Desiring God

The pursuit of joy in life and ministry. A call for Christian hedonism.

About this Class

We are thankful for John Piper's willingness to share these lectures with us. Copyright 2014 by Desiring God Ministries. Used with Permission. For more information, please visit www.DesiringGod.org.

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  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Length:
    4 hours
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    DesiringGod.org
  • Subject:
    Spirituality
  • Language:
    English

Lectures

1

Introduction to Christian hedonism.

2

Illustrating in chronological order in the 6 stages of redemptive history that God's main passion is to do everything for his glory.

3

The Bible teaches that we should pursue our joy in God. Christ is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

4

Suffering is required and sustained by the pursuit of joy in God.

5

We must fight relentlessly to see God for who he is.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level classes.

Do I need to take the classes in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy programs, we recommend taking the classes in the order presented, as each subsequent class will build on material from previous classes. In the Institute program, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.