Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure
The motto of Battling Unbelief is: When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire. Because no one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers us some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us — until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself and certainly more than the rewards of this temptation (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.
Pastor John Piper shows how 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.
Each chapter below is about battling in these areas:
- Misplaced Shame
About John Piper
JOHN PIPER is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For thirty-three years, he served as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the contemporary classic Desiring God. Over thirty years of his sermons and articles are available, free of charge at that website. John and his wife, Noël, have five children and twelve grandchildren.