What Jesus Demands From the World (Member Workbook)
What Jesus Demands from the World Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for six sessions, individual study, applicable Scripture, and a group discussion guide. It also includes tips for leading a group. A thoughtful examination of Jesus' demands...
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What Jesus Demands from the World Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for six sessions, individual study, applicable Scripture, and a group discussion guide. It also includes tips for leading a group.
A thoughtful examination of Jesus' demands reveals a compelling yet personal portrait of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures. The four Gospels are filled with demands like "be born again," "love your God," and "lay up treasures." Far from harsh demands originating from a selfish desire to control, Jesus' words are more a clarion call of urgency loving directions for our good and ultimate satisfaction. In fact, what Jesus demands from the world can be summed up as, "Trust and treasure me above all." This is good news
Do you wonder what's next? Has your faith grown stagnant? Is your spiritual walk in a dry season? Are you interested in knowing Jesus more deeply? This study serves as an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as a refreshing reminder for more mature believers of God's plan for His Son's glory and our good.
Session topics include: You Must Be Born AgainLove God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and StrengthLove Your EnemiesRender to CaesarLay Up Treasures in HeavenMake Disciples of All Nations
Kit Includes: A small-group "Bible Study Book"1 DVD with a promotional video and six 12-minute teaching sessions led by author John Piper
Features: Biblically rooted and gospel-centered contentLeader tipsFresh commentary for personal study segmentsIndividual study for personal growth as a disciple
Benefits: Gain a deeper understanding of who Jesus is through what He saidLearn that Jesus is the ultimate satisfaction of our longings and desiresKnow Jesus more by knowing His demandsGlean insights into the Great Commandment and loving your enemiesExperience heart-change as a result of Jesus edict to love our enemiesGet greater understanding of Jesus position on value and priorities within your relationships, finances, and life
John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at DesiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and 12 grandchildren.
Brian J. Tabb is assistant professor ofbiblical studies atBethlehem College and Seminaryin Minneapolis, Minnesota and managing editor of"Themelios." He holds a PhD in New Testament from London School of Theology."
John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).
At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.
Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.
John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).
In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."
John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.
John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.