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"Let the heartbeat of your Bible reading be this simple prayer: 'Lord, move this from my head to my heart'" - John Piper

On April 4, 1968, American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated, leaving millions angry and disillusioned. In Indianapolis, a largely African-American crowd had gathered...

On April American civil rights leader Dr., was assassinated, leaving millions angry and disillusioned. In Indianapolis, a largely African-American crowd had gathered.

John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a Calvinist Baptist preacher and author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. Piper hit the evangelical scene after the publication of his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986) and has continued to publish dozens of other books further articulating this theological perspective.In 1994, he founded Desiring God Ministries.

"God is most glorified in me with I am most satisfied in Him." - John Piper, When I Don't Desire God & Desiring God

"I begin each prayer with the phrase whatever it takes Lord because the Bible teaches us to be bold and wholehearted in our praying not reticent. I also use the phrase because it tests my heart. How much do I want God and all he promises to be for me in Jesus? Do I really want true joy enough to ask for my Fathers loving discipline to wean me from joy-stealing sin? And how much do I trust him? Do I really believe that he will only give me what is good when I ask in faith (Luke 11:1113)?…

Whatever it takes prayers help me press toward and express childlike trust in the Father.

"We embrace the hand we've been dealt because we know the Dealer, and he never…

We embrace the hand we've been dealt because we know the dealer and he never deals badly - John Piper

"Sin is ugly. It should be killed daily. I die every day, because Jesus said, 'Take up your cross daily' and crosses are for dying." (John Piper)

Sin is ugly. It should be killed daily. I die every day, because Jesus said, “Take up your cross daily” and crosses are for dying. —John Piper // World Help

Truth from Dr. Piper

God gets glory when two very different and very imperfect people forge a life of faithfulness in the furnace of affliction by relying on Christ.

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