Desiring God Revised Edition

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.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601423918

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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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

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.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

View: 794

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 s Will

In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality, examining why our desires are disordered and how we can align ...

Author: David G. Benner

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830846131

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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How do we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us? In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality, examining why our desires are disordered and how we can align our hearts with God's.

Desiring God

Meditations for the Gay Man and Other Edgy People Arno Steen Andreasen.
Desiring God Meditations for the gay man and other edgy people Rev. Dr. Arno
Steen Andreasen Copyright © 2020 Rev. Dr. Arno Steen Andreasen. All rights.

Author: Arno Steen Andreasen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480896810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 329

What do you do when your world comes crashing down? Arno’s world suddenly changed, when he came out as gay, divorced and was thrown out of the church he founded and had pastored for many years. How do you deal with the anger, bitterness, and the grief of seeing your life and ministry fall apart? This book is his spiritual journey through the wilderness. It describes his search for a relevant, meaningful, and loving faith. A faith that could take him through the dark valley and heal the wounds of spiritual abuse. Arno is reflecting on being gay and Christian, longings, and desires and how he found a more beautiful gospel. It is a book of hope for minorities and all who experience discrimination and oppression: The Kingdom of God is for you.

Desiring God s Own Heart

Copyright © 1997 by Precept Ministries International Published by Harvest
House Publishers Eugene, Oregon 97402 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-
Publication Data Arthur, Kay, 1933– Desiring God's own heart / Kay Arthur, David
Arthur ...

Author: Kay Arthur

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736935673

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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This invaluable study invites readers to discover the depths of God's grace and explore His provisions for their every need. Believers will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of His heart.

DESIRING GOD

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.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1590521196

Category: Religion

Page: 394

View: 971

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.

Don t Waste Your Life

This study guide is designed to be used in a ten-session, guided group study that examines each chapter of Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper.

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781581348705

Category: Religion

Page: 123

View: 872

This study guide is designed to be used in a ten-session, guided group study that examines each chapter of Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. Working through Don’t Waste Your Life in a group setting with the help of this study guide will ensure you get the most out of the book. It is also a way for group members to encourage each other and keep each other accountable, with the aim that in the end none will say, “I’ve wasted it!” Study Guide Features: Clearly defined objectives for each lesson Questions for reflection and group discussion Leader’s Guide and other supplemental resources Blank pages for note-taking

Christian Wisdom

What is Christian wisdom for living in the twenty-first century?

Author: David F. Ford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465066

Category: Religion

Page:

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What is Christian wisdom for living in the twenty-first century? Where is it to be found? How can it be learnt? In the midst of diverse religions and worldviews and the demands and complexities of our world, David Ford explores a Christian way of uniting love of wisdom with wisdom in love. Core elements are the 'discernment of cries', the love of God for God's sake, interpretation of scripture, and the shaping of desire in faith. Case studies deal with inter-faith wisdom among Jews, Christians and Muslims, universities as centres of wisdom as well as knowledge and know-how and the challenge of learning disabilities. Throughout, there is an attempt to do justice to the premodern, modern and postmodern while grappling with scripture, tradition and the cries of the world today. Ford opens up the rich resources of Christianity in engaging with the issues and urgencies of contemporary life.

Desiring God DVD Study Guide

" The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601423128

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT IS ESSENTIAL. This study guide companion to the DVD version ofDesiring God—the classic explanation of Christian hedonism by John Piper—will help individuals and groups understand that the supreme calling of life is to "glorify God by enjoying Him forever." The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study. Topics for this 12-session guided group study include: One Great Mission and Motivation A Summary of Christian Hedonism The Foundation of Christian Hedonism The Essence of Christian Hedonism The Grand Obligation (Part 1): Commanded to Rejoice The Grand Obligation (Part 2): An Essential Element of Faith and Worship The Grand Obligation (Part 3): Holy Hedonism Is Love The Grand Obligation (Part 4): The Strength for Sanctification and Service How Then Shall We Fight for Joy? (Part 1): Know Its Sources and Setbacks How Then Shall We Fight for Joy? (Part 2): Make Use of the Means of Grace Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide will help you understand why God’s pursuit of His glory and your pursuit of joy are not at odds—becauseGod is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. Also includes a 6-session intensive track option.Leader’s Guide Included.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

In six 30-minute DVD presentations, Pastor John Piper unpacks what it means to behold and delight in Jesus above all things.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433502576

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 193

In six 30-minute DVD presentations, Pastor John Piper unpacks what it means to behold and delight in Jesus above all things. In 2 Corinthians, the apostle Paul described one of the central problems facing humanity in every age: people fail to see Christ for who he is. Even those who have caught a glimpse of him do not see perfectly, says best-selling author John Piper. But it is important that we not only learn to see him but delight in him and the truth of the gospel. This DVD and its companion study guide explore the meaning and significance of these ideas in a guided group study. Each of Piper's six 30-minute DVD presentations will equip Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, Christian educators, and parents in directing people's understanding of these topics so that viewers will learn to behold and delight in Jesus more than anything this world has to offer.

Desiring God

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?This is a book of prayers. There are no bullet points, prayer starters or suggestions, just pure, unadulterated prayer.

Author: Berenice Aguilera

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482372342

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 543

From indie author Berenice Aguilera comes a book that will help every reader find words to express their desire for God. Written in a raw, unrefined style, these prayers strike at the very heart of every believers deepest longing. Ms Aguilera has put into modern language the Psalmists' heart as he wrote; As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? This is a book of prayers. There are no bullet points, prayer starters or suggestions, just pure, unadulterated prayer.

Future Grace

Freedom from Sin through the Promises of God This study guide companion to the DVD version of Future Grace--the foundational book by John Piper on the expansive reach of God's grace--will help individuals and groups understand that victory ...

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601424345

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 987

Freedom from Sin through the Promises of God This study guide companion to the DVD version of Future Grace--the foundational book by John Piper on the expansive reach of God's grace--will help individuals and groups understand that victory over sin comes not from a herculean effort to avoid worldly pleasures, but through fixing one's focus on the reality that God is far more desirable than even life itself. Delighting in the bounty of God's promises frees us from sinful patterns, to the glory of Christ! The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study. Topics for this 12-session guided study include: · A Passion for Holiness · Justification by Faith and the Necessity of Perseverance · What Is Faith? · The Crucial Function of Bygone Grace · The Role of Gratitude in Producing Obedience · How Faith in Future Grace Produces Radical Love · Future Grace Versus Anxiety and Covetousness · Future Grace Versus Lust, Bitterness, and Impatience Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, thought-provoking questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide helps reveal how a life of purity can be recovered through the power of God's future grace, which streams into the present through faith. Also includes a six-session track option. Leader's Guide Included.


God Desired and Desiring

The development of my poetry has been and is the development of an encounter with an idea about God, the great Spanish poet and Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez wrote several years before his death.

Author: Juan Ramon Jimenez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595002609

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

View: 733

The development of my poetry has been and is the development of an encounter with an idea about God, the great Spanish poet and Nobel Prize winner Juan Ramón Jiménez wrote several years before his death. An early twentieth-century pioneer in the use of free verse, Jiménez has always expressed himself through mystery and profundity. The author presents a fervent landscape of primordial imagery in an attempt to restore mystical poetry to its rightful place in literature and art. For anyone not familiar with the writings of this modern master, these austere and radiant poems, translated by the poet and scholar Antonio de Nicolás and presented alongside the original Spanish, will demonstrate why Jiménez is considered one of the masters of twentieth-century poetry. To what may this writing be compared? Whitman's 'Song of Myself' comes to mind, but it is not with any intention of taking away from Whitman's achievement that I declare a preference for the poetry of Juan Ramón Jiménez ... Louis Simpson, from the Introduction

A Hunger for God Redesign

This volume is now redesigned with a new cover and a foreword by New York Times best-selling authors David Platt and Francis Chan.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433540444

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 271

Our appetites control much of what we do each day—whether it is the cravings of our stomachs, the desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything apart from God is ultimately detrimental to spiritual health and enduring joy. In this classic meditation on fasting, John Piper helps Christians apply the Bible’s teaching on this long-standing spiritual discipline, highlighting the profound contentment that comes from delighting in God above all else. Piper helps readers put to death self-indulgence by directing them to the all-satisfying, sin-conquering glory of Christ. This volume is now redesigned with a new cover and a foreword by New York Times best-selling authors David Platt and Francis Chan.

Astonished by God

Here is the theological summary of one preacher's lifetime of investment in a local church.

Author: John Piper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781941114551

Category:

Page: 190

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Here are the ten astonishing, compassionate, life-giving, joy-awakening, hope-sustaining truths that have held everything together for veteran author, pastor, and Christian statesman John Piper. For 2000 years they have been turning the world upside down, and they will continue to do so as the gospel of Christ advances in distance and depth.

The Pleasures of God Study Guide

The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study.

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422938

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 236

Find the Source of True Satisfaction This study companion to the DVD version of The Pleasures of God--the landmark book by John Piper--will help individuals and groups answer the question, “What brings delight to the happiest Being in the universe?” Because it’s by knowing what makes God glad that we can drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water. The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study. Topics for this 12-session (or alternative 6-session intensive track), guided study include: The Worth and Excellency of God’s Soul, Our Pleasure in God’s Well-Placed Pleasures, God’s Pleasure in His Eternal Son, God’s Pleasure in the Display of His Glory, God’s Pleasure in All That He Does, God’s Pleasure in All of Creation, God’s Pleasure in Election, God’s Pleasure in Bruising His Son, and more. Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide will help reveal that what followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible. Leader’s Guide Included

The Blazing Center Study Guide

The Soul-Satisfying Supremacy of God in All Things John Piper, Desiring God. 1 .
This phrase is borrowed from John Piper . 2 . While the DVDs contain only eight
sessions , this study guide adds an introduction and conclusion session for the ...

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781590526859

Category: Religion

Page: 111

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God is the center of reality. And He lovingly calls you to worship Him because you will find the one thing that will bring you the most pleasure: Himself.

A Church Dictionary

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to every one , desiring God to de - sectaries ; it would make the Church to fend
that person with his heavenly grace , flourish and be at unity , and convey mighty
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Author: Walter Farquhar Hook

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Theology

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A Godward Heart

To Satisfy Your Soul — with God John Piper invites you to experience deeper intimacy with God through these thought-provoking and soul-enriching meditations.

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601425678

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 695

To Satisfy Your Soul — with God John Piper invites you to experience deeper intimacy with God through these thought-provoking and soul-enriching meditations. Whether you are just discovering the divine richness of Scripture or have long been a passionate student, you’ll find a deeper understanding of God and renewed insight for your journey.