Battling Unbelief Study Guide

Battling Unbelief Study Guide

by John Piper
     
 

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When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire

No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us–until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and

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When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire

No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us–until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin.

In this twelve-chapter study guide developed by Desiring God, you will find practical ways to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust.

Delighting in the bounty of God’s glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307562012
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/22/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
714,421
File size:
2 MB

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Lesson 1

INTRODUCTION TO BATTLING UNBELIEF

LESSON OBJECTIVES

It is our prayer that after you have finished this lesson…

• You will get a feel for how you and others in your group approach the Christian life.
• Your curiosity would be roused, and questions would begin to come to mind.
• You will be eager to learn more about how you can live your life by faith in future grace.

ABOUT YOURSELF

1. What is your name?

2. Tell the group something about yourself that they probably don’t already know.

3. Describe your relationship with Jesus.

A PREVIEW OF BATTLING UNBELIEF

1. In your own words, describe your battle against unbelief. How does this battle unfold? What weapons do you have in this battle? Describe any strategies that you use to overcome sin in your life. What motivates you to make war on sin?

2.
Think about the phrase “Living by Faith in Future Grace.” What do you think this phrase means?


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. More than two million copies of his works have sold, including The Passion of Jesus Christ, Desiring God, Pierced by the Word, The Pleasures of God, and Life as a Vapor. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noël, have four sons and one daughter.


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