Articles by John Piper
"Who then today will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?"
"The heads of fathers’ houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes."
"And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of…Continue Reading
A few months ago he was worth over $800 million. Now, at age 70, he sits in this prison cell, 7.5 by 8 feet, with a sink, a toilet, and a bunk. Bernard Madoff went there last Thursday after being…Continue Reading
Today is Friday the 13th! Bad luck day.
In case this or any other superstition frightens you or, worse, controls you, take the sword of the Spirit and kill it.
Here’s a few sword thrusts that I use.
If you want to know God better, it will be costly, and it will be worth it.
For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1:18)
That is true. It’s true because the…Continue Reading
As I sang "My Hope Is in the Lord" in my devotions, it became a sweet whispering of my faith in Jesus. The thought entered my mind: This would be a beautiful expression of faith for someone who wondered, How…Continue Reading
In this age, God rescues his people from some harm. Not all harm. That’s comforting to know, because otherwise we might conclude from our harm that he has forgotten us or rejected us.
So be encouraged by the simple reminder…Continue Reading
It is very good news that God designs his glory to be magnified through the exercise of his grace.
To be sure, God is glorified through the power of his wrath (Romans 9:22), but repeatedly the New Testament (and OT,…Continue Reading
When the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in parables he said:
To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. (Matthew 13:11)
The parables were…Continue Reading
If God sends a Great Awakening to the Twin Cities it will make all church buildings obsolete. How do you build sanctuaries to house the harvest of a power-evangelism that brings three thousand people into the kingdom in a single…Continue Reading
This is a call to pray for our upcoming conference. To guide your prayer I print here the letter I sent to all the pastors on our mailing list. It shows you the spirit and the content and speakers of…Continue Reading
What is “Evangelism” and who speaks for us? I invite you to join us for 5 studies of the life and message of . . .
We have 100 copies of this fascinating book at the super price of $6.00.…Continue Reading
It is five o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 10. After this morning’s service at Northwestern I came home, ate some of Noël’s world-class spaghetti, and went to bed. I have just gotten up from that nap.
What a morning the Lord…Continue Reading
Most of our new, young members know almost nothing about the Baptist General Conference. Yet it is our primary arm of outreach beyond Minneapolis. It is a fellowship of 800 churches in the United States. Together we are aiming to…Continue Reading
It’s here. And I am excited about it. It’s called Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. The book has 22 authors, 26 chapters and 566 pages. Wayne Grudem and I edited the book, and I…Continue Reading
The Bible teaches that we are so sinful we are morally unable to please God (Romans 8:7). It also teaches that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Yet salvation is by faith, and we are called…Continue Reading
Come on, dads, have some courage. Just say, “Over my dead body are you going to wrestle a girl.” Of course, they will call you prudish. But everything in you knows better.
Yes, I am talking to the boys’ fathers.…Continue Reading
On Sunday evening, September 25, the church reached an astonishing consensus on two recommendations from the Council of Deacons.
Of the 173 voting members 98.8% (only 2 no votes!) said yes to the recommendation that we proceed with construction of…Continue Reading