Jesus' Love Command In The Synoptic Gospels And The Early Christian Paraenesis
This is one of the few statements Jesus made that is readily accepted by believers and skeptics alike. Its authenticity is not seriously questioned and yet it is a revolutionary command.
Giving attention to various critical theories, John Piper presents evidence that the early church earnestly advocated for non-retaliatory love, extending it to those who practiced evil in the world. Such love was key to the church’s own ethical tradition or paraenesis.
And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ
This is not just another book about the problem of evil. It is more specific and more radical. The focus is not on spectacular calamities, but spectacular sins. The question is not, Where was God in the storm? But, what is God’s design in sin?
Doing What We Can While We Wait for God
Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness.
Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
Isn’t it true--we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy? And so it is with God!
What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend "the pleasures of God."
Who is Jesus Christ? You’ve never met him in person, and you don’t know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ—the divine Person revealed in the Bible—has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, “Yes, this is truth.” It’s like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet.
At the 2006 Together for the Gospel conference, more than 2,500 pastors and leaders assembled to study, ponder, and celebrate the glorious gospel and its centrality to the task of biblical pastoring. While acknowledging their differences on secondary matters, conference leaders and attendees celebrated the one truth that was, and always is, central: Christ died to save sinners.
The supremacy of God in missions
John Piper’s contemporary classic offers a biblical defence of God’s supremacy in all things, providing a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation, and issues a passionate plea for God-centredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching ‘all nations’.
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"God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives."
Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer
There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."
Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives--whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God--and Him alone--is the only thing that will bring victory.
To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named
The apostle Paul had a holy ambition—to preach the gospel to peoples who had never heard. He ached to proclaim Jesus where he had not yet been named.
So today, missionaries cross cultures, learn languages, and pour out their lives in word and deed to break through thousands of years of darkness and the reign of Satan over a people who do not know the King of kings and the Savior of the world. Missionaries go to, and minister among, peoples who otherwise have little to no access to the saying news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.