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How Is It Right to Justify the Ungodly?

Romans 3:20 - 4:5

Sermons

by John Piper

We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him. God acquits the guilty. That is the gospel! But how can it be right for God to do that?

Restful Words for Labor Day

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 23

Sermons

by John Piper

It seems that with this passage of Scripture, more than any other, to recite it is also to experience its reality. The psalm itself is green pasture, the psalm itself is still water, the psalm itself restores my soul.

Final Judgment: Eternal Life vs. Wrath and Fury

Romans 1:28 - 2:11

Sermons

by John Piper

Every responsible person, on the basis of their actions and attitudes, will meet the final judgment of God.

How to Argue with God

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 143

Sermons

by John Piper

Don't let your sinfulness hinder your prayers. Run into the arms of God and fill his ear with arguments that aim for His honor.

Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin

Romans 14:23

Sermons

by John Piper

Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart.

In the Pits with a King

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 40:1-3

Sermons

by John Piper

We're made of the same stuff as the saints of old, and they help guide us so that we persevere to the end.

Christ and Cancer

Romans 8:18-28

Sermons

by John Piper

God's glory is manifest both when he heals and when he gives hope and peace to the person he does not heal.

Is God for Us or for Himself?

Sermons

by John Piper

God is the one Being in all the universe for whom seeking his own praise is the ultimately loving act. For him self-exaltation is the highest virtue.

How Not to Be a Mule

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 32

Sermons

by John Piper

Don't be like the mule but run headlong to God in prayer while he may be found. For the contrite heart which prays will be forgiven and protected and taught the way to God and will be glad in the Lord forever.

How to Do Good So That God Gets the Glory

Sermons

by John Piper

God gets glory not from our heroic exertion but from our reliance upon his strength—when we serve as one who serves with the strength which God supplies.

Don't Eat the Bread of Anxious Toil

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 127

Sermons

by John Piper

God Created Us for His Glory

Isaiah 43:1-7

Sermons

by John Piper

What is God's goal in creating and governing the world? How can I bring my life into alignment with that goal?

Delighting in the Law of God

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 1

Sermons

by John Piper

The Wisdom We Speak

1 Corinthians 2:6-13

Sermons

by John Piper

The remedy for the darkness of man's mind is not mindlessness but light.

Life Is Not Trivial

Sunday Evening Message

Sermons

by John Piper

The world is hungry for people filled with life because they see a reflection of eternity in everything.

The Wisdom of Men and the Power of God

John Piper's Installation

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Sermons

by John Piper

In his first sermon as pastor at Bethlehem, John Piper explains the source of his authority and the reason for his fear.

John Piper's Candidating Sermon at Bethlehem Baptist

Philippians 1:12-14 and Philippians 1:19-26

Sermons

by John Piper

Prolegomena To Understanding Romans 9:14-15

An Interpretation of Exodus 33:19

(Published in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 22/3 (1979), pp. 203-216.)

Exodus 33:19

Articles

by John Piper

A Christian Hedonist Looks at "Love Within Limits"

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper offers his critique of Lewis Smedes' book Love Within Limits.

The Ethics of Ayn Rand

Appreciation and Critique

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.

A Reply To Gerhard Maier

A Review Article

(Published in The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 22/1 (1979), pp. 79-85.)

Articles

by John Piper

What Does It Mean to Bless God?

Articles

by John Piper

Blessing God is an "exclamation of gratitude and admiration."