Articles on Gratitude

Violence, Ugliness, and Thanksgiving

by John Piper

If we do not believe we are deeply indebted to God for all we have or hope to have, then the very spring of gratitude has gone dry.

What Can I Say -Ay -Ay?

by John Piper

Pastor John expresses gratitude for his fortieth birthday suprise party.

I'm at the Doctor's Office with a Broken Leg

by John Piper

John Piper expresses his gratitude for three fellow staffers at Bethlehem.

Happy 100th Birthday, Irene Peterson!

by John Piper

Memories of Bethlehem's oldest member.

How Not to Commit Idolatry in Giving Thanks

Jonathan Edwards on True Thanksgiving

by John Piper

God is not glorified if the foundation of our gratitude is the worth of the gift and not the excellency of the Giver.

Kathy and Kenny Stokes

Celebrating 10 Years of Ministry at Bethlehem

by John Piper

John Piper celebrates the Stokes's 10 years of ministry at Bethlehem.

Thanks—to “God” for This List

by John Piper

John Piper expresses his gratitude to numerous people at Bethlehem.

How Does Gratitude Motivate?

by John Piper

Gratitude seeks to show the value of God’s good will, which it does best in words of praise, a heart of trust, and a life of love.

Hmm, I Think That to You I Shall Give Eyes

by John Piper

Why do people want to get rich when they already have things valued in the millions of dollars?

Ganging Up on Gratitude

The Bishop and the Atheist Warn of Too Much Thanks

(A Thanksgiving Meditation)

by John Piper

A response to both a bishop and an atheist who warn against thankfulness.

Endings Are for Gratitude, Beginnings Are for Faith

by John Piper

Every moment is an opportunity for gratitude toward the past and faith toward the future.