What does it mean to be be "steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord"?
John Piper shares thoughts, prayers, and gleanings from his time at a conference on world evangelization.
Repentance is more than a change in outward behavior. It is the inner change that gives rise to genuinely God-centered, Christ-exalting behavior.
A taste test of John Piper's observations and reflections from Manila.
To affirm truth with extra-biblical language is more biblical than using biblical language to defend falsehood.
Consider the mystery that the entire universe and all the events in it serve to glorify Jesus Christ.
Ten observations on musical style in the church.
The greatest tribute we can pay those who have died is to live for Christ, who is in control.
Moral and spiritual vigilance is God's appointed way to glory. Self satisfied presumption will fall.
The life of a growing church calls for prayer, planning, and praise.
Six possible responses after reading The Church Unleashed.
Observations and advice to help you pray biblical prayers.
The sight of Christ’s glory is the ground of—not the equivalent to—faith.
To be ruled by the Spirit is to be ruled by the love that the Father has for Jesus.
Trusting Christ today includes trusting him to give you tomorrow’s trust when tomorrow comes.
How can we commend Christ to others so that they might believe?
There are six admonitions for how a church should treat its pastors.
There are at least ten categories concerning life together that potential partners would do well to consider.
What are 10 basic characteristics of good Christian counseling?
If picnics don’t have to do with God, then we may as well close up shop.
In his spite for Christ, Hughes issues a caution it is important to hear.
John Piper responds to David Instone-Brewer's article on divorce from Christianity Today.
God’s tenderness towards the lowly is rooted in his transcendent self-sufficiency.
Let the horror you've been rescued from and the mercy you live in make you humble, thankful, patient, kind, and forgiving.
What is superior to moral and religious achievements is knowing, gaining, and being found in Christ.
How does a church address earthly needs but not neglect its spiritual task?
Joy is not just the spin-off of obedience to God, but part of obedience.
Is trembling joy a fitting way to end the year?
Suffering would seem to threaten endurance, not promote it. But that's not what James says.
The generosity of God's people does not go unnoticed.
Truth aims at love; love aims at truth. Love shapes how to speak the truth; truth shapes how to show love.
Every deadly calamity is a merciful call from God for the living to repent.
Natural disasters bring both judgment and mercy, punishment and purification.
We ought to seek to win people to Christ by giving valid reasons for the Bible’s claims about him.
It is worth noting that men of Edwards’ and Lloyd-Jones’ stature wrote and spoke so extensively about revival.
When you come to the cross you are given a glorious and satisfying quest: the quest for good deeds.
The great tragedy of sin is the good we miss, not the evil we attain.
We can be silent before majesty either because of its beauty or because of our blindness.
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.
Jesus' beauty is irresistable once it is seen.
Though so many have given their lives at war, history holds out hope that few can imagine.
Pastor John explains why he senses an unusual affection for the staff of Bethlehem.
What does it mean for the global cause of Christ that all things are possible with God?
There is a profound difference between sinners who keep God’s covenant and those who don’t.
Until Christ returns, worship, education, counseling, fellowship, money, marriage, leisure, family, and vocation all have a war-time emphasis.
John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.
John Piper updates, honors, and urges his church in their financial campaign.
Broken societies are the kind that Jesus came to claim and heal.
John Piper spreads the word to his congregation about an immediate and crucial missions need.
God wants us to use means to get his work done, but he wants us to trust in him, not in these means.
God ordains history partly so that we will learn it and be wiser about the present.
You never know when the open statement of your conviction will strike a deep chord of rightness in some secular group.
God's mercy and sovereignty are the twin pillars of the Christian life.
John Piper reviews a book about the Christian approach to understanding history.
If we do not believe we are deeply indebted to God for all we have or hope to have, then the very spring of gratitude has gone dry.
John Piper explains how Daniel Fuller's teaching method—and the theological fruit that it bears—serves the cause of missions.
The Lord gets himself glory by providing just enough for his people, and just in time.
Five changes that will occur if you vote for the church restructuring plan.
Can we deserve or earn anything good from God? If not, then what does it mean to be worthy of him?
Praying is worm-work. You can’t see worms doing their work. But without them you couldn’t plow the field.
Where are the Joshuas? Where are those whose knees are as calloused as their hands?
Is there any point to exercising self-denial for the sake of distant soldiers?
God will always be guilty of high crimes for those who think they’ve never committed any.
Love for people doesn’t just say, “Here’s the seed, take it or leave it.”
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.
If you abandon the pursuit of your own joy you can't love man or please God.
Arm yourself with the thought that when Jesus died to free you from sin, you died to sin.
The grace of God is addicting. The more you experience his power, the more you want.
The measure of our present experience with Christ is the intensity of our longing for its increase.
Jesus chose Twelve Apostles for a unique, unrepeatable role in the history of redemption.
John Piper shares his heart, mind, and plans with the congregation.
Suggested reading on many different topics. Everything from Grudem's Systematic Theology to Bronte's Jane Eyre.