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Articles by John Piper

Sermon Series, Olympic Fever, and Suffering

John Piper

For the next six Sundays that remain through Labor Day weekend I feel strongly led of God to preach from biblical texts on suffering for the cause of Christ. Let me tell you how this theme has pressed itself on…

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A Million-Dollar Love Affair

John Piper
One test of our love is the way we support the ministry financially during the summer.
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When a Friend Takes a Wrong Turn

John Piper
The Bible teaches that hell is everlasting torment, not the loss of existence.
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Does God Have Civil Rights?

John Piper
Until God is given his rights, no human rights will have significance beyond convenience.
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A Preaching Plan for the Fall

John Piper

I believe the Lord is calling us to seek him earnestly this fall concerning forms and focuses of church life for our future. We will do this in at least three ways: Preaching, Praying and Discussing

Sunday mornings and Wednesday…

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Changes Are in the Wind

John Piper

What does it mean to be the “church of God”?

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What Is a Christian?

John Piper
Christianity is not merely believing a set of ideas about Christ’s love. It is an experience of being constrained by that love.
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Back to School: A Biblical Perspective

John Piper
The business of education is God’s business. To ignore him in it is to be profoundly uneducated.
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The Times They Are a Changin’

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…

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The Fruitful Tree

John Piper
No tree was ever meant to be / A never-ending shade for me / Or you. Save one: where Jesus died / With bleeding branches spread as wide / And far as faith for sinful men.
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Let’s Sow Life-Seeds

John Piper
  • Question: What famous politician said, “I am personally pro-life but politically pro-choice?"
  • Answer: Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:20-25)
  • Question: How is a fetus like a freeway?
  • Answer: Safe. Till someone cuts in.

The Battle for unborn life…

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Magnificent Manumission

John Piper
The whole concept of slavery as we know it is blown out of the water when God becomes the “Slavemaster.”
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Why the NASB for a Preaching Bible

John Piper

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…

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Senior Director at Desiring God Queries President Obama

John Piper

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…

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Good Breeze from a Fundamentalist Neighbor

John Piper

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…

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No, Mr. President. Killing Is Killing No Matter What We Call It

John Piper

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…

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What I Mean by Preaching

John Piper

The following is from the intro to last weekend's sermon.

Some of you may have little or no experience with what I mean by preaching. I think it will help you listen to my messages if I say a…

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Emotions and the Aim of Preaching

John Piper

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…

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The Weight of Generations: For Noël on Mother’s Day

John Piper

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
     The…

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