Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

If you’ve ever wondered why Jesus came to die, or have wanted a better understanding of why Jesus laid down his life for all mankind, download this free pdf. Desiring God Ministries created this for the church to better understand the glory of God in crushing His Son Jesus. Download

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This is what we mean when we use terms like sovereign grace or irresistible grace. We mean that the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, and therefore he is omnipotent and sovereign. And therefore, he is irresistible and infallibly effective in his regenerating work. Which doesn’t mean that we don’t resist him. We do.
John Piper
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Wrestling with Baptism

I’ve wrestled with the doctrine of baptism ever since I’ve been going to Lifebridge Church, which happens to be within the Missouri-Synod Lutheran denomination, on what they understand to be the purpose and meaning of water baptism, as compared to what I find in Scripture. I find my conscience being at odds with some of […]

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Jesus’ Eight Reasons Not to Be Anxious

Found this sermon from John Piper on Desiringgod.org, and thought it was a good reminder for those of us who tend to worry about tomorrow and struggle with anxiety. The passage he is referring to comes from Matthew 6:25-34. 1. Life Is More Than Food; The Body Is More Than Clothing (v. 25) Verse 25. […]

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How God Will Respond to Atheism and Richard Dawkins

I found this video excerpt of John Piper speaking at the 2008 Don’t Waste Your Life Conference held by Desiring God Ministries. Watch it, and let me know what you think…

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Boasting vs. Self Pity

The nature and depth of human pride are illuminated by comparing boasting with self-pity. Both are manifestations of pride. Boasting is the response of pride to success. Self-pity is the response of pride to suffering. Boasting says, ‘I deserve admiration because I have achieved so much.’ Self-pity says, ‘I desire admiration because I have sacrificed […]

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