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Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent

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25 Advent Readings by Pastor and Author John Piper.

Joyous reflection and eager anticipation mark the season of Christmas, as Christians around the world celebrate the coming of their Savior. In Good News of Great Joy, John Piper invites readers to refocus their hearts on Jesus during the Advent season. Each of the 25 daily readings highlights a Bible passage and a short reflection. Perfect for personal reading and family devotions, these daily readings are a great way to contemplate the magnificence of the promise of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • Invites readers to refocus their hearts on Jesus during the Advent season
  • Highlights a Bible passage and a short reflection for each day
  • Provides a great way to contemplate the magnificence of the promise of salvation through the birth of Jesus Christ
  • Introduction: What Does Jesus Want This Christmas?
  • December 1: Prepare the Way (Luke 1:16–17)
  • December 2: Mary’s Magnificent God (Luke 1:46–55)
  • December 3: The Long-Awaited Visitation (Luke 1:68–71)
  • December 4: For God’s Little People (Luke 2:1–5)
  • December 5: No Detour from Calvary (Luke 2:6–7)
  • December 6: Peace to Those with Whom God’s Pleased (Luke 2:12–14)
  • December 7: Messiah for the Magi (Matthew 2:1–2)
  • December 8: Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star (Matthew 2:2)
  • December 9: Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus (Matthew 2:3)
  • December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh (Matthew 2:10–11)
  • December 11: Why Jesus Came (Hebrews 2:14–15)
  • December 12: Replacing the Shadows (Hebrews 8:1–2)
  • December 13: The Final Reality Is Here (Hebrews 8:1–2)
  • December 14: Making It Real for His People (Hebrews 8:6)
  • December 15: Life and Death at Christmas (John 10:10)
  • December 16: God’s Most Successful Setback (Philippians 2:9–11)
  • December 17: The Greatest Salvation Imaginable (Jeremiah 31:31)
  • December 18: The Christmas Model for Missions (John 17:18)
  • December 19: Christmas Is for Freedom (Hebrews 2:14–15)
  • December 20: Christmas Solidarity (1 John 3:8)
  • December 21: The Birth of the Ancient of Days (John 18:37)
  • December 22: That You May Believe (John 20:30–31)
  • December 23: God’s Indescribable Gift (Romans 5:10–11)
  • December 24: The Son of God Appeared (1 John 3:7–8)
  • December 25: Three Christmas Presents (1 John 3:7–8)
  • Conclusion: My Favorite Christmas Text
  • Appendix: Old Testament Shadows and the Coming of Christ
  • Title: Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent
  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-02-16T20:50:10Z

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John Piper

John Piper (b. 1946) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with his wife of 51 years, and has five children and 14 grandchildren.

Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. He completed his Bachelor of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Dr. Daniel Fuller. Piper received his Doctorate in Theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College.

In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, which provides Piper’s sermons, articles, and information on titles he has authored. One of his bestsellers, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, prompted the name of the ministry.

Several of Piper’s books have been Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian book award winners including What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the Word, and God’s Passion for His Glory. The Crossway John Piper Collection (39 vols.) includes 39 titles from Piper, including Love Your Enemies and A Hunger for God. His preaching ministry of more than 30 years is available in the John Piper Sermon Archive (1980–2014).

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