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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

What We See When the Spirit Reigns: Love

Romans 8:3-4

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by John Piper

If we are unmerciful, unforgiving people, if we hold grudges or cherish resentments or plan revenge, then what we are saying in effect to God is, "This is the way I prefer life to be."

Sky Talk

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 19

Sermons

by John Piper

What are some practical steps that we can take to stay alive to the beauty of God's world?

The Liberating Law of the Spirit of Life

Romans 8:1-2

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by John Piper

The death of Christ does not turn away the wrath of God from all people. In order to benefit from the work that God has done outside of us, we must now experience the work that he does within us by the Holy Spirit. What is this work and how is it related to the gift of justification?

The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 23

Sermons

by John Piper

I feel myself drawn with David not so much to love the green pastures but the good shepherd, not so much to love the lavish banquet but the bountiful host, and not so much to love the trip to Miami or the bungalow but to love the highway patrolman.

How Is It Right to Justify the Ungodly?

Romans 3:20 - 4:5

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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.