Articles by John Piper
Most of our new, young members know almost nothing about the Baptist General Conference. Yet it is our primary arm of outreach beyond Minneapolis. It is a fellowship of 800 churches in the United States. Together we are aiming to…Continue Reading
It’s here. And I am excited about it. It’s called Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. The book has 22 authors, 26 chapters and 566 pages. Wayne Grudem and I edited the book, and I…Continue Reading
This is a call to pray for our upcoming conference. To guide your prayer I print here the letter I sent to all the pastors on our mailing list. It shows you the spirit and the content and speakers of…Continue Reading
What is “Evangelism” and who speaks for us? I invite you to join us for 5 studies of the life and message of . . .
We have 100 copies of this fascinating book at the super price of $6.00.…Continue Reading
It is five o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 10. After this morning’s service at Northwestern I came home, ate some of Noël’s world-class spaghetti, and went to bed. I have just gotten up from that nap.
What a morning the Lord…Continue Reading
The Bible teaches that we are so sinful we are morally unable to please God (Romans 8:7). It also teaches that without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Yet salvation is by faith, and we are called…Continue Reading
Come on, dads, have some courage. Just say, “Over my dead body are you going to wrestle a girl.” Of course, they will call you prudish. But everything in you knows better.
Yes, I am talking to the boys’ fathers.…Continue Reading
On Sunday evening, September 25, the church reached an astonishing consensus on two recommendations from the Council of Deacons.
Of the 173 voting members 98.8% (only 2 no votes!) said yes to the recommendation that we proceed with construction of…Continue Reading
What is our ministry and mission budget for 1988?
How much of this remains to be given this year?
$129,500. That’s 87% of the budget (that has been given).
How does this compare with last year at this time?… Continue Reading
God is pleased and honored when we come to him first before any undertaking. And he is displeased and dishonored when we “set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for His counsel” (Isaiah 30:2).
I am eager to…Continue Reading
It is a wonderful problem! The Bethlehem nurseries are overflowing with little children. And all the more so because of so many visitors. We need your help. Even one hour over the next three weeks would be appreciated. Call Laurel…Continue Reading
After the “SPAN the Nineties” fund raising effort last spring, several factors led the leadership of the church to reconsider certain aspects of the original proposal.
1) For example, the cost to remodel the “Hacking Property” for Children's…Continue Reading
Fight the good fight of faith. (1 Timothy 6:12)
The essence of righteousness is to trust in God. The root of all sin is unbelief. Unbelief is dissatisfaction with God’s fellowship and fortunes. It is discontent with his presence and…Continue Reading
I can remember the hours that Steve Roy and I spent four years ago dreaming and planning and praying about the ministry of home cell groups at Bethlehem. We were captivated by two biblical principles.
The One Another Principle
Things are moving fast since the congregation voted to move ahead immediately with sanctuary planning and construction. The Building Committee is hard at work. That’s no exaggeration—they have meetings at 6:30 A.M.! The members of this committee are… Continue Reading
On Sunday, January 3, 1988 those in attendance at Bethlehem gave an offering of $73,450.33. Not counting designated gifts, $55,232.84 of that was applicable to the budget needs of 1987. This exceeded the budget need by $23,232.84.
Our contingency plan…Continue Reading