Daily Devotional 1-9-17

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

God’s Work in Your Bible Reading In those moments when I wonder who I am — not very often, since I think it’s not a healthy preoccupation — I like to think I am a faint, but faithful echo of Jonathan Edwards’s Bible-saturated vision of God. One practical outworking of that self-identity is the new book to be published this spring called Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture. Although, no doubt, Edwards would wish that I...

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Daily Devotional 1-7-17

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in Daily Devotional, General

Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1–2) On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death on a sandbar called “Palm Beach” in the Curaray River of Ecuador. They were trying to reach the Huaorani Indians for the first time in...

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Daily Devotional 11-26-16

Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

November 26, 2016 Sin Will Never Make You Happy Sin Will Never Make You Happy John Piper Nov 26, 2016 Carved in the bark of every tree in the garden of God are the words, “If it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). Three words are branded into the flesh of every Christian: “You . . . have . . . died” (Colossians 3:3). And the heartfelt confession of every believer is, “I have been crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20). But what does this mean? Who died...

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Daily Devotional 10-25-16

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Why Does God Regret and Repent in the Bible? Download Audio Transcript Welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast. Ryan, a podcast listener, writes in to say: “Hello Tony and Pastor John! I am a frequent listener of the podcast from Northern Ireland, and I find all of the resources at desiringGod.org to be extremely helpful and insightful in my walk with Christ. My question is about God ‘regretting’ his decisions. Two times the Bible says that God regretted something...

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Daily Devotional 10-18-16

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Daily Devotional, General

Why I Love the Apostle Paul I have lived with the apostle Paul for over sixty years — admired him, envied him, feared him, pounded on him, memorized him, written poems about him, wept over his sufferings, soared with him, sunk to the brink of death with him, spent eight years preaching through his longest letter, imitated him. Ha! Imitated him! In ten lives, I would not come close to his sufferings — or what he saw. Can you know a two-thousand-year-old man from thirteen...

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