All Resources on The Power & Effects of Sin

The Mind Against God Is Dead

Romans 8:7–8

Labs

by John Piper

Romans 8:5–8 gets down to the bottom of our sin, untangling the reasons we rebel against God. Pastor John highlights the meaning of two “for” statements to show the relationship between sin, hostility to God, death, and worldliness.

Set Your Mind on the Spirit

Romans 8:5–6

Labs

by John Piper

The Bible often presents two ways for us to live. In Romans 8:5–6, Paul describes two different lives, two different mindsets, and two different conditions. This lab carefully traces the serious differences in order to cause us to look to Christ.

What Is Idolatry?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 410, Pastor John discusses idols.

How Should I Think About My Failures?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 344, Pastor John encourages Christians struggling with sin and failure.

Sin and the Speed Limit

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 322, Pastor John discusses how Christians should think about the speed limit.

Distinguishing Weaknesses from Sins

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 269, Pastor John gives ways of identifying weaknesses from sins.

What Is Gossip?

Interviews

by John Piper

In Episode 159, Pastor John gives the biblical definition of gossip.

My Husband Is Okay with Racy Scenes — I Hate It

Interviews

by John Piper

In Episode 149, Pastor John talks about whether Christians should watch movies with nudity.

Help! I’m Addicted to Lying

Interviews

by John Piper

In Episode 141, Pastor John talks about what is behind why we lie.

How God Visits Sins on the Third and Fourth Generation

Articles

by John Piper

How do we understand God's punishing children for their parents' sins?

Why I Don’t Have a Television and Rarely Go to Movies

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper gives a different answer than the one he gave at Advance09.

What? Me Hostile to God?

Meditation on Colossians 1:21-22

Colossians 1:21-22

Articles

by John Piper

Most people imagine God to be the way they want him to be, which seldom includes the possibility that they might be his enemy.

Mouths Closed and All the World Accountable to God

Palm Sunday

Romans 3:19-20

Sermons

by John Piper

Christianity is not a narrow, provincial, or tribal religion. It declares things that have to do with the whole world.

Are All Sins Equal Before God?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper says consequences matter when it comes to weighing sin.

Does Being Totally Depraved Mean We're Always Sinning No Matter What?

Interviews

by John Piper

Even though we're always sinning, John Piper says that shouldn't paralyze us.

Discerning Idolatry in Desire

12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness

Articles

by John Piper

12 ways to recognize the rise of covetousness

Rethinking the "Carnal Christian"

Articles

by John Piper

The difference between the spiritual Christian and the carnal Christian is one of degree.

Consequences of Forgiven Sin

Articles

by John Piper

We must not equate forgiveness with absence of painful impact.

How Could David Say to God—After Sleeping With Uriah's Wife and Then Killing Him—"Against You and You Only Have I Sinned"?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper explains that all sin is ultimately an assualt on the glory of God.

God's Response to Hypocrisy: Kindness and Judgment

Romans 2:1-5

Sermons

by John Piper

God's justice does not demand that he punish us for our sins immediately. His kindness leads him to forbear and to be patient with us, to a point.

Doing and Endorsing Evil

Romans 1:28-32

Sermons

by John Piper

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the perfect and only remedy for what people already know about themselves.

The Perils of Disapproving God

Romans 1:28-32

Sermons

by John Piper

Every form of evil ultimately comes from failing to know, approve, and love God above all things.