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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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Solid Joys

The Hour of Unusual ThreatBy John Piper If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. (1 Peter 4:14) Many Christians in the world today do not … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/22

Enjoying His FullnessBy John Piper From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:16) Just before the service last Sunday, the little band of praying saints was hard at work fighting for the faith of our people, and … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/21

Our Servant, JesusBy John Piper “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Not only was he the servant of his people while he lived … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/20

Amazed at the ResurrectionBy John Piper This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder. (2 Peter 3:1) As Easter approaches, let’s … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/19

The Kind of Cold That KillsBy John Piper He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. (Psalm 147:15) Tonight it will be forty degrees warmer in our kitchen freezer than it is outside here in Minneapolis. The … Continue reading

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Be careful who your friends are and don’t eat bats

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Solid Joys 2/18

When You Are ImmortalBy John Piper When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. (Acts 23:12) What about those hungry fellows who promised not … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/17

The Sweet Designs of GodBy John Piper He set me apart before I was born, and called me by his grace. (Galatians 1:15) Ponder the conversion of Paul, the sovereignty of Christ, and what Paul’s sins have to do with your … Continue reading

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Solid Joys 2/16

When Obedience Feels ImpossibleBy John Piper By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. (Hebrews 11:17) For many of you right now — and for others of you the time is coming — obedience feels like the end of … Continue reading

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