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What Do Answers to Prayer Depend On?, Part 1

Obedience

Sermons

by John Piper

If we are unloving and unrepentant then we should not think that God is likely to answer our prayers.

The Line of Prayer

2 Corinthians 1:11

Sermons

by John Piper

Beware of a church that runs on the momentum of tradition rather than the power of prayer.

Simeon's Farewell to the World

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 2:21-40

Sermons

by John Piper

Jesus' birth brought a new era in the history of redemption, but one that is still in complete harmony with the old.

I Have Kept the Faith

2 Timothy 4:6-8

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by John Piper

For me, the end of a year is like the end of my life. And in these last hours, I face the inevitable question: Did I live it well? Will Jesus Christ, the righteous judge, say "Well done, good and faithful servant"?

A Big God for Little People

Seven Christmas Eve Meditations

Luke 2:1-20

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by John Piper

All the mammoth political forces and all the giant industrial complexes, without their even knowing it, are being guided by God, not for their own sake but for the sake of God's little people—the little Mary and the little Joseph who have to be got from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

Christmas and the Cause of Truth

John 18:37

Sermons

by John Piper

You can read every fairy tale that was ever written, every mystery thriller, every ghost story, and you will never find anything so shocking, so strange, so weird and spellbinding as the story of the incarnation of the Son of God.

Jesus Is the Horn of Salvation

Luke 1:67-79

Sermons

by John Piper

There is a deadly disease and an awesome enemy. And every one of us will die from this disease and be devoured by that enemy if there is no horn of salvation for us.

Meditation on the Magnificat

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 1:46-55

Sermons

by John Piper

God is about to change the course of all human history; the most important three decades in all of time are about to begin. And where is God? Occupying himself with two obscure, humble women—one old and barren, one young and virginal.

Christmas Joy Vs. the Kirchensteuer

2 Corinthians 8:1-9 and 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Sermons

by John Piper

If God values joyful, loving generosity so much as to give his beloved Son to create it in his people, then we can be absolutely assured that when we are more generous, we will be more happy and more fulfilled because God is bound to work mightily for those whose behavior he values so highly.

Historical Criticism in the Dock

Recent Developments in Germany

(Published in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 23/4 (1980), pp. 325-334.)

Articles

by John Piper

All the Prophets Proclaimed These Days

Acts 3:17-26

Sermons

by John Piper

Since the first Christmas we have been living in the last days.

The Virgin Birth of the Son of God

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 1:26-38

Sermons

by John Piper

You may have never heard of Nazareth, and this young girl may be poor and obscure, but don't judge by merely human outward appearances. Her son is going to be great.

I Will Magnify God with Thanksgiving!

Psalms 69:30-32

Sermons

by John Piper

What does an all-sufficient God, who owns and controls all things, demand from the creature he has made? That we cease to be great in our own eyes and become small that he might appear great.

How Not to Talk to an Angel

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 1:5-25

Sermons

by John Piper

It is not wrong to want evidence for our faith. Belief is not groundless. But there is an evil in demanding signs beyond what a humble and open heart would require.

Christ Did Not Send Me to Baptize

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Sermons

by John Piper

Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus (Matthew 28:19, 20). And for that very reason it should never divert our attention away from Christ onto a man. It should express our desire to rely on Christ alone for salvation and to boast only in him.

The Aim of Dr Luke

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 1:1-4

Sermons

by John Piper

It is important to try to persuade people, like Luke in his Gospel, of the truth of Christianity.

Who Should We Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner?

Luke 14:12-14

Sermons

by John Piper

Who you invite to share in your abundance shows where your treasure is.

How to Give Away a G.I.F.T.

Sunday Evening Message

Sermons

by John Piper

You can't have fullness of joy in Christ if you never tell anybody about it. Declaring the marvelous deeds of God that have brought light into our life is a means to the full enjoyment of that light.

Make a Case for Your Hope

1 Peter 3:13-16

Sermons

by John Piper

The way to get ready to make a case for your hope is to get hopeful. Apply yourself to settling the questions of your own heart.

The Savior's Supper and the Second Coming

2 Thessalonians 1:3-10

Sermons

by John Piper

Lord's Supper is a memorial service looking back to Jesus' utterly unique death—a death that so satisfied the righteous demands of God that Jesus was granted to rise from the dead and come again as King of all. The sacrifice of Christ set the charge for the explosion of his second coming.

The Lips of Knowledge Are a Precious Jewel

Proverbs 20:15

Sermons

by John Piper

God teaches us things for our good, and he intends for us to share them for the good of our neighbor.

Thoughts on Baptism

Sunday Evening Message

Sermons

by John Piper

Baptism gives expression to our faith that we are God's from head to toe.

It's My Pleasure!

Humility & Christian Hedonism

Sermons

by John Piper

The humble Christian does not crave the praise of men. He longs for God to be praised and thanked and for truth to be honored.

The Children, The Church, and the Chosen

Sunday Evening Message

Sermons

by John Piper

Christians must be like children in their relationship to God and like God in their relationships to children.