Articles

Articles on Sanctification & Growth

All God's Commands Are Possible with God

by John Piper

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

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.

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.

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.