What Jesus Demands from the World

2015 TGC National Conference


In this one-hour workshop from the 2015 Gospel Coalition National Conference, John Piper probes the meaning and motivation of Jesus' commission to teach disciples to obey all that He has commanded. John is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has authored over 50 books including Desiring God and What Jesus Demands from the World.


Why is it important to stress that Paul and Jesus had a unified vision and message of the Christian faith?
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What is the difference from teaching others about Jesus' commandments versus teaching them to observe his commandments?
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Why must a discussion about all that Jesus commands rightly be grounded in His love for us?
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In what ways is new birth a prerequisite of true obedience to Christ?
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Jesus' commands are daunting—seemingly impossible.  And they are impossible without Him. The pre-requisite to fulfilling the law of Christ is to "come." 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

~Matthew 11:28–30, ESV



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