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Articles by John Piper

A Year-End Plea to Strengthen Your Faith for What Man Cannot Do

John Piper

All human odds are against it happening. Namely, giving enough to cover all our 1994 expenses. We have not borrowed from any bank to get us through the lean months. We have borrowed from our own designated and undesignated reserve…

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Mountains Are Not Meant to Envy

John Piper

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…

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Advent Series: "For God So Loved the World"

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…

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Life and Death at Christmas

John Piper
Let every loss and every delight send your hearts homing after heaven.
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Another Open Letter to the Lady of My Life

John Piper

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

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Where Does Joy Come from?

John Piper

Seven sources of the kind of joy that Paul had.

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Fasting, Prayer and the Course of History

John Piper

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…

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"The Greatest of These Is Love"

John Piper
Something tremendous is at stake in the practical unity of love in the body of Christ.
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A Simple, Practical Act of Love

John Piper

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…

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Transcendent Springs of Tenderness

John Piper
God’s tenderness towards the lowly is rooted in his transcendent self-sufficiency.
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Crucial Questionnaire!

John Piper

God often speaks through the company of “lay-priests” (1 Peter 2:5, 9), namely, you, the congregation. On Sunday, November 20, a crucial all-church questionnaire was handed out to everyone present in the worship services. You may get one at the…

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Why the Fasting Forty?

John Piper

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…

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The Place of Writing

John Piper
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed. Without them people will read error.
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How Paul Worked to Overcome Slavery

John Piper
11 ways that Paul undermines slavery in his letter to Philemon.
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Where Will the Money Come From?

John Piper

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

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Joining Jesus in Song

John Piper
We are a singing people because we are the children of a singing God.
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Five Dangers of Computer Unreality

John Piper

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…

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The Love of God: Past and Present

John Piper
Spirit-given assurance and enjoyment of the love of God is the secret to growing in hope through tribulation.
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Pastor John's Plans for the Summer

John Piper
John Piper shares his plans for the summer and some requests for prayer.
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Finishing Things

John Piper

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…

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Why Do We Crave to Be Praised?

John Piper

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…

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