Interviews on Sanctification & Growth

How Do I Go Deeper with Christ?

by John Piper

In episode 465, Pastor John counsels on how to be rooted in Christ.

How Do I Change?

by John Piper

In episode 385, we use an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John preached in 2009 to answer the question, "How do I change?"

The 8 Steps of Christian Obedience

by John Piper

In episode 367, Pastor John shares the 8 steps of sanctification.

Does Justification-Centered Sanctification Lead to Antinomianism?

by John Piper

In episode 366, Pastor John talks about the importance of defining terms in relation to justification and sanctification.

Anti-Depressants, Sleep, Diet, and Exercise

by John Piper

In episode 283, Pastor John discusses ways to spiritually flourish through various challenges.

Discerning Loving Criticism and Unloving Criticism

by John Piper

In episode 266, Pastor John explains James 4.

Can Christians Cuss to Prove a Point?

by John Piper

In episode 260, Pastor John discusses cussing.

Has My Heart Sinned Even If I Stop Words from Exiting My Mouth?

by John Piper

In episode 221, Pastor John talks about how the mouth speaks in relation to the heart and fighting sinful words at both levels

Make War Against Pouting

by John Piper

In episode 220, Pastor John talks about making war against sins that are sometimes considered to be less sinful, but shouldn't be

Dead To the World — What’s That?

by John Piper

In episode 209, Pastor John talks about dying daily to the world and taking up your cross.

The Danger of Deserting Community

by John Piper

In episode 206, Pastor John talks about the importance of community.

Wisdom in Friendships with Non-Christians

by John Piper

In episode 203, Pastor John talks about discerning boundaries in friendships with non-Christians.

Why Did God Forbid One Tree in Eden?

by John Piper

In Episode 197, Pastor John talks about why God banned one tree in Eden.

How Do We Walk by the Spirit?

by John Piper

In Episode 193, Pastor John talks about life in the Spirit.

Must Christian Rap Have the Gospel in Every Song?

by John Piper

In Episode 188, Pastor John talks about rap that is “in step with the gospel.”

How Do I Own Biblical Truths for Myself?

by John Piper

In Episode 183, Pastor John talks about what we do when we feel that our affections don’t measure up to what we understand intellectually.

Should We Brag About Our Favorite Teachers?

by John Piper

In Episode 177, Pastor John talks explains Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians and the amazing privilege of the children of God.

Do We Need Christian Role Models?

by John Piper

In Episode 176, Pastor John explains why we should have role models.

What My Complaining Says About God

by John Piper

In Episode 163, Pastor John talks about what our complaining says about God.

What Is Legalism?

by John Piper

In Episode 157, Pastor John defines legalism.

Am I Lukewarm?

by John Piper

For Episode 145, Pastor John talks about what it means to be spiritually lukewarm.

Childlike, Not Childish

by John Piper

In Episode 135, Pastor John talks about childlike faith and spiritual maturity.

What Does It Mean to Be Dead to the World?

by John Piper

In Episode 119, Pastor John explains what the apostle Paul means in Galatians 6:14 — “crucified to the world”

For Christian Loners

by John Piper

In Episode 109, John Piper talks about the importance of Christian relationships.