John Piper covers Christian Hedonism in a response to a question sent by a "Desiring God" radio listener. "'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.' How can I give th… On a radio show dedicated to women's rights, campaigner Kellie-jay Kee, the Tory MP for Thurrock, stated that rather than advancing equality, the transgender movement was guilty of gender stereotyping… John Piper stated, "Satan, whose name means an accuser, a devil which means slanderer." Satan takes away the grace from every being. The Devil is the "deceiver of the whole world" (Revelation 12:9), "… During the COVID-19 pandemic, where the shelter-in-place orders are enforced, families are forced to stay closer together for longer periods of time than ever before. This can come as welcoming news t… John Piper asks God for comfort in those who are brokenhearted, praying for peace, justice, forgiveness, and love in each race without discrimination.
Dream is future-oriented. The reason I like dream is because embracing dream helps us to leave behind our past. In order to move toward the future, we must leave our past behind. “In the past, I’ve been able to lead churches to growth. I can’t do it anymore. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” A pastor shared those sentences with me just three days ago. He was frustrated. He was confused. He was exhausted. And he is not alone. I really don’t like to share my experience with apologies, because it is evidence of my bad leadership. But leaders need to learn to apologize. Real apologies. Sincere apologies. In the previous thesis, Luther boldly asserted that the will after the fall of Adam was captive and subjected to sin; it exists in name only, and as long as it does, what it is able to do, it commits mortal sins. The kingdom of God is contained in the small things. Those who know the secret in the small things are the wise people. God has contained amazing potential in the small things. In a small seed, numerous fruits are contained. Last month, I attended Annual Training as part of my Army Reserve duties. For Reserve soldiers, we report to our units 2 days a month (usually Saturday and Sunday) and 2 weeks a year (usually during summer). This year, I spent everyday during those 2 weeks counseling soldiers. I read the sad story recently of a church that fired its pastor because “he didn’t visit the members enough.” Granted, I don’t know all the details about the situation, but I am not optimistic about the church’s future. “I love you pastor, but I want you fired.” Several months ago I wrote about bully church members. The post focused on the damage they do and the problems they create. The article resonated with many church leaders. There is nothing good as encouragement. Our hearts are warmed when we encourage others and are encouraged by others. Our hearts become cold when we judge others and are judged by others. Would you like to do the worst possible job of getting people involved in ministry in your church? Sometimes I think church leaders take the most negative approaches in an attempt to encourage more people to get involved in ministry in the church.