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If You Have a Jewish Friend...

John Piper

The book featured in our homepage banner today, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, has an introduction that might be interesting to your Jewish friends. In answering why Jesus came to die, I tried to connect Calvary with…

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A Conversation with Death on Good Friday

John Piper

CHRISTIAN

Hello, Death, my old enemy. My old slave-master. Have you come to talk to me again? To frighten me?

I am not the person you think I am. I am not the one you used to talk to. Something…

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Was Hanged Today

John Piper

Today, sixty-four years ago, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hanged for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He is known by many for one main sentence. It is worthy of Holy Week

Here is the context of his most…

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Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth—of Books

John Piper

This is an open letter of gratitude to the staff and elders and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of my two-month writing leave If writing books can be compared to having babies, there were two births on…

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Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth—of Books

John Piper
An letter of gratitude to the staff, elders, and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of John Piper's writing leave.
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God-consciousness Is Christ-consciousness

John Piper

One of the massive differences between life with God in the Old Testament and life with God in the New Testament is that in the New Testament all our conscious glorifying of God should be “through Jesus Christ.”

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My Annual Visit to a Mainline Protestant Church

John Piper

I made my annual visit to a Sunday morning service in a “mainline Protestant church” a couple weeks ago. It is an eerie experience. Heart-wrenchingly eerie

  • A magnificent building.
  • A magnificent choir singing, “Lamb of God, who takes away the…
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Atheists Miss the Joy

John Piper

If you look at sunsets and sunrises without knowing that God is painting them then and there, you will miss the point. Sunsets and sunrises do not just happen. God does them

You make the going out of the morning…

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Racial Diversity in Hell

John Piper

The difference between heaven and hell is not that heaven will be ethnically diverse and hell won’t be. Both will be diverse. All races and all ethnicities and all cultures will be present in hell

The difference between heaven and…

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O Cross of Christ, My Liberty and Power!

John Piper
The cross remains precious to us because we continually find new reasons why we need its power.
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Monday Morning Meditation on Thirst

John Piper
A spring satisfies thirst not by removing the need you have for water, but by being there to drink from when you get thirsty.
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Happy Birthday, Barnabas

John Piper

Born March 31: Rene Descartes, 1596 (“I think, therefore, I am”), Joseph Hayden, 1732 ("The Creation" Oratorio), and Barnabas William Piper, 1983 (Son of Encouragement).

Things just keep getting better and better.

Happy birthday, Barna!

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Does God “Lead Us into Temptation”?

John Piper

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13)

James 1:13 says, “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts…

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Free Rent and Frontline Mission

John Piper

Three blocks from Bethlehem is a 22-unit apartment building newly remodeled but in disarray. It’s at the S.E. corner of 15th St. and 11th Ave., just south of the Dairy Queen and across from Augustana. An amazing opportunity for neighborhood…

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"The Last Temptation of Christ"

John Piper

For the last six years I have written “Advent Poems” which take a biblical character and imaginatively recreate details of their lives on which the Bible is silent. I have created situations and conversations and emotions which very likely did…

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Are Christians Satisfied?

John Piper
Christ is the source of all satisfaction and total satisfaction. But the depth of this satisfaction is not drunk all at once.
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Whither Bethlehem?

John Piper

Below you see the average Sunday morning worship attendance of the first 21 weeks of each year since 1988. These numbers do not include the children in the nursery

What can we learn from this? 1) We have broken out…

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Seeking People on the Stretch for God

John Piper
We are partners with the Holy Spirit and should be alert to those who are beginning to be awakened by his grace.
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We Need to Talk and Pray

John Piper and Tom Steller

Great things continue to happen at Bethlehem but, of course, that doesn’t mean everything is easy or that everything is as it should be. A week ago Tuesday we took a day away as a staff and spent some time…

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Why Do You Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead?

John Piper
Why is “because the Bible tells me so” less acceptable these days than “because the scientists tell me so”?
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Char Ransom Returns Next Fall to Public School Teaching

John Piper

Char and I have talked about this for months. A couple of times I think I succeeded in persuading her that staying was best. But this time she was more sure about the wisdom of returning to public school teaching…

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What Is Success on Commitment Sunday?

John Piper
We should give as radical as we can in pursuit of our best biblical judgment.
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