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Articles by John Piper

"The Slow Fires of Misery"

John Piper
Abraham Lincoln’s marriage was a mess, but accepting the pain brought deep strength in the long run.
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William Wilberforce and the Launchers of Love

John Piper
If we love people, we will be like William Wilberforce and spend time thinking about how to point them to Jesus.
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Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

John Piper

Question: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)

Answer: “Ah Lord God… nothing is too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).

Evidence: He created the universe out of nothing (John 1:1). He turned Lot’s wife into…

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A Letter to Noël Saying Yes to Adoption

John Piper

Monday, November 6, 1995, 11:12 PM

Dear Noël,

With confidence in the all-sufficient future grace of God, I am ready and eager to move ahead with the adoption of Talitha Ruth. I want to thank you that during these years…

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The Providence of God

John Piper
God is not a passive participant in a world that exists without his sustaining it. Wherever he is looking, he is acting.
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Major Master Planning Vision Statement to Be Unveiled

John Piper

For over eight months the Master Planning Team has prayed and surveyed and studied and thought and discussed the future of Bethlehem. The result of that effort is a major document which has now been approved by the Council of…

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Abortion and Minnesota Laws on Cruelty to Animals

John Piper

In the “Minnesota Cruelty to Animals Statutes . . . Police Regulations,” Statute 343.21 subdivision 1 says, “No person shall . . . unjustifiably injure, maim, mutilate or kill any animal.”

Subdivision 7 says, “No person shall willfully instigate or…

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Battling for the Unborn and Unborn-again

John Piper

In the most recent Christianity Today (“Sex, Lies, and Abortion,” Sept. 2009, p. 78) Dinesh D’Souza explains why pro-life arguments for the humanity of the unborn don’t carry the day

Why then, in the face of its bad…

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Rebuilding the Basics: Christian Hedonism

John Piper
Eight biblical reasons to pursue your greatest and longest satisfaction in God.
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I’ve Read the President’s Speech: Amazing

John Piper

This is the speech I expected the President to give to our children—excellent

Given that he is not directing them to Christ, which would be the best counsel, his advice is a wonderful gift of common grace from God to…

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Meditations on Bethlehem and the Marriage of My Son

John Piper

I think more tears were shed at the Pastors’ Prayer Summit over children than anything else. Few things are more painful for a pastor than the waywardness of his children. One pastor I prayed with grieved over the alienation of…

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Summer Mindset

John Piper
If the mailman brings you a love letter from your fiancé, don’t fall in love with the mailman.
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The Laws of Physics As God

John Piper

Paul Davies won the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for 1995. He is Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide in Australia. His acceptance address is a plea that we should find a Gospel in the ingenious…

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Words of Hope for a Baby Born Blind

John Piper

Dear John and Diane,

Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. I said, “Lord, O Lord, please let me be a pastor who preaches and leads and loves in a way that makes the…

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Two Mother’s Day Poems from Pastor John

John Piper

Picking Up Where Mother Left Off

My mother was a workin’ Frau:
Teutonic blood flowed in her veins.
The German sweat stood on her brow,
And, like the flawless German trains,
She kept appointments to the dot;
And taught her…

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Be Inspired By Aristeides

John Piper

About 133 AD Aristeides, a teacher of philosophy, presented a defense of Christianity to Emperor Hadrian. From it we get a glimpse of what the early Christians were like and why the church grew the way it did, like wildfire…

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"It Doesn’t Matter What Happens to Me"

John Piper

Those are the words that keep coming back to me as I try to express what Jesus meant when he said, "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if

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Men and Women in the Deaconate and in the Service of Communion

John Piper

When the church enacted our “new” constitution in 1990, one aim was to clarify the role of men and women in relationship to the eldership and the deaconate. There are two offices in the New Testament: elders and deacons. Our…

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God Was Up All Night

John Piper

The worship team and prayer teams gathered around me and prayed for me before I preached. Greg remarked that God was up all night working on this service and the people who would be there—including me. He thanked the Lord…

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Dreaming About Disappearing Mortgages

John Piper

If you did not receive in the mail a copy of the new mortgage brochure, “Our Giving Account: God is Good!” please call the church or get one from the Information Table in the Commons

Our new sanctuary was completed…

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Summer is for Seeing and Showing God

John Piper

Here are the what and why of some summer schedule changes. Not all of them. The children’s and youth ministries are producing separate detailed schedules for their summer events and ministries. This article only relates to Sundays and Weekday Prayer.

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The Limits of Love

John Piper

One of my seminary professors, Lewis Smedes, wrote a book entitled Love Within Limits. The point was that real life puts real limits on the good you can do for people—and the good that you should do for people…

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