Category: John Piper

John Piper’s Desiring God, Free AudioBook!

Every month the folks at Christian Audio puts out free Audio books for download. They have previously graciously provided works from John Calvin and even Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This month of November, Christian Audio offers John Piper's best selling book "Desiring God" in AudioBook format for free! I realize that there are those who do not agree with Dr. Piper's view on "Christian Hedonism" where He would seem to misconstrue the underlying motivation of the ...


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John Piper’s Desiring God, Free AudioBook!

Every month the folks at Christian Audio puts out free Audio books for download. They have previously graciously provided works from John Calvin and even Foxe's Book of Martyrs. This month of November, Christian Audio offers John Piper's best selling book "Desiring God" in AudioBook format for free! I realize that there are those who do not agree with Dr. Piper's view on "Christian Hedonism" where He would seem to misconstrue the underlying motivation of the ...


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A Conference Dedicated to the Gospel

Since the other day while I was going through spiritual slumps and depressions, by His grace, I found it imperative to be fed and reminded about the Gospel. We cannot ever hear enough of it. It is a constant reminder of dependence. I am convinced that the soul that treads week long without the preaching of the gospel, treads week long forgetting the rejuvenating flavor of food and drink. Such was what happened with me. With ...


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A Conference Dedicated to the Gospel

Since the other day while I was going through spiritual slumps and depressions, by His grace, I found it imperative to be fed and reminded about the Gospel. We cannot ever hear enough of it. It is a constant reminder of dependence. I am convinced that the soul that treads week long without the preaching of the gospel, treads week long forgetting the rejuvenating flavor of food and drink. Such was what happened with me. With ...


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Count Your Life of No Value for the Sake of Christ!

Awakening a Sense of Christ’s Value My desire and prayer for you is that your life and ministry have a radical flavor. I say that for the glory of Christ. The world does not glorify Jesus as their supreme Treasure because of our health, wealth, and prosperity. Those are the same treasures they live for. The fact that we use Jesus to get what they want makes it clear to them that we have the same ...


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Count Your Life of No Value for the Sake of Christ!

Awakening a Sense of Christ’s Value My desire and prayer for you is that your life and ministry have a radical flavor. I say that for the glory of Christ. The world does not glorify Jesus as their supreme Treasure because of our health, wealth, and prosperity. Those are the same treasures they live for. The fact that we use Jesus to get what they want makes it clear to them that we have the same ...


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The All-Satisfying Supremacy of God Over All Things

Augustine counsels us, "Say with the psalmist: 'One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek: To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, that I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord and contemplate his temple' (Psalm 27:4)." Then he says, "In order that we may attain this happy life, he who is himself the true Blessed Life has taught us to pray." He shows us the ...


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The All-Satisfying Supremacy of God Over All Things

Augustine counsels us, "Say with the psalmist: 'One thing I ask of the Lord, this I seek: To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, that I may gaze on the loveliness of the Lord and contemplate his temple' (Psalm 27:4)." Then he says, "In order that we may attain this happy life, he who is himself the true Blessed Life has taught us to pray." He shows us the ...


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The Imponderable Depths of Sin and Grace

The Bible is God’s word. Therefore, it is profound. How could it not be? God inspired it. He understands himself and the human heart infinitely. He is not playing games with us. He really means to communicate the profoundest things about sin and hell and heaven and Christ and faith and salvation and holiness and death. Paul does not sing out in vain, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! ...


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The Imponderable Depths of Sin and Grace

The Bible is God’s word. Therefore, it is profound. How could it not be? God inspired it. He understands himself and the human heart infinitely. He is not playing games with us. He really means to communicate the profoundest things about sin and hell and heaven and Christ and faith and salvation and holiness and death. Paul does not sing out in vain, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! ...


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Never Will You See the Beauty of Sovereign Grace!

Augustine is utterly committed to the moral accountability of the human will, even though the will is ultimately governed by the delights of the souls which are ordered finally by God. When pressed for an explanation, he is willing in the end to rest with Scripture in a "profound mystery." This can be seen in the following two quotes: Now, should any man be for constraining us to examine into this profound mystery, why this person ...


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Never Will You See the Beauty of Sovereign Grace!

Augustine is utterly committed to the moral accountability of the human will, even though the will is ultimately governed by the delights of the souls which are ordered finally by God. When pressed for an explanation, he is willing in the end to rest with Scripture in a "profound mystery." This can be seen in the following two quotes: Now, should any man be for constraining us to examine into this profound mystery, why this person ...


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Sovereign Joy in God Triumphs Over Joy in Sin!

Pelagius was a British monk who lived in Rome in Augustine's day and taught that "though grace may facilitate the achieving of righteousness, it is not necessary to that end." He denied the doctrine of original sin, and asserted that human nature at its core is good and able to do all it is commanded to do. Therefore Pelagius was shocked when he read in Augustine's Confessions, "Give me the grace [O Lord] to do as ...


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Sovereign Joy in God Triumphs Over Joy in Sin!

Pelagius was a British monk who lived in Rome in Augustine's day and taught that "though grace may facilitate the achieving of righteousness, it is not necessary to that end." He denied the doctrine of original sin, and asserted that human nature at its core is good and able to do all it is commanded to do. Therefore Pelagius was shocked when he read in Augustine's Confessions, "Give me the grace [O Lord] to do as ...


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We Need a Knowledge of an Irresistibly Glorious God

Justifying Faith Is Lust-Fighting Faith Are we not, then, saved by faith—by believing in Jesus Christ? We are indeed! Those who persevere in faith shall be saved ((Matthew 24:13; 10:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Colossians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:13)). How do you lay hold on eternal life? Paul gives the answer in 1 Timothy 6:12—"Fight the good fight of faith: lay hold on eternal life." That leads us to our main concern this morning—to show that the fight ...


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We Need a Knowledge of an Irresistibly Glorious God

Justifying Faith Is Lust-Fighting Faith Are we not, then, saved by faith—by believing in Jesus Christ? We are indeed! Those who persevere in faith shall be saved ((Matthew 24:13; 10:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Colossians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:13)). How do you lay hold on eternal life? Paul gives the answer in 1 Timothy 6:12—"Fight the good fight of faith: lay hold on eternal life." That leads us to our main concern this morning—to show that the fight ...


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While I Live, to Live as Radically as I Can!

“In 1983, the Sudan (Africa) was declared an Islamic republic. At that time, Islamic Sharia law was imposed on all the country’s citizens. Since then, dozens of Christian pastors have been killed and countless Christian churches burned. “This past March 27 and 28, according to a 33 page report filed by Khartoum University professors, Drs. Ushari Abmad Mahmud and Suleyman Ali Baldo (both Muslims), more than 1000 Dinka men, women and children were slaughtered and burned ...


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While I Live, to Live as Radically as I Can!

“In 1983, the Sudan (Africa) was declared an Islamic republic. At that time, Islamic Sharia law was imposed on all the country’s citizens. Since then, dozens of Christian pastors have been killed and countless Christian churches burned. “This past March 27 and 28, according to a 33 page report filed by Khartoum University professors, Drs. Ushari Abmad Mahmud and Suleyman Ali Baldo (both Muslims), more than 1000 Dinka men, women and children were slaughtered and burned ...


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