Christ Redeems Us from Disobedience: Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 4 – John Piper

Christ’s blood not only purchases our forgiveness, but our obedience. We were not only redeemed from guilt, but from our futile ways of living. Watch Now Read More Desiring God

Already, Not Yet: How to Live in the Last Days – David Briones

ABSTRACT: For now, Christians live in a great theological tension: we already possess every spiritual blessing in Christ, but we do not experience the fullness of these blessings yet. In…

Are Christian Couples Required to Have Kids? – John Piper

The Bible is clear that children are a gift from God. So is there any room for a Christian couple to decide not to have any? Listen Now Read More…

Brokenhearted Boldness: A Christian Alternative to Outrage Culture – John Piper

Seventeen years ago, I wrote an article titled “Taking the Swagger Out of Christian Cultural Influence.” I used the word swagger to describe a distortion of Christian boldness I was…

Let Your Dream Church Die: How Discontentment Destroys Community – Scott Hubbard

“Lord, I just want to pray for Kevin right now. . . .” Who’s Kevin? I thought, eyes closed, head bowed. I rehearsed the names of the new small-group members…

How the Cross Secures Our Resurrection: Ephesians 1:7–10, Part 3 – John Piper

The blood of Christ not only frees us from just wrath; it frees us from the depths of the grave. Watch Now Read More Desiring God

Strong as a Woman – Mary A. Kassian

I gasped the first time I saw a man hit a woman. I was watching an action movie in the family room with my teenaged boys. The lead character was…

Can a Christian Hedonist Get Depressed? – John Piper

If we glorify God by enjoying him, how do we think about seasons of darkness in the Christian life, when joy seems far away? Listen Now Read More Desiring God

Polite Villains of the Universe – Greg Morse

For some reason I always assumed false teaching would be unsophisticated, even crude. This speaker’s message, however, sounded like a skillfully painted sunny day at the ocean. The water caressed…

Who Governs the Local Church? A Case for Elder-Led Congregational Rule – David Mathis

Jesus left. After rising from the dead, spending forty days with his men, giving them clear instructions, and telling them to wait for his Spirit, “he was lifted up, and…