God’s Patience with the Vessels of Wrath
Jan 1, 1993A commander's patient restraint complements his raw power to bring him more glory.
Pray for the Pastor's Conference
Jan 13, 1993John Piper introduces the subject and speakers for the sixth annual pastors conference.
Teenage Resolutions: For Mom and Dad
Feb 10, 199316 resolutions for maintaining a healthy relationship between child and parent.
Infant Baptism and the New Covenant Community
Feb 14, 19931. In every New Testament command and instance of baptism repentance and faith precede baptism Acts 2:37-38, 41 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles…
Does Unconditionality Conceal the Remedy?
Feb 17, 1993There is a precious experience of peace and assurance in the Christian life that is not unconditional.
How Dangerous Is Our Faith?
Mar 3, 1993If unstable people are often drawn to religion as a way of expressing their moral delusions, it may not mean that true religion is the problem.
On the Way to Criminalizing Christian Truth-Telling
Mar 10, 1993Protecting persons with “preferences” should not automatically mean protecting them when they perpetrate their preferences.
Resolutions on Growing Old with God
Mar 24, 1993For those who do not want to be a grumpy old man or woman, here are eight resolutions for an aging saint.
An Open Letter to Naegle Signs
Apr 7, 19937 reasons why sexually stimulating advertisements are destructive to society.
"The Righteous Are Bold As a Lion"
A New Sermon Series
Apr 21, 1993Last Sunday I began a new sermon series on Christian courage. I hope that you will take this article and use it as a prayer guide from week to week. My sense is that there are a lot of…
"The Gate Is Open"
Two Summer Dreams Take Shape, Part 2
May 5, 1993What kind of event could we invite people to that would not be too “churchy,” but would be a gateway into all the good things that “church” really means?
Legal Killing, Illegal Maiming
May 12, 1993We do well not to kill unborn human beings created in the image of God when they only lack time or air.
The William Carey Wild Card
May 19, 1993The William Carey Wild Card is a challenge to think in a radically heaven-focused way about your treasure.
The Iris by My Walk
Thoughts on God’s Direct Involvement in Creation
May 26, 1993God means for the beauty of every individual plant to be an occasion for our worshipping his specific creativity.
A Response to Richard Mouw's Treatment of Christian Hedonism in “The God Who Commands”
May 28, 1993The irony of this interchange is that I love Richard Mouw's focus on "divine command ethics" which makes God the basic criterion of all morality. More amazing than that, I even see Christian Hedonism as one way of formulating Biblical…
Does It Pay to Visit Vermin?
Jun 2, 1993Jesus did not say, “True religion is converting orphans," but “True religion is visiting orphans.” Results are God’s business. Obedience is ours.
Fireworks and Full Moon: A Parable
Meditations from the Curb
Jul 7, 1993Should we wonder at all that humans are oblivious to the glory of God when there are such clear parables of our blindness built into everyday experience?
Where Does Christian Living Come From?
Jul 14, 1993It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
What Will It Be Like at the Judgment?
Supplement to August 1 Sermon
Aug 3, 1993What about the New Covenant promise that God will not remember the sins of his people? Will they be remembered at the judgment day?
Do You Want to Make This Statement?
Sep 1, 1993God loves it when his people praise his Son in public.
Join the Life Chain Again This Year
Sep 22, 1993Do you have a plan to do something for the children who cannot speak for themselves?
Praying for What Cannot Fail
Oct 13, 1993We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.
How Do You Obey the Command to Be Born?
Oct 20, 1993The call of God creates what it commands.
Books That Have Influenced Me Most
Nov 1, 1993What kind of reading has made the biggest difference for John Piper?
An Amazing (Unused?) Means of Change
Nov 3, 1993The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.
When Words Are Wind
Nov 10, 1993In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.
Let's Find "Grace for a Well-Timed Help" Together
Nov 17, 1993Hebrews 4:6 reminds us to seek God not only for the kind of grace we need but also for the timing of it.
How I Was Moved to Tears
Dec 1, 1993What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?
Born to Die for Freedom
Dec 8, 1993Hebrews 2:14-15 is a great passage for preparing for Christmas.