Nehemiah 6 tells of a tough situation in Nehemiah’s life. He and the people were just about finished building the wall, but his enemies were out to get him. they intended to do Nehemiah harm(v 2) they were spreading false rumors, “invented in their own mind” v8 (that Nehemiah and the people were intending to … More God acts. God gets the glory.
We see the glorious truth of the resurrection of Jesus in today’s reading from Matthew 28:1-10. John Piper exults in our living Savior in a sermon, “Worship the Risen Christ” The great tragedy of the human race is that we were made to find infinite joy by admiring God, but have become so blind and … More Piper: see at least three massive peaks in the mountain range of Christ’s character
Coty Pinckney shares his insights on Psalm 67: So Psalm 67 and indeed all the Bible emphasizes that God blesses His people for the glory of His own name, so that His goodness, mercy, and love would be recognized and praised by men and angels. This is a fundamental biblical truth, but unfortunately we don’t hear … More Why Should God Bless You?
Deuteronomy 5:24 ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. ‘ God shows Himself! God loves to show His glory. Everything He does has this designed purposed. … More Spurgeon: Among the huge Atlantic-waves of bereavement, poverty, temptation, and reproach, we learn the power of Jehovah, because we feel the littleness of man.
Dr. John Piper preached through a sermon series on the book of Romans that spanned eight and a half years, and has preached 15 messages just from Chapter 3 of Romans! Here is a portion of one, “God Vindicated His Righteousness in the Death of Christ” that relates directly to Psalm 51 which we read today … More Piper: Is God’s glory cheap?
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 John Piper: The deepest doctrines of God have to do with everyday life
John Piper, in a sermon, “From Little Bethlehem Will Come a Ruler in Israel”(Micah 5) But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient … More We get the joy. He gets the glory.
From the ESV Online Study Bible: Clearly the return of God’s glory to the temple is one of the most dramatic moments in the book. His return here is the restoration counterpart to the departure in 10:18–22 and 11:23. It also brings completion to the temple tour: all that was lacking from this sacred space was … More The Return of God’s Glory
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. John 11:5-6 John Piper comments on the “God-Centeredness of God”: There is a category of thought here that I think is infinitely important. How can this be love? … More How can this be love?
Isaiah 66:18-19 “For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory, and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to … More Missons and the Glory of God’s Name