The Pleasures of God DVD Study Guide: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God  -     By: John Piper
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The Pleasures of God DVD Study Guide: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

Multnomah Books / 2012 / Paperback

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In DVD version of John Piper's landmark book, The Pleasures of God, he fully discusses the question: "What brings delight to the happiest Being in the universe?" The answer is crucial to joyful Christian maturity, because it's by knowing what makes God glad that we can drink deeply-and satisfyingly-from the only well that offers living water.

In ten sessions, Piper teaches on:

  • The Worth and Excellency of God's Soul
  • Our Pleasure in God's Well-Placed Pleasures
  • God's Pleasure in His Eternal Son
  • God's Pleasure in the Display of His Glory
  • God's Pleasure in All That He Does
  • God's Pleasure in All of Creation
  • God's Pleasure in Election
  • God's Pleasure in Bruising His Son
This study guide supplements the DVD session providing insight while asking group embers to respond to Piper's message in substantive ways.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
ISBN: 1601422903
ISBN-13: 9781601422903
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Find the Source of True Satisfaction
 
This study companion to the DVD version of The Pleasures of God--the landmark book by John Piper--will help individuals and groups answer the question, "What brings delight to the happiest Being in the universe?" Because it’s by knowing what makes God glad that we can drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water.
 
The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, as well as for individual study.  

Topics for this 12-session (or alternative 6-session intensive track), guided study include: The Worth and Excellency of God’s Soul, Our Pleasure in God’s Well-Placed Pleasures, God’s Pleasure in His Eternal Son, God’s Pleasure in the Display of His Glory, God’s Pleasure in All That He Does, God’s Pleasure in All of Creation, God’s Pleasure in Election, God’s Pleasure in Bruising His Son, and more.                                                                               
 
Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide will help reveal that what followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.

Leader’s Guide Included

Author Bio

JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written over forty books, including Desiring God, A Godward Life, Don’t Waste Your Life, and Future Grace. John and his wife, Noel, have five children and an increasing number of grandchildren.

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    John Piper's Pleasures of God is destined to be a classic within Christian literature. Piper seeks to explain how a holy God can take pleasure in sinful creatures. Furthermore, he elaborates on his famous quote, "God is most glorified n us when we are most satisfied in him." Piper begins by explaining how God first takes delight in himself. God has no need of anything outside of himself. God's delight and pleasure in mankind is not out of a sense of duty. God does not delight in mankind because he is lacking in anything. God's delight in mankind is out of His own good will.

    One of the first encounters with heresy I had as a believer took place while I was attending a Bible College in Tn. The professor began the course by teaching that God created mankind because He was a loving God and needed something to love. In order for God to be love He needed an object to place that love on. Piper shows how this argumentation is ignorant and lacking in scriptural warrant. God is not lacking or in need of anything. There has been a perfect fulfillment and existence of love in eternity between the trinity. God delights fully in being God.

    Piper goes through several chapters of explaining the things which God delights in. Piper explains how God delights first in the Son. Next, Piper explains God's pleasure in electing sinners unto salvation. From God's pleasure is the election of mankind into salvation, Piper explains God's delight in new children. God delights in man through Christ. Piper concludes the book by discussing Lordship Salvation or whether you can have Christ as Savior but not as Lord.

    One of my favorite quotes, Piper quotes within the book I would be completely unaware of, if it were not for this book. Piper quotes Henry Scougal from his famous book The Life of God in the Soul of Man saying, "The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love." The worth of value of the soul is determined by that which it finds its ultimate delight in. I think most often people believe the opposite. Mankind can only find their value and their purpose through delighting in the Son.

    Publisher: Waterbrook Multnomah

    Pages: 400

    Binding Type: Paperback

    Book Grade: A
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