But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. ….. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before … More Who Is the Keeper?
In Job 22:5, Eliphaz, one of Job’s “friends” says to him “Is not your evil abundant? There is no end to your iniquities.” Hmmm, probably not the best example for us to follow when visiting a friend who is suffering! Can we learn something from Job’s friends about how to help the hurting? John Piper’s … More Many people are helped just by the loving presence of another
Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam’s error and perished in Korah’s rebellion. Jude 11 John MacArthur explains: Korah rebelled against the Word of God. Whereas Cain ignored the God’s command, and Balaam sought to circumvent it, Korah blatantly rebelled against … More Korah’s rebellion?
“I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He.” John 13:19 John Piper, in a sermon, “The Sovereign Sacrifice: Foreknown, Foretold, for Faith” In other words, Jesus is saying, “If you are struggling to believe that I am the promised Messiah, that … More One way that God helps us believe in Jesus
“How then will you comfort me with empty nothings? There is nothing left of your answers but falsehood.” Job 21:34 John Piper in a transcript from the radio program, “Ask Pastor John:” The big picture of Job is that there was a man who was, in one sense, blameless in God’s sight. He was leading … More Piper: “It’s very hard to navigate your way through those chapters and determine what is true and what is not”
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of the world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. John 13:1 John Piper, in a sermon, “Being Loved By Christ,” I want us to think … More Piper and Paul: Being Loved by Christ
Reading Daniel 6 today I recalled an old hymn from my childhood days: Standing by a purpose true, Heeding God’s command, Honor them, the faithful few! All hail to Daniel’s band! Refrain: Dare to be a Daniel, Dare to stand alone! Dare to have a purpose firm! Dare to make it known. John Piper, in … More Dare to be a Daniel