Reflections on Suffering

The great Apostle Peter once wrote, “Therefore, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good” (1 Peter 4:19). Clearly Peter understood two very important things: when we do the will of God suffering may come (contrary to the whole health and wealth narrative), and God is faithful in the midst […]

John Piper on Prosperity Preaching

As I prepare for this week’s introductory sermon to our brief series entitled “Lies the Church Believes,” this posting by John Piper (entitled “Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly,” February 14, 2007) caught my attention and, of course, is worth highlighting. Read it carefully, and, if possible, pray for me as I attend to the first of the lies I will address, […]