We ought to seek to win people to Christ by giving valid reasons for the Bible’s claims about him.
If you want Christ to be with you, you must depend on him.
No church can remain fruitless if it soaks the seed of the Word in fervent, hungry prayer week after week.
John Piper narrates his start-of-the-day fight for faith.
We are unendingly restless until we take up Christ's yoke and learn from him.
Lotteries feed bad desires and lead to bad stewardship.
Being filled with the Spirit is parallel to getting drunk with wine.
Pastor John weighs the impact of the Metrodome opening near the church.
How can Jesus say that God is "not the God of the dead" and Paul say that Jesus is "Lord of the dead?"
Almost any impersonal act can be brought to life and made precious and personal by an act of dedicating it to someone.
One aim of preaching is to build a people who think biblically.
How can we explain the surprising similarity between 2 Peter and Jude?
Don't exclude God from your recreation. God wills it, and it's his will to be in on it.
Pastor John makes known his schedule and availability to the people of Bethlehem.
There are worse things to lose than health, and sickness may help us gain what is best.
Take worship seriously. None of us knows when it will be our last day in the house of the Lord.
A healthy church will be hungry for sound teaching. And a healthy church will feed that hunger.
We don't need to feel lovable, because we aren't. Grace for the unlovable is the gospel.
Five suggestions for what dads can do to prevent more abortions.
There is no reason to think that after 2,500 years Israel now can claim God’s sanction for her unbelief and rebellion. She stands under judgment until she repents and turns to her Savior-Messiah.
John Piper openly contemplates the weightiness of pastoral ministry and is sustained knowing that God is God.
John Piper gives an update on what happened at the annual meeting of the conference of which Bethlehem is a part.
God is not nearly so impressed with our late nights and early mornings as he is with the peaceful trust that casts all anxieties on him and sleeps.
By the time we know a problem exists, God has already been working on it and his solution is on the way.
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
How can I admit that I am a worm and yet “love my neighbor as myself”?
There are six admonitions for how a church should treat its pastors.
What fools God makes of men who strive against their Maker!
What does it mean to be written in the Lamb's book of life?
John Piper poetically announces his wife's pregnancy.
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative, using God’s methods and power, to get them there.
Not all of God’s grace is behind us pushing to obey. There is also grace in front of us beckoning us to follow.
Each day is on sale for anyone who will purchase it. If we do not purchase it, we lose it—forever.
The Lord is never hurried because he has all things under control. What a steady power should mark his people!
Everything we do from the time a child is born should be aimed at leading him to faith.
John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.
How are we morally distinct from ordinary society with its prudence, respectability, and good breeding?
God has always delighted to show his power through apparent defeat.
Christ became a man because the death of a man who was more than man was needed.
John Piper expresses his gratitude to numerous people at Bethlehem.
The grace of God is addicting. The more you experience his power, the more you want.
Consistent Christians never want to exclude Jesus from anything they do.
Pray for total healing and total salvation. But also pray for smaller steps to be made on the way.
Galatians is the preservation of the gospel for Bethlehem Baptist Church. It is for you. Marry it!
A description of the new arrangement of responsibilities among the church staff.
We shouldn't neglect needed improvements. But we should major on exploiting our strengths for God’s glory.
Praying is worm-work. You can’t see worms doing their work. But without them you couldn’t plow the field.
Become the kind of person who cannot walk by someone in need and do nothing.
Anything that helps you express your heart for God and does not hinder other people is good.
Preaching that doesn't deal with the details of God's Word will only cater to and cultivate stiff-necked listeners.
How could Paul have Timothy circumcised and yet totally refuse it for Titus?
Practically speaking, how do I obey God so that it is “not I but Christ in me”?
Has it ever bothered you that sometimes in the Old Testament when one man sins, many get swept away in God's punishment?
Two reasons, among many, to trust the Easter story.
Part of the process for determining God’s will for your life is deciding what you are good at. So with churches.
Part of the charter for a new group at BBC called Frontier Missions Prayer and Study Group.
Why do people want to get rich when they already have things valued in the millions of dollars?
Four reasons why Unification Church theology should be rejected.
The best way to free people from slavish sins and irrational fears is to fill their lives with big and powerful realities.
If meal time prayers are almost always the same, why not craft some which really say something significant?
Gratitude seeks to show the value of God’s good will, which it does best in words of praise, a heart of trust, and a life of love.
If picnics don’t have to do with God, then we may as well close up shop.
Real guilt is radically God-centered. Satan’s substitute is the bad feelings we get from a wounded ego.
A brief report of the good things going on at BBC after 3 years as pastor.
John Piper recounts the activities and effects of vacation with his family.
If every member could express why we exist as a church, there would be a new intensity about all we do.
We cannot define our mission in terms of deeds alone because any deed can be done with an attitude that does not glorify God.
One way to raise up church leaders is to provide in-house training opportunities.
Jesus is not partial to the healthy. He prefers the homeliest, weakest patients whose eyes sparkle when he enters the room.
The announcement of the then forthcoming sermon series, "Desiring God."
Christ has plotted many tactical advances before the time of the final victory.
One reason we settle for such ordinary “soap opera” lives is because we have no heroes.
Screwtape scolds Wormword for not doing more to undermine prayer at Bethlehem.
Sunday should be a day for delighting ourselves in the Lord in ways we can’t on other busy days.
Denying God's control over evil does not bring the healing it purports to.
His work was successful, his marriage okay, his kids out of trouble—why get fanatical about Bible reading and prayer?
The cause of world missions is absolutely assured of success. It cannot fail.
Laymen must be challenged to live for a cause greater than their present jobs.
Knowing someone's name opens up the miracle of fellowship.
The Noahic covenant seems to rule out the idea that there will be universal devastation before Christ returns.
Christmas is a model for missions. As I so you. And that mission means danger.
Where are the Joshuas? Where are those whose knees are as calloused as their hands?
The measure of our present experience with Christ is the intensity of our longing for its increase.
Four reasons why Christians want to fast.
Observations and advice to help you pray biblical prayers.
A church's priorities should be based on the relationships each Christian should develop with God, fellow believers, and unbelievers.
How a pastor and his wife help keep the mission fires burning at church.
A nutshell explanation of the doctrine of the Trinity, with a little help from Jonathan Edwards.
A wartime mindset must include shrewd knowledge of Satan's tactics.
Can the church have any integrity unless the summons of Christ moves us to stratgize and sacrifice with dedication and joy?
If worship were optional Paul and Silas would not have been singing with bloody backs in the Philippian dungeon at midnight.
Eleven virtues of the Word of God, and seven ways to respond to it.
Results from a congregational survey concerning spiritual gifts.
The inspiration, preservation and preparation of people for missionary service requires a great movement of prayer.
Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.