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Articles by John Piper

The Second Coming Is Like Lightning and Vultures

John Piper

Jesus is going to return to earth. I pray very soon. He said that before he comes—periodically throughout history—some people would think he has already come

If they say to you, "Look, he is in the wilderness," do not go…

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Never Let the Gospel Get Smaller

John Piper

Here is a simple exhortation that I have been trying to implement in our family

Seek to see and feel the gospel as bigger as years go by rather than smaller.

Our temptation is to think that the gospel is…

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An Encouragement and Precaution for Parents

John Piper

Jesus tells of two sons

What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” And he answered, “I will not,” but afterward he changed…

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What Is God Saying to Us in the ‘SPAN III’ Pledges?

John Piper

In October 1987 we voted to build a new worship center. For over 100 years Bethlehem had worshipped in the present sanctuary which holds 450 comfortably and 500 crowded. In March of 1981 we went to two Sunday morning services…

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Bernard Madoff: How Are the Mighty Fallen!

John Piper
A few months ago he was worth over $800 million. Now, at age 70, he sits in this prison cell, 7.5 by 8 feet, with a sink, a toilet, and a bunk.
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In Christ, There Is No Bad Luck

John Piper

Today is Friday the 13th! Bad luck day

In case this or any other superstition frightens you or, worse, controls you, take the sword of the Spirit and kill it.

Here’s a few sword thrusts that I use.

There is…

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A Vexing Jewel: The Price and Pleasure of Knowledge

John Piper

If you want to know God better, it will be costly, and it will be worth it

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1:18)

That is true. It’s true because the…

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If You Want to Become a Christian

John Piper

As I sang "My Hope Is in the Lord" in my devotions, it became a sweet whispering of my faith in Jesus. The thought entered my mind: This would be a beautiful expression of faith for someone who wondered, How…

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2 Stages of God’s Care for Us: Fettered and Freed

John Piper

In this age, God rescues his people from some harm. Not all harm. That’s comforting to know, because otherwise we might conclude from our harm that he has forgotten us or rejected us

So be encouraged by the simple reminder…

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Good News! Relying on Grace Gives God Glory

John Piper

It is very good news that God designs his glory to be magnified through the exercise of his grace

To be sure, God is glorified through the power of his wrath (Romans 9:22), but repeatedly the New Testament  (and OT…

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Testing David Wilkerson’s Prophecy

John Piper

The Bible says, “Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good” (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21)

David Wilkerson will cause a good many hearts to pound faster with his pronouncement that “AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.”…

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Pray for Blessed Eyes

John Piper

When the disciples asked Jesus why he spoke in parables he said

To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. (Matthew 13:11)

The parables were…

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Thoughts on Our ‘SPAN III’ Commitments Before I Know the Results

John Piper

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…

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Getting to Know the Recipient of $828,387 of Your Dollars

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…

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King David's Thoughts on Giving to Build the House of the Lord

John Piper

"Who then today will offer willingly, consecrating himself today to the Lord?"

"The heads of fathers’ houses made their freewill offerings, as did also the leaders of the tribes."

"And whoever had precious stones gave them to the treasury of…

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How Our New Worship Building Will Become Wonderfully Obsolete

John Piper

If God sends a Great Awakening to the Twin Cities it will make all church buildings obsolete. How do you build sanctuaries to house the harvest of a power-evangelism that brings three thousand people into the kingdom in a single…

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Signs and Wonders and Suffering

John Piper
A life of suffering and a ministry of signs and wonders are not inconsistent with one another.
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B.I.T.C. Plenary Session

John Piper

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…

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The Fourth Annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors

John Piper

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…

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Rabbi Duncan Preached to Those Who Couldn't Come

John Piper

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…

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Over My Dead Body, Son

John Piper

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…

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Using the Online ESV to Listen

John Piper

As long as we are drawing your attention to the ESV Study Bible Online, let me tell you one of the uses I make of it that you might not think of

Reading through parts of the Old Testament…

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