An Overview of the History of Missions
Jan 1, 1981(Based on Ralph Winter, The Kingdom Strikes Back: Ten Epochs of Redemptive History in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement) Phase One: 1 – 400 Romans Possibly Paul's work in Galatia established contacts with Gauls in the West and…
The New “Bethlehem Star” Is Rising
First Bethlehem Star Newsletter
Jan 13, 1981Nine reasons why churches should have a weekly newsletter.
A Promise for You
Jan 20, 1981Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that God rejoices to do you good?
Two Sundays on Sex
Feb 3, 1981The great tragedy of sin is the good we miss, not the evil we attain.
“Only Wounded Soldiers Can Serve”
Feb 10, 1981When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of helplessness he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages.
The Spirit of Spring
Feb 17, 1981No one can stop the coming of spring — in nature or in the church — when God has appointed its time.
The Spirit of Joy
Mar 3, 1981Is it really possible for one’s face and heart to be filled with sorrow and joy?
The Spirit of Thankfulness
Mar 10, 1981One of the things you do when you are full of the Holy Spirit is spill over with gratitude to God for everything.
Early Services in History
Mar 17, 1981An early church service is the mark of a vibrant church.
New Year’s Resolutions? Oops.
Mar 24, 1981The possibilities of joyful service are too great to let yourself be paralyzed by the past.
Pow-Wow with the Pastor
Apr 7, 1981How do you satisfy your pastor-congregation communication needs?
Our Incense Before the Lamb
Apr 14, 1981Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
In Praise of Those Who Help Us Praise
Apr 21, 1981A pastor expresses his gratitude to those who minister in his church through music.
On Laboring in Vain
May 5, 1981The Lord measures the faithfulness of our labor, not our success.
Project ’84 and the Fear of the Lord
May 12, 1981God is a joy and a refuge to those who cling to his neck, but he is a terror to those who flee.
The Pride of Being Afraid
May 19, 1981Every time we let fear hinder us, we are proudly trusting our emotions more than the promises of God.
A Word on Bruce Leafblad
Jun 2, 1981John Piper outlines the responsibilities of a worship minister candidate.
Heaven-Bent: A Prayer for Evangelism at the House of Bread
Jun 9, 1981Hindrances to forthright witnessing rise mainly from taking our eyes off God.