THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE IS NOT OPTIONAL. IT IS ESSENTIAL.
This study guide companion to the DVD version of "Desiring God"--the classic explanation of Christian hedonism by John Piper--will help individuals and groups understand that the supreme calling of life is to "glorify God by enjoying Him forever."
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 guided group study include: One Great Mission and MotivationA Summary of Christian HedonismThe Foundation of Christian HedonismThe Essence of Christian HedonismThe Grand Obligation (Part 1): Commanded to Rejoice The Grand Obligation (Part 2): An Essential Element of Faith and WorshipThe Grand Obligation (Part 3): Holy Hedonism Is LoveThe Grand Obligation (Part 4): The Strength for Sanctification and ServiceHow Then Shall We Fight for Joy? (Part 1): Know Its Sources and SetbacksHow Then Shall We Fight for Joy? (Part 2): Make Use of the Means of Grace
Complete with Scripture, key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week, this study guide will help you understand why God's pursuit of His glory and your pursuit of joy are not at odds--because "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."
Also includes a 6-session intensive track option. "Leader's Guide Included.
About the Author
John Piper, the preaching pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of numerous books" "and a senior writer for "World "magazine,"" He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College, St. Paul, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.