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.
Pastor John expresses gratitude for his fortieth birthday suprise party.
Here are some of the stupendous promises to sustain us in a work that may be long and may be hard, but will triumph in the end.
Christ purchased privileges for the children of believers. But he did not guarantee their salvation.
Blessing God is an "exclamation of gratitude and admiration."
A meditation on Psalm 105:4
What Jesus wants most is that his elect get what they want most: eyes to see and savor the Son of God.
Historically, there are only five points of Calvinism, so what are the extra two?
God’s dealing with Israel was unique in redemptive history. The church cannot presume to imitate everything they did.
John Piper expresses thanks to all who helped make the Easter service a success.
What God expects regarding human law-keeping, Christ accomplishes by becoming our substitute.
How do John and Noel make Jesus a part of their marriage?
Death ushers us directly into either heaven or hell, so let us look to Christ for salvation.
Why we believe that God saves them all.
John Piper shares seven ways that he has felt the loss of his granddaughter, Felicity Margaret Piper.
Six biblical guidelines for loving each other.
Sometimes God takes a sinning saint because he loves him too much to let him go on in sin.
Christianity is not merely believing a set of ideas about Christ’s love. It is an experience of being constrained by that love.
A "root of bitterness" is a person who has a wrong view of eternal security.
Bethlehem is most essentially a vision of God.
No one can receive mercy at the cross and still be casual about the will of God.
Is it arrogant to believe that treasuring Jesus is the only way to be saved?
The definition of plagiarism, why it's a problem, and how to avoid it.
We should give as radical as we can in pursuit of our best biblical judgment.
We're wired to compare ourselves to others, so it's freeing to hear Jesus say, "Mind your own business and the work I have for you."
If your emotions are drawn more by material things than by Christ then you probably aren't seeing the beauty of grace.
There is nothing in itself that makes "forgiveness of sins" or justification good news. The gospel is more than that.
What does the Bible teach about the Trinity? How is it not a contradiction for God to be both three and one?
Nine values about corporate worship that we hold in common at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
John Piper's life as a pastor hangs on his people's firm and growing stand in the Lord.
Paul isn't abstractly defining love 1 Corinthians 13. He is showing how it applies to the church.
John Piper recounts the activities and effects of vacation with his family.
Where do we get the strength to follow through on commitments that cost us?
Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling in a rut.
How to interact with those who are struggling in their faith.
What are the essentials of worship that go deeper than style and form?
To know God in his sovereignty is to become like an oak tree in the wind of adversity and confusion.
What about the New Covenant promise that God will not remember the sins of his people? Will they be remembered at the judgment day?
If we could see the final judgment, we would be the happiest and bravest people in 2008.
How do you lead your church through financial and logistical surprises?
What might it look like if God clothed us with the fullness of power that many of his servants have known?
John Piper thanks the church for the honor shown him on his 10th anniversary at Bethlehem.
Most people imagine God to be the way they want him to be, which seldom includes the possibility that they might be his enemy.
The Bible teaches that hell is everlasting torment, not the loss of existence.
Prayer is not designed to compound hoarded pleasures. If we do not aim to love, we pray in vain.
John Piper explains how God’s disposition towards us changes at the moment of our justification.
Sometimes God ordains that sin continue for holy and just reasons, which is not sin on his part.
When you are in a position of receiving blessing from many people, knowing how to express gratitude can be challenging.
Reflections on why Christians suffer losses.
What should we do when it seems like one Biblical truth cancels out another?
Mixing God’s absolute power with his rights as Creator causes combustion in the heart.
What can you do if what you feel like doing isn't what you should do.
Noel Piper encourages a friend to hold onto Jesus at Christmas time even if nothing about the holiday season feels joyful.
Consider three criteria for deciding when to love others with mercy and when to love them with justice.
There are at least nine reasons--even from a secular perspective--for why sexually-explicit advertising is socially irresponsible.
In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.
When love has wept and worked, it must have some answers. Not all the answers, but some.
John Piper unfolds a motion regarding the long range plans of Bethlehem Baptist.
Eleven virtues of the Word of God, and seven ways to respond to it.
It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
Seven sources of the kind of joy that Paul had.