Articles by John Piper
Thank you for praying for me. I cannot survive in the ministry without your "Epaphras Effort." What! You didn’t know you were making the "Epaphras Effort"? That’s OK. Making it is more important than knowing that you are making it…Continue Reading
Submission to God's authority implies these six beliefs about sexuality.Continue Reading
Two Motives for Missions, or One?
As our fall Missions Focus approaches, Jonathan Edwards is still on my mind. One reason is that he helped me unite two motives for world missions that for years seemed at odds.
One motive…Continue Reading
(In case you missed it in the sermon.)
1. Jesus said, in Matthew 6:6, “When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in…Continue Reading
God wants us to use means to get his work done, but he wants us to trust in him, not in these means.Continue Reading
Dear Rabbi Zimmerman,
Thank you for your email of 2-27-04 addressed to some of us among the downtown clergy concerning Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ. I read most of your letter to our people on Sunday…Continue Reading
The book of Lamentations is the heart-cry of Jeremiah when he and his people were being hurt by God, and by their enemies, and by their own sin. How he speaks of this divine hurting shows us some of the…Continue Reading
1. Don’t dream too small or pray too small about what God may do to save sinners and glorify his name in the midst of steady-state obedience.
God ordinarily works his wonders of mercy and salvation in the midst…Continue Reading
I am deeply thankful to the Council of Elders for giving me both the assignment and privilege of a writing leave from April 29 to June 3. I would like to use this article to explain my goals and ask…Continue Reading
Verse 9b: “Abhor What Is Evil”
On June 5/6 I exhorted you to build your lives on the mercies of God in Jesus Christ. “I appeal to you therefore brothers by the mercies of God . . .” (Romans 12:1).…Continue Reading
A little after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 15 Jon Grano, the Vice Chairman of the Council of Elders, signed the documents that transferred the building at I-35W and Highway 10 to the ownership of Bethlehem Baptist Church. That evening…Continue Reading
On vacation I had lots of time alone with my Bible, John Owen, and St. Athanasius. I would get up in the morning, run the hills of North Carolina for half an hour, shower, get a glass of grapefruit juice…Continue Reading