Pierced by the Word takes up thirty-one subjects as unique as “How to Be a Refuge for Your Children,” “How to Drink Orange Juice to the Glory of God,” and “Embracing the Pain of Shame.” Some are longer, some shorter, like the real-world conversations they so closely resemble, and each comes from the fertile mind of John Piper and is written in his own inimitable style. Together, the readings will lead to a deeper understanding of God and a cleaner, clearer [ … ]
When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire
No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves usuntil we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of Gods superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. Discover how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust.