Desiring God DVD Study Guide

Finding Complete Satisfaction and Joy in God

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

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.

Desiring God DVD Study Guide

Finding Complete Satisfaction and Joy in God

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423128

Category: Religion

Page: 137

View: 1390

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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.

The Pleasures of God DVD Study Guide

Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

Author: Desiring God,John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601422903

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Find the Source of True Satisfaction In this DVD version of his landmark book, The Pleasures of God, John Piper fully discusses the question: “What brings delight to the happiest Being in the universe?” The answer is crucial to joyful Christian maturity, because it's by knowing what makes God glad that we can drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water. In ten sessions, Piper teaches on: • 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 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. Recorded in HD with subtitles in English, these video sessions are ideal for use in adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, and families. To get the most from this resource, use it along with The Pleasures of God DVD Study Guide

Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah Pub

ISBN: 1601423098

Category: Religion

Page: 411

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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.

Why We Believe the Bible

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433507717

Category: Religion

Page: 185

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"This study guide is based on and is a companion to Why we believe the Bible (DVD) by John Piper (Crossways Books, 2009)"--T.p. verso.

Let the Nations Be Glad! DVD Study Guide

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 144123506X

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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This new study guide complements the Let the Nations Be Glad! DVD, further increasing comprehension of the book's themes. The eight lessons in the study guide correspond to the DVD's presentation topics. This resource is ideal for church and small group studies.

The Blazing Center Study Guide

The Soul-Satisfying Supremacy of God in All Things

Author: John Piper,Desiring God

Publisher: Multnomah Books

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.

TULIP (A Study Guide to the DVD Featuring John Piper)

The Pursuit of God's Glory in Salvation

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433523426

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 1972

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The printed supplement to Piper's DVD helps ground groups in the five points of Calvinism so they will uphold God's Word regarding God's saving work. With this Study Guide and the DVD, John Piper walks study groups through each of the five points of Calvinism-Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, Perseverance of the saints-discussing the implications and the issues from a fully biblical perspective. The guide focuses on Piper's sixteen, 30-minute DVD teachings, which cover topics that include the meaning of "total" in total depravity, doing missions when God is sovereign, Romans 9 and the two wills of God, and ten effects of believing the five points of Calvinism. This guided group study clarifies the all-important differences between Calvinism and Arminianism and calls believers to hold fast to biblical truth regarding God's saving work in his people's lives.

An Introduction to When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433502569

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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These six 30-minute DVD sessions taught by John Piper serve as a guided group study tool to help teachers and leaders inspire their members to delight in God and fight for the gift of joy, even when that desire is lacking.

When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1581346522

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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For over twenty-five years John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find that this truth is both liberating and devastating. It’s liberating because it endorses our inborn desire for joy. And it’s devastating because it reveals that we don’t desire God the way we should. What do you do when you discover the good news that God wants you to be content in him, but then find that you aren’t? If joy in God were merely the icing on the cake of Christian commitment, this book would be insignificant. But Piper argues that joy is so much more. Our being satisfied in God is necessary to show God’s worthiness and to sustain sacrifices of love. Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before him. He tasted it. It sustained him through the deepest suffering. His Father was glorified. His people were saved. That is what joy in God does. The absolutely urgent question becomes: What can I do if I don’t have it? With a pastor’s heart and with radical passion for the glory of Christ, John Piper helps you answer that question.

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (Revised Edition)

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433517310

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Who is Jesus Christ? You've never met him in person, and you don't know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ-the divine Person revealed in the Bible-has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, "Yes, this is truth." It's like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet. The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross. Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God's Word. Jesus said, "If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son. John Piper has written this book in the hope that all will see Jesus for who he really is and will come to enjoy him above all else.

"Habits of Grace"

"Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines Study Guide"

Author: David Mathis

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433553562

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Put Yourself in the Path of God's Grace This study guide is designed to help you connect more deeply with the three crucial power sources for the Christian life: hearing God's voice (in the Bible), having his ear (in prayer), and belonging to his body (in the fellowship of the church). Created as a supplement to the book Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis, and intended for individual and small-group study alike, this 31-day resource includes relevant Scripture readings, discussion questions tied to specific sections of the book, and prompts for applying each lesson to your everyday life. Rehearsing and reiterating key practices outlined in Habits of Grace, this study guide will equip you to stay focused on the gospel as you cultivate your own specific life-transforming habits aimed at keeping you connected to the grace of God in Jesus.

Gravity and Gladness

The Pursuit of God in Corporate Worship

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 9781433515040

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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This DVD and study guide will help believers journey toward a better understanding of how seriousness and happiness blend in godly worship. Perfect for Bible studies and community groups.

Spectacular Sins

And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433502755

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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John Piper poignantly shares what God wants us to know about his sovereignty and Christ's supremacy when we encounter sin or tragedy.

God Is the Gospel

Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433522403

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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John Piper awakens you to the highest, best, final, and decisive good of the gospel, without which no other gifts would be good. Some people say forgiveness makes the gospel good news. Others suggest that being saved from hell or gaining freedom from a guilty conscience makes it good news. But the Bible tells us the gospel is good news not because of its many peripheral blessings, but because it brings us to God-and to utter delight in him as our all-sufficient and everlasting treasure. This study guide-a companion to the God Is the Gospel DVD-dynamically explores the ultimate good of the good news in eight sessions that feature the teaching of Pastor John Piper. This full-length guide will prepare your group members for Piper's powerful DVD lessons and supplement his book God Is the Gospel. Each study guide comes complete with Scripture and key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week. Along with the DVD, it is an ideal package for leading your class, small group, church, or family to embrace God as the gospel in every area of their lives.

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433555530

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1773

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“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.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

The Pleasures of God Study Guide

Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 1601422938

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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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

Battling Unbelief

Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure

Author: John Piper

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307562069

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 4453

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When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us–until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. Delighting in the bounty of God’s glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure. From the Hardcover edition.

The Reason for God Discussion Guide

Conversations on Faith and Life

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310692083

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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This six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) captures live and unscripted conversations between Tim Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity. In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings together faith and intellect, theology and popular culture, modern-day objections and historic Christian beliefs. Now fans of the New York Times bestseller can find resources to help them engage with those same objections, drawing on recent scholarship and debates. The Reason for God small group Bible study can be used individually, with groups, or by any believer who is engaging with friends who don’t share his or her beliefs. Christians will be challenged to wrestle with their friends and neighbors’ hardest questions, and to engage those questions in ways that will spark an honest, enriching, and humbling dialogue. Capture a live and unscripted conversation between Timothy Keller and the six panelists discussing their objections to Christianity. This study will help small groups and individuals dig deeper into the objections of the Christian faith and to learn about both sides of the issues. Sessions include: Isn’t the Bible a Myth? How Can You Say There Is Only One Way to God? What Gives You the Right to Tell Me How to Live My Life? Why Does God Allow Suffering? Why Is the Church Responsible for So Much Injustice? How Can God Be Full of Love and Wrath at the Same Time? Designed for use with Reason for God Video Study (sold separately).