By looking to God's faithfulness in the past we can have hope for the future.
The faculty of delight is crucial in helping us make right decisions.
Serving God means we get from him more than we give to him.
Samuel Rutherford's great discovery about the source of enduring happiness.
Three recommended routines for keeping God's word central in your life.
Matter is utterly dependent for its origin, existence and stability on the thought of Christ.
The spread of pluralism does not prevent the spread of the gospel.
Four "D's" that describe how God leads us, and three implications.
We know we will not fall away because this is a promise of the new covenant sealed by the blood of Jesus.
Why does the Spirit limit himself to bring about love only through conscious faith in the word of Jesus?
God wants more work because more work means more demonstrations of power and wisdom and love.
The meaning of Christmas is that the substance of true religion belongs to Christ.
If you are dissatisfied with your Christian courage, joy, and purity of heart then you should check the way you are feeding your faith.
Twelve questions and the Scripture passages that prompt them.
The Bible, for Calvin, was above all a witness of God to the majesty of God. This led inevitably to what is the heart of Calvinism.
Do we long for Christ's return or are we anxious that it might interrupt our worldly plans? Eternity hangs on this question.
A glimpse into what books John Piper aimed to complete, with God's help, on his 1997 writing leave.
Have you ever wondered what joy and hope sustained Jesus in his horrific hours of suffering?
Having an Executive Pastor seems like an ideal way of unleashing the ministries of the church and maximizing the contributions of each pastor.
A "root of bitterness" is a person who has a wrong view of eternal security.
God’s dealing with Israel was unique in redemptive history. The church cannot presume to imitate everything they did.
Five reasons why Pastor John is going to preach a sermon series on baptism.
What do the biblical references to "households" being baptized mean?
Summaries of how three major traditions view and practice infant baptism.
Certain editions of the Bible risk letting contemporary cultural pressures distort the original meaning of Scripture.
Sometimes God ordains that sin continue for holy and just reasons, which is not sin on his part.
When God predestines someone's salvation, he usually predestines a human agent too.
Twenty five questions about the significance of gender in the Bible.
Two things make God unashamed to be called our God: that he has prepared something great for us, and that we desire it above everything else.
There is a biblical order to truth and love: truth first.
Most people imagine God to be the way they want him to be, which seldom includes the possibility that they might be his enemy.
We need joyful, breathless news-bringers, not just intelligent news commentators.
Ten reasons to set aside a Friday night each month for corporate worship.
A celebration of the ministries of David and Karin Livingston and Brad and Cindy Nelson at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Sometimes God takes a sinning saint because he loves him too much to let him go on in sin.
The cosmos exists to help you know God, the Maker. And the main message is that he is very great and that we are very small.
God is wakening people to the astonishing reality that they can be different and better in the way they love others.
"All the nations" is an essential component to the purpose, the promise and the price of world missions.
The biblical goal of a woman’s life is not to find the ultimate expression of self—whether in body or character—but to express the greatness of God.
Corporate worship will be at Bethel on Sunday so that all of Bethlehem can gather in one place to give thanks to God for the past year.
Apparent contradictions in the Bible—such as the genealogies of Jesus—have possible and plausible solutions.
You are always in a temple—your body. Therefore, always worship.
When humans celebrate Christmas, is it essentially the same as ants doing some instinctual dance?
If your desires are weak, here are thirty four desire starters.
10 practical preparations for hearing the word of God on Sunday morning.
When the Bible says, "We walk by faith, not by sight," it doesn't mean there wasn't any visible evidence or that there isn't any today.
When you find two parts of Scripture that seem to contradict, don't assume the Bible is inconsistent.
Often the biggest question isn't "What is true," but "Can the truth save me?"
It will take an infinite number of ages for God to be done glorifying the wealth of his grace to us. He will never be done.
Preach exegetically, explaining and applying what is in the text. If it sounds Arminian, let it sound Arminian.
The stakes of a president's moral life are high for the whole nation.
Laziness makes us resistant against any truth that exposes our laziness.
If God grants faith, why wouldn't he give every believer the same amount?
How you pray is based on what you believe God can do.
Here are 7 things to ask God to do for your soul and others'.
If your driving motive in life is to be liked and loved you will find it almost impossible to be a Christian.
What can you do if what you feel like doing isn't what you should do.
God is able to feel sorrow for something he has predestined, in view of foreknown evil and pain, and yet still will to do it for wise reasons.
If you told someone: "My God does great and unsearchable things," and they responded, "Like what?" would you say, "Rain"?
What is the Almighty that we should serve him? Good question, depending on the tone of voice.
What is God's attitude toward pride? What is the remedy for pride?
One of God's gifts to us in suffering is that we see and experience depths of his Word that a life of ease would never yield.
Can we deserve or earn anything good from God? If not, then what does it mean to be worthy of him?
Paul did not reinterpret the Scriptures. He only drew out what was taught in the Law and the Prophets.
Should the sins of others keep us captive in a prison of sorrow?
The reason being saved is the greatest experience in the world is because God is the greatest Person in the world.
Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something.
Are you willing to say and do the right thing regardless of the earthly cost?
John Piper thanks God for the lives of two saints and asks how it is that their deaths are "precious in the sight of the Lord."
One reason to admire and trust Jesus above all other persons is that he knows more than anyone else.
There is a kind of shame that you should not be ashamed of.
Consider 12 facts about assurance and the verses that teach them.
Learn from David what to do in a brokenhearted, terrifying moment: Worship.
When love has wept and worked, it must have some answers. Not all the answers, but some.
Will the pain of losing all that you have on earth fade at the prospect of seeing and being with Christ?
How to pray huge, general prayers without them sounding vague or stale.
Break free from the epidemic of the manward spirit of our age, and set yourself to live in the light of the Lord.
Is it arrogant to believe that treasuring Jesus is the only way to be saved?
The fight against lust is image against image. Don't just pray and wait and try to avoid. Actively put effort into seeing Jesus.
Find hope in the history of God's grace to help you live your life for his glory.
The claims of the New Testament have more support than you might think.
The experience of God's love is the Spirit giving unspeakable joy in response to the mind's perception of Jesus Christ.
Every moment is an opportunity for gratitude toward the past and faith toward the future.