Articles by John Piper
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life
I believe that the time has come to devote four messages to John 3:16. I…Continue Reading
Let’s put our messages on love into practice with an experiment in April
I know three people whose allergic reaction to perfume and cologne have kept them away from Bethlehem recently. Others find it difficult, but not impossible, to attend…Continue Reading
There is a reason why we begin each year with a week of concerted prayer. It’s because we need more of the fullness of God. Paul prays, “I bow my knees before the Father [asking] . . . that you…Continue Reading
From Monday night, January 30, to noon February 1, between two and three hundred pastors will be worshipping, praying, listening, thinking and discussing here at Bethlehem. The theme this year is The Primacy of Expository Preaching: Priorities and Pitfalls.
What is the Fasting Forty?
The Fasting Forty is a group of forty people who fast for one day a week in a given month of 1995. It may be different from month to month. Or some people may want…Continue Reading
Mountains are not meant to envy. In fact they are not meant to be possessed by anyone on earth. They are, as David says, “the mountains of God” (Psalm 36:6)
If you try to make your Minnesota hill imitate a…Continue Reading
I am writing this on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day. Mine is not here. She is at Shalom House at a pastors’ wives retreat. She left yesterday while I was in Philips, Wisconsin at a missions conference. In a few hours we…Continue Reading
God’s math is strange. Consider the way it worked in the churches of Macedonia
We wish to make known to you the GRACE of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in a GREAT ORDEAL OF…
I like to finish things. So I am excited about this fall at Bethlehem. If the Lord wills, we will finish our sermon series on 1 Peter which we began last fall. This will leave us time for a special…Continue Reading
1) The hook of constant curiosity
Personal computers offer a never-ending possibility for discovery. Even the basic environment of Windows can consume hours and days and weeks of curious punching and experimenting. Color schemes, layouts, screen-savers, short-cuts, icons, file-managing, calculators…Continue Reading
Here is the answer of the poet Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774), from his poem "The Traveler."
For praise too dearly loved, or warmly sought,
Enfeebles all internal strength of thought;
And the weak soul, within itself unblessed,
Leans for all pleasure…
Have you ever wondered why “sanctification” is missing from this golden chain in Romans 8:29-30
Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among…
The Gospel of John Calvin in Four Laws
- That since God by his Law prescribes what we ought to do, failure in any one respect subjects us to the dreadful judgment of eternal death.
- Because it is not only…