Articles by John Piper
What happened on Wednesday of Jesus’ final week before the cross? According to Matthew 26:2, "after two days the Passover is coming.” That probably means it’s Wednesday. We can’t be sure because fragments of days count as days, and because…Continue Reading
Judas left the fellowship of the twelve apostles after the anointing in Bethany and arranged to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15). But when they met again at the last supper, there he was! Near enough to…Continue Reading
From one of the best books on preaching that I know comes this word on the danger of pride in us preachers
Pride is without doubt the chief occupational hazard of the preacher. It I has ruined many, and deprived…
If humility is not compliance with relativism and is not sophomoric skepticism, what is it? This is important, since the Bible says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5), and “Everyone who exalts himself…Continue Reading
Why do we say we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples
Because of Psalm 40:16.
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in…
Did Old Testament saints have the Holy Spirit? If so, what was the significance of Pentecost?Continue Reading
Ponder the conversion of Paul, the sovereignty of Christ, and what Paul's sins have to do with your salvation
Paul said that God “set me apart before I was born,” and then on the Damascus road “called me by his…Continue Reading
Today a year ago, my father and grandfather were reunited. William S. H. Piper and Elmer Albert Piper were both preachers and both Bible-saturated
My father said several times to me that he felt his father could pick up and…Continue Reading
In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz wrote about some Muslims' love affair with death. It raises the question of how Christian martyrdom is different. He writes
“We are going to win, because they love…
Your life hangs on how you relate these two statements:
- “If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous” (1 John 2:1).
- “Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you” (John 5:14).
What kind of man would send his wife and 12-year-old daughter to Kenya by themselves?
The answer I wish I could give is: The kind of man who was smart enough to marry such a woman.
But, alas, when I…Continue Reading
What about those hungry fellows who promised not to eat till they ambushed Paul
We read about them in Acts 23:12, “When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor…Continue Reading