Ruth: it’s a story for people who can’t imagine that anything great could ever come of their ordinary lives of faith.

We start reading the book of Ruth today, one of my favorite stories. Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence, sermon by John Piper It’s a story that shows how “God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.” It’s a story for people who wonder where God is when there are no dreams or visions … More Ruth: it’s a story for people who can’t imagine that anything great could ever come of their ordinary lives of faith.

Without a word

    What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if … More Without a word

Piper: God is calling us out of our cocoons of emotional isolation and invisible, inaudible, unshared responsiveness

John Piper explains: Now here comes Paul into Greek-speaking Corinth, and he teaches them about this word “Amen,” – just as if he were to come to us today with a new Hebrew word we didn’t know. What did he teach them? Well, we can see behind 1 Corinthians 14. Paul is concerned that the … More Piper: God is calling us out of our cocoons of emotional isolation and invisible, inaudible, unshared responsiveness