The Hour That Changes The World
Jan 2, 1985
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of Omnipotence.
Three Cases of Presumption
Jan 7, 1985
Moral and spiritual vigilance is God's appointed way to glory. Self satisfied presumption will fall.
Five Year Statistical Report
Jan 14, 1985
John Piper presents the fifth annual report since he came to Bethlehem.
"Code Name Sycamore"
Feb 4, 1985
Every army needs a small, swift squadron full of surprises for the enemy.
Ponder This with Tillapaugh
Feb 11, 1985
John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.
Who Am I Talking About?
Feb 18, 1985
Is there a necessary relationship between salvation and good works?
What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism
Mar 1, 1985
To know God in his sovereignty is to become like an oak tree in the wind of adversity and confusion.
Ministry Ferment on the Homefront
Mar 4, 1985
No ministry is too small. Someone needs your encouragement that their life can count.
The Young, The Old, and The Hungry
Mar 11, 1985
Ministering to the hungry and homeless is a team effort.
The Need for Something New in Missions
May 6, 1985
Is the allocation of our missionaries and mission funds in accord with the biblical priorities?
May 13, 1985
Six possible responses after reading The Church Unleashed.
How to Confirm Your Call and Election
May 20, 1985
If we believe and love then we can have assurance that God abides in us.
Why an All-Church Survey?
Jul 15, 1985
A survey can inform you about your congregation and illumine more of God's will for how to grow.
Praying and Witnessing for Regeneration
Jul 22, 1985
How should we pray for and witness to the lost if salvation is the sovereign work of God?
Saturday Evening Worship Service Announced
Aug 5, 1985
Two goals behind starting a Saturday evening worship service.
On Protecting the Church Staff
Aug 19, 1985
Why does John Piper pray by name for every church staff member every day?
For Your Labor Day Weekend Meditation
Aug 26, 1985
Six quotes that speak to the value of labor.
Three Important Things for Members
Sep 3, 1985
The life of a growing church calls for prayer, planning, and praise.
The Power of Knowledge
Sep 9, 1985
Knowledge doesn't guarantee godliness. But ignorance seems to guarantees ungodliness.
It Will Happen by Prayer
Sep 23, 1985
The Lord grows his church by prayer, not by advertising alone.
Where Are We in Long Range Planning?
Oct 7, 1985
John Piper unfolds a motion regarding the long range plans of Bethlehem Baptist.
How Spurgeon Got Saved
Oct 14, 1985
John Piper quotes Spurgeon on how he came to believe in God's sovereign grace.
A Deep and Peaceful Hour
Oct 21, 1985
Scripture has the power to put your fretting soul to rest.
From Bedford to Bethlehem via China
Nov 4, 1985
Introducing the China Awareness Seminar and its speaker, David Adeney.
Reading for Your Own Soul and Others'
Nov 11, 1985
How can Christians use the incredible power of literature to spread the gospel?
Testing Your Attendance Strategy Quotient
Nov 18, 1985
A test to see how mindful you are to others in your church attendance.
Foreknown & Destined In The Son
Dec 1, 1985
A poetic reflection on the glories of God in the doctrine of predestination.
A True Story to Encourage You to Really Give
Dec 2, 1985
The generosity of God's people does not go unnoticed.
Dec 8, 1985
A poem to remind us that, "None of us would live at all but by the Lord's triumphant call."
I'm at the Doctor's Office with a Broken Leg
Dec 9, 1985
John Piper expresses his gratitude for three fellow staffers at Bethlehem.
The Thief on the Cross
Dec 15, 1985
It was as though a thousand layers Of fraud and murder and affairs, Each wrapped around his shrinking heart, And hard as steel, had come apart. He hung there silent, numb and hoarse From screaming at the pain. The coarse…
Dec 22, 1985
(The audio is from John Piper's reading in 2003.) As far as any eye could see There was no green. But every tree Was cinder black, and all the ground Was grey with ash. The only sound Was arid…
Dec 23, 1985
Joseph Alleine's life and writing was a true model of Puritan evangelism.