Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.
John Piper recommends a book "so good that you won't be able to finish it without putting it down."
It's important to keep the intellectual study of Scripture together with heart application.
The command to love is a call to the deepest and most thoroughgoing sanctification.
How can we obey the command to "fear God" and yet "fear not"?
Faith isn't nurtured by fitting tomorrow’s headlines into a probable scheme, but by being rooted in the faithfulness of God.
Good reading should be the vocation of a lifetime, not just an activity for school.
The Bible illustrates numerous kinds of love, such as the kind that seeks the good of unlovely or unwanted people.
How was Christ's coming a new manifestation of the Kingdom of God if it had already been a reality for centuries?
If God ordains all things and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?
God's righteousness resounds most fully in his freely having mercy on whomever he wills.
Does a person earn salvation by believing in Jesus?
Did Old Testament saints have the Holy Spirit? If so, what was the significance of Pentecost?
John Piper answers the argument that true love requires a freedom to choose.
When we give in to temptation is that ultimately self-determination or God's sovereign will?
An exegetical study of the role and responsiblities of Christ's undershepherds.
If well-grounded, saving faith is to be available to all, it must be found in a more direct way than through detailed historical arguments.
John Piper reviews a book about the Christian approach to understanding history.
The goal of interpreting a text should be to discover what the author willed to convey.
Faith is not a decision made in spite of lacking evidence. It is the affection that results when glory is truly seen.
"Love your neighbor as yourself" means that we should take all the zeal, ingenuity, and perseverance we have for our own good and apply it to others.
When is it right and when is it wrong to treat people differently than what they deserve?
Is it OK to witness to the lost for our own joy?
The primary value of historical arguments is that they cause us to consider the gospel more carefully.
John Piper uncovers the argument behind Paul's appeal to glorify God in your body.
John Piper uncovers the argument behind Paul's teaching about the future resurrection of believers.
The sight of Christ’s glory is the ground of—not the equivalent to—faith.
The contentment of knowing that you're a faithful Christian is secondary to the contentment experienced in actively trusting and obeying Christ.
How can you encourage and serve your pastor as he serves you?
Blessing God is an "exclamation of gratitude and admiration."
How did John Piper come to appreciate the life and work of Edwards?
John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.
John Piper offers his critique of Lewis Smedes' book Love Within Limits.
Nine reasons why churches should have a weekly newsletter.
Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that God rejoices to do you good?
When it comes to persons, one plus one is more than two!
The great tragedy of sin is the good we miss, not the evil we attain.
When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of helplessness he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages.
No one can stop the coming of spring—in nature or in the church—when God has appointed its time.
The Holy Wind of God will not break or quench. He will lift up your head and fan your spark into a flame.
Is it really possible for one's face and heart to be filled with sorrow and joy?
One of the things you do when you are full of the Holy Spirit is spill over with gratitude to God for everything.
An early church service is the mark of a vibrant church.
The possibilities of joyful service are too great to let yourself be paralyzed by the past.
A church's nerve system needs the divine stimuli that comes through its fingers and toes.
How do you satisfy your pastor-congregation communication needs?
Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
A pastor expresses his gratitude to those who minister in his church through music.
Can we be a people who embrace with gratitude both the scholarly enterprise and the simple joy of breaking bread together?
The Lord measures the faithfulness of our labor, not our success.
God is a joy and a refuge to those who cling to his neck, but he is a terror to those who flee.
Every time we let fear hinder us we are proudly trusting our emotions more than the promises of God.
John Piper updates, honors, and urges his church in their financial campaign.
John Piper outlines the responsibilities of a worship pastor.
Hindrances to forthright witnessing rise mainly from taking our eyes off God.
Satan often tries to destroy us by affirming and then distorting Scripture.
Freedom is not doing what you please, but knowing the truth, loving the good, and never fearing the future.
John Piper outlines eight goals he has set to fill his vacation with vitality.
Trusting him is the one thing we can do to put God in debt.
All rich and meaningful experiences require preparation and expectancy.
Human hearts are hard to change, but don't forget the Holy Spirit.
Memorize Hezekiah's words to Jerusalem under siege, and you'll know God's power in a new way.
Fasting fosters humility, and humility positions us for the Father's blessing.
Pastors should yearn for their people like Isaiah yearned for Israel.
Nine characteristics of fruitful small groups.
God's mercy and sovereignty are the twin pillars of the Christian life.
Mixing God’s absolute power with his rights as Creator causes combustion in the heart.
John Piper lays out six things that he wants his children to understand about money.
There's no biblical support for excluding people from church membership whose consciences condone occasional drinking.
Precautions have lengthened many lives; anxiety has lengthened none and shortened many.
Winning college students for the Lord and for the local church is crucial.
We want our Christmas decorating and festivities to be as explicitly Christ-centered and Christ-exalting as possible.
Christmas is a call to go on strike at the assembly plant of sin.
Saint Francis left a legacy of delight and gratitude to God.
A poem on the glory of the Incarnate God and the gain of believing in him.
When God aims to do a great work, he starts by planting a spark of desire in a few hearts. Then he fans it into flame through prayer.
Three suggestions for how to persevere and profit in prayer.
To be ruled by the Spirit is to be ruled by the love that the Father has for Jesus.
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
Our love for one another should make us eager to help one another get to God.