John Piper, in a sermon, “Do Not Grow Weary in Well-Doing” Probably the worst enemy of enthusiasm is time. Human beings have a remarkable and sad capacity for getting tired of wonderful things. Almost every one of you can think of something you were enthusiastic about recently, but now the joy is faded. Your first … More Weary?
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. —2 Thessalonians 3:1 John … More Prayer, the Word and Victory
John Piper, in a sermon, “Why Hope? Grace!” The answer in today’s text is very simply, the grace of God. Our hope is rooted in the grace of God. It is based on the grace of God. If God were not a gracious God, we would have no hope. We could cross our fingers. We … More Piper: What Is Our Hope Based On?
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is … More Knowing the Truth and Loving the Truth
John Piper, in a sermon, “What Must Happen Before the Day of the Lord?” So Paul’s aim is very practical in this passage: he wants to help Christians experience peace and calm and stability and clarity of mind—Christians who don’t get all “shook up” and agitated and anxious and fretful and confused and off-balance when … More “Cool-as-a-Cucumber” Christians
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, —2 Thessalonians 1:5-6 From David Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible: Many people question the … More Righteous Judgment