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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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Pastor John’s Writing Leave

John Piper

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…

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God Works Wonders in Steady-State Obedience and in Total Disobedience

John Piper

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…

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How to Speak About God When He Hurts Us

John Piper

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…

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An Open Letter to Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Temple Israel

John Piper

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…

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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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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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How to Pray for the Pastoral Staff

John Piper
Eight gifts to ask God to give to your church's leadership.
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The Good, Insane Concordance Maker

John Piper
Don't belittle God’s crooked sticks. With them he may write the message that makes a thousand people glad.
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What Is the Christian Gospel?

John Piper
There is nothing in itself that makes "forgiveness of sins" or justification good news. The gospel is more than that.
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Pastor John's Special Invitation to the Jonathan Edwards Conference

John Piper

When I conceived the Jonathan Edwards Conference for this fall, I had in mind a great all-church event for Bethlehem that we could share with others from around the country. There is room for over 3,000 I love the thought…

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Let Public Thanks Ascend for God's Mercy in Education for Exultation

John Piper

Phase one of the EDUCATION FOR EXULTATION building is complete and paid for debt free. With you I say, "Thank you Father, for your mercy and power. Thank you for the grace poured out into the lives of hundreds of

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Should Only Unanimous Decisions Guide the Church?

John Piper
There will always be a range of maturity and wisdom in the church, but that shouldn't paralyze it from moving forward.
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