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Light + Truth

Desiring God

Christianity, Religion & Spirituality, Religion & Spirituality/christianity

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Overview

Classic sermons from John Piper to help you see Christ clearly and treasure him truly. Five days a week, 20 minutes per episode. Hosted by Dan Cruver.

290 Episodes

God’s Covenant Faithfulness

What is it like to have a God who is sovereignly committed to our undivided devotion? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Exodus 34:10–16 for a look at the God whose name is Jealous.

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

He Who Inhabits Eternity

Why would the lofty God come to us in our brokenness to heal and love us? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Isaiah 57:14–21 for a look at the glorious God who has come near.

Published: 16 May 2024

The Beginning and the End

What difference does it make that God is the Alpha and the Omega? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Revelation 21:1–8 to celebrate how God is our everything.

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Merciful and Gracious

How do we know that God is slow to anger and forgives our sins? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Exodus 34:1–10 for a grace-conquering answer to our deepest need.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

God Almighty

What does it mean to belong to our almighty God? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Exodus 5:22–6:8 to explore how God’s infinite power works on our behalf.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Beholding God’s Glory

What deepens our assurance that God will be merciful to us? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Exodus 33:12–19 to show that God himself is the answer.

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

God’s Own Name

How should God’s name, Yahweh, strengthen our trust in him? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Exodus 3:13–17 to set the eyes of our faith on the answer.

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

The Gospel of the Glory of Christ

Why did God create and redeem us? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens 2 Corinthians 4:4–6 to reveal the glory for which we were saved.

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

What the Gospel Achieves for Us

What do forgiveness, reconciliation, and redemption achieve for us? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Romans 5:9–11 and other texts to explore what God provides through the gospel.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The History of the Gospel

What does Scripture mean when it refers to the gospel? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens 1 Corinthians 15:1–4 for a look at the gospel as an event in history.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

How God Loves Us

What does God’s love for us look like? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to John 11:1–5 for a surprising look at the love of Christ.

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Our Gain in the Gospel

Why do you pray to God? Why do you trust him? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Philippians 1:20–21 to show that gaining Christ should be the reason we do everything.

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Trusting God to Get God

Why do you pray to God? Why do you trust God? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper reveals the ultimate aim of our prayers and trust.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Whom Have I in Heaven but You?

What does it mean to desire God above all? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper explores Psalm 73:25, illustrating how our desire for God relates to all other good desires.

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

God and His Gospel

What is God’s great goal in the gospel? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper explores Scripture’s repeated answer to that often-neglected question.

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

God’s Shocking Love

What about God’s love for us is so shocking? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper looks to the book of Hosea for Scripture’s provocative answer.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

God Purifies Those He Saves

What is Christ’s work of purification? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Malachi to show how purity is the purpose of Christ’s coming.

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

God Keeps His Promises

What difference should it make to us that God keeps his promises? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Micah for a closer look at the God who keeps his word.

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

God’s Unfolding Plan to Save

How did the writers of Scripture understand the unfolding nature of God’s plan to save? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper explores the Old Testament book of Zechariah as one example.

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

God’s Promise of Glory

How can God’s promise of glory encourage us in the smallness of our lives? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Haggai for an encouraging word from this prophetic book.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Divine Compassion and Human Resistance

How does God’s compassion overcome human resistance? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Jonah 2 to show how mercy conquered the prophet.

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

God’s Righteous Rule

How should God’s sovereignty stabilize our hearts when the world seems out of control? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Obadiah to help us find rest by faith.

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

The Heart of the Gospel

What does it mean that the just shall live by faith? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Habakkuk to unpack the heart of the gospel.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Preparing to Meet God

How do we prepare to meet the holy God who judges sin? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens the book of Amos to show how we can be ready to face the final judgment.

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

From Judgment to Joy

How do we move out from under God’s judgment and into God’s eternal joy? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Zephaniah 3:14–17 to encourage us with amazing grace.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Divine Judgment and Mercy

What is God’s purpose in executing justice and showing mercy in the world? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens the book of Joel to look at why God does all that he does.

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

God’s Delight in Blessing Us

Does God really delight in doing us good? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Luke 12:32 to explore the pleasure God takes in his children.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

God’s Delight in Civic Righteousness

Why would God delight in ordinary lives like ours? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Proverbs 11:1 to show why God finds pleasure in righteous living in the nonreligious areas of life.

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2024

God’s Delight in Obedience

Why is God’s delight in our obedience good news? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens 1 Samuel 15:22–23 to show how God takes pleasure in our glad efforts to obey him.

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

God’s Delight in Our Prayers

Why is God delighted when we pray? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Proverbs 15:8 to show how our prayerful dependence magnifies the glory of God’s wealth.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

God’s Delight in Our Hope

Why does God delight in people who hope in him? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Psalm 147:10–11 to show how our dependence magnifies his infinite worth and power.

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

God’s Delight in the Death of His Son

Why did God delight in bruising his Son? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper looks to Isaiah 53:10 for Scripture’s profound answer to a challenging question.

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

God’s Delight in Loving His Own

Why does God delight in loving you? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Zephaniah 3:17 to reveal why God sings over the redeemed with great joy.

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

God’s Delight in Choosing a People

Why did God choose you? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Deuteronomy 10:14–15 for a look at the foundational reason.

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

God’s Delight in His Name

Why is God’s delight in his own name the foundation for his delight in us? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to 1 Samuel 12:22 to show how God’s commitment to his own glory is our confidence.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

God’s Delight in His Works

Why should it matter to us that God delights in his creation? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens Psalm 104:31 to show how God’s joy in what he has made overflows into our lives.

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

God’s Delight in His Sovereignty

What difference does it make that God does whatever he pleases? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Psalm 135:6 to look at God’s delight in all that he does.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

God’s Delight in His Son

Why is it important that God eternally delights in his Son? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to Matthew 17:5 to show how this joy is the very foundation of our salvation.

Transcribed - Published: 27 March 2024

Lewis and the Pursuit of Joy

Why is the pursuit of joy such a serious matter? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper explores the wonder of C.S. Lewis’s conception of eternal joy.

Transcribed - Published: 26 March 2024

Unexpected Lessons from Lewis

What’s the relationship between objective truth and the experience of joy? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper looks to the life of C.S. Lewis to show where true joy is found.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Learning from an Unlikely Teacher

What can we, as Christians, learn from C.S. Lewis? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper explores what the storyteller has to teach us.

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

The Man from Heaven

How does God’s sovereign grace rescue us from the sin we inherited from Adam? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens John 3:31–36 to show how Jesus changed everything.

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

All Are Going to Him

Why did people leave John the Baptist for Jesus? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to John 3:22–30 to show what drew them away.

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

The Joy of John the Baptist

What is it that filled John the Baptist with such joy towards the end of his short life? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper opens John 3:22–30 for a look at the source of John the Baptist’s surprising happiness.

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

The Light Has Come

In Jesus, the light of God has broken into the darkness and split our world in two. In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper looks to John 3:16–21 to show how God’s light divides humanity.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

What Is the Nature of Unbelief?

When someone does not believe the gospel, why is that? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to John 3:16–21 to examine the reality of unbelief.

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

Loved by the Father

What is God’s covenant love for you as his child? In this episode of Light + Truth, beginning with John 3:16, John Piper looks at the wonderful love of the Father for those he has adopted in Christ.

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

The Seven Peaks of John 3:16

How do we come to know Jesus as the great quencher of our soul’s thirst? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper takes us to John 3:16 to glory in God’s provision of our satisfying Savior.

Transcribed - Published: 13 March 2024

The Spirit’s Irresistible Call

What do we mean when we say that the Spirit’s work in the new birth is irresistible? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper looks at John 3:1–10 to explore the beauty of this aspect of the Spirit’s sovereign work.

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

The Wind Blows

How does the wind help us understand how the Spirit of God works? In this episode of Light + Truth, John Piper turns to John 3:1–10 for Jesus’s own explanation of the third person of the Trinity.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

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