It is impossible to mistreat someone because of their race if you are as broken before God and dependent on his mercy as you should be.
The meaning of Christmas is that the substance of true religion belongs to Christ.
Abraham Lincoln’s marriage was a mess, but accepting the pain brought deep strength in the long run.
Laziness makes us resistant against any truth that exposes our laziness.
Two summer seminars for adults to grow in their understanding of Scripture and American society.
Don't exclude God from your recreation. God wills it, and it's his will to be in on it.
Sometimes we are prepared to see what we see and sometimes our minds have to be changed before we can accept reality.
Twelve questions and the Scripture passages that prompt them.
17 verses about fearing the Lord.
Sixty-six thousand people a day die without Christ among the unreached peoples. Knowing this, what should you do?
There are worse things to lose than health, and sickness may help us gain what is best.
Some thoughts from John Piper on the lives of C. S. Lewis, Robert Louis Stevenson, and their fathers.
Sixteen quotes to motivate and make ready your heart for missions.
If God ordains all things and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?
When we give in to temptation is that ultimately self-determination or God's sovereign will?
An extensive redesign of the equipping process at Bethlehem that seeks to better prepare every saint for the work of ministry.
What do you want from your church? Would you be satisfied if it fit you like a glove and saved few sinners?
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?
No one can stop the coming of spring—in nature or in the church—when God has appointed its time.
One of the things you do when you are full of the Holy Spirit is spill over with gratitude to God for everything.
If we pray for something but never consider seeking the ministry of a fellow believer, we are like the eye that says it doesn't need the hand.
John Piper invites you to our national conference this September.
Pastor John seeks feeback about the church newsletter and prayer for his upcoming trip to Cameroon.
What do elders who have differing views on divorce and remarriage teach their church?
What is the difference between a stereotype and a generalization? Is either racist?
There is no place for despair in the Christian life. To be out of the pit of hell is to be on the ground of mercy.
What can we learn about our calling as Christians when it's described as witnessing about light?
John Piper tells how his parents exemplified Christian marriage.
Will regret ruin our joy in heaven, or will it add to it?
If we are made right with God because of Christ’s obedient life, does this mean that the cross itself is not enough to justify us?
Six essential truths about the gospel and the Scriptures that teach them.
Knowing God's purpose for prayer deepens our commitment to pray and helps us glorify God for why he does what he does.
If the mailman brings you a love letter from your fiancé, don’t fall in love with the mailman.
Freedom is not doing what you please, but knowing the truth, loving the good, and never fearing the future.
When you find two parts of Scripture that seem to contradict, don't assume the Bible is inconsistent.
If we are not willing to get a high estimation of doctrine from Scripture, perhaps we can get it from George Barna.
Thoughts on mercy and justice in 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.
If God is sovereign, we are secure no matter how perilous it is to obey him.
Noel Piper wonders what her sons' favorite childhood books have to do with their personalities.
10 practical preparations for hearing the word of God on Sunday morning.
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative, using God’s methods and power, to get them there.
Being exiles does not mean being cynical. Christians should be concerned about culture and involved in it.
Announcing the adoption of John and Noël's fifth child and first daughter.
Gossip doesn't satisfy in the long run, but loving others does.
When there is work to be done and you are sad, do it with tears, trusting that there will yet be a harvest of joy.
George Mueller's life is a testimony to the surpassing power that belongs to God and not to us.
How and why to teach kids the complex and essential doctrines of the Bible.
Good reading should be the vocation of a lifetime, not just an activity for school.
16 resolutions for maintaining a healthy relationship between child and parent.
How do the doctrines of grace affect us personally and publicly?
Why is it a bad idea to give an answer too soon?
Biblical truth is utterly essential to spiritual life.
Is it possible to pray for justice and yet love our enemy at the same time?
Results from a congregational survey concerning spiritual gifts.
A test to see how mindful you are to others in your church attendance.
The life of David Brainerd is a bright testimony to the long-suffering, severe mercy of God.
John Piper expresses his gratitude for God's work in the life of Dr. Packer.
John Piper expresses his happiness at the 10-year anniversaries of Bethlehem's executive pastor and worship pastor.
Find hope in the history of God's grace to help you live your life for his glory.
John Piper expresses his gratitude to numerous people at Bethlehem.
It was a gift to the world that God ordained a rugged cross to stand in the ruins of the World Trade Center towers.
Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.
The cause of world missions is absolutely assured of success. It cannot fail.
No sorrow in the Christian's life will end ultimately in grief. Jesus' blood will have the final say.
The best way to free people from slavish sins and irrational fears is to fill their lives with big and powerful realities.
Five reasons why Pastor John is going to preach a sermon series on baptism.
When it looks like he is buried for good, Jesus is doing something awesome in the dark.
John Piper shares some insights he found while he was going through his father's papers.
The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.
Almost any impersonal act can be brought to life and made precious and personal by an act of dedicating it to someone.
The spread of pluralism does not prevent the spread of the gospel.