God’s Patience with the Vessels of Wrath
Jan 1, 1993
A commander's patient restraint complements his raw power to bring him more glory.
Pray for the Pastor's Conference
Jan 13, 1993
John Piper introduces the subject and speakers for the sixth annual pastors conference.
Teenage Resolutions: For Mom and Dad
Feb 10, 1993
16 resolutions for maintaining a healthy relationship between child and parent.
Infant Baptism and the New Covenant Community
Feb 14, 1993
Many faith traditions baptize children as infants. Is this required as a sign of the New Covenant?
Does Unconditionality Conceal the Remedy?
Feb 17, 1993
There is a precious experience of peace and assurance in the Christian life that is not unconditional.
How Dangerous Is Our Faith?
Mar 3, 1993
If unstable people are often drawn to religion as a way of expressing their moral delusions, it may not mean that true religion is the problem.
On the Way to Criminalizing Christian Truth-Telling
Mar 10, 1993
Protecting persons with “preferences” should not automatically mean protecting them when they perpetrate their preferences.
Resolutions on Growing Old with God
Mar 24, 1993
For those who do not want to be a grumpy old man or woman, here are eight resolutions for an aging saint.
An Open Letter to Naegle Signs
Apr 7, 1993
7 reasons why sexually stimulating advertisements are destructive to society.
"The Righteous Are Bold As a Lion"
A New Sermon Series
Apr 21, 1993
Last Sunday I began a new sermon series on Christian courage. I hope that you will take this article and use it as a prayer guide from week to week. My sense is that there are a lot of…
"The Gate Is Open"
Two Summer Dreams Take Shape, Part 2
May 5, 1993
What kind of event could we invite people to that would not be too “churchy,” but would be a gateway into all the good things that “church” really means?
Legal Killing, Illegal Maiming
May 12, 1993
We do well not to kill unborn human beings created in the image of God when they only lack time or air.
The William Carey Wild Card
May 19, 1993
The William Carey Wild Card is a challenge to think in a radically heaven-focused way about your treasure.
The Iris by My Walk
Thoughts on God’s Direct Involvement in Creation
May 26, 1993
God means for the beauty of every individual plant to be an occasion for our worshipping his specific creativity.
A Response to Richard Mouw's Treatment of Christian Hedonism in “The God Who Commands”
May 28, 1993
The irony of this interchange is that I love Richard Mouw's focus on "divine command ethics" which makes God the basic criterion of all morality. More amazing than that, I even see Christian Hedonism as one way of formulating Biblical…
Does It Pay to Visit Vermin?
Jun 2, 1993
Jesus did not say, “True religion is converting orphans," but “True religion is visiting orphans.” Results are God’s business. Obedience is ours.
Fireworks and Full Moon: A Parable
Meditations from the Curb
Jul 7, 1993
Should we wonder at all that humans are oblivious to the glory of God when there are such clear parables of our blindness built into everyday experience?
Where Does Christian Living Come From?
Jul 14, 1993
It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
What Will It Be Like at the Judgment?
Supplement to August 1 Sermon
Aug 3, 1993
What about the New Covenant promise that God will not remember the sins of his people? Will they be remembered at the judgment day?
Do You Want to Make This Statement?
Sep 1, 1993
God loves it when his people praise his Son in public.
Join the Life Chain Again This Year
Sep 22, 1993
Do you have a plan to do something for the children who cannot speak for themselves?
Praying for What Cannot Fail
Oct 13, 1993
We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.
How Do You Obey the Command to Be Born?
Oct 20, 1993
The call of God creates what it commands.
Books That Have Influenced Me Most
Nov 1, 1993
What kind of reading has made the biggest difference for John Piper?
An Amazing (Unused?) Means of Change
Nov 3, 1993
The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.
When Words Are Wind
Nov 10, 1993
In their grief and despair, people often say things they otherwise would not say — and we need not always reprove them.
Let's Find "Grace for a Well-Timed Help" Together
Nov 17, 1993
Hebrews 4:6 reminds us to seek God not only for the kind of grace we need but also for the timing of it.
How I Was Moved to Tears
Dec 1, 1993
What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?
Born to Die for Freedom
Dec 8, 1993
Hebrews 2:14-15 is a great passage for preparing for Christmas.
Judas, My Son
Dec 15, 1993
For generations without shame Iscariot had been a name In Kirioth that everyone Could trust, until the only son Of Simon came of age and broke His father's heart. The common folk Had thought it strange that Simon stayed Unmarried…
Reflections on 25 Years of Marriage and the Wonders of Pastoral "Polygamy"
Dec 15, 1993
If Jesus comes first in relationships, then there is peace.