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  • Title: Resources on Retirement - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: /.. Retirement.. Resources on.. Subscribe to.. Audio Podcast.. Video Podcast.. Text Only Feed.. Closed Countries and Retirement.. October 8, 1988.. Article.. There is no such thing as a closed country unless you re looking to minister in perfect safety, without risk.. Read.. How Should Christians View Retirement?.. August 27, 2007.. Ask Pastor John.. John Piper talks about how to make your final years valuable for Christ.. Audio:.. Listen.. Download.. Getting Old for the Glory of God.. Desiring God 2007 National Conference.. Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints.. September 30, 2007.. Conference Message.. Scripture:.. Psalms 71:18.. Conference:.. 2007 National Conference.. Video:..  ...   earth.. Related Topics.. Frontier Missions.. Money.. Work Vocation.. The Unwasted Life.. Related Resources:.. The Relationship Between Diversified Domestic Ministries and Frontier Missions.. (Sermons).. Supernatural World Missions: “With Man This Is Impossible”.. (Conference Messages).. The Gideon Venture.. Don t Be Anxious, Lay Up Treasure in Heaven, Part 1.. Don t Eat the Bread of Anxious Toil.. Your Job As Ministry.. Safety Is a Myth.. (Ask Pastor John).. Behind the Blog: Fresh Advice for the New Semester.. (Behind The Blog).. Related Blog Posts:.. He Retired into Rural Missions.. ,.. Tyler Kenney.. What Happens When You Turn 65.. A Better Country for Old Men.. Resource Categories..

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  • Title: Resources on Risk - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Risk.. Risk and the Cause of God.. April 26, 1987.. Sermon.. 2 Samuel 10:12.. Risk only exists because of ignorance.. Excerpt.. Risk and the Cause of God: Today.. May 3, 1987.. Luke 21:16.. It is the will of the Lord that we take risks for the cause of God.. Risk and the Triumph of Love.. May 10, 1987.. Romans 8:35 37.. In Christ s triumph our enemy is not just defeated, but captured and made to serve our eternal good.. Charles Wesley’s Radical, Fruitful Risk.. August 12, 1991.. Taste See Article.. A story of taking risks for Jesus, then seeing the remarkable results.. What to Do When You Have Made an Expensive Mistake.. On Swearing to Your Own Hurt.. August 11, 1993.. Where do we get the strength to follow through on commitments that cost us?.. The Isaac Factor.. Education for Exultation: Beyond the Possible.. April 2,  ...   2006.. Romans 15:20 28.. Why did Paul make another trip to Jerusalem when he expressly wanted to visit the saints in Rome?.. The Power to Risk in the Cause of Christ.. Passion.. Atlanta, GA.. January 4, 2007.. Where Is It Most Difficult to Be a Christian?.. December 3, 2007.. John Piper talks about how the fight for faith can be just as hard if not harder in America as it is anywhere else.. What's the Difference Between Confidence and Presumption When It Comes to Taking Risks for God?.. February 20, 2010.. John Piper explains how motivation can determine whether or not a risk will glorify God.. Watch.. Courage Boldness.. Christian Hedonism.. Fearlessness as a Sign of Destruction and Salvation.. The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion.. It s My Pleasure!.. The Blazing Center, Part 6.. Thankful They Embraced the Risk.. Fear, Risk, and the Church's Mission.. Jonathan Parnell..

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  • Title: Resources on Sexual Immorality - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Sexual Immorality.. Battling the Unbelief of Lust.. November 13, 1988.. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 8.. If you don t fight lust, you won t go to heaven.. Sexual Purity.. Homosexuality.. Divorce Remarriage.. This Is the Will of God for You: That You Abstain from Sexual Immorality.. Sex and the Supremacy  ...   Homosexuality and Marriage.. The Other Dark Exchange: Homosexuality, Part 1.. Divorce Remarriage: A Position Paper.. (Articles).. A Statement on Divorce Remarriage in the Life of Bethlehem Baptist Church.. The Sin of Sodom.. Sexual Sin Is a Corporate Affair.. Harry Schaumburg.. Is My Boyfriend’s Porn a Marriage Deal-Breaker? (Ask Pastor John)..

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  • Title: Resources on Sexual Purity - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The Claims of the New Life in Christ.. January 1, 1978.. 1 Corinthians 6:12 20.. John Piper uncovers the argument behind Paul s appeal to glorify God in your body.. Why Did God Create Sexual Desire?.. Toshavim Retreat.. Twin Cities, MN.. January 24, 1981.. Sanctified Sex Before Marriage, Part 1.. Sanctified Sex Before Marriage, Part 2.. Two Sundays on Sex.. February 3, 1981.. The great tragedy of sin is the good we miss, not the evil we attain.. Sex and the Single Person.. February 8, 1981.. God's Word is every Christian's infallible guide to maximum sexual fulfillment.. Sexual Relations in Marriage.. February 15, 1981.. Hebrews 13:4 5.. Marital sex is a great joy that also proves to be a fearsome weapon against our ancient foe.. Sex Without Heads.. Lessons for the Praying Mantis.. April 23, 1984.. Missions and Masturbation.. September 10, 1984.. A frank warning that lust has the power to ruin your ability to obey God.. The Most Controversial Star Article Yet.. September 24, 1984.. We need to know each other s battles so that we can fight for each other.. Satan Uses Sexual Desire.. December 9, 1984.. 1 Corinthians 7:1 7.. When you battle with sexual temptation, you battle against Satan.. Blessed Are the Pure in Heart.. March 2, 1986.. Matthew 5:8.. It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside.. Jesus is concerned about our heart.. The Enthronement of Desire.. October 26, 1986.. Ephesians 5:3 6.. Success in morality without the gospel is suicide.. An Exchange of Letters.. March 16, 1987.. John Piper dialogues with an unbeliever about human sexuality.. Avoiding Sexual Sin, Part 1.. Pitfalls and Protections for Christian Leaders.. Sunday Evening Message.. June 28, 1987.. Ten reasons people fall into sexual sin and ten ways to protect ourselves.. Avoiding Sexual Sin, Part 2.. July 26, 1987.. "Safe Sex" Is the Slam-Dunk of the Devil.. November 11, 1991.. Sin has a very high price tag.. And it isn t worth it.. Avoiding Sexual Sin.. Northwestern College Chapel.. Twin Cities, MN.. February 1, 1995.. 1 Corinthians 10:12.. Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin.. April 17, 1995.. A Passion for Purity vs.. Passive Prayers.. November 10, 1999.. Matthew 5:28 29.. The fight against lust is image against image.. Don t just pray and wait and try to avoid.. Actively put effort into seeing Jesus.. ANTHEM: Strategies for Fighting Lust.. November 5, 2001.. One set of strategies in the war against wrong desires.. This Is the Will of God for You: That You Abstain from Sexual Immorality.. October 13, 2002.. Sex and  ...   the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause.. "It Is Better to Marry Than to Burn With Passion"—What Does This Mean?.. May 29, 2007.. Is marriage just an outlet for sexual drives?.. The Rebellion of Nudity and the Meaning of Clothing.. April 24, 2008.. Our clothes are a witness both to our past and present failure and to our future glory.. What Would You Say to a Young Man Who Is Considering Sleeping With His Girlfriend?.. November 7, 2008.. John Piper gives four reasons for why premarital sex isn t worth it.. How Should a Husband and Wife Manage Having Opposite Sex-Drives?.. December 19, 2008.. John Piper says that sex or no sex is an occasion for serving your spouse.. Sexual Intimacy and the Rights Over a Spouse's Body in Marriage.. Thoughts on the Application of 1 Corinthians 7:3–5.. April 29, 2009.. 1 Corinthians 7:3 5.. How can married couples break the sexual stalemate that Paul puts them in?.. Is It Okay to Be a Christian and Be Transgendered?.. May 8, 2009.. John Piper says we should delight in the sex God gave us, just as God does.. Is It Okay for a Christian Couple to Live Together If They Aren't Married?.. May 13, 2009.. John Piper says that we re responsible to communicate truth with our lifestyle.. How Does Unbelief Contribute to the Need I Feel for Pornography?.. December 8, 2009.. John Piper describes how faith in Christ enables us to fight temptation.. How Can We Serve One Another in Battling Lust?.. April 2, 2013.. In Episode 60, Pastor John follows up on.. Episode 19.. on the battle against lust.. How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage?.. April 19, 2013.. In Episode 73, John Piper gives a theology of sex and answers the question on “how far is too far” in dating relationships.. Porn, Pride, and Praise: An Interview with Heath Lambert (22 Minutes).. Authors on the Line.. July 30, 2013.. Authors On The Line.. Heath Lambert.. How Does the Spirit Testify I’m Saved?.. August 14, 2013.. In Episode 150, Pastor John explains the meaning of Romans 8:14–16.. Marriage.. Parenting.. Sanctification Growth.. What Is At Stake In the Battle to Redefine Marriage?.. What Advice Would You Give Newly Married John Piper?.. One Generation Shall Praise Your Works to Another.. Grand-Parenting.. Free from Sin, Slaves of Righteousness, Part 1.. Slaves to God, Sanctification, Eternal Life.. Battling the Unbelief of Lust.. You Aren't Safe from Adultery.. Hope for Sexual Strugglers.. Counting the Cost of Sexual Immorality.. Hans Küng Calls the Pope to Repent.. Porn, Pride, and Praise..

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  • Title: Resources on Speech - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Speech.. Let the Young Speak.. August 29, 1982.. Job 32:7 11.. There is no necessary connection between age and wisdom, or youth and folly.. Wisdom comes from the Lord and is offered to all ages.. Make Your Mouth a Means of Grace.. October 12, 1986.. Ephesians 4:29 30.. Four kinds of rotten language, and a whole new way to think about words.. Prison Profanity and the Meaning of Advent.. December 4, 1989.. Foul language is a pitiful attempt to fill a void which God meant to be filled with gratitude to him and love to others.. The Mouth of the Righteous Is a Fountain of Life.. September 1, 1991.. Proverbs 10:11.. How does God make your mouth a fountain of life?.. "Do All Things without Grumbling".. Meditation on Philippians 2:14.. June 1, 1994.. Philippians 2:14.. Grumbling is self-feeding because it obscures the light of God s gracious, all-controlling providence.. Ten Reasons to Listen to Questions Before You Answer.. Meditation on Proverbs 18:13.. October 25, 2005.. Proverbs 18:13.. Why is it a bad idea to give an answer too soon?.. Talking to People Rather Than About Them.. What I Left Out of the Sermon on August 6.. August 9, 2006.. Gossip doesn t satisfy in the long run, but loving others does.. At the Passion07 Breakout Session  ...   Life-Shaping Power of Story: God’s and Ours.. Dan Taylor.. Panel Discussion - Piper, Tripp, Kauflin, and Taylor.. War of Words: Getting to the Heart for God's Sake.. Paul Tripp.. Is There Christian Eloquence? Clear Words and the Wonder of the Cross.. September 28, 2008.. James 3: A Story.. October 7, 2008.. DG Staff.. James 3:10.. How Do You Define the Sin of Taking the Lord's Name In Vain?.. March 6, 2009.. John Piper says that misusing God s name is more a matter of the heart than the tongue.. What Were Some Practical Things You Did to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking?.. March 9, 2009.. John Piper shares about how God freed him from his inability to speak in public.. The Power of Words and the Wonder of God.. September 4, 2009.. “Yes, there is Christian eloquence.. It is not the decisive factor in salvation or sanctification; God is.. But faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word” (p.. 80).. Wisdom.. Evangelism.. The Renewed Mind and How to Have It.. The Wisdom of Men and the Power of God.. Breaking Nets, Sinking Boats and Saving Men.. What Is Evangelistic Sacramentalism?.. Rock of Truth, Satanic Stumbling Block.. How Do I Think About Tweeting? — A Response to John Mayer.. Fill Your Mouth With Life, Not Death..

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  • Title: Resources on Spiritual Warfare - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Spiritual Warfare.. Don't Go Back from Sonship to Slavery.. May 8, 1983.. Galatians 4:1 11.. If Satan can t get you to disobey God s commands, then he ll try to make you obey them with the wrong spirit.. A Handbook of Enemy Strategies.. Teaching Notes.. February 12, 1984.. A wartime mindset must include shrewd knowledge of Satan s tactics.. How to Be Strong in the Lord.. September 11, 1989.. Finishing the race means you must recover the joy of the Lord again and again.. Cosmic-Level Spiritual Warfare.. February 20, 1990.. Are there territorial spirits that darken whole regions or people? And should there be a concerted prayer effort to bind or disarm them?.. Putting the Gods in Their Place.. April 13, 1994.. Psalms 82.. The truth we must hold to through all the cosmic conflict of this age  ...   warfare today.. The Doctrine of Spiritual Warfare.. Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders.. January 27, 2012.. Theology Refresh.. Ed Stetzer.. Ed Stetzer discusses the reality of spiritual warfare and encourages pastors not to dismiss the battle that is going on around us.. Why False Doctrine Can Make You Happy.. January 29, 2013.. John Piper explains the connection between theological orthodoxy and joy.. Spiritual Warfare.. April 9, 2013.. Tope Koleoso.. Tope Koleoso talks about spiritual warfare and how to engage.. Satan.. Spiritual Gifts.. Hagar and Slavery Vs.. Sarah and Freedom.. Satan Takes the Word Away.. Faith: the Root and Trait of All Spiritual Gifts.. Using Our Gifts in Proportion to Our Faith, Part 1.. Wisdom About.. Angels and Demons.. The Power of the Devil Is Alarming.. Josh Etter.. We Destroy Arguments.. Spiritual Warfare and Prayer.. How to Engage in Spiritual Warfare..

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  • Title: Resources on Suffering - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Suffering.. Your Calamity in 1973.. White Oak Baptist Church.. Greenville, SC.. December 31, 1972.. 2 Corinthians 1:8 9.. Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise.. Good Friday.. April 17, 1981.. Luke 23:43.. Both thieves wanted to be saved from death.. But O how differently they sought their salvation.. “That I May Share His Sufferings”.. A Lenten Meditation on the Christian Life.. March 19, 1984.. Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel.. So should we.. I Will Sing of Thy Might and Mercy.. January 19, 1986.. Psalms 59:16 17.. Authenticity and depth in worship characterize those who suffer with Christ by bearing the burdens of others.. Trouble: Faith's Best Friend.. October 6, 1986.. Suffering would seem to threaten endurance, not promote it.. But that s not what James says.. Suffering and the Second Coming.. August 23, 1987.. 2 Thessalonians 1:1 10.. All affliction is designed to make us worthy of the kingdom of God.. The Sacrifice of Suffering.. October 1, 1989.. Hebrews 13:13 14.. Let your light so shine before lost and needy people outside the camp, not just in the ease and comfort of your church and your home.. Thanksgiving in Suffering.. Celebration of Thanksgiving at Maranatha Hall.. November 18, 1990.. Hebrews 4:14 16.. Jesus, the Son of God, is alive today, and stands ready to serve you as your advocate with God the Father.. Where the Great King Keeps His Wine.. November 19, 1990.. It s the seasons of affliction that yield the most spiritual fruit.. The Price and the Preciousness of Spiritual Power.. February 24, 1991.. Acts 5:17 21.. The preciousness of spiritual power is that it is finally in God s control, not ours.. Talking to Your Tears.. July 15, 1991.. Psalms 126:5 6.. When there is work to be done and you are sad, do it with tears, trusting that there will yet be a harvest of joy.. Sermon Series, Olympic Fever, and Suffering.. July 29, 1992.. Called to Suffer and Rejoice: For Holiness and Hope.. August 16, 1992.. Romans 5:1 8.. God has a purpose for every obstacle and every frustration and every pain and every affliction that comes into our lives.. Called to Suffer and Rejoice: That We Might Gain Christ.. August 23, 1992.. Philippians 3:1 14.. We come to know Christ better when we share his sufferings.. Called to Suffer and Rejoice: To Finish the Aim of Christ's Afflictions.. August 30, 1992.. Colossians 1:24 29.. The suffering love of Christ for sinners is seen in the suffering love of his people for sinners.. Called to Suffer and Rejoice: For an Eternal Weight of Glory.. September 6, 1992.. 2 Corinthians 4:7 18.. Afflictions do not merely precede glory; they help produce the glory.. When Words Are Wind.. November 10, 1993.. Job 6:26.. In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.. Today's Mercies for Today's Troubles.. Tomorrow's Mercies for Tomorrow's Troubles.. March 13, 1994.. Matthew 6:34; Lamentations 3:22 23.. You will not be asked to live tomorrow on today s strength.. The mercy to carry you through this hour is given in this hour.. Arming Yourself with the Purpose to Suffer.. October 2, 1994.. 1 Peter 4:1 6.. The Great Commission will not be completed without suffering.. Why We Can Rejoice in Suffering.. October 23, 1994.. 1 Peter 4:12 19.. The Great King keeps his finest wine in the cellar of affliction.. The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father.. August 24, 1997.. Hebrews 12:3 11.. God is not an ER doctor who only repairs our hurts; he is a master surgeon who.. plans.. our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.. Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God.. August 31, 1997.. Hebrews 12:12 17.. Knowing that God s discipline is for our good helps us press on in faith.. The Final Price of Showing the Glory of Love.. Wheaton College Missions In Focus.. Wheaton, IL.. February 11, 1998.. Luther, Bunyan, Bible and Pain.. January 19, 1999.. Psalms 119:71.. One of God s gifts to us in suffering is that we see and experience depths of his Word that a life of ease would never yield.. Embracing the Pain of Shame.. July 27, 1999.. There is a kind of shame that you should not be ashamed of.. The Surpassing Excellency of God in the Joy of His Suffering People.. ACT 3 Reformation Conference.. October 30, 1999.. Philippians 1:19 21.. Counting It All Joy.. Ligonier Ministries National Conference.. Orlando, FL.. June 15, 2000.. Holding on to Your Faith in the Midst of Suffering: Job, Part 1.. The Cove.. Asheville, NC.. July 14, 2000.. Job 1 2.. Holding on to Your Faith in the Midst of Suffering: Job, Part 2.. July 15, 2000.. Job 3 31.. Holding on to  ...   July 7, 2008.. John Piper says we should choose suffering for love s sake, not to test God.. Can Faithful Living Exempt Me From Suffering?.. July 23, 2008.. John Piper says there s no correlation between obedience and earthly ease.. Should Suffering Lead to Self-Examination?.. August 4, 2008.. John Piper says that pain is sometimes God s way of calling attention to an area of sin in our lives.. How Do You Talk About Suffering With People Who Are In the Midst of It?.. August 20, 2008.. John Piper says to show support first and offer explanations later.. Can We Learn Something From Job's Friends About How to Help the Hurting?.. September 12, 2008.. John Piper says we should be slow to speak when ministering to those who are suffering.. Is It Crazy to Think That We Can Rejoice In Suffering?.. September 24, 2008.. John Piper shows how joy in suffering is the right response for Christians.. If We Suffer, Does That Mean God Is Our Enemy?.. John Piper draws a distinction between the punishment of a judge and the discipline of a father.. Should We Question Our Salvation If We Hate the Idea of Suffering?.. October 1, 2008.. John Piper says that moments of spiritual weakness should not cause us to doubt our salvation, but to repent.. Filling Up What Is Lacking in Christ's Afflictions.. High Pointe Baptist Church.. Austin, TX.. October 19, 2008.. Colossians 1:24.. Suffering for the Sake of the Body, Part 1.. The Pursuit of People Through Pain.. Seminar.. Suffering for the Sake of the Body, Part 2.. Suffering for the Sake of the Body, Part 3.. November 8, 2008.. Suffering for the Sake of the Body, Part 4.. Suffering for the Sake of the Body, Part 5.. How Would You Counsel Someone Who Is Angry At God for Creating Them?.. February 23, 2009.. John Piper suggests three ways to help sufferers trust in God.. The Broken Stage in the Theater of God.. Desiring God 2009 National Conference.. With Calvin in the Theater of God.. September 26, 2009.. 2009 National Conference.. Subjected in Hope.. The Village Church.. Dallas, TX.. December 27, 2009.. Romans 8:18 25.. The Role of Suffering in Sanctification.. Desiring God 2010 Conference for Pastors.. The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy.. February 2, 2010.. Eric Mason.. 2 Thessalonians 1:1 12.. 2010 Conference for Pastors.. What Do You Think of Christians Taking Antidepressants?.. March 30, 2010.. John Piper says that getting help from physical means doesn t have to imply a lack of trust in God.. The Supremacy of Christ in Suffering.. reFocus Canada.. Burnaby, BC.. April 8, 2010.. Suffering for the Gospel Q & A.. If God Wants Me to Be Happy, Why Do I Have So Much Suffering?.. April 20, 2010.. John Piper says God arranges our circumstances to help make us happier in him.. Rejoicing in the Midst of Sorrow.. Here's Life Inner City Fellowship Dinner.. April 23, 2010.. Difficult Truths & Deep Love: Pondering Sovereignty, Suffering, and the Promise of Heaven.. Desiring God 2010 National Conference.. Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God.. October 1, 2010.. Randy Alcorn.. 2010 National Conference.. The Supremacy of Christ and the Sorrow of Calamity.. St.. Andrews Chapel.. Sanford, FL.. March 27, 2011.. The Doctrine of Suffering.. October 2, 2012.. David Platt.. David Platt highlights five truths essential to how we understand suffering.. Speaker Panel.. The Works of God Conference.. God's Good Design in Disability.. November 8, 2012.. Greg Lucas.. , and.. Nancy Guthrie.. 2012 Works of God Conference.. Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing.. December 29, 2012.. 2 Corinthians 5:20 6:13.. How Do You Process Public Tragedy?.. May 7, 2013.. In Episode 85, John Piper talks about how he processes public tragedy.. The Jagged Void.. June 10, 2013.. Do Not Lose Heart.. Legacy Conference 2013.. Chicago, Illinois.. July 26, 2013.. 2 Corinthians 4:16–18.. What Pains Here Bring Greater Reward in Heaven?.. October 22, 2013.. In Episode 199, Pastor John talks about how suffering is preparing us for glory.. Finding Joy When Life Hurts Most.. November 4, 2013.. In episode 208, Pastor John talks about finding joy in God even in the midst of sorrow.. The Sovereignty of God.. Natural Disasters.. Encouragement.. Disease Sickness.. I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There Is No Savior.. If the Lord Wills.. Whence and Why the Earthquake in Turkey?.. (Taste See Articles).. Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy.. The Isaac Factor.. Risk and the Cause of God.. Restful Words for Labor Day.. The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol.. Christ and Cancer.. Don t Waste Your Cancer.. (Books).. Christ Is the Staff of Old Age.. Doubt Your Perception of Suffering.. The Cost of Knowing & Showing Christ.. What John Piper Has to Say About Disability.. John Knight.. Your Executioner May Laugh You to Scorn for Quoting Psalm 91..

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  • Title: Resources on Suicide - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Suicide.. Funeral Meditation for a Christian Who Committed Suicide (1981).. February 1, 1981.. No single sin, not even suicide, evicts a person from heaven into hell.. Funeral Meditation for a Christian Who Committed Suicide (1988).. February 1, 1988.. Saving faith can be so weak at times that the heart gives way to grievous sin.. Funeral Message for Luke Kenneth Anderson.. A Meditation on John  ...   for those who have lost a loved one to suicide?.. Hope.. The Gospel.. Death Dying.. Happy in Hope, Patient in Pain, Constant in Prayer.. The Power of Hope.. The Greatest Thing in the World: An Overview of Romans 1-7.. The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1-8.. The Holy Spirit Will Help You Die.. What Happens When You Die? At Home with the Lord..

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  • Title: Resources on Wisdom - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The Wisdom of Men and the Power of God.. John Piper's Installation.. July 13, 1980.. 1 Corinthians 2:1 5.. In his first sermon as pastor at Bethlehem, John Piper explains the source of his authority and the reason for his fear.. The Wisdom We Speak.. July 20, 1980.. 1 Corinthians 2:6 13.. The remedy for the darkness of man s mind is not mindlessness but light.. The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel.. October 5, 1980.. Proverbs 20:15.. God teaches us things for our good, and he intends for us to share them for the good of our neighbor.. Get Wisdom.. May 24, 1981.. Proverbs 4:1 13.. What is wisdom? And what are some biblical instructions for how I can get it?.. Ruth: Strategic Righteousness.. July 15, 1984.. Ruth 3.. Hopelessness makes us think we need to have illicit pleasures to be happy.. But hope gives us a thrilling impulse to do good.. Test the Spirits to See Whether They Are of God..  ...   Sixty on Third Campus Thrills and 1 Corinthians 15:58.. September 13, 2006.. What does it mean to be be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord ?.. Things I Have Learned.. March 28, 2007.. John Piper shares some insights he found while he was going through his father's papers.. The Doctrine of the Christian Life (Ethics).. February 6, 2013.. Russell Moore.. Russell Moore introduces Christian ethics.. Advice for Discouraged, Unemployed College Grads.. April 8, 2013.. In Episode 64, Pastor John offers advice to discouraged, unemployed college graduates.. Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin?.. October 23, 2013.. In Episode 200, Pastor John talks about how to think biblically about alcohol.. The Bible.. I Will Meditate on All Your Work and Muse on Your Deeds.. Building Our Lives on the Bible.. A Vexing Jewel: The Price and Pleasure of Knowledge.. Why Jethro? The Wisdom of What God Doesn't Say.. You're Fooling Yourself.. An Indicator to Whether You Are Wise or Foolish.. What About Reformed Racists?..

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  • Title: Resources on Work & Vocation - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Work & Vocation.. Don't Eat the Bread of Anxious Toil.. Summer Psalms.. July 27, 1980.. Psalms 127.. On Laboring in Vain.. May 5, 1981.. The Lord measures the faithfulness of our labor, not our success.. Your Job As Ministry.. June 14, 1981.. 1 Corinthians 7:17 24.. How you do your job is an essential part of Christian discipleship.. Do Not Labor for the Food Which Perishes.. September 6, 1981.. John 6:27.. Labor to feast on Jesus.. Satisfy yourself with his beauty and his hope-filled fellowship.. In Quest of Rest.. March 2, 1982.. We are unendingly restless until we take up Christ s yoke and learn from him.. This Is Dedicated to You.. April 13, 1982.. Almost any impersonal act can be brought to life and made precious and personal by an act of dedicating it to someone.. Why God Wills Work.. September 4, 1983.. 1 Thessalonians 4:9 12.. There are at least four reasons for why God has given work to mankind.. For Your Labor Day Weekend Meditation.. August 26, 1985.. Six quotes that speak to the value of labor.. Don't Steal, Work and Give!.. October 5, 1986.. Ephesians 4:28.. You can live to HAVE, either legally or illegally.. Or you can become a Christian and live to give.. Char Ransom Returns Next Fall to Public School Teaching.. March 21, 1988.. "Tentmakers" in Minneapolis.. September 4, 1988.. 1 Peter 2:12.. God wants you to see your job primarily in terms of its strategic effect in making him known.. Elsie Viren Has Done Her Work for 63 Years.. February 17, 1992.. Lord-Focused Living at Work.. Meditation on Ephesians 6:7-8.. January 12, 1994.. Ephesians  ...   What Do You Do to Relax and Unwind?.. John Piper describes what his weekly day of rest looks like.. How Can a Business Person Glorify God In His Work?.. September 4, 2010.. John Piper says that in all of our work our aim should be to show Christ as supremely valuable.. Hallowing God's Name in Public Life.. Alliance Defense Fund.. Phoenix, AZ.. June 12, 2011.. Rethinking Retirement.. Rethinking Life for the Glory of Christ.. February 29, 2012.. “Finishing life to the glory of Christ means finishing life in a way that makes Christ look glorious.. It means living and dying in a way that shows Christ to be the all-satisfying Treasure that he is” (p.. 5).. The Doctrine of Vocation.. April 18, 2012.. Patrick Lai.. Patrick Lai discusses the doctrine of vocation.. Work and Rest.. Desiring God 2012 National Conference.. Act the Miracle: God's Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification.. September 28, 2012.. R W Glenn.. 2012 National Conference.. God’s Work and Ours: An Interview with Timothy Keller.. November 12, 2012.. Tim Keller.. We Are Makers — Lessons on Vocation from Dorothy Sayers.. January 31, 2013.. John Piper talks about the enduring lessons on vocation he gleaned from Dorothy Sayers.. Spiritual Leadership.. Culture.. For Our People and for the Cities of God.. Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.. Taking the Swagger Out of Christian Cultural Influence.. The Social Panorama of Our Day (with Portuguese Interpretation).. God Provides Direction, Resources, and Ability.. An Admonition to Workaholics.. Mark Priestap.. Serving: A Distraction to Listening?.. Why Sound Doctrine Leads to Effective Action for Good.. Matt Perman.. Why We Labor Day and Night..

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  • Title: Resources on The Bible - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The Chronology of the New Testament.. October 10, 1976.. A Reply To Gerhard Maier.. A Review Article.. Published in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 22/1 (1979), pp.. 79-85.. March 1, 1979.. Delighting in the Law of God.. Psalms 1.. Bethlehem: House of Bread.. April 28, 1981.. Can we be a people who embrace with gratitude both the scholarly enterprise and the simple joy of breaking bread together?.. Listen to the Eyewitness of His Majesty.. May 9, 1982.. 2 Peter 1:12 19.. The difference between mythical speculations and Christian faith is history.. Our doctrines are not the result of clever head-work.. They are the result of historical observation.. There Shall Be a Fountain Opened.. December 5, 1982.. The fountain of forgiveness has been opened for you.. And if you cleanse yourself through faith in that fountain, all the subsequent promises to God s people are yours.. About My Other Wife.. January 17, 1983.. Galatians is the preservation of the gospel for Bethlehem Baptist Church.. It is for you.. Marry it!.. Where Can You Find Something That Is….. February 27, 1984.. Eleven virtues of the Word of God, and seven ways to respond to it.. A Deep and Peaceful Hour.. October 21, 1985.. Scripture has the power to put your fretting soul to rest.. One Way to Wield the Weapon of the Word.. November 28, 1988.. John Piper shares a method for remembering all day what you read in the morning.. Sweeter than Honey, Better than Gold.. January 6, 1991.. Psalms 19:7 11.. In meditation on the Word of God and in following it there is great reward greater than much fine gold.. The Seed of the Word and the Fruit of Love.. January 23, 1994.. 1 Peter 1:22 25.. The power to love comes through hoping in God.. Long for the Pure Milk of the Word.. January 30, 1994.. 1 Peter 2:1 3.. Long for the pure milk of the Word.. Do not settle for spiritual fatalism.. It is not God's will for you.. O That You Might Be Strong Like a Tree!.. January 9, 1996.. It is impossible to meditate on God s word as continually as we should if portions of it are not in our mind.. The Danger of Drifting from the Word.. April 28, 1996.. Hebrews 2:1 4.. Life in this world is like a river, not a lake.. And if you don't listen earnestly to Jesus, you will drift down to destruction.. The Word of God: Living, Active, Sharp.. September 8, 1996.. Hebrews 4:12 13.. The Word of God is living and active and penetrates to the bottom of our lives and rips the pleasant mask off the ugly face of sin.. Thy Word I Have Treasured in My Heart.. January 5, 1997.. Psalms 119:9 16.. Open My Eyes That I May See.. January 4, 1998.. Psalms 119:17 24.. It is by prayer that our eyes will be opened to see wonder in God's Word and be changed.. Wonderful Things from Your Word.. January 11, 1998.. Psalms 119:18.. Meditate on the Word of the Lord Day and Night.. January 3, 1999.. I Will Meditate on All Your Work and Muse on Your Deeds.. January 2, 2000.. Psalms 77.. Moment by moment, our vital union with Christ is sustained, shaped, and carried by the Word of God.. Building Our Lives on the Bible.. Education for Exultation: By the Word.. March 5, 2000.. 2 Timothy 3:10 17.. Pierced By the Word of God.. October 3, 2001.. Hebrews 4:12.. Use the Bible to know yourself and confirm your own spiritual life.. Hold Fast to the Word and Pray for Us.. How the Spirit and the Word Produce Change.. December 30, 2001.. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 3:5.. Prayer and meditation are as inseparable in the Christian life as the Spirit and the Word of God.. Never in January.. October 1, 2003.. Thoughts on the Sufficiency of Scripture.. What It Does and Doesn't Mean.. February 9, 2005.. To affirm truth with extra-biblical language is more biblical than using biblical language to defend falsehood.. How Do You Memorize Scripture?.. August 31, 2006.. Listen to John Piper discuss how he memorizes Scripture.. There are two keys: prayer and setting aside time.. Why Memorize Scripture?.. September 5, 2006.. Six reasons to learn Bible verses by heart.. The Word of God Abides in You, and You Have Overcome the Evil One.. January 7, 2007.. 1 John 2:12 14.. Live in God's word and in prayer, and you will be strengthened to defeat the devil.. How Can I Make Time for the Bible?.. August 15, 2007.. John Piper  ...   There can be no spiritual life and health and growth without God s word.. Do You Think Our Generation Relies on Extra-Biblical Literature Too Much?.. March 13, 2010.. John Piper thinks all generations could love and pore over the Bible more.. If You Could Say One Thing to the Next Generation of Church Leaders, What Would It Be?.. July 10, 2010.. John Piper stresses the crucial and timeless importance of keeping the Bible central to everything.. Neither Do I Condemn You.. March 6, 2011.. John 7:53 8:11.. The Sum of Your Word Is Truth.. Children Desiring God Conference.. March 20, 2011.. Leadership and Scripture Memory.. PassionTX.. Fort Worth, TX.. April 2, 2011.. The Infinite Worth of the Word of God.. Crossway Banquet.. July 11, 2011.. Proclaiming Christ.. Queensland Theological College.. Brisbane, Australia.. August 25, 2011.. Don't Waste Your Life.. The Word of God Is at Work in You.. January 7, 2012.. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 16.. The Sum of God's Word Is Truth.. Bethlehem Baptist Church Women's Spring Conference.. April 13, 2012.. Psalms 119:160.. Behind the Blog: Pilot.. April 20, 2012.. Behind The Blog.. Take Care How You Listen.. Sermons by John Piper on Receiving the Word.. June 28, 2012.. “So take heed how you hear! Hear with spiritual ears, not just the ears on your head.. And hear with an honest and good heart, not a deceptive and evil heart” (p.. All Scripture Is Breathed Out By God, Continue In It.. August 11, 2012.. 2 Timothy 3:14 17.. The Doctrine of Scripture.. October 18, 2012.. Kevin DeYoung.. Kevin DeYoung helps Christian leaders sharpen their thinking on the doctrine of Scripture.. Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind: Q & A with John Piper and Mark Noll.. A Conversation with John Piper and Mark Noll.. October 26, 2012.. Must Bible Reading Always End with Application?.. February 13, 2013.. Is it okay to come away from Bible reading without a life principle or a specific point of application?.. All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God: Continue in It.. Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville.. February 17, 2013.. All Things Are Yours.. Bethlehem College and Seminary Commencement.. Minneapolis, MN.. May 17, 2013.. 1 Corinthians 3:21 23.. Advice for Better Bible Reading.. July 8, 2013.. In Episode 127, Pastor John gives simple advice on how to read our English Bibles better.. Bible Memory as Ministry to Others.. July 15, 2013.. In Episode 131, Pastor John talks about the community dimension of personal Bible memory.. Do Promises in the Psalms Apply to Me?.. August 30, 2013.. In Episode 162, Pastor John talks about how the promises of the Psalms apply to modern-day believers.. When I’m Bored of the Bible — What Can I Do?.. September 5, 2013.. In Episode 166, Pastor John talks about the prayer he prays for reading the Bible.. Should We Listen for the Audible Voice of God?.. September 6, 2013.. In Episode 167, Pastor John talks about how God speaks to us today.. Jesus’s Sheep Hear His Voice — What's That Mean?.. September 25, 2013.. In Episode 180, Pastor John explains what it means that Jesus’s sheep hear his voice.. Is Tithing Commanded for Christians?.. September 27, 2013.. In Episode 182, Pastor John talks about the relationship between Old Testament law and the Christian.. In particular, he answers the question, “Is tithing commanded for Christian?”.. Undragoned: C.. S.. Lewis on the Gift of Salvation.. Desiring God 2013 National Conference.. The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.. Lewis.. September 28, 2013.. Douglas Wilson.. 2013 National Conference.. In Bright Shadow: C.. Lewis on the Imagination for Theology and Discipleship.. Kevin Vanhoozer.. Panel Discussion.. Phillip Ryken.. C.. Lewis on Heaven and the New Earth: God’s Eternal Remedy to the Problem of Evil and Suffering.. What’s Your Process for Owning Truth?.. October 1, 2013.. In Episode 184, Pastor John talks about Bible reading and the affections.. Prayer.. Fasting.. Devotional Life.. Knowing God s Will.. Tough Texts.. Devote Yourselves to Prayer.. Learning to Pray in the Spirit and the Word, Part 1.. How Not to Be a Mule.. Revival and Fasting.. Acting the Miracle in the Everyday: Word of God, Means of Grace, and the Practical Pursuit of Maturity.. The Christian Spiritual Disciplines.. (Theology Refresh).. What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?.. He Will Send His Angel Before You.. Why God Inspired Hard Texts.. Suppose You Are a Liberal Critic of the Bible.. Believing-the-Bible Book List.. God’s Painful Exegetical Help.. When a Psalm Is Not Your Situation.. Humility and Conviction in Biblical Authority.. The Great Story and the Single Verse..

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