Tag Archives: John Piper

Reformation Conversation

Here is a helpful panel discussion from the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference. The discussion is entitled “Courage from the Reformation,” and is a great introduction to a variety of Reformation figures. (The participants left to right are: Albert Mohler, John Piper, … Continue reading

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“The Innkeeper”

I watch John Piper’s reading of his poem, “The Innkeeper” every year during the Christmas season. I hope it ministers to you and stirs up joy as you listen.

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“Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room”

We have entered into the Christmas season. The season of Advent, where many focus on the coming of Christ. As we enter this time I want to offer two reflections from two great preachers. In his Advent devotional, The Dawning … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading on Suffering

In 2010, I preached a topical sermon series on suffering. The feedback I received from the congregation helped me realize how much biblical teaching on this subject is truly needed. Every year since, I have committed to preach at least … Continue reading

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No Ivory Towers

This morning during the sermon I made some unplanned remarks about several figures from the reformation and puritan periods. My point was to show that they were well acquainted with suffering and were by no means ivory tower theologians. These … Continue reading

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A Taboo Subject

Death is something of a taboo subject in our culture. In one sense it only proves that it is the true problem we all face, but that we are helpless to do anything about. Therefore, one of the ways we … Continue reading

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A Half-Truth

In the last post I offered a lengthy quote form John Piper taken from the book, Acting the Miracle. Russell Moore has a chapter on Sanctification within the corporate context (local church) in the same book. While Moore’s chapter has … Continue reading

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“Acting the Miracle”

Yesterday in the sermon I shared how John Piper explains (Progressive) Sanctification as Acting the Miracle. I thought it would be helpful to post a lengthier quote here on the blog. Piper wrote: God is wholly engaged in bringing your … Continue reading

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Gospel Proclamation

During the sermon on Sunday, I referenced a quote from John Piper on Gospel proclamation. He said, the “Good news is for proclaiming—for heralding the way an old-fashioned town crier would do.” He then gave an example of what that type … Continue reading

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Two Things Needed

As a church, we are focusing on the importance of Evangelism as we enter the New Year. I want to draw your attention to two quotes that I think say well what is often lacking in the lives of many … Continue reading

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