Articles by John Piper
Sounds sort of sixties doesn’t it? I can’t seem to shake it. What I mean is that changes are always happening around Bethlehem.
Old Days Worship Planning
The first year I was at Bethlehem (July 1980 - August 1981) I…Continue Reading
I love the Word of God. I love His promises and His commandments and His descriptions of reality. I say with the Psalmist, “More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and…Continue Reading
I am profoundly grateful that God has brought to Desiring God a team of directors and senior directors who are radically devoted to the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. They…Continue Reading
I would like to encourage all fundamentalists and former fundamentalists to feel a good breeze from the fevered landscape of controversy. It’s from an article by Kevin Bauder, the president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, across town from us here…Continue Reading
It's a magnificent thing: The only newly-originating life in the universe that comes in the image of God is Man. The only newly-originating life in the universe that lasts forever is Man.
This is an awesome thing.
And, as everyone…Continue Reading
Here is one of the most insightful and influential quotes on preaching I ever read. It’s from Jonathan Edwards:
I don't think ministers are to be blamed for raising the affections of their hearers too high, if that which they…
You bear them yet, this progeny,
These little ones you bore.
And, oh, how changed your mothering
Since you were twenty-four.
You once were carried on the wings
Of hope and expectations,
And now you carry in your soul
But love your enemies,
and do good.
and lend, expecting nothing in return;
and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High:
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Money is a cultural symbol that allows people to express what they value. A twenty dollar bill is hardly worth more than a sheet of notebook paper in itself. But we have all agreed that it will have authority to…Continue Reading
After 63 years of unbroken service in the church office and in the ministry of visitation it appears that Elsie Viren will serve out the rest of her days in other ways. She is now a resident of Augustana Home…Continue Reading
This new series of messages is meant to emphasize the objective grounds of assurance. It is to show what God did and is doing sovereignly by his own initiative to guarantee the salvation of his people. I want us to…Continue Reading
Please pray for Larry Crabb, Sam Storms, Ralph Winter, and me as we prepare to speak at the fifth annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, January 27-29. Pray for Shelley Solin who bears a tremendous administrative load in making this conference…Continue Reading