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Ask Pastor John

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

 

#2056

Your Suffering Is Not Meaningless

How did Paul endure such unimaginable sufferings without turning from Christ? Pastor John traces three threads of the apostle’s perseverance.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16592733.gif) ... Read more

Yesterday

14 MINS

14:35

Yesterday


#2055

Why Did God Stigmatize the Disabled?

In Leviticus 21, God forbids men with physical defects from participating as full priests. How do we reconcile this prohibition with Jesus’s approach to the disabled?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16588476.gif) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

12 MINS

12:00

22 Feb 2024


#2054

Enjoying God in His Gifts

How do we enjoy pizza, friendship, or any other good gift without committing idolatry? Not only by enjoying God more than his gifts, but also by enjoying him in them.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16581949.gif) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

15 MINS

15:04

19 Feb 2024


#2053

What’s the Essence of Love?

How do Paul’s travel plans relate to the Trinitarian depths of God’s love? Pastor John shows how ultimate reality undergirds the love between the saints.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16578517.gif) ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

13 MINS

13:59

15 Feb 2024


#2052

Political Flag-Waving Isn’t Enough

Christians have not only the right but the calling to speak truth to power. But such speech differs greatly from mere political flag-waving.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16571251.gif) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

12 MINS

12:12

12 Feb 2024


#2051

Does Hidden Sin Bring Physical Suffering?

The wrath of God is gone for those who are in Christ. But does God still sometimes bring physical suffering in response to unconfessed sin?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16565111.gif) ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

14 MINS

14:16

08 Feb 2024


#2050

How Should I Choose a College Major?

What factors should Christian students consider when choosing a college or major? Pastor John gives five guidelines for those who don’t want to waste their lives.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16560053.gif) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

13 MINS

13:55

05 Feb 2024


#2049

Do I Have a Hard Heart?

How can we know if our heart is hard toward God? Pastor John diagnoses hardness of heart, and gives a remedy for remaining soft to God’s Spirit.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16556171.gif) ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

11 MINS

11:37

01 Feb 2024


#2048

Was Jesus Confused by the Cross?

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Do these haunting words from Jesus suggest he was confused by the horrors of the cross?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16551296.gif) ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

11 MINS

11:12

29 Jan 2024


#2047

What Would World War III Mean for Missions?

We live in a time of mounting global tensions, of wars and rumors of wars. What hope do we have for the future of missions should conflict continue to build?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16547499.gif) ... Read more

25 Jan 2024

14 MINS

14:17

25 Jan 2024


#2046

Strategies for Building a Reverent Church

In a day starving for transcendence, how might church leaders arrange every element of the Sunday gathering to promote joyful Godward reverence?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16542718.gif) ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

17 MINS

17:16

22 Jan 2024


#2045

Leading a Church out of Casual Culture

How might churches move away from casual culture toward heartfelt, happy reverence on Sunday morning? Pastor John shares five steps for preachers.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16538986.gif) ... Read more

18 Jan 2024

14 MINS

14:20

18 Jan 2024


#2044

On Coffee-Sipping in the Sanctuary

Is it wrong to drink coffee during corporate worship? Pastor John moves beyond mugs to the heart of the issue.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16534595.gif) ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

13 MINS

13:40

15 Jan 2024


#2043

Should Christians Make Bucket Lists?

From college grads to retirees, many people love to keep bucket lists. Should Christians? Pastor John puts rest and recreation within a biblical mindset.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16527779.gif) ... Read more

11 Jan 2024

11 MINS

11:55

11 Jan 2024


#2042

How Do I Find the Main Point of a Psalm?

How can we discern the main point of not only a single verse, but an entire paragraph, section, or even chapter of the Bible?![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16522696.gif) ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

11 MINS

11:19

08 Jan 2024


#2041

The Good News of God’s Faithfulness to God

God’s faithfulness to God may not sound like good news. But the foundation of our hope rests on God’s zeal to display the worth of his name.![image] (https://feed.desiringgod.org/link/10715/16519285.gif) ... Read more

04 Jan 2024

13 MINS

13:59

04 Jan 2024