The Ultimate Essence of Evil
The Majesty of God, the Triumph of Christ, and the Glory of Human Life
Jan 3, 2017
The very essence of evil is running to anything but God for ultimate joy. Watch, read, or listen to John Piper’s message from Passion 2017.
Seven Resolutions for Aging and Dying Well
A Funeral Message for Verna Erickson
Jan 10, 2017
At the end of your life, as your energy fades, God will be your refuge and strength.
Kill Sin with Fear and Trembling
Jan 10, 2017
When you kill sin, you are acting a miracle. Your act of obedience is God himself working in you. This should make us fear and tremble.
Pride Poisons Ethnic Harmony
Jan 16, 2017
Pride is one of the greatest enemies to ethnic harmony. But the gospel breaks the back of our pride and empowers us to move forward together.
The Cost of Disciple-Making
Jan 30, 2017
Disciplemaking is costly, and against the grain of modern society at every turn. But Christ holds out joys in disciplemaking we simply will not otherwise taste.
Why God Revealed the Depths of Salvation in Eternity Past
Jan 30, 2017
The only reason any of us know God is because he chose us before the foundation of the world. Nothing we’ve done can earn our way to him — it’s all grace.
An Ambition to Guard the Gospel Against the Gangrene of False Gospels
Jan 31, 2017
Mark Dever speaks at the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors.
An Ambition to Keep Our Conduct in Step with the Gospel
Jan 31, 2017
Thabiti Anyabwile speaks at the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors.
An Ambition to Obey the Great Commission
Jan 31, 2017
Zane Pratt speaks at the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors.
Biography on Martin Luther
Feb 1, 2017
Jason Meyer speaks on Martin Luther at the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors.
“We Will Come to You”
Christian Help for Refugees
Feb 4, 2017
Fear might drive government policy, but it should never affect Christian witness to the hurting people of our world.
Where to Stand When All Is Shaking
Super Bowl Halftime Alternative
Feb 5, 2017
Looking for a 25-minute alternative to the Super Bowl halftime show? Watch John Piper celebrate his favorite verse in all the Bible.
No Words, No Gospel
Feb 8, 2017
God uses everyday people to advance his mission. But he calls us to speak, not just live well and do good deeds.
Are You Paralyzed by Pride?
Feb 9, 2017
If you’re paralyzed by a bad view of yourself, you probably don’t realize how bad you truly are or how good the gospel is.
Is Your Obedience Really Rebellion?
Feb 16, 2017
Unless we see that the essence of sin is loving anything more than God, all the glory and joy of Christianity will be lost for us.
The Key to a Lifetime of Happiness
Feb 17, 2017
In two minutes, John Piper shares the key to a happy life, inherited from the happiest man he ever knew: tell somebody about Jesus.
Don’t Lose Your Taste for God
Two-Minute Clip on the Essence of Evil
Feb 22, 2017
Do you want to attack the ultimate essence of evil in our world, and in your own heart? Find your soul’s delight, above all else, in Jesus Christ.
The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy
Feb 26, 2017
Your joy in God multiplies exponentially as you seek the good of your brothers and sisters in the body of Christ.
How Can I Know I’m a Child of God?
Three-Minute Clip on Assurance
Mar 3, 2017
If the Holy Spirit is leading you to kill your sin and become more dependent on Jesus, you may know you are a child of God.
All Good Without God Is Evil
Four-Minute Clip on Sin
Mar 13, 2017
The essence of evil is not simply doing bad things; it is preferring anything in our hearts above God. Even your best deeds are sin without faith.
Holiness Is the Fight for Happiness
Mar 17, 2017
If you try to make God happy but don’t care about being happy in God, you’re preaching to the world a God who is harsh and unsatisfying.
Jesus Died for More Than Forgiveness
Four-Minute Clip on Joy
Mar 22, 2017
Jesus died so that we could find our ultimate delight in God. To prefer anything else over him is the ultimate essence of evil.
No Other Gospel
The Formal and Material Principles of the Reformation
Apr 3, 2017
Five hundred years ago, the Reformers fought to recover the true gospel. Fifteen hundred years before, God used Paul to pen the Reformers’ central text for justification by faith alone.
Jesus Is with You Wherever You Go
Four-Minute Clip on Missions
Apr 5, 2017
You can press on in the hard work of making disciples, both near and far, because Jesus is always with you.
Are You Fit to Fight Temptation?
Apr 17, 2017
Christianity is a supernatural religion, but it is far from superstitious. Without learning to read the Bible, we cannot expect to stand.
We Need Each Other
Christian Fellowship as a Means of Perseverance
Apr 19, 2017
Christians don’t fly solo. Our faith won’t survive unless brothers and sisters in Christ keep us accountable.
From Ignorance to Bliss
Apr 19, 2017
Until God gave regenerated our hearts, we were stuck in the dark. We couldn’t see the world as it really is.
God Chose You Before You Chose Him
Apr 21, 2017
The gospel is deeper than your coming to faith or even than the death and resurrection of Jesus — your belief is the fulfillment of God's plan from eternity.
God Will Only Give You What Is Good for You
May 3, 2017
Everything that comes our way in this life works for our eternal good. Nothing is outside the bounds of God’s good plan for us.
Let Christ’s Voice Be Heard in Yours
May 5, 2017
God has people in our cities whom he will save when they hear the gospel. But first he appoints us to tell them about Jesus.
Jesus Saves from Morality
May 8, 2017
Duty-driven morality has never once made a person happy or lovable. Only when we learn to want to be moral from the heart can we be happy.
God Didn’t Wait for You to Believe
May 10, 2017
God does not wait for us to respond to him. Whoever he loves, he has always loved. And no one can resist his love.
A Meditation on Self-Denial
May 12, 2017
The Christian life is a fight. But our deadliest enemy doesn’t attack us from the outside, but from within.
One Day You Will Not Struggle to Obey
May 12, 2017
A free will is not a self-sovereign will, but one that is freed from sin’s slavery to do that which will bring eternal joy.
The Kingdom of God Is Not Good News
May 16, 2017
Unless Jesus dies in our place, his victory over death and his coming kingdom are not good news. In fact, they are absolutely terrifying.
Why Don’t Muslims Sing Like Christians?
May 17, 2017
There’s music everywhere Christianity goes. People sing. Why? Because fear has been totally transformed by Jesus.
Sacred Book, Sovereign God, Serious Joy
Why Study Liberal Arts in College
May 19, 2017
True Christian education prepares us to enjoy God and love our neighbors even more than it prepares us for the workforce.
“Don’t Waste Your Life.”
Seven Minutes That Moved a Generation
May 19, 2017
When you die, only what’s done for Christ will last. You have one life. Don’t waste it on comfortable, insignificant trifles.
God Made You Believe in God
May 22, 2017
God’s grace is not his response to our initiative. When God gives saving grace, he sovereignly calls dead souls out of the grave.
The Gospel-Shaped Heart
Treasuring the Glories of Christ
May 23, 2017
The ultimate goal of the gospel is that God would be glorified in our enjoyment of him. God’s glory and our satisfaction are not two different ends, they’re one.
The Gospel-Shaped Mind
Knowing the Glories of Christ
May 24, 2017
In the fight for faith, our minds serve our hearts. Right knowledge fuels true passion.
The Gospel-Shaped Mouth
Preaching the Glories of Christ
May 25, 2017
Genuine preaching aims to display the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Deepest Sorrows, Sweetest Joys
May 25, 2017
Your hardships and disappointments are never meaningless. In Christ, God uses every one to deepen your relationship with him.
Don’t Look Away from Disability
May 26, 2017
If you feel awkward or unequipped to love people with disabilities, trust God to give you what you need in the moment, and don’t turn away.
Fear Ever Running Away from God
May 29, 2017
Christians should be the most fearless people in the world. The only one who can destroy us is our strongest refuge.
The Gospel Is Not About You
Jun 5, 2017
The good news of Christ is for us, but it is not ultimately about us. If we get this wrong, we fall short of the gospel’s ultimate aim.
Meet with God Before You Move Forward
Jun 7, 2017
The constant noise in our lives can distract us from our mission. Take time alone with God to reorient your priorities.
Real Happiness in a World of Sorrow
Jun 9, 2017
Christ rose from the dead to make Christians the most deeply joyful people in this sad, sinful world.
Raise Your Expectations for Sunday Morning
Jun 10, 2017
God’s glory shines everywhere, but in corporate worship there is a unique exhibition of glory that we do not see any other way.
Kids Delight to Fear Good Dads
Jun 14, 2017
Earthly fathers represent our heavenly Father. Until our children can know God on their own, they know him through Dad.
True Freedom Begins with Your Mind
Jun 15, 2017
Freedom is doing what you love to do if you love to do what you ought to do. If you want real freedom like this, then be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
The Prayer I Have Prayed Most
Jun 19, 2017
God keeps us believing in Christ by enabling us himself to do the things which will keep us in his love.
We Are Not All Missionaries
Jun 21, 2017
The only way we’ll complete the Great Commission is if some of us accept God’s call to take the gospel to the unengaged and unreached peoples of our world.
What Does Your Suffering Say About Your God?
Jun 22, 2017
When we pursue our joy in God, we exalt the beauty and worth of God, not ourselves. Being satisfied in God magnifies him as our treasure.
Worship: We Get Joy, God Gets Praise
Jun 26, 2017
Our worship of God involves a multitude of emotions, but the emotion at the root of all of them — if it’s true, spiritual worship — is joy.
You Will Die Without Good Friends
Jun 27, 2017
Christian relationships exist to keep us believing. Without Jesus speaking to us through our brothers and sisters, we won’t survive.
Trust Pastors Who Lead by the Book
Jun 28, 2017
The church obeys her leaders as her leaders obey the Bible. Authority only reaches as far as it’s based on the book.
The One-Sentence Definition of Happiness
Jun 29, 2017
God’s design and passion for his glory in the world includes your desire and pursuit for joy that lasts forever.
Is Your Job a Living Sacrifice?
Jul 3, 2017
If you feel like it’s hard for your life to be worship at work or at school or at home, the problem probably isn’t work, home, or school.
Your Suffering Is Not an Accident
Jul 4, 2017
The suffering we experience in this life is no accident. The pains we experience in this life always serve God’s greater purposes.
Are You Really a Christian?
Jul 6, 2017
True conversion doesn’t hinge on a prayer, but the life-changing discovery that God is our greatest treasure.
Do You Have a Friend Like Jonathan?
We Need One Another to Survive
Jul 7, 2017
Jesus promised that trials and hardships would come when we follow him faithfully. We need friends that constantly remind us that Jesus is worth it all.
You Wake Up in War
Jul 10, 2017
If you’re fighting sin only because you think it makes God happy but not yourself, you’re walking out to face artillery with a toy sword.
Seven Reasons You Owe Everything to Suffering
Jul 11, 2017
Every good gift and every perfect gift comes to us at the cost of suffering. Here are seven reasons to rejoice in it.
Does God Want Me to Suffer?
Jul 12, 2017
Our hardships flow from God’s utter sovereignty and unending love. We can trust him through whatever comes our way, no matter how much it hurts.
A Sermon Too Big for Sundays
What the Universe Says About God
Jul 13, 2017
The purpose of humans, galaxies, and everything else in creation is to point to the grandeur of God’s glory.
You Can’t Turn from Temptation on Your Own
Jul 14, 2017
The Christian alternative to immoral behaviors is not a new list of moral behaviors. The Spirit renews our minds — we are radically dependent on him.
The Pinnacle of God’s Glory
Jul 18, 2017
God’s glory shines brightest in his grace. Everything points us to the miracle of God’s mercy for sinners.
Eternity Echoes in Every Marriage
Jul 19, 2017
The relationship between a husband and wife displays the relationship of Jesus and his church to a world that desperately needs him.
Unforgiven: The Eternal Tragedy of the Lost
Jul 20, 2017
The Bible’s testimony is sure: torment lasts forever for those who never trust in Jesus.
Is Hell Just a Metaphor?
Jul 20, 2017
The Bible uses the most severe language possible to describe the horror of hell. A “symbolic” interpretation can’t save you from the terror of God’s wrath.
Does God Predestine Sin?
Jul 21, 2017
God brought the greatest good the world has ever known out of the most horrifying sin the world has ever seen. And it was his plan from before creation.
Is Love a Choice?
Jul 24, 2017
While it may be a struggle sometimes, the essence of Christian love is not choice, duty, or obligation. It overflows in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
Joy Is Never Optional
Jul 25, 2017
No one can offer you longer lasting or fuller joy than Jesus himself. He alone offers you boundless joy.
Eternity Is at Stake in the Fight Against Porn
Jul 26, 2017
No one is absolutely addicted to pornography. You can say no to porn. Trust a better promise.
What the World Needs Most
Jul 27, 2017
The world doesn’t only need to hear our words, see our actions, and receive our gifts. It needs our unbreakable joy in suffering and sorrow.
Your Only Chance to Defeat the Devil
Jul 28, 2017
The whole world lies in the power of Satan. Without God’s word, you have absolutely no defense — but with his word, we can’t fail to overcome.