Humble Yourself — Like God: The Power of Christ’s Lowliness – David Mathis

Behold, your king is coming to you . . . humble and mounted on a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9) God commands us to be humble. “Seek humility” (Zephaniah 2:3). “Put on…

Why Do We Pray to the Father of Glory? Ephesians 1:17–19, Part 1 – John Piper

Why is God called the Father of glory? What does that phrase mean, and how does it shape and inspire our prayers? Watch Now Read More Desiring God

Singing to the Risen Son: A History of Christian Hymns – Bruce Hindmarsh

ABSTRACT: In the early second century, the Roman governor Pliny the Younger described a group of Christians singing “a hymn to Christ as to a god.” This impulse to sing…

Mastered by Matchless Love: The Sweet Experience of Irresistible Grace – Sinclair Ferguson

Since the day I became a Christian as a 14-year-old boy, I have never had any reason to doubt the truth to which the expression “irresistible grace” points. I had…

I’m Obsessed with My Appearance — How Can I Stop? – John Piper

We know outward beauty is insignificant compared to inward beauty. But what should we do if we still feel insecure about our looks? Listen Now Read More Desiring God

Christian Fragility? Missionary Confidence in the Face of New Critics – Tim Keesee

It was a few days after Christmas during the last winter of the war in Bosnia. I was sitting by the roadside at night in some bombed-out village, studying a…

Faith and Love Mark Every Christian: Ephesians 1:15–16, Part 3 – John Piper

Why are faith and love so tied together in the Bible? Because they are tied together as a summary of the Christian life. Watch Now Read More Desiring God

Some Learn and Never Grow: A Lost Remedy for Spiritual Immaturity – Afshin Ziafat

If you grew up going to church youth camps, you may remember that kid who would seem to have a spiritual breakthrough every summer, only to go back to his…

Are Our Standards for Sexual Purity Too High for Pastors? – John Piper

Is faultless chastity an appropriate standard for pastors, or are our expectations simply too high? Listen Now Read More Desiring God

He Died to Have Her: The Stubborn Love of Definite Atonement – Marshall Segal

What happened for you at the cross? Jesus died for my sins, many might rush to say (and rightly so). However easily those five simple and beautiful words come, though,…