All That Jesus Commanded: The Christian Life according to the GospelsISBN: 9781433585050
Longtime Pastor and Author John Piper Walks through Jesus's Commands and Their Meaning for the Christian Life
The four Gospels are filled with commands straight from the mouth of Jesus Christ. They are not the harsh demands of a taskmaster, but Jesus's way of showing his followers who he is and how to be more like him.
In All That Jesus Commanded, John Piper walks through Jesus's commands, in 50 short chapters, explaining their context and meaning to help readers understand Christ's vision of the Christian life and what he still requires today. The result is a helpful guide for thoughtful inquirers and new Christians, as well as veteran believers, whether for their own study or as a resource in disciple-making.
- Biblical and Theological: Piper examines Jesus's commands and explains their context, meaning, and application today
- Comprehensive: Features Scripture, person, and subject indexes
- Accessible: Written in a clear, engaging tone, this book is an excellent resource for new and seasoned believers alike, and for use in discipling younger believers
- Written by Bestselling Author John Piper: Other books include Providence; Desiring God; and Don't Waste Your Life
John Piper is founder and lead teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Don't Waste Your Life; and Providence.
"Scholars, popularists, and now even novelists are falling over each other today in a blind passion to discover an alternative Jesus to the One so magnificently portrayed in the biblical Gospels. In stark and refreshing contrast John Piper clear-sightedly demonstrates that the only Jesus worth living for and worth dying for is the biblical Jesus."
--Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries
"This is now my favorite book by John Piper. In the best tradition of Adolf Schlatter's Do We Know Jesus? and his 'hermeneutic of perception,' All That Jesus Commanded has changed my life and will certainly change yours because it is based on the pure words of Jesus as revealed in the four Gospels. A must-read for every true follower of Christ."
--Andreas J. Köstenberger, Theologian in Residence, Fellowship Raleigh, North Carolina; Cofounder, Biblical Foundations
"Jesus Christ's gift of salvation is free and cannot be earned, but the call to follow him is costly, demanding faithful obedience to his commands. With this in view, John Piper sets out with clarity the expectations that Jesus places upon his followers. Drawing from all four Gospels, he offers a challenging analysis of Jesus's commands that promotes a balanced and robust view of what it is to be a Christian in the twenty-first century."
--T. Desmond Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Union Theological College
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