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How God and Christians Treasure Christ, Part 1

John Piper

Treasuring Christ is first--absolutely first--something God the Father does in his heart. Then it is something the Holy Spirit pours out in our heart so that treasuring Christ is what our hearts do. Then it is something we spread to…

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Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy

John Piper
Natural disasters bring both judgment and mercy, punishment and purification.
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Tsunami and Repentance

John Piper
Every deadly calamity is a merciful call from God for the living to repent.
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Martin Luther King, Birmingham, and the Great Letter

John Piper

On April 3, 1963 Martin Luther King issued the “Birmingham Manifesto” (not the letter). He was 34 years old, married and with four children one of them five days old. The manifesto called for all lunch counters, restrooms, and drinking…

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Thoughts on the Sufficiency of Scripture

John Piper
To affirm truth with extra-biblical language is more biblical than using biblical language to defend falsehood.
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A Surprise Endorsement for Doctrine

John Piper
If we are not willing to get a high estimation of doctrine from Scripture, perhaps we can get it from George Barna.
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Build Now, with What Is Pledged!

John Piper

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…

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When Gratitude Gets Complicated

John Piper
When you are in a position of receiving blessing from many people, knowing how to express gratitude can be challenging.
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A Letter From John Piper

John Piper

Dear friends of Desiring God,

I would deeply appreciate your prayers for me during my writing leave from April 1 to May 5. I will not be preaching at Bethlehem during these weeks, but will give all my efforts 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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Thanks for Praying for Me on Writing Leave--Here's What Happened

John Piper

For all those who asked our heavenly Father to help me while I was on writing leave, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I felt supported in every way. So I would like to give you an update…

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Three Campuses for Treasuring Christ Together

John Piper

Treasuring Christ Together
is Bethlehem's strategy for
spreading a passion for the supremacy of God
in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ
by multiplying campuses
planting churches and
supporting the Global Diaconate
for the poorest…

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Storms Are the Triumph of His Art

John Piper
There is no place for despair in the Christian life. To be out of the pit of hell is to be on the ground of mercy.
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The Solution Is Closer Than You Think

John Piper
Sometimes we are prepared to see what we see and sometimes our minds have to be changed before we can accept reality.
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What Happened at OneDay03?

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…

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When Is It Dangerous to Look at Jesus?

John Piper

On vacation, I kept a copy of Jonathan Edwards' sermons on my bedside table as a way of going to sleep with a God-centered mind. One of those sermons was called, “Keeping the Presence of God.” It was preached at…

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A Prayer for Our Church

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…
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It Is Sown in Dishonor, It Is Raised in Glory

John Piper
Let us learn how to help each other die. It will not be easy, but, by grace, we will help each other say in our final pain, "To die is gain."
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Jesus and the Children

John Piper
Something is deeply amiss in the soul that does not descend to love a child.
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Do I Not Hate Those Who Hate You, O Lord?

John Piper
How are we to understand those psalms that express hatred and call down curses upon the enemies of God?
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The Treasure That Turns Treasures to Garbage

John Piper
What is superior to moral and religious achievements is knowing, gaining, and being found in Christ.
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