Desiring God Revised Edition

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1601423918
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Religion

Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 9781601423092
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Religion

Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

DESIRING GOD

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 9781590521199
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Religion

An expanded guide to finding greater enjoyment in worship argues that people do not have to choose between their responsibilities and their happiness, inviting readers to participate in more joyful expressions of faith. Original.

Brothers We Are Not Professionals

Author: John Piper
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433678820
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Religion

John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.

Future Grace Revised Edition

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781601424358
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Religion

Explore this stunning quality of God’s grace: It never ends! In this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever. True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises. This is living by faith in future grace, which provides God's mercy, provision, and wisdom—everything we need—to accomplish his good plans for us. In Future Grace, chapter by chapter—one for each day of the month—Piper reveals how cherishing the promises of God helps break the power of persistent sin issues like anxiety, despondency, greed, lust, bitterness, impatience, pride, misplaced shame, and more. Ultimate joy, peace, and hope in life and death are found in a confident, continual awareness of the reality of future grace.

Der Weg Des Gehorsams

Author: Zacharias Tanee Fomum
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523973579
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre:

Die in diesem Buch enthaltenen Wahrheiten haben eine tiefgehende Wirkung in meinem Leben hinterlassen. Seitdem ich den Herrn als meinen Retter und meinen Herrn empfangen habe, habe ich mich immer mehr verpflichtet gefühlt, der ganzen Welt die Erlösung zu verkünden.Als der Heilige Geist 1970 über mich kam, vertraute mir der Herr einen Dienst für Seine Kirche an. Ich wäre niemals weiter gekommen ohne diese unerlässliche Salbung, die ich, als ich allein in meinem Zimmer war, an einem Samstagnachmittag um 17 Uhr empfing.Als ich 1978 Zeugnis von meinem Bündnis mit dem Herrn Jesus gab, das in den Wassern der Taufe besiegelt wurde, war infolgedessen ein großer Teil der Hölle empört, während sich der Himmel freute.Mit Gottes Gnade kann ich in diesem Buch diese drei Grundwahrheiten vorstellen, die Wassertaufe, die Taufe des Heiligen Geistes und das Zeugnis-Geben, so wie sie in dem Wort Gottes dargestellt werden.Ich veröffentliche dieses Buch und flehe Gott an, es möge alle diejenigen, die wiedergeboren sind, dazu bringen, diesen Grundfundamenten zu gehorchen. Möge Gott der Heilige Geist, jeden Leser zu einem unmittelbaren und beständigen Gehorsam führen!Gott segne euch während ihr lest und Seinen Befehlen gehorcht!

Don t Waste Your Pain

Author: Myndi Orr
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490896717
Release Date: 2015-10-02
Genre: Self-Help

Pain and suffering are no strangers to humankind, and their existence is well documented in the Bible. God doesnt promise that you wont suffer, but He does promise you wont suffer alone; He will be with you. In Dont Waste Your Pain, author Myndi Orr describes her journey with chronic pain to show that God has a purpose in our lives through pain. For more than six years, Myndi Orr has battled trigeminal neuralgia, which has left her with severe facial pain. In this inspirational book, she explains how her relationship with God has helped her see beyond the pain, teaching her to focus on Him and show others Christs love. Through an array of Bible scriptures, Dont Waste Your Pain shares the lessons Myndi has learned through her struggle with pain. It communicates that life is not about us, but rather about God and his plan and purpose for our lives.

One Thing Needful

Author: Gary M. Mathena, DMin
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490889627
Release Date: 2016-02-16
Genre: Religion

In todays church, there is growing interest in learning more about what constitutes genuine worship theologically, historically, and devotionally. However, worship is not just another spoke on the wheel of the church program, but rather the very hub from which everything we do for God should emanate. In short, it is a lifestyle. In One Thing Needful, worship leader Dr. Gary M. Mathena aptly explains what worship is and why God wants us to practice it not just on Sundays, but every day. He reveals how our current worship is built upon more than twenty centuries of worship heritage, from the early church through the Reformation and contemporary worship cultures. Mathena shows why we should study worship as depicted in the Old Testament, especially tabernacle worship, the sacrificial system, the feasts and festivals, and the idea of covenant. He stresses that worship must be based on the Bible, and includes scriptural references to support this conclusion. In addition, he introduces seven key worship disciplines: Introduction to worship Theology of worship History of worship Tabernacle worship Music and worship The heart of the worship leader Lifestyle worship For pastors, music ministers, choir members, worship teams, and laypeople who desire to understand what it really means to worship God in spirit and truth, One Thing Needful offers an invaluable, inspiring guide.