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Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?

Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?

In five minutes, John Piper describes the beauty and wonder of a never-ending life in God’s presence. When you think about spending a trillion years in heaven, does that hope feel satisfying or boring? Piper reminds us from 1 Peter why an eternity of climbing the mountain of God’s glory will only ever thrill and fulfill you.

Look at the Book is John Piper’s latest effort to help teach people to read the Bible for themselves. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.

As part of this new initiative, Desiring God is putting on regional events focused on certain passages of Scripture. Below, you can find all the video from our Look at the Book weekend on 1 Peter 1–2. The clip above is from Part 6: Born Again to a Living Hope.

Rejoicing in the Refiner’s Fire

Part 1: A Survey of Suffering in 1 Peter

Part 2: Basics for Reading the Bible

Part 3: Exiles on the Earth

Part 4: Set Apart by the Spirit

Part 5: The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

Part 6: Born Again to a Living Hope

Part 7: Why Your Faith Will Not Fail

Part 8: Simultaneous Joy and Sorrow

Part 9: A Faith More Precious than Gold

Part 10: New Passions Are the Path to Holiness

Part 11: The Infinite Price of Your Freedom

Part 12: Born Again by the Book

Part 13: Destined to Obey, or Disobey

Part 14: Called to Be Lights in the World

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