Pastor John introduces a new series focused on Romans 8. First, he spends a couple minutes helping you make the most of Look at the Book. Then, he gives you seven reasons why Romans 8 is the greatest chapter in all the Bible.
By John Piper. ©2014 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org
Practical Theology for Women
October 6, 2014
“I’ve tried having mutual conversations with my spouse, but we never get anywhere. He’s always right. My opinions matter little to him. He tends to dismiss and minimize any of my concerns. Every attempt on my part to engage in a meeting of the minds is met with either hostility or laughter. I often leave conversations feeling guilty. Like I did something wrong to even bring up an issue. I often feel confused and stuck. What do I do?”
Let’s talk about that.
To Love, Honor, and Vacuum
October 1, 2014
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John Piper says, “But as I come to the end of my life…I would like, in addition to serving meals, take people into the kitchen and show them how I cook, how I get food, how I get meaning from biblical texts.” Come find out how he does it in these incredibly helpful (free) labs!
September 29, 2014
The Beginning of Wisdom
October 2, 2014
He is tied to us. By placing His image in us, God assumes an extra measure of ownership and responsibility for our lives. We are His brand, His trademark. You may remember that the second commandment prohibits making graven images of God. Part of the reason behind this is that God has already given a graven image of Himself—in us.
But more than this, by placing His image on us, God has bound Himself to us as a parent. We are His children. And like any good parent, He must protect and nurture His children. The beauty and genius of this is that our good and His glory are inseparable. While our good is found by displaying His glory, His glory is found by bringing about our good.
Sometimes we think it isn’t very “nice” to think of someone as a fool, but God thinks differently. Proverbs lays out a blueprint for discovering fools and dealing with them. If we’re wise, we’ll pay attention.