Doug Goins, of Peninsula Bible Church, wraps up our reading of Hosea 14: Verse 9 is an epilogue that serves as a conclusion to the entire prophecy of Hosea. It also provides the final step of returning to the Lord and remaining in fellowship with him: surrendering our will to him. Whoever is wise, let … More The main thing in life
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. —Romans 12:2 ESV John Piper’s conclusion to a sermon on Romans 12:1-2, What is the Will of God and How … More Piper: Three Stages of Knowing and Doing the Revealed Will of God
When we heard this, we and the people there urged him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” And since he … More How do we discern God’s will?
Pastor Steven Cole discusses discerning God’s will, based on Acts 21:1-12, our passage for today’s Bible reading plan. Here is an excerpt from “Discerning the Will of God” But, then, how do we discern God’s will? The bad news (or good news, depending on how you look at it) is that there is no simple, … More God’s will: no simple, mechanical formula
John Piper, in a sermon, “This is the Will of God For You: That You Abstain From Sexual Immorality” Start reading with me at [1Thessalonians 4] verse 4: “That each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know … More Knowing God is the path to sexual purity
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 John Piper, in a sermon, “When Not To Believe an Angel” The most thrilling implication of verse 10 … More Audience of one
Pastor Steven Cole discusses discerning God’s will, based on Acts 21:1-12, our passage for today’s Bible reading plan. Here is an excerpt from “Discerning the Will of God” But, then, how do we discern God’s will? The bad news (or good news, depending on how you look at it) is that there is no simple, … More Cole: no simple, mechanical formula in Scripture for discerning God’s will in specific situations.
In Joshua 18-19, we read of the people of Israel casting lots for the way the land was to be alloted between the tribes. Should we follow that practice? This is what John Piper had to say in a recent “Ask Pastor John” Q: What do you think of casting lots to determine God’s … More God’s Will and Dice