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The Yearning For True Revival

Churches that hate revivals, may be said emphatically to “love death.” Every faithful pastor will be concerned to see his ministrations crowned with such special effusions of God’s Spirit....

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How the Gospel helps us overcome the sin of Pornography

Here is a five minute discussion (between Piper, Carson and Keller) on how the Gospel helps us conquer the sin of pornography....

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Rest Your Head On the Solid Rock of God’s Sovereignty: A Meditation on 1 Peter 2:6-8

We should especially pay attention to the seemingly strange statements in the Bible; they may be there for our encouragement. Here is the gist of what Peter is saying, “No matter what you are going through in your life, if you have embraced Jesus the cornerstone, then you will never regret it; you will never be put to shame.” ...

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Elders

Who are the leaders in the local church, and why are they important? Mark Dever and others explain...3 minute video....

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When Is an Issue Important Enough to Correct Someone?

Here is a helpful guide in Sam Crabtree's new book....

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For All of You Who Are Married or May Get Married...Here's the Song.

For All of You Who Are Married or May Get Married...Here's the Song.  ...

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Dying Well

An Interview with Nancy Guthrie on Facing Death with Courageous Confidence in God....

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Come To Jesus (The Word)...Daily: A Meditation On 1 Peter 2:4-5

A clear reading of this text confronts us with the question, “How well are you doing in getting away with the Lord over the Bible? Not just because you are supposed to, but in order to be filled with His Spirit and strengthened for each day’s work?” If in our musing over this question we realize that we don’t have enough time in the day to fi...

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False Gospels

In light of what John the Baptist has been teaching us about preaching the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, here is a 15 Minute video of the tragic reality in our day. ...

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Vipers, Wrath, Repent, Bear Fruits, Holy Spirit Baptism by the Savior=The Gospel

We have seen in Luke 3:1-20 that John the Baptist called his fellow religionists "vipers" (children of the devil); he told them to flee from God's anger poured out in the coming judgment (wrath); he told them that God's wrath is coming because of their sins, and, therefore, they need to turn their hearts back to God and show it in a changed life of genuine repentance; he p...

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God’s Moral Will and Sovereign Will

God does all things according to his will (sovereign will). Some things happen that are not God’s will (moral will). Can you handle these biblical truths? Or do you think they are a contradiction? John Piper helps with this dilemma. ...

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Biblical Church Discipline

We as local churches must live the Gospel, not just say it. That's why covenant membership with the practice of church discipline is clear in scripture and must be incorporated in our churches today. Here's a 2 1/2 minute video introducing the theology of Church Discipline....

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Affirming God's Grace in One Another

This sounds like a book that I am in desperate need of. I need God to work deeply in my heart and mouth to affirm his grace working in the lives of others. It's on my list of "Gets." Here is John Piper’s foreword to Sam Crabtree’s new book, Practicing Affirmation: ...

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Is Repentance Necessary In A Christian's Life?

If someone were to ask, “Do I need to have real acts of repentance in my life in order to be saved?” The answer is not a simple “yes” or “no.” The answer is “It depends on what you mean.” ...

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Church Membership

What's the big deal about membership? Mark Dever and others explain why membership is so valuable to us in the church. A 3 minute video....

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Desiring God...1987

Here is a 3 minute video of John Piper reading his journal entry from 1987, right after the first publishing of Desiring God....

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Conversion

How does one become a Christian? 9Marks authors and staff discuss the importance of having a biblical understanding of conversion. ...

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Evangelism

9Marks staff, authors, and partners discuss the meaning of evangelism....

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Counsel for pastors

Jonathan Leeman gives six reasons he wrote his new book for pastors. This is penetrating advice., ...

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Pursue Intimacy with God in the Word (1 Peter 2:1-3)

Verse 2 is stunning. God, through the Apostle Peter, commands us to have desires or yearnings, that at the moment, we may not have.... So here I am, absorbed in the day to day worries and busyness of life. If we had an instrument to measure desires in my heart, we would find very little “desire for the goodness of God in the Word” at a particular given momen...

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An Interview with John Piper

Multnomah recently published a 25th anniversary edition of John Piper’s classic, Desiring God, Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Here is a portion of the interview he gave to Justin Taylor....

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About Joe Lamay

I was mercifully brought out of darkness into the light of Jesus Christ at age 19. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Sonya, and six kids. I am the Pastor of Sovereign Grace Fellowship in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, CA. I root for Notre Dame and hate everything USC. I love to Golf and seldom get to do it....

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