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  • Title: Resources on Justification - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: /.. Justification.. Resources on.. Subscribe to.. Audio Podcast.. Video Podcast.. Text Only Feed.. The Demonstration of the Righteousness of God in Romans 3:25,26.. Published in.. Journal for the Study of the New Testament.. 2 (7): 2-32.. September 1, 1980.. Article.. Scripture:.. Romans 3:25 26.. Read.. How Is It Right to Justify the Ungodly?.. September 7, 1980.. Sermon.. Romans 3:20 4:5.. We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty.. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction.. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him.. God acquits the guilty.. That is the gospel! But how can it be right for God to do that?.. Audio:.. Listen.. Download.. Jesus Is Precious Because He Removes Our Guilt.. February 21, 1982.. Romans 3:19 26.. Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.. Excerpt.. The Just Shall Live by Faith.. October 31, 1982.. Would I gain my life before a holy God if I died tonight? Am I ready to take my stand in the divine courtroom and hear the Judge pass an eternal sentence on me?.. Why Was Timothy Circumcised?.. March 7, 1983.. Taste See Article.. How could Paul have Timothy circumcised and yet totally refuse it for Titus?.. Those Whom He Called He Also Justified, Part 1.. October 27, 1985.. Romans 8:28 30.. God flattened the mountain of his wrath that blocked the railroad between my predestination and my glorification.. He justified us by the death of his Son.. Those Whom He Called He Also Justified, Part 2.. Sunday Evening Message.. It is faith alone which justifies, but that the faith which justifies never stays alone.. It is living and active and bears fruit in obedience.. Why God Is Not an Abomination to Himself.. Meditation on Proverbs 17:15.. March 23, 1992.. Proverbs 17:15.. How does the gospel avoid contradicting God s righteous standards?.. There Is No Partiality With God, Part 2.. January 31, 1999.. Romans 2:11 16.. The Demonstration of God's Righteousness, Part 1.. Justification and Mother's Day.. May 9, 1999.. Romans 3:21 26.. The Demonstration of God's Righteousness, Part 2.. May 16, 1999.. The Demonstration of God's Righteousness, Part 3.. May 23, 1999.. Justification by Faith Is the End of Boasting.. May 30, 1999.. Romans 3:27 31.. Boasting matters to Paul because it is the outward form of the inward moral corruption that lies behind all the evils and miseries of the world.. The Most Important Paragraph in the Bible.. PDI Celebration East Conference.. Indiana, PA.. May 31, 1999.. Conference Message.. Conference:.. Justification by Faith Establishes the Law.. June 6, 1999.. The moral law in the Old Testament is not a ladder for climbing, but a track for riding in the power of the Holy Spirit.. God Credits Faith as Righteousness.. August 1, 1999.. Romans 4:1 5.. Does James Contradict Paul?.. August 8, 1999.. James 2:14 26.. Even though language can sometimes confuse us--like when the same word carries multiple meanings--the Bible is not contradictory.. When the Lord Does Not Take Account of Sin.. August 15, 1999.. Romans 4:6 8.. Why Does it Matter Which Came First: Circumcision or Justification?.. August 22, 1999.. Romans 4:9 12.. Inheriting the World Depends on Faith, Not Law.. September 5, 1999.. Romans 4:13 15.. The Children of Abraham Are Heirs of the World.. September 12, 1999.. What does it mean to be an heir of the world?.. Faith and the Imputation of Righteousness.. October 17, 1999.. Romans 4:22 25.. Much More Shall We Be Saved By His Life.. December 12, 1999.. Romans 5:9 11.. How Justified Sinners Love Each Other.. September 17, 2000.. Romans 12.. Justified to Break  ...   becoming our substitute.. What Do You Believe About Justification By Faith Alone?.. January 23, 2006.. Ask Pastor John.. Read a summary of this doctrine and listen to John Piper briefly explain it.. This Man Went Down to His House Justified.. August 6, 2006.. Luke 18:9 14.. This man was morally upright.. He believed God had made him so.. That is what he looked to and trusted in for his righteousness before God for his justification.. And he was dead wrong.. The Sufficiency of Christ's Obedience in His Life and Death.. May 15, 2007.. If we are made right with God because of Christ s obedient life, does this mean that the cross itself is not enough to justify us?.. Whose Obedience and Death Brings About The Fact that God Is Totally for Us?.. Part of the Conclusion to the New Book,.. The Future of Justification.. June 13, 2007.. An excerpt from the conclusion to the upcoming book,.. What Is the Gist of the Book, The Justification of God?.. July 11, 2007.. Listen to this excerpt from.. session 3.. of John Piper s lecture series on Romans 9-11.. Do We Earn Salvation By Living a Good Life?.. September 5, 2007.. John Piper clarifies the reason why we should want to live obedient to God.. When Does God Become 100% For Us?.. Answering a Good Question.. October 3, 2007.. John Piper explains how God s disposition towards us changes at the moment of our justification.. The Future of Justification.. A Response to N.. T.. Wright.. October 17, 2007.. “The subject matter of this book—justification by faith apart from works of the law—is serious.. There is as much riding on this truth as could ride on any truth in the Bible” (p.. 14).. Interview With John Piper About The Future of Justification: A Response to N.. Wright.. October 19, 2007.. John Piper and Bob Allen discuss Piper s thoughts on Justification, the New Perspective on Paul, and.. his latest book.. Justification and the Diminishing Work of Christ.. Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) Annual Meeting.. San Diego, CA.. November 14, 2007.. Video:.. Can Even the Worst Sinner Be Saved?.. May 30, 2008.. John Piper explains why every repentant sinner can have hope.. Should We Teach That Good Works Come With Saving Faith?.. June 27, 2008.. John Piper says that we must protect people from turning the gospel into either lechery or legalism.. How Is It That Our Sins Are Forgiven In Christ and Yet We Must Give an Account to God on the Last Day for How We Lived?.. May 4, 2009.. John Piper says that our deeds in this life are evidence of, not grounds for our justification.. Preaching Justification Undiminished.. Basics Conference.. Chagrin Falls, OH.. May 11, 2009.. Does God Remember Our Sins or Forget Them?.. August 21, 2013.. In Episode 155, Pastor John talks about justification by faith and the judgment according to works.. Related Topics.. Faith.. The Gospel.. The Law.. Sanctification Growth.. Heaven Hell.. Related Resources:.. Fulfilling the Law of Love.. (Sermons).. Thank God for Famous Faith.. The Greatest Thing in the World: An Overview of Romans 1-7.. The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1-8.. How We Come to Know Sin.. How the Spirit Does What the Law Could Not Do.. Free from Sin, Slaves of Righteousness, Part 1.. Slaves to God, Sanctification, Eternal Life.. God s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory.. We Will All Stand Before the Judgment of God.. Related Blog Posts:.. When Justice Becomes Your Bodyguard.. ,.. Tyler Kenney.. Appreciating N.. Faith Is the Embracing, Not the Embraced.. Jonathan Parnell.. Here's What's Often Missing When We Speak of the Final Judgment As Being According to Works.. Matt Perman.. No, No, Augustine!.. Resource Categories..

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  • Title: Resources on The Law - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Why the Law Was Given.. November 15, 1981.. The law is a description of the obedience of faith; it is not a job description for how to earn the wages of God s blessings.. Christ Redeemed Us from the Curse of the Law.. April 10, 1983.. Galatians 3:10 14.. When Christ experienced the curse of the law on the cross it was not his own but ours.. The Law Does Not Annul the Promise.. April 17, 1983.. Galatians 3:15 18.. It would be terribly wrong to say that the Mosaic law was opposed in its teaching to the Abrahamic covenant.. Why Then the Law?.. April 24, 1983.. Galatians 3:19 22.. If we don t understand why the law was given, we can kill ourselves with it.. If You Are Christ's, You Are Heirs of the Promise.. May 1, 1983.. Galatians 3:23 29.. When you entrust yourself to Christ you honor him, and he would be denying himself to turn you away.. How We Come to Know Sin.. April 8, 2001.. Romans 7:7  ...   Lawfully To Bear Fruit for God.. November 25, 2001.. 1 Timothy 1:5 11.. Meditate on the law in order to know the justice and mercy of God in Christ, your righteousness and your life.. The Gentiles Have Obtained Righteousness by Faith.. May 4, 2003.. Romans 9:30 33.. The law teaches two things about obtaining salvation.. Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?.. August 7, 2010.. John Piper says that the experience of justification should change our approach to personal ethics.. Watch.. Are Christians Called to Obey the Law?.. October 8, 2013.. In Episode 189, Pastor John talks about the role of the law in the Christian life.. The Power Effects of Sin.. The Grace of God.. The Importance of Knowing Our Sin.. The Deadly Team of Sin and Law.. How Justified Sinners Love Each Other.. Justified to Break the Power of Sin.. The Triumph of Grace through Righteousness.. Free from Sin, Slaves of Righteousness, Part 2.. Why the Law Makes Us Want to Sin More.. ‘Les Misérables’ and the Law of God.. Joe Rigney..

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  • Title: Resources on Perseverance of the Saints - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Perseverance of the Saints.. If You Sit On Your Horse It’s Under You.. February 9, 1982.. If you want Christ to be with you, you must depend on him.. Helping Each Other Endure to the End.. January 15, 1984.. Hebrews 3:12 14.. The means by which God intends to guard us for salvation is Christian community.. Three Cases of Presumption.. January 7, 1985.. Moral and spiritual vigilance is God s appointed way to glory.. Self satisfied presumption will fall.. Obedience Confirms Our Standing in God.. February 17, 1985.. 1 John 2:3 6.. You can know that you know Christ if you obey his commands.. When Everyone Deserts You.. Meditation on Paul's Last Imprisonment.. April 21, 1986.. The Anatomy of Backsliding.. July 5, 1987.. Psalms 119:176.. We need to see how the reality of imperfection turns up in the saints of Scripture and how they handled it.. The Doctrine of Perseverance: The Earnest Pursuit of Assurance.. April 17, 1988.. Hebrews 5:11 6:12.. The coach of Scripture and the floor of Christ conspire to keep the saints from breaking our necks again and again.. The Doctrine of Perseverance: The Future of a Fruitless Field.. April 24, 1988.. One of the ways God causes us to persevere in faith and be saved is by warning us that we could make shipwreck of our faith and be lost.. Passages on Enduring to the End with Faith and Zeal.. April 12, 1989.. Sixteen sayings of Scripture that should empower you to persevere.. Universalism and The Reality of Eternal Punishment: Finding the Pace to Finish the Race.. Desiring God 1990 Conference for Pastors.. Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment.. January 30, 1990.. 1990 Conference for Pastors.. Execution, Escape, and Eaten by Worms.. How the Word of God Grew.. December 1, 1991.. Acts 12.. If we stay with Jesus, we win, and if we oppose him, we lose.. Olympic Spirituality, Part 1.. Beyond the Gold.. August 2, 1992.. 1 Corinthians 9:23 27.. The way you run your race and fight your fight will make the difference between sharing in the promises of the gospel or being disqualified.. Olympic Spirituality, Part 2.. How Then Shall We Run?.. August 9, 1992.. Eternal life hangs on the way we run and the way we fight.. How Can Elsie Run?.. August 12, 1992.. It is possible for the sick and aged to win the fight of faith because it is a fight against lost hope, not against lost health.. Resolutions on Growing Old with God.. March 24, 1993.. Psalms 71.. Eight resolutions for an aging saint.. The Elect Are Kept by the Power of God.. October 17, 1993.. 1 Peter 1:5.. Our security is not in making heaven unconditional.. Our security is in God s infallible commitment to fulfill the conditions of heaven.. Joy Through the Fiery Test of Genuine Faith.. October 24, 1993.. 1 Peter 1:6 7.. There is a design in your distresses as a Christian.. God wills them, and  ...   Do Not Destroy the Work of God.. November 6, 2005.. Romans 14:14 23.. Faith is what really matters in Christian behavior, not just whether you accomplish certain things or abstain from others.. Can the Regenerate Be Erased from the Book of Life?.. Meditation on Revelation 3:5.. December 22, 2006.. Revelation 3:5.. Perseverance isn t ours without a struggle, but we struggle as victors.. How Do You Press On to Make It Your Own?.. Further Reflections from the Funeral Sermon for My Father.. March 14, 2007.. Further reflections from the sermon John Piper preached at his father s funeral.. Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints.. John Piper's Letter of Invitation to the 2007 National Conference.. June 28, 2007.. John Piper invites you to our national conference this September.. Certainties That Drive Enduring Ministry, Part 1.. Desiring God 2007 National Conference.. Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints.. September 28, 2007.. John MacArthur.. 2007 National Conference.. A Conversation with John Piper and John MacArthur.. Four Essentials to Finishing Well.. September 29, 2007.. Jerry Bridges.. Certainties That Drive Enduring Ministry, Part 2.. Today's Decisions Determine Who You'll Be Tomorrow.. Randy Alcorn.. Speaker Panel Q&A.. A Call for the Perseverance of the Saints.. Helen Roseveare.. Is Your Doctrine of Perseverance a Contradiction?.. June 6, 2008.. John Piper shows how Scripture can both command and promise endurance.. When Do We Need Endurance?.. September 17, 2008.. John Piper talks about why we constantly need grace to persevere.. Sustained By Sovereign Grace: How to Endure to the End.. Treasuring Christ Church.. Raleigh, NC.. June 7, 2009.. God ordains our darkness and keeps us through it.. Stand.. A Call for the Endurance of the Saints.. February 21, 2012.. “So growing old to the glory of God means using whatever strength and eyesight and hearing and mobility and resources we have left to treasure Christ and in that joy to serve people—that is, to seek to bring them with us into the everlasting enjoyment of Christ” (p.. 39).. In Our Joy.. February 23, 2012.. “But when God gives the radical change of new birth and repentance, Jesus himself becomes our supreme treasure” (p.. 9).. Glory, Majesty, Dominion, and Authority Keep Us Safe for Everlasting Joy.. Together for the Gospel Conference.. Louisville, KY.. April 12, 2012.. Jude 1:24 25.. Too Late.. January 13, 2013.. Poem.. Life Together at the End of the Age.. February 25, 2013.. 2 John 1:1 13.. Can a Born-Again Christian Lose Salvation?.. May 31, 2013.. In Episode 102, John Piper explains the doctrine of eternal security.. Why Eternal Security Needs Community.. June 12, 2013.. In Episode 110, John Piper talks about the importance of community in the believer’s eternal security.. A Spectacular and Scary Promise.. Christ Community Church.. Houston, TX.. October 27, 2013.. Romans 8:12 17.. Deep Waters—Swim or Sink?.. Noel Piper.. How to Hear the Word of God.. Appalled but Productive.. Jay Adams Reflects on Being 80.. Praying for Your Straying Soul..

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  • Title: Resources on Predestination - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Predestination.. The Argument of Romans 9:14-16.. March 1, 1976.. God s righteousness resounds most fully in his freely having mercy on whomever he wills.. A Critical Review of.. God's Strategy in Human History.. May 1, 1976.. John Piper answers the argument that true love requires a freedom to choose.. The Justification of God.. An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23.. January 1, 1983.. “I do not consider my conclusions novel from a historical viewpoint.. Nevertheless, with regard to both the righteousness of God and the election of men, the conclusions are not in vogue today, and so exegetical explanation and defense are needed” (p.. 15).. I Will Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious.. September 23, 1984.. Exodus 33:12 19.. When I choose God, it is because he has first chosen me.. My.. will is not sovereign and self-determining.. God s.. is.. Called According to His Purpose.. October 13, 1985.. No promise in all the world surpasses the height and breadth and weight of Romans 8:28.. Those Whom He Foreknew He Predestined.. The glory of the preeminence Christ is the ultimate goal of predestination.. Those Whom He Predestined He Also Called, Part 1.. October 20, 1985.. Our call, our conversion, our regeneration, and the gift of our faith are based on God s eternal election and predestination not on our self-determination.. Those Whom He Predestined He Also Called, Part 2.. The doctrines of sovereign grace are not overthrown by problems in Scripture.. They stand firm and are the precious foundation of our deepest hopes.. Foreknown & Destined In The Son.. December 1, 1985.. A poetic reflection on the glories of God in the doctrine of predestination.. The Pleasure of God in Election.. February 22, 1987.. Deuteronomy 10:14 15.. God takes pleasure in election because it magnifies his name.. The Greatness of God's Electing Love.. October 4, 1987.. Malachi 1:1 5.. Have you learned the love of God in a way that makes you tremble?.. God's Patience with the Vessels of Wrath.. January 1,  ...   The Fame of His Name and the Freedom of Mercy.. February 2, 2003.. God chooses who will believe and undeservingly be saved, and who will rebel and deservingly perish.. The Hardening of Pharaoh and the Hope of the World.. February 9, 2003.. Exodus 9:8 17.. How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy.. February 16, 2003.. Romans 9:19 23.. For God's Sake, Let Grace Be Grace!.. November 16, 2003.. Romans 11:1 10.. No one s obstinance can stop them from being saved, because God can remove the hardness.. The Elect Obtained It But the Rest Were Hardened.. November 23, 2003.. Romans 11:7 10.. Pastoral Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election.. November 30, 2003.. Romans 11:5 7.. Does God choose who will be saved?.. August 31, 2006.. John Piper discusses the doctrine of election and the hope that it gives for missions and evangelism.. Why Is It Important to Know That God Chose Us First?.. September 12, 2007.. John Piper discusses why it is crucial for believers to know that God initiated their salvation.. How Can I Help Someone Who Thinks They Aren't Elect?.. March 24, 2008.. John Piper explains why election should make sinners hopeful, not doubtful.. The Doctrines of Grace / Calvinism.. The Sovereignty of God.. The Glory of God.. Regeneration / New Birth.. The Death of Christ.. Lady Choice.. (Poems).. (Books).. I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There Is No Savior.. If the Lord Wills.. The Deep Riches and Wisdom and Knowledge of God.. All Things Are from God, Through God, and to God.. The Glory Is All His.. How to Get a Camel through a Needle s Eye.. All Things for Good, Part 3.. Christ Crucified, Our Boast.. What the Law Could Not Do, God Did Sending Christ, Part 1.. Look at the Kindness and the Severity of God.. Do Not Destroy the Work of God.. Election: Handle with Care.. The Foundational Action of God.. Jarvis Williams.. Does God (Really) Desire All to Be Saved?..

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  • Title: Resources on Regeneration / New Birth - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: That Which Is Born of the Spirit Is Spirit.. The Role of the Holy Spirit in Conversion.. February 22, 1981.. Something has to happen if we are to be saved from the wrath of God.. We must be profoundly changed.. Only a New Creation Counts.. August 28, 1983.. Galatians 6:11 18.. The mindset of the new creation does not just agree that Christ died for sinners; it glories in the cross.. From a Pastor’s Journal.. Sunday morning, November 18, 1984.. November 19, 1984.. In that terrible moment when we see ourselves standing guilty before the Almighty, nothing shines forth but the gospel of Jesus Christ.. Letter to a Friend Concerning the So-Called "Lordship Salvation".. February 1, 1990.. Jesus seems more eager to explode the false assurance of faith than he is to give assurance to people who are intent on living in sin.. Magnificent Manumission.. March 9, 1992.. The whole concept of slavery as we know it is blown out of the water when God becomes the Slavemaster.. What Is a Christian?.. August 5, 1992.. Christianity is not merely believing a set of ideas about Christ s love.. It is an experience of being constrained by that love.. God's Great Mercy and Our New Birth.. October 10, 1993.. 1 Peter 1:3 4.. Our response to being born again and being given a living hope and an imperishable inheritance in heaven should be to bless God.. How Do You Obey the Command to Be Born?.. October 20, 1993.. The call of God creates what it commands.. How to Get a Camel through a Needle's Eye.. April 30, 2000.. Matthew 19:16 30.. With God all things are possible.. That is the basis of our prayer and our giving and our evangelism.. All Things for Good, Part 3.. June 23, 2002.. Romans 8:28 32.. God takes the initiative to cause a person to love him, and he takes the initiative to keep them to the end.. A Divine and Supernatural Light Immediately Imparted to the Soul by the Spirit of God.. Desiring God 2003 National Conference.. A God-Entranced Vision of All Things.. October 12, 2003.. 2 Corinthians 3:18 4:7.. 2003 National Conference.. What Does It Mean to Say That Christ Is Self-Authenticating?.. September 14, 2006.. Christ has both the power and the excellence to make himself known by opening the eyes of the blind to his beauty.. Is Being Born Again Up to Us?.. November 9, 2007.. Listen to John Piper clarify how people come to believe in Jesus.. You Must Be Born Again: Why This Series and Where Are We Going?.. November 18, 2007.. John 3:1 18.. Being "born again" means something very different than how many understand that phrase today.. What Happens in the New Birth? Part 1.. November 25, 2007.. John 3:1 10.. What is it about being born again that saves us?.. What Happens in the New Birth? Part 2.. December 2, 2007.. Being born again  ...   Unique and Fruitful Effect of the New Birth.. February 17, 2008.. John 1:1 14.. The Gospel is news and we are born again by believing that it is true and embracing it.. Everyone Who Has Been Born of God Overcomes the World.. A Wide-Angle View of John’s First Letter.. February 24, 2008.. 1 John 5:1 5.. Newborn believers obey God's commandments, knowing that even when they fail they will never ultimately fall away.. Regeneration, Faith, Love: In That Order.. March 2, 2008.. Faith must come first and be the root of love.. Otherwise, love will be destroyed.. No One Born of God Makes a Practice of Sinning.. March 9, 2008.. Being born again doesn't mean being sinless.. It means coming to Jesus as your advocate.. The New Birth Produces Love.. March 16, 2008.. 1 John 4:7 21.. By nature, those who are born again love others like God who gave his Son for them.. You Are God's Midwife for the New Birth of Others.. April 6, 2008.. 1 Peter 1:22 2:3.. When God gives new birth, he does so through us speaking his word, the gospel.. I'm Sending You to Open Their Eyes.. April 13, 2008.. 2 Corinthians 4:1 7.. 10 practical encouragments to evangelize.. Do I Need to Understand the Nuances of How I Got Saved?.. September 5, 2008.. John Piper says that understanding the role of good works in our salvation is really significant.. Finally Alive.. What Happens When We Are Born Again.. December 3, 2008.. “The new birth, as we will see, is not a work of man.. No human makes the new birth happen.. No preacher and no writer can make it happen.. You can’t make it happen yourself.. God makes it happen.. It happens to us, not by us.. But it always happens through the word of God” (p.. 17).. What Is Your Book Finally Alive About, and What Insights Did You Gain While Writing It?.. April 1, 2009.. John Piper shares how our understanding of the new birth affects evangelism.. The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up—Like the Serpent.. April 5, 2009.. John 3:1 15.. What does Jesus mean by comparing himself to the bronze snake Moses raised in Numbers 21?.. Preaching Regeneration Undiminished.. May 12, 2009.. Finally Alive Study Guide.. August 26, 2010.. Study Guide.. DG Staff.. What Happens in the New Birth.. ReachLife Institute Conference.. Los Angeles, CA.. April 27, 2013.. Regeneration.. Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders.. May 14, 2013.. Theology Refresh.. Tullian Tchividjian.. Tullian Tchividjian addresses the new birth.. Can a Sinner Be Saved at Death?.. September 20, 2013.. In Episode 178, Pastor John answers the question “Can a sinner be saved at death?”.. Evangelism.. Breaking Nets, Sinking Boats and Saving Men.. What Is Evangelistic Sacramentalism?.. (Ask Pastor John).. Further Up and Further In.. Prostitutes Go in Before Priests.. Why.. Finally Alive.. If You Want to Become a Christian.. The Nature of Conversion, Then and Now..

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  • Title: Resources on Repentance - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Repentance.. John the Baptist and the Brood of Vipers.. February 8, 1981.. Luke 3:1 9.. Don't trust in the kind of tree you are.. If there is no fruit that accords with repentance, you will be destroyed.. What Is the Fruit That Befits Repentance?.. February 15, 1981.. Luke 3:10 20.. You can tell where a man's heart is resting by the way he handles his money and by the attitude he has toward his possessions.. The Good End of Godly Regret.. December 30, 1984.. 2 Corinthians 7:5 13.. Regret can be good if it produces repentance and leads to salvation.. Repentance, Forgiveness, and the Gift of the Spirit.. November 25, 1990.. Acts 2:37 41.. Even if you are a murderer of the Son  ...   behavior.. It is the inner change that gives rise to genuinely God-centered, Christ-exalting behavior.. Do I Have to Confess My Sin to Another Person In Order to Be Forgiven?.. May 29, 2009.. John Piper says that it is wise to confess our sins to one another, even when it s not absolutely necessary.. If Someone Committed a Crime Before Becoming a Believer and Got Away With It, Should They Turn Themselves In?.. September 11, 2009.. John Piper says that radical repentance is a great opportunity for trusting God.. Luther's First Thesis and Last Words.. How I Approach God When Feeling Rotten.. Learn the Secret of Gutsy Guilt.. Josh Etter.. Confession of Sin Endears Christ to the Soul.. Daily Confession and a Burlier Church..

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  • Title: Resources on Sonship (Adoption by God) - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Sonship (Adoption by God).. Those Who Have Faith Are the Sons of Abraham.. March 20, 1983.. Galatians 3:6 9.. The central concern of your life is to ensure that you are a child of Abraham.. The Sons Are Free.. Palm Sunday.. April 16, 2000.. Matthew 17:22 27.. The Spirit-Led Are the Sons of God.. April 14, 2002.. Romans 8:13 17.. The Holy Spirit testifies that we are children of God by creating affections for him within us.. Children, Heirs, and Fellow Sufferers.. April 21, 2002.. Romans 8:14 18.. Suffering is a great mercy that keeps us from loving this world more than we should.. Predestined for Adoption to the Praise of His Glory.. Reflections on Being Adopted by God  ...   Cities, MN.. February 10, 2007.. Galatians 4:4 8.. What Does It Mean That We Have Been Adopted By God?.. August 14, 2007.. John Piper talks about the amazing fact that God has brought us into his family.. Subscribe.. to the podcast.. Glorification / Resurrection of the Body.. Glorification: Conformed to Christ for the Supremacy of Christ.. The Spirit Will Give Life to Your Mortal Bodies.. Foreknown, Predestined, Conformed to Christ.. Unconditional Election and the Invincible Purpose of God.. 10 Ways to Pastor Adoptive Parents and Those Considering Adoption.. Jason Kovacs.. The Marvel of Our Adoption.. Michael Johnson.. "Abba, Father" Versus a Wrathful Roar.. The Dynamics of Faith and Receiving from God.. Adoption Is Bigger Than You Think.. Dan Cruver..

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  • Title: Resources on The Fall - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The Fall.. The Emergence of Sin and Misery.. October 11, 1981.. The essence of the Fall and of our depraved hearts is the desire not to depend on God.. Creation, Fall, Redemption, and the Holy Spirit.. February 12, 1984.. If I m so depraved that I can t do anything good, what do you expect  ...   2002.. Romans 8:18 25.. Subjected to Futility in Hope, Part 2.. May 5, 2002.. What Is Evil?.. July 16, 2013.. In Episode 132, Pastor John gives a biblical definition of evil.. Imputed Original Sin.. Adam, Christ, and Justification, Part 1.. Adam, Christ, and Justification, Part 2.. The Phenomenal Design of Pain.. Our Failure to Live Up..

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  • Title: Resources on Imputed & Original Sin - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: Imputed & Original Sin.. Why We Need a Savior: Dead in Sins.. December 8, 1985.. Ephesians 2:1.. We need a Savior because we are spiritually dead and helpless without him, no matter how good we look on the outside.. Why We Need a Savior: Captive to an Alien Power, by Nature Children of Wrath.. December 15, 1985.. Ephesians 2:1 3.. We were dead to God, enslaved to Satan, and were rightfully under the wrath of God.. There was only one hope, and it was not in ourselves.. Adam, Christ, and Justification, Part 1.. June 18, 2000.. Romans 5:12 21.. Adam, Christ, and Justification, Part 2.. June 25, 2000.. Adam,  ...   is the biblical evidence for original sin?.. What is the difference between original sin and imputed sin?.. Why is the doctrine of the imputation of Adam's sin important?.. The Nature of Our Depravity.. ReFocus Conference.. Vancouver, BC.. April 19, 2007.. The Fatal Disobedience of Adam and the Triumphant Obedience of Christ.. August 26, 2007.. We are sinful by nature because of our father, Adam, but we can claim the righteousness of our Savior, Jesus.. Indwelling Sin.. Subjected to Futility in Hope, Part 1.. Subjected to Futility in Hope, Part 2.. Who Is This Divided Man? Part 1.. Who Is This Divided Man? Part 2.. How Far We Have Fallen..

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  • Title: Resources on Indwelling Sin - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The War Within: Flesh Vs.. Spirit.. June 19, 1983.. Galatians 5:16 18.. A Christian is not a person who experiences no bad desires.. A Christian is a person who is at war with those desires by the power of the Spirit.. Practical Steps to Kill Sin.. November 9, 1987.. O Cross of Christ, My Liberty and Power!.. April 18, 1988.. The cross remains precious to us because we continually find new reasons why we need its power.. The Heart You Know and the Heart You Don't.. September 2, 1990.. Psalms 19:12 14.. How do you deal with sin in your life if you love God?.. Who Is This Divided Man? Part 1.. May 27, 2001.. Romans 7:14 25.. Who Is This Divided Man? Part 2.. June 3, 2001.. Who Is This Divided Man? Part 3.. June  ...   2006.. Can We Permanently Conquer Temptation In This Life?.. November 7, 2007.. John Piper talks about our crucial need to fight for faith every day.. A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise.. Psalms: Thinking and Feeling with God, Part 3.. June 8, 2008.. Psalms 51.. Psalm 51 teaches us what it s like to be crushed with guilt well.. Is Discouragement a Sin?.. July 25, 2013.. In Episode 137, Pastor John talks about when discouragement can be sinful, and when it is not.. Killing Sin.. Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Mortal Body, Part 1.. Do Not Let Sin Reign in Your Mortal Body, Part 2.. No More Whoring.. The Costume Kingdom.. Paul Tripp.. Groaning over Grieving the Holy Spirit.. Know Your Heart and Don't Believe It.. Why It's Important to Know Your Sin..

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  • Title: Resources on The Power & Effects of Sin - Desiring God
    Descriptive info: The Power & Effects of Sin.. Rethinking the "Carnal Christian".. February 22, 1988.. The difference between the spiritual Christian and the carnal Christian is one of degree.. Consequences of Forgiven Sin.. August 26, 1991.. We must not equate forgiveness with absence of painful impact.. The Providence of God (Part 7).. January 10, 1996.. What? Me Hostile to God?.. Meditation on Colossians 1:21-22.. August 12, 1997.. Colossians 1:21 22.. Most people imagine God to be the way they want him to be, which seldom includes the possibility that they might be his enemy.. The First Dark Exchange: Idolatry.. October 4, 1998.. Romans 1:21 23.. The Perils of Disapproving God.. November 8, 1998.. Romans 1:28 32.. Every form of evil ultimately comes from failing to know, approve, and love God above all things.. Doing and Endorsing Evil.. November 15, 1998.. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the perfect and only remedy for what people already know about themselves.. God's Response to Hypocrisy: Kindness and Judgment.. November 22, 1998.. Romans 2:1 5.. God s justice does not demand that he punish us for our sins immediately.. His kindness leads him to forbear and to be patient with us, to a point.. The Effect of Hypocrisy, Part 1.. Dishonoring God.. February 7, 1999.. Romans 2:17 24.. The Effect of Hypocrisy, Part 2.. February 14, 1999.. All Jews and Gentiles Are Under Sin.. March 21, 1999.. Romans 3:9 18.. Mouths Closed and All the World Accountable to God.. March 28, 1999.. Romans 3:19 20.. Christianity is not a narrow, provincial, or tribal religion.. It declares things that have  ...   With Uriah's Wife and Then Killing Him—"Against You and You Only Have I Sinned"?.. November 14, 2008.. John Piper explains that all sin is ultimately an assualt on the glory of God.. How God Visits Sins on the Third and Fourth Generation.. March 6, 2009.. How do we understand God s punishing children for their parents sins?.. Discerning Idolatry in Desire.. 12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness.. June 17, 2009.. 12 ways to recognize the rise of covetousness.. Why I Don’t Have a Television and Rarely Go to Movies.. June 25, 2009.. John Piper gives a different answer than.. the one he gave.. at Advance09.. Does Being Totally Depraved Mean We're Always Sinning No Matter What?.. October 30, 2009.. Even though we re always sinning, John Piper says that shouldn t paralyze us.. Are All Sins Equal Before God?.. November 2, 2009.. John Piper says consequences matter when it comes to weighing sin.. Discussion with Russell Moore.. March 30, 2011.. DG Live.. Russell Moore.. Help! I’m Addicted to Lying.. August 1, 2013.. In Episode 141, Pastor John talks about what is behind why we lie.. My Husband Is Okay with Racy Scenes — I Hate It.. August 13, 2013.. In Episode 149, Pastor John talks about whether Christians should watch movies with nudity.. What Is Gossip?.. August 27, 2013.. In Episode 159, Pastor John gives the biblical definition of gossip.. Let Judas Shake You.. I’m Not.. That.. Kind of Sinner, Am I?.. Desiring God Staff.. Does God “Lead Us Into Temptation”?.. Exposing the Idol of Self-Glory.. A Few Thoughts on Free Will..

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