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  • ISBN: 978-1-4335-4236-7
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Page Count: 96
  • Publisher: Crossway

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent (John Piper)

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Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it is also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming—the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity.

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The Dawning of Indestructible Joy

Daily Readings for Advent

Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it is also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming—the arrival of our eternal God in our own frail humanity.

This is the greatest of history’s many wonders, something too stupendous to celebrate just on one day. Advent is a way of lengthening and intensifying the joy of Christmas.

These 25 brief devotional readings from John Piper begin on December 1 and carry us to Christmas Day. Our hope is that God would use these meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and help you keep him at the center of your Christmas season.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Praying for Fullness This Christmas (John 1:14–16)
December 1: The Search-and-Save Mission (Luke 19:10)
Dec 2: Prepare Your Heart for Christ (John 5:44)
3: Draw Near to the Savior (Heb. 13:20–21)
4: What Advent Is All About (Mark 10:45)
5: Why Christmas Happened (1 John 3:5, 8)
6: God’s Passion for God at Christmas (John 12:27–28)
7: He Comes to Bless Us (Acts 3:22–26)
8: God Can Be Trusted (Acts 3:22–26)
9: Why the Son of Man? (John 1:51)
10: What Christmas Came to Destroy (1 John 3:8)
11: The Celebration of God’s Love (John 3:16)
12: The Glory of the Word Made Flesh (John 1:1)
13: Christmas Cut History in Half (Acts 3:24)
14: The Mercy He Promises (Rom. 15:8–9)
15: Our Truest Treasure (Matt. 2:10)

16: Freed to Be Part of God’s Family (Mark 10:45)
17: He Came to Serve (Mark 10:44)
18: Graciously and Tenderly Frustrating (Rom. 3:25–26)
19: The Gift You Cannot Buy (Acts 17:24–25)
20: Receive His Reconciliation (Rom. 5:11)
21: Get Your Eyes Ready for Christmas (Matt. 16:15–17)
22: Something Worth Singing About (Heb. 8:4–10)
23: Our Deepest Need at Christmas (Mic. 5:4–5)
24: Enjoy All the Promises of God (Mic. 5:2–4)
December 25: Grace: The Dominant Note of Christmas (John 6:51)
Conclusion: A Savior Is Born! God Gets the Glory, You get the Peace (Luke 2:11–14)

About the Author

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

 

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