Antidepressants for Believers?

What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? By Pastor John Piper, given on March 30, 2010 The following is an edited transcript of the audio. What do you think of Christians taking antidepressants? I have been on them and have been accused of not relying on God. That relates to an earlier question about howContinue reading “Antidepressants for Believers?”

Preaching (and Listening) to Yourself

By Terry Powell, Have you ever “preached to yourself?” I’m referring to the act of fighting negative and unbiblical thought patterns with the Word of God. It’s also called “biblical self-talk,” reminding yourself of truth that counteracts Satan’s lies. In Future Grace, John Piper illustrates how the Psalmist battled despondency by preaching to himself: InContinue reading “Preaching (and Listening) to Yourself”

Redeeming Pain

When history speaks, do we listen? by Terry Powell It’s one thing to say that God’s sovereignty redeems our pain or weakness for a greater purpose. It’s another thing altogether to see a vivid illustration of the truth. David Brainerd (1718-1747) took the gospel of Christ to Indians in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, oftenContinue reading “Redeeming Pain”

Killing My Sin, Before It Kills Me

We are for the most part anyway, eager to please God. We are Jesus’ people with the occasional brush with sin. But hey, who doesn’t? But that attitude must be questioned. “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin.” 1 John 2:1 John hopes that his readers wouldContinue reading “Killing My Sin, Before It Kills Me”