faithbuilder: John Piper
If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.
What strikes us most about John Piper is his ability to pierce our souls with his words and his convictions.
Founder of #faithfulpick DesiringGod.org, chancellor of Bethleham College and Seminary, pastor of preaching and vision at Bethleham Baptist Church for 33 years, and prolific author, John Piper is a well-respected and admired theologian in our time.
When he speaks of the Lord and our relationship with Him, he asks some of the most burning questions in our heart, and then provides instructive and insightful answers.
In this short clip, John tackles the question of what God’s glory is.
John invigorates the spirit to delight in God, but to also fight the forces that work against us. He does not shy away from equipping those who listen with powerful words of wisdom for handling evil’s undo influence in today’s chaotic world. One tool of faith John advocates for is the memorization of scripture so that you may hold it close to you at all times and wield it in battle.
You can add John Piper’s message and guidance to your path of faith through devotionals, videos, podcasts, and books. A dear favorite of ours is his Look At The Book podcast, in which he deconstructs segments of the Bible to get to the nitty-gritty details it contains within it’s words. In everything he puts out into the world, it shines with the light of the Lord and builds faith into all who hear.
Here are some of John’s works to add to your reading queue!