When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

A Study Guide to the DVD Featuring John Piper

By John Piper

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When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

A Study Guide to the DVD Featuring John Piper

By John Piper

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A guided group study that focuses on John Piper's DVD teaching regarding how to fight for true delight in Christ and obtain proper affections for God.

Does the command to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind really obligate us to enjoy God above all things? Joy and delight are emotions after all, so isn't such love simply a decision of the will, not a feeling?

According to John Piper, in this companion to the When I Don't Desire God DVD, emotions are commanded everywhere in Scripture. They're not just instructions to think a certain way but to feel a certain way. And though we don't have complete control of our emotions, eternity hangs on the presence of proper affections for God. Therefore, the fight for joy is not optional. It is essential.

This study guide-focused on Piper's powerful teaching on DVD-explores the necessity and strategies of delighting in Christ in an eight-session, guided group study. Each guide features helps for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week. Along with the DVD, it is an ideal package that will lead groups of any size in the all-important fight for joy.


Author:

John Piper

John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the pastor for preaching and vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 128
Size: 5.25 in x 8.25 in
Weight: 5.4 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-0253-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-0253-8
ISBN-UPC: 9781433502538
Case Quantity: 10
Published: June 30, 2008