Articles by John Piper
O Lord, by the truth of your Word, and the power of your Spirit and the ministry of your body, build men and women at Bethlehem . . .
- Who don't love the world more than God,
- who don't care…
I wrote the first draft of this article on the last day of 2000 with a few hours left in the century and the millennium. Then I went to celebrate my 21st New Year's Eve communion service with the people…Continue Reading
On behalf of all the elders, thank you for praying and fasting for us on Monday, May 7.
Every elder was present, as was the building committee. At midnight we voted unanimously and enthusiastically to recommend to the congregation that…Continue Reading
DESIRING GOD MINISTRIES is one of the resource distribution arms of Bethlehem Baptist Church. I say "one of them" because I see the people of Bethlehem as the main "resource distribution arm" of the church. Our main resource is the…Continue Reading
What we have learned from Romans 6 and 7 is that when we trusted in Christ as our Savior and Lord (as our Treasure!), we were united to Christ (Romans 6:5; 7:4). In this union with Christ we died (Romans…Continue Reading
A Personal Letter from John Piper to All Our Web Visitors
Dear Friends of Desiring God,
May I encourage you to dream with me of what our kind and merciful God might do for unbelievers through Seeing and Savoring Jesus…Continue Reading
Was Christ building his church on September 11? The reason this question rises is the absolute, universal authority behind Jesus' promise in Matthew 16:18, "I will build my church." Who said this? The one who spoke and fevers departed (Luke…Continue Reading
This morning's paper (12-4-01) carries an unsigned editorial on "Condoms: A Secret Weapon in Short Supply." It addresses the issue of AIDS prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. The issue is worthy. The crisis is huge. The pain is unfathomable. And the…Continue Reading
Let us make crystal clear at the beginning of 2002, all we will get from God this year as believers in Jesus is mercy. Whatever pleasures or pains come our way will all be mercy. This is why Christ came…Continue Reading
Greg Boyd, in Satan and the Problem of Evil (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001), attempts to handle the texts used to argue for the eternal conscious torment of hell and the texts used to argue for annihilationism by "affirming…Continue Reading