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Whatever could be the meaning of this?

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More on the paradox

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Something I Feel Needs To Be Said

Well, it was a good experiment. It fostered the greatest engine of innovation and advancement in human history. Our poor, by world standards, aren’t poor at all and the average American is ,by world standards, very prosperous. There were troubles … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/14

The Triumph Is SureBy John Piper Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you.(Isaiah 25:3) Isaiah sees the day coming when all the nations — representatives from all the people groups — will no longer … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/13

Jesus Is God’s AmenBy John Piper All the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. (2 Corinthians 1:20) Prayer is the place where … Continue reading

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The Grandpa Effect

The Grandpa Effect I have never been one to fawn over babies. It’s not that I dislike babies or think they aren’t an incredible thing but I just didn’t go all googlie eyed when one was in the room. I … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/12

When the Potter Is for UsBy John Piper “Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/11

Two Infinitely Strong and Tender TruthsBy John Piper “ . . . declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose.’” (Isaiah 46:10) The … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/10

Let Us Adore the LambBy John Piper I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. (Revelation 5:4) Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven? … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/9

God Cares for YouBy John Piper Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.(1 Peter 5:6–7) Why is … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/8

Open the Windows of Your HeartBy John Piper A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.(Isaiah 42:3) Probably the most encouraging words I have heard in weeks came from a prophecy in … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/7

How Can I Be Filled with the Spirit?By John Piper Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4) How can we be … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/6

God Regards the LowlyBy John Piper “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”(Deuteronomy 33:27) You may be going through things right now that are painfully preparing you for some precious service to Jesus and … Continue reading

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Solid Joys

Look to Jesus for Your JoyBy John Piper “They do all their deeds to be seen by others. . . . They love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/4

God Rejoices to Do You GoodBy John Piper “I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. . . . I will rejoice in doing them good.” (Jeremiah 32:40–41) This is … Continue reading

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