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Solid Joys 1/17

Authentic Faith Is Eager for Christ to ComeBy John Piper Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/16

Words for the WindBy John Piper “Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind?” (Job 6:26) In grief and pain and despair, people often say things they otherwise would not say. They … Continue reading

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Northam Moves

https://apnews.com/681a7a4bb8f38e83c3d2e2fb0f7ccf01 “RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/15

The Freeness of GraceBy John Piper But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ — by grace you … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/14

The Window of the HeartBy John Piper Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.(Hebrews 12:3) One of the most remarkable capacities of the human mind is the capacity … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/13

The Command That CreatesBy John Piper Anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:14) When Jesus commanded Lazarus to rise from the dead, how … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/12

The Experiential KeyBy John Piper God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8) We know that faith in … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/11

Passionate for God and TruthBy John Piper What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written, “That you may … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/10

How Believers Will Be Judged Devotional by John Piper I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/9

Only a Little WhileBy John Piper After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5:10) Sometimes in … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/8

Gain What You Cannot LoseBy John Piper Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27) Here are two great incentives from Jesus to become a … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/7

Grace Denied and SuppliedBy John Piper Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:22) The need for inner strength arises not just from the depletions of everyday stress, but from the suffering and afflictions that come from time … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 6/19

God’s Will Is That You Draw NearBy John Piper Let us draw near with a true heart.(Hebrews 10:22) The command we are given in this passage is to draw near to God. The great aim of the writer of the … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/5

Our Toothless EnemyBy John Piper You, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 1/4

Hope for Imperfect ChristiansBy John Piper By a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.(Hebrews 10:14) This verse is full of encouragement for imperfect sinners like us, and full of motivation for holiness.  It … Continue reading

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