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       John Piper
       John Stephen Piper is a Reformed and Baptist theologian, preacher, and author, currently serving as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of numerous books.
       Piper's motto in ministry, preaching, and teaching is: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." He calls those who live out this motto Christian Hedonists. Piper places a heavy emphasis on the objective and absolute nature of truth and is confident in the Christian's ability to grasp that truth through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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The abortion industry kills as many Black people every four days as the Klan killed in 150 years.

    Topics: Abortion

Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!

    Topics: Apathy

Do you have a hunger for God? If we don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because we have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great. If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God. Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is the path of pleasant pain called fasting.

    Topics: Apathy, Fasting, Self-denial

God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn't do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad that does not mean God has stopped doing good. It means He is shifting things around to get them in place for more good, if you will go on loving Him.

    Topics: Blessings, Grace

Boasting is the voice of pride in the heart of the strong. Self-pity is the voice of pride in the heart of the weak.

    Topics: Boasting, Self-pity

The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is too small.

    Topics: Christianity

A Christian is not a person who believes in his head the teachings of the Bible. Satan believes in his head the teachings of the Bible! A Christian is a person who has died with Christ, whose stiff neck has been broken, whose brazen forehead has been shattered, whose stony heart has been crushed, whose pride has been slain, and whose life is now mastered by Jesus Christ.

    Topics: Christians, Brokenness

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

    Topics: Contentment

Out of the freedom from worry that God's generosity provides comes an impulse toward simplicity rather than accumulation.

    Topics: Contentment

The impulse to create the world was not from weakness, as though God were lacking in some perfection which creation could supply.

    Topics: Creation

It is a precious thing beyond all words - especially in the hour of death - that we have a God whose nature is such that what pleases Him is not our work for Him but our need for Him.

    Topics: Death

I don't so much pray that my death will be without pain, but that it will be without doubt.

    Topics: Death, Pain, Doubt

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