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Desiring God

John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

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Have I Sinned If I Fall Short of Excellence at Work?

God is honored when we do our jobs with technical excellence, and he is also honored when we give ourselves... more

23 May 2022 · 13 minutes
How Do I Not Provoke My Children?

How can we require obedience of our children without provoking and discouraging them? Pastor John offers eight pitfalls for fathers.

20 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Do Answered Prayers Depend on My Holiness?

Throughout Scripture, God warns that he will not hear the prayers of the disobedient. So do answered prayers depend on... more

18 May 2022 · 11 minutes
For Christians Whose Testimony Seems Boring

We will never plumb the depths of sin and grace merely from past experience. Only God’s word can tell us... more

16 May 2022 · 11 minutes
Would You Have Supported Prohibition in 1913?

In the early twentieth century, many Christian leaders lent their approval to the cause of Prohibition. Would Pastor John have... more

13 May 2022 · 13 minutes
How Greatly Am I Loved?

In Christ, God has chosen us from eternity, and called us in time, so that we would boast no longer... more

11 May 2022 · 17 minutes
How Do I Make Christian Hedonism My Own?

Some teachers influence us so deeply that we find ourselves imitating them without trying. So how can we move past... more

09 May 2022 · 14 minutes
Why Dead Men Must Die

Paul says we all were dead apart from Christ, but he also says we died when we were united to... more

06 May 2022 · 13 minutes
God Saves to Make Much of Himself — Doesn’t That Lessen His Love?

Nothing but God can forever satisfy hearts that are made for God. And so, in great mercy, God loves us... more

04 May 2022 · 13 minutes
Should Gospel Disagreements End a Friendship?

Christians can disagree over many doctrines and stay friends. But what should we do when a friend rejects a doctrine... more

02 May 2022 · 11 minutes
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Have I Sinned If I Fall Short of Excellence at Work?
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