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Articles by John Piper

Piper's Mealtime Prayers

John Piper
Some memorable and meaningful ways to talk to God at the kitchen table.
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Sex and the Supremacy of Christ: An Invitation

John Piper

Downtown Minneapolis hotel receptionists are being blown away by phone calls from around the country asking, "Are you taking reservations for the Sex and the Supremacy of Christ Conference?" One young non-religious hotel employee said, “I never thought I would…

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What Pipers Do On Vacation

John Piper

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…

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Sin, Civil Rights, and Missions

John Piper
It is impossible to mistreat someone because of their race if you are as broken before God and dependent on his mercy as you should be.
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Another Major Milestone Is Passed: We Own the Building in Mounds View

John Piper

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…

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The Part About Mercy I Left Out of the Sermon

John Piper

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).…

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More Clarifications on the Baptism and Membership Issue

John Piper

To help you keep thinking and praying about your vote on December 18 at the Annual All-Church Strategy Meeting concerning the Elder proposal on Baptism and Church Membership, here are a few more clarifying thoughts. Recall that the proposal is…

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The Great Work of God: Rain

John Piper
If you told someone: "My God does great and unsearchable things," and they responded, "Like what?" would you say, "Rain"?
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Being Loved and Being Hated

John Piper
If your driving motive in life is to be liked and loved you will find it almost impossible to be a Christian.
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Year End Thanks and New Year Hope

John Piper

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…

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Why President Clinton Should Resign

John Piper
The stakes of a president's moral life are high for the whole nation.
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Can Joy Increase Forever?

John Piper
It will take an infinite number of ages for God to be done glorifying the wealth of his grace to us. He will never be done.
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Suppose You Are a Liberal Critic of the Bible

John Piper
When you find two parts of Scripture that seem to contradict, don't assume the Bible is inconsistent.
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Facts: Seen and Unseen

John Piper
When the Bible says, "We walk by faith, not by sight," it doesn't mean there wasn't any visible evidence or that there isn't any today.
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Answers to Objections to Going into Missions

John Piper
Consider these 8 potential excuses for why a person can't do missions and what the Bible has to say about them.
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Missions, Orality, and the Bible

John Piper

There is significant discussion today about oral cultures and how they learn and how they should be evangelized and built up in faith. The discussion ranges from pre-literate to post-literate—from cultures that have never had their languages written down to…

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How God and Christians Treasure Christ, Part 2

John Piper

First we saw (in last week’s article) that treasuring Christ is 1) first—absolutely first—something God the Father does in his heart. Then 2) it is something the Holy Spirit pours out in our hearts so that treasuring Christ is…

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What Unites Us in Worship

John Piper
What are the essentials of worship that go deeper than style and form?
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A Passion for the "Mounds View Campus" Plants Urban Church!

John Piper

Consider and be amazed. The passion to plant a Bethlehem campus in Mounds View is about to result in an urban church plant in St. Paul. That is, if the congregation approves on Wednesday evening, August 25. Let me explain.

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A Prayer for Bethlehem One Hundred Years From Now

John Piper
Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, we are bold to pray for you who will live and minister decades from now.
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Boasting in Man Is Doubly Excluded

John Piper
There are two reasons (at least) why God hates for man to boast in man.
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