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Battling Anxiety with Thankful Prayer

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Battling Anxiety with Thankful Prayer

Anxious? Go to God first with a thankful heart.

 

Scripture References
Philippians 4:4-7, Ephesians 5:4

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Put Sin to Death

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The Greatest Chapter – Romans 8

Kill sin and temptation by the Spirit.

Scripture References
Romans 8:12-13, Romans 6:12-13, Ephesians 6:16-17, Galatians 3:5, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 13:5-6

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Sin Will Kill You

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The Greatest Chapter – Romans 8

If you live according to the flesh you will die.

Scripture References
Romans 8:12-13, Romans 8:28-30

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Written by Man, Spoken by God

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 7

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #7: This definition of meaning makes it possible for God to communicate to us with authority and trustworthiness, so that we may know his promises and his instructions for our everlasting joy.

Scripture References
Hebrews 6:13-18, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 14:37-38, Proverbs 2:3-5

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

How to Misinterpret the Bible

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 6

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #6: This definition of meaning gives us an objective standard to test whether an interpretation is right or wrong, namely, the unchanging reality of the author’s intention communicated through his words.

Scripture References
Mark 4:13, Mark 9:31-32, John 10:6, 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, John 11:11-14

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

The Bible’s Meaning Never Changes

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 5

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #5: This definition of meaning implies that a text’s meaning never changes from age to age or from reader to reader.

The reason is that a text’s meaning is a historical event. The author intended to communicate something through his words. That even, like any other event in history, is past. It can’t cease to be what it was. It simply is, like all other events in the past.

Scripture References
Mathew 5:18

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Read-to-Discover-Meaning-Not-Create-It

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 4

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #4: This definition of meaning reflects the biblical worldview that God is absolute Reality, and that he created and upholds a world of reality that has objective existence outside our minds, so that the aim of reading his word is not to create meaning, but to discover it in what the God-inspired author intended to communicate – an intention that has real objective existence outside ourselves. Reality is not just an echo of our own subjective preferences.

Scripture References
Psalm 14:1, Exodus 3:13-14, Hebrews 1:1-3, Ephesians 3:3-4

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Read Every Book with Humility

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What is the “meaning” of a text? Part 3

John Piper will continue to answer these questions:
1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?
2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?
3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?
Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #3: Reading a text in order to discover the author’s intention, is the humble path to greater knowledge and true wisdom.

It is arrogant to ignore or discount the author’s intention, assuming you have nothing to learn from others.

Scripture References
Psalm 25:9, Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 1:5, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 2:3-5, 2 Peter 3:18

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

What-Does-Meaning-Mean

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John Piper will attempt to answer these questions:

  1. What do we mean by the word “meaning”?

  2. How do we use the word “meaning” in these LABS?

  3. Specifically, what is the “meaning” of a written text?

Answer: The meaning of a text is what the author intended to communicate by his words.

Reason #1: The Bible assumes it. The Bible assumes that we are thinking of the “meaning” of texts as what the author intended to communicate.

 

Scripture References
1 Corinthians 5:9-11, John 21:20-23, John 11:11-14

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Do You Know How To Be Saved?

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  1. God created us for his glory.

  2. Therefore, it is man’s joyful duty to live for the glory of God.

  3. All of us have failed to glorify God as we should.

  4. We are thus found to be dead in our trespasses and under God’s just condemnation.

  5. God sent his Son to save sinners from their hopeless condition of deadness and condemnation, and bring us to God, our eternal joy.

  6. All the benefits purchased by Christ, in dying and rising again, belong to those who are united to him by faith. You cannot work for them. They are a free gift. If you have Christ as your Savior, Lord and Treasure, you have everything in him.

 

What does this mean?

 

The benefits of salvation, eternal life, being in the presence of God, being spared the punishment we deserve for our sin, belong to those who believe in Jesus Christ by faith and faith alone. You cannot buy it. You cannot work for it.

They are a free gift. Jesus payed for it with his life for you.

Will you accept it?

 

Scripture References
2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 2:8-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Acts 16:30-31, John 6:35, John 1:11-13, Romans 4:4-5, Acts 3:19, Isaiah 55:1-3, Revelation 22:17

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.