The Providence of God: Ten-Part Course from John Piper
"Providence" is not a word we commonly use.
This is true today and it was true in 1995 when John Piper introduced a ten-part course at Bethlehem Baptist Church on "The Providence of God."
The ten messages were recorded on…Continue Reading
John Piper on the Gospel and Sanctification (Part 2)
Theology Refresh is a new podcast for pastors hosted by David Mathis, executive assistant to John Piper. The aim of the podcast is to sharpen and refresh spiritual leaders on key aspects of theology that are useful for everyday Christian…Continue Reading
The Sufficiency of Jesus in Shameful Memories
I was returning to the place of my greatest single offense against God.
In 1995, in the Intensive Care Unit of Children’s Hospital, I took a look at my 3-month-old son and concluded that God was strong, cruel, capricious, wicked.
Our Local Church and God's Global Purpose
Getting the Accent Right: "Not of . . . But Sent Into"
“In. . . but not of” — are you familiar with this popular phrase? It captures a truth about Jesus’ followers. We are “in” this world, but not “of” it.
“In. . . but not …Continue Reading
Are You Frustrated with Your Local Church?
By grace, Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great experience, no discoverable riches, but much weakness, small faith, and difficulty; if on…
Minimizing Views of God Don't Advance the Mission
The Church Has a 'Go and Tell' Mission
Pastor John from 1988:
From the first coming of Christ to the second coming of Christ the strategy of our mission is incarnation. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. He left one place and went to another…
When God's Will Isn't Clear
Most of the decisions you will make today aren’t explicitly addressed in the Bible. Questions like, should I eat out today? What should I wear? Should I respond to this instance of my child’s sin with correction or forbearance? Should…Continue Reading