John Piper discusses Exodus 34 in a sermon, “The Lord, a God Merciful and Gracious” The sheer fact that Exodus 34 exists is proof that God is a God of mercy. This is the second time God has met Moses on the mountain to make a covenant with the people of Israel. When Moses came … More Our God is a God of mercy
Jesus quoted Isaiah in Matthew 15:9-10 “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” John Piper preached a sermon, “Worship is an End in Itself” based on this passage, and here is the concluding paragraph. He … More Vain worship vs genuine worship
John Piper, in a sermon on Exodus 33, “I WIll Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious” Now the question rises why in 33:18 Moses prayed to see God’s glory? “I pray thee, show me thy glory.” I think the reason was this: Moses knew that his request for God’s presence with a stiff-necked … More The deepest doctrines of God have to do with everyday life.
In our Bible reading passage for today, Acts 20:18-35, Paul is speaking to the elders from Ephesus. In 2002, John Piper challenged men and women who are in positions of leadership in youth and college ministries: I want to begin by asking you a question that comes from the book of Acts. When your present … More Not shrinking, but imparting a passion
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Kingdom of Heaven Is a Treasure”, helps us see the main point in Matthew 13:44 … More Do you want the Kingdom more than anything else?
Pastor John Piper comments on Exodus 19-20, our Bible reading passage for today, where God makes a covenant with Israel and gives the 10 commandments. Piper asks, “what are the divine promises and human conditions of this covenant? What does God commit himself to do? And what does he require of his covenant partner?” Here … More Covenant Commitment
“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things.” Acts 17:24-25 John … More Bad news. Best news.