers and stunts our joy in Christ.

Duration:00:12:42

How Much Speculation Should We Bring into Sermons?

10/21/2022
Preachers are emissaries of God’s revealed truth. So how should we talk about parts of the text we don’t understand?

Duration:00:10:42

The Relational Pain of Ministry

10/19/2022
Christian ministry is relationally painful. Friends in the ministry can leave and never return, as even the apostle Paul experienced near the end of his life.

Duration:00:10:53

How Do People Shipwreck Their Faith?

10/17/2022
Jesus, Paul, Peter, and the author of Hebrews all describe people who begin well in the Christian life before eventually making shipwreck of their faith.

Duration:00:09:53