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John Piper
Founder-Teacher, Desiring God. Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary. Advocate for serious joy in God through Jesus Christ at any cost.
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John Piper 2h
"The Son of Man goes [to betrayal and death] as it is written of him.” Mark 14:21. “As it is written.“ Nothing was happening to Jesus by accident or mere human cause. The God who gave the writing governed the rebellion.
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John Piper 11h
"I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls." 2 Corinthians 12:15. Perhaps sometime today take a few minutes and ask: What do these four words imply for me? Spend. Spent. Souls. Gladly.
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John Piper 22h
"The chief priests were glad and promised to give Judas money.” Mark 14:11. They were glad because Jesus would be silenced. Judas was glad because he would get money. The silencing of Jesus and the love of money walk hand-in-hand.
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John Piper May 18
"Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” Psalm 108:5. “Glory” may refer to the objective magnificence of God, or the subjective magnifying of that magnificence. Which here?
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John Piper May 18
The One Reason to Live. Look at the Book on Philippians 3:11–14.
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John Piper May 18
"Three times I pleaded with the Lord [to remove my pain]. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’" 2 Cor. 12:8-9. Ponder the implications for prayer, for suffering, and for the supremacy of Christ in the purposes of Christ.
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John Piper May 17
"Stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come—lest he come suddenly and find you asleep." Mark 13:35-36. Asleep = inattentive to the faithful execution of your Christ-exalting calling. Awake = joyfully engaged in the your Christ-exalting work.
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John Piper May 17
Paul’s suffering in Christ’s service: "Far more imprisonments, countless beatings, often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned." 2 Corinthians 11:23-25. Check your murmuring.
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John Piper May 17
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” — Jesus (Mark 13:31) Do you want to be “on the right side of history“? Stand by every word of Jesus Christ—the ones the world loves, and the ones the world hates.
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John Piper May 16
Can an elect person die without hearing the gospel? Ask Pastor John.
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John Piper May 16
"Many times the Lord delivered his people, but they were rebellious in their purposes and were brought low through their iniquity. Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.” Psalm 106:43-44. Who could live, were God not patient?
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John Piper May 16
"As his share is who goes down into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.” 1 Samuel 30:24. Equal shares of spoil does not mean there cannot be an award for special valor in battle, or special courage in defending the baggage.
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John Piper May 16
"Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15. So there is fake righteousness. Fake goodness. Fake justice. Fake piety.
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John Piper May 15
Should two men or two women whom the state calls "married" stay together after they turn to Christ? APJ.
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John Piper May 15
"The one who endures to the end will be saved." Mark 13:13. This is a call for the endurance of joy-filled faith and love and obedience. Coasting in the Christian life is suicidal. The fight for joy is infinitely worth it.
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John Piper May 15
"But thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus earnest care for you. For he is going to you of his own accord." 2 Corinthians 8:16-17. “Of his own accord” does not falsify God’s governing. It is the fruit of his governing.
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John Piper May 15
"If the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have." 2 Corinthians 8:12. Faithful purposes of the heart, hindered by unavoidable limitations, are honored as done.
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John Piper May 14
"They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass." Psalm 106:20. “. . . that eats grass.” “. . . an ox that eats grass.” This is designed to sound ludicrous. Pathetically, laughably, tragically ludicrous. So that we would not act like idiots.
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John Piper May 14
"God saved them and redeemed them from the power of the enemy. . . . Then they believed his words; they sang his praise. But they soon forgot his works; they did not wait for his counsel.” Psalm 106:10-13. Fickle faith with songs of praise does not save.
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John Piper May 14
The unreached people group that we are praying for today is the so-called untouchable Dhobi of India. The point of the Cornelius story in Acts 10 is that there is no such thing as an "untouchable" person (Acts 10:28).
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