History is God’s story, by John Piper

Acts 13:13-29 This is the first sermon in the book of Acts that we hear from the apostle Paul. And one way to understand it is to see two main points. One point is that everything in the history of Israel was leading up to the coming of Jesus and the great salvation for sinners…

Book Review: The Dangerous Duty of Delight

I published this post back in 2012 and its message remains essential: Joy is not an add-on to the Christian life, it is at the core. We are called to joy – joy in God our Creator and Christ our Redeemer. ‘I write this little book because the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ, the…

Traits of a Masculine Ministry

This is part of a message delivered by John Piper at the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors. It is a look at the marks of a courageous and faithful Christian ministry (what Piper calls a ‘masculine ministry’) as modeled in the ministry of John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The entire…

Glorifying God at work

Work is central to our lives. I spend no less than 9 out of my waking hours at my job and another 4 or 5 getting to and fro the office every day (I live in Lagos!).  So what I do during these hours matter tremendously. I am called to be a light in a…

Book Review: The Dangerous Duty of Delight, by John Piper

I published this post back in 2012 and its message remains essential: Joy is not an add-on to the Christian life, it is at the core. We are called to joy – joy in God our Creator and Christ our Redeemer. ‘I write this little book because the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ, the…

A Call for Courage

These are challenging times. The advocates of unbelief and immorality keep waxing louder and louder. Popular songs and movies venerate sex, violence, and materialism. Intellectuals seek a social reconstruction that would destroy the institutions of marriage and the family. In spite of the onward march of democracy, the human lust for power keeps springing up…