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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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Solid Joys 3/3

God Works Through Good ResolvesBy John Piper To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power. (2 … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/2

Arm Yourself with PromisesBy John Piper “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) When Paul says to put to death the deeds of the body “by the Spirit” (Romans 8:13), I take him to mean … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 3/1

Where Our Comfort Comes FromBy John Piper He [Pilate] entered his headquarters again and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. So Pilate said to him, “You will not speak to me? Do you … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/29

Five Rewards for GenerosityBy John Piper Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. (Romans 12:13) What are the rewards if we trust God’s promises, give lavishly, and open our homes to each other and the needy? … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/28

Finally and Totally JustifiedBy John Piper Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (Romans 8:33) Paul could have said here, “Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?” and then answered, “No one! We are … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/27

Radical Effects of the ResurrectionBy John Piper If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:19) Paul concludes from his hourly danger, and his daily dying, and his … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/26

When God Becomes 100% for UsBy John Piper . . . among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/25

You Are Greatly LovedBy John Piper We all once lived among [the sons of disobedience] in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/24

God Opens the HeartBy John Piper One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to … Continue reading

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