“Now therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city of which you say, ‘It is given into the hand of the king of Babylon by sword, by famine, and by pestilence’: Behold, I will gather them from all the countries to which I drove them in my anger and my wrath and … More God’s Great Sustaining Grace
John Piper, in a sermon “The Elders, the People, and the Prayer of Faith” In James 5:13–18 we see at least three kinds of praying not just one. And all three of them are ways of praying for people who are sick or suffering in some way. You can’t use this text to say there … More NOT Just One Way to Pray
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no … More His glorious sufficiency as water, prophet, savior, and Messiah.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. —Jeremiah 29:11 ESV So often this passage is taken out of context and we use it to reassure ourselves that wonderful circumstances are ahead for us. Read … More God’s Plans for Us
John 3:28-30 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, … More He must increase, but I must decrease
In 1994, John Piper preached a series of 4 sermons from John 3:16. The 4 “D’s” are a great way to share the Gospel. Here is the introduction and links to each message in the series- How many of you have ever in your life at one time or another learned John 3:16 by heart? … More Gospel summary in John 3:16
John 2:24-25 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man. John Piper comments in a sermon “He Knew What Was in Man” Three statements. First, the sweeping general statement in … More Infinitely more impressive
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?—James 2:14 ESV From the conclusion of John Piper’s sermon, “Does James Contradict Paul?” When Paul teaches in Romans 4:5 that we are justified by faith alone, he means that the only thing that … More Faith and no works?
John 1:51 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.” John Piper explains: In this strange passage, Jesus is calling to mind the picture from Genesis 28 where Jacob has a dream and sees angels … More The decisive, final connection
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. —James 2:1 ESV John Piper helps us understand why we should not show partiality… 1. Verse 1: Partiality contradicts faith in Jesus Christ as the Lord of glory. 2. Verses 2-4: Partiality reveals a judging heart … More Why we should not show partiality