To choose right, we must learn to be obedient to God, which will give us an appetite for being good. This kind of obedience will create a radical change in our relationships, so that our quality of life will improve.
My listeners peppered me with questions, and we discussed them one by one. Most often I asked them a question in return, and they found themselves answering their own questions based on what they'd already learned. Sometimes I said, "That will be answered in an upcoming story."
I don't think I'm the only one who longs to have answers. As leaders, sometimes we're expected to know what to say and what to do. Throughout Paige's struggle, I wanted to be able to assure her that it was going to get better and easier; I wanted to believe that, if we prayed about it enough, it would be so.
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Let’s put God’s absolute authority underneath that song like a rock foundation, so that you don’t feel that song just as poetic sentiment or musical pleasure alone, but as unshakable reality.
No disrespect to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who wrote The Cost of Disicpleship, but Christians are called to more than mere discipleship. We are indeed called to embrace the cost of discipleship
John Piper (@JohnPiper) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence.
You are not alone, grow in faith with those who truly desire to serve the Lord. We all have experience the very first day we said yes to the Lord, trying to understand his love, his wisdom, his grace, and mercy, and yet still fill as if you are missing something.
"Now it’s about proving that Kanye is the employer and the buck stops with him. Now that there’s others coming forward, then the complaint will be amended and be bigger in scope. No one knows how involved Kanye himself was, if he knew what was going on, as it was all so last minute, it was terribly ran. Whether it was mismanagement, accidental, or on purpose, this is a very strong case," one of the sources added.
Warren, a famous author and evangelical pastor in California who founded Saddleback Church, said in a statement, which he posted on social media: "This is the very kind of cultural and racial insensitivity that we're trying to eradicate in our church family. It's unchristlike, demeaning and it's never appropriate to use a stereotype to teach."