Articles on Sanctification & Growth

Does It Matter What Others Think?

by John Piper

The answer is not simple. Some Biblical texts seem to say no. Others, yes.

The Sweet Commands of God

by John Piper

If God is sovereign, we are secure no matter how perilous it is to obey him.

Rebuilding Some Basics of Bethlehem: The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in Future Grace

by John Piper

We conquer sin when we are satisfied in what God promises to do for us.

Is It a Detour If You Find Gold?

Her First Words Were A Song—At Twenty

by John Piper

Your agonizing, unplanned detour is not a waste—not if you look to the Lord for his unexpected work, and do what you must do in his name.

Let’s Make Some Autumn Resolutions

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

by John Piper

It's always good to resolve to do good if we're resolving through faith.

All God's Commands Are Possible with God

by John Piper

Christianity means that deep, fundamental change is possible, no matter your background.

Does Unconditionality Conceal the Remedy?

by John Piper

There is a precious experience of peace and assurance in the Christian life that is not unconditional.

Contracts, Covenants, and Self-Deification

by John Piper

The person who pleases God makes a covenant, knowing that it may hurt to keep it, but does not change.

The Imperfections of Good People

by John Piper

How do we not resist imperfections when the Bible says, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”?

O Be Not Mere Shadows, Echoes, and Residue

by John Piper

Break free from the epidemic of the manward spirit of our age, and set yourself to live in the light of the Lord.

Wartime Empathy

by John Piper

Is there any point to exercising self-denial for the sake of distant soldiers?

Eighteen Aspects of Holy Dissatisfaction

A New Year’s Agenda for Growth

by John Piper

A collection of verses that identify how God would have us grow.

If You Can Be Godly and Wrong, Does Truth Matter?

by John Piper

Truth is important, but there is more to godliness than knowing about God.

Dana, Doug and an APTAT Recap

by John Piper

Practically speaking, how do I obey God so that it is “not I but Christ in me”?

You Almost Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

by John Piper

Human hearts are hard to change, but don't forget the Holy Spirit.

New Year's Resolutions? Oops.

by John Piper

The possibilities of joyful service are too great to let yourself be paralyzed by the past.

How to Be Spiritually Minded

by John Piper

What does Mac vs. PC have to do with spiritual-mindedness? Seventeen practical ways to align your attitude with God's.

The Solution Is Closer Than You Think

Three Ways of Seeing

by John Piper

Sometimes we are prepared to see what we see and sometimes our minds have to be changed before we can accept reality.

Walk Worthy of God?

by John Piper

Can we deserve or earn anything good from God? If not, then what does it mean to be worthy of him?