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Gravity and Gladness: The Pursuit of God in Corporate Worship (A Study Guide to the DVD Featuring John Piper)

Gravity and Gladness: The Pursuit of God in Corporate Worship (A Study Guide to the DVD Featuring John Piper)

John Piper

| Crossway | 2010

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This study guide and DVD will help small groups journey toward a better understanding of how seriousness and happiness blend in godly worship.

What does the Bible say about corporate worship? What is worship in the first place? The stark differences in worship styles between churches leads to much confusion. Services with flippant worship cause us to miss the majesty and magnificence of God. On the other hand, stiff-necked worship doesn’t recognize that God is actually happy, and that we are called to be happy as well. So what should our worship look like? Is there a balance—worship that is both solemn and joyful?

Yes! Gravity in worship doesn’t mean being stern or grim. And gladness in worship doesn’t mean being frivolous or superficial. If our God is both inestimably glorious and infinitely happy, our worship will have both gravity and gladness, both substance and satisfaction.

In this twelve-session seminar, John Piper looks to the Bible to help individuals and churches discover the true nature of worship. Join Piper as he calls Christians to worship God daily with gravity and gladness.

This DVD of the seminar and its accompanying study guide are especially designed for Bible studies and community groups.

Author Bio

John Piper (b. 1946) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church for 33 years. He still serves as chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. Logos has collected his sermons in the John Piper Sermon Archive (1980–2014).

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 GodHear how Piper uses Logos for his Bible Study