Articles by John Piper
I don’t know where it comes from. But year-end giving at Bethlehem is usually so good that we wind up giving 15% of the budget in 8% of the year. The numbers always look staggering. And that drives us to…Continue Reading
Whatever you try to share with others returns, and whatever you try to keep for yourself rots. “He who loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s, will save it” (Mark 8:35). That’s a commendation of Christmas—and Calvary. “What…Continue Reading
I have no doubt that the victory at Bethlehem last Sunday night will have infinitely greater significance than the victory at the Metro Dome. I call it a victory, because we have prayed that God would overcome the natural differences…Continue Reading
Minneapolis is a beautiful city. Almost every morning I stand at the western window of my study and look out over Lincoln Center and Lutheran Brotherhood and Piper Jaffray and IDS and City Center, and Norwest and Center Village, and…Continue Reading
Relief: All true believers have sin remaining in them in this life. Romans 7:23 - “I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which…Continue Reading
On October 25 the church said yes to the Long Range Planning Committee proposals. Purchase the “Hacking” property, build a sanctuary, etc. The following Sunday, November 1 at 4:30, the Deacons met to discuss possible chairmen for the necessary committees.…Continue Reading
In the space of seven days between December 21 and 27, I commemorate the birth of my marriage, my Savior, and my wife, in that order. Nineteen years; nineteen-hundred-eighty-seven years; and forty years respectively. The weight of my fortune is…Continue Reading
Today, 280 years ago, Solomon Stoddard, Jonathan Edwards’ grandfather, died. He had been pastor of the church in Northampton, MA for 60 years.
Jonathan had been his assistant for two years. Now he was the sole pastor. From this position,…Continue Reading
It is not easy to spot the epoch-making people while they are alive. That’s just as well, I suppose. It helps protect us from idol worship and them from vanity.
But an epoch in world missions is being made, and…Continue Reading
I think the reason I respond so positively to the ministry of Ralph and Roberta Winter is that they really are committed to spreading vision and giving hope more than they are to raising money.
That is the way I…Continue Reading
Last summer the Council of Deacons approved my attendance at Singapore ’87 from June 1-10. It seemed strategic to piggy back a trip to our BGC mission fields in the Philippines on the way to Singapore.
So on May 12…Continue Reading
What are we thinking about adding?
On Sunday, May 3, the Deacons are presenting to the church a candidate for the position of “Associate for Pastoral Care.” Members have received a letter of explanation and resume. On Sunday, May 10…Continue Reading
In Singapore this title will be the topic for the workshop that I will co-lead with Ajith Fernando from Sri Lanka. I thought it might be helpful for you to have the biblical texts that provide my answer. I divide…Continue Reading
Noël and I are deeply grateful to you all for your support in this mission. It is a wonderful thing to be trusted with this time away and the financial backing you have given. I will pray for you everyday.…Continue Reading
1) Unexpectedly, I was impressed more by similarities than by differences among the representatives of 68+ countries. In my small discussion group were individuals from Malawi (south central Africa), Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and Greece. From the very outset, when the…Continue Reading
Jesus wants his followers to be free from worry. In Matthew 6:25-34 he gives at least seven arguments designed to take away our anxiety.
One of them lists food and drink and clothing, and then says, “Your heavenly Father knows…Continue Reading