12 ways to recognize the rise of covetousness
The faculty of delight is crucial in helping us make right decisions.
In Luke 19, Zacchaeus the tax collector was converted. He vowed to give back fourfold to anyone he had defrauded. Imagine a conversation he might have had when returning the money.
John Piper gives eleven reasons why he believes all remarriage after divorce is unbiblical when both of the spouses are still alive.
Pastor John introduces a paper about covenant commitments both in marriage and in church membership.
Grumbling is self-feeding because it obscures the light of God’s gracious, all-controlling providence.
How are we to understand those psalms that express hatred and call down curses upon the enemies of God?
Those who break covenant with God forfeit any claim on his promises.
Become the kind of person who cannot walk by someone in need and do nothing.
The absence of fasting probably means the absence of deep longings for God’s power. And the absence of deep longing is one reason he waits to bless us.
God loves it when his people praise his Son in public.
How can we obey the command to "fear God" and yet "fear not"?
John Piper discusses the doctrine of election and the hope that it gives for missions and evangelism.
Until God is given his rights, no human rights will have significance beyond convenience.
Is God completely truthful if he ordains lies?
God goes the second (and third and fourth) mile for us to feel encouraged.
Great and lasting things are at stake for future generations not only because of what we teach, but also because of what we are.
The answer is not simple. Some Biblical texts seem to say no. Others, yes.
Jesus did not say, “True religion is converting orphans," but “True religion is visiting orphans.” Results are God’s business. Obedience is ours.
Paul says believers will be raised with "spiritual bodies" (1 Cor 15:44). Does this mean "non-physical"?
Consistent Christians never want to exclude Jesus from anything they do.
There is a precious experience of peace and assurance in the Christian life that is not unconditional.
Even inside perfection, there is good, better, and best. And understanding this will help us love as we ought.
We're not approaching a true understanding of the kingdom of God in this world if that means using more of the sword to authorize kingdom values.
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.
Why Christians should never knowingly take money won by gambling.
It is not out of antiquarian allegiance that we love the truth—even the hard ones. It is out of love to Christ and to the people who need his truth.
What unique things would your city contribute to the cause of Christ if his Lordship were established more fully there?
Fourteen beliefs that keep the missions flame burning.
Death is our last opportunity on earth to make much of the supreme value of knowing Jesus Christ.
John Piper narrates his start-of-the-day fight for faith.
An early church service is the mark of a vibrant church.
For Christianity to stand, Christ must have been resurrected. How can we be confident that he was?
A collection of verses that identify how God would have us grow.
John Piper announces the plan for Bethlehem's pulpit while he is away.
There is a kind of shame that you should not be ashamed of.
Every moment is an opportunity for gratitude toward the past and faith toward the future.
Christians should never take up arms to proclaim or defend Christ. We must die to make him known.
God loves to be God for the childlike, who look to him for all they need.
John Piper describes Rand's impact as a novelist and philosopher and assesses her ethical theory from a Christian perspective.
One reason we settle for such ordinary “soap opera” lives is because we have no heroes.
Every mature believer should be able to say with the apostle Paul, “We are not ignorant of Satan’s designs.”
John Piper dialogues with an unbeliever about human sexuality.
Having an Executive Pastor seems like an ideal way of unleashing the ministries of the church and maximizing the contributions of each pastor.
It is the attempting of something great for God that gives edge and point to prayer.
A bad eye is one that can't see that mercy is more precious than money.
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.
Every river and the seas do His sovereign bidding purely.
This is comfort surely.
Four reasons why Christians want to fast.
Ten texts to stoke your confidence in and courage for Christ.
When we really see and believe what God is for us by grace through Jesus Christ, the power of wrong desires is broken.
A list of things to consider when thinking about whether abortion is ethical.
Keep God first in your life by finding others who love God well and imitating them.
We must learn to make the biblical distinction between earning eternal life on the basis of works and receiving eternal life according to works.
God is wakening people to the astonishing reality that they can be different and better in the way they love others.
Should we wonder at all that humans are oblivious to the glory of God when there are such clear parables of our blindness built into everyday experience?
Is God behind the hardening of a person's heart?
John Piper presents the fifth annual report since he came to Bethlehem.
Satan loves it when men drift and coast and let their lives be molded by the whimsical pressures of every day.
When it comes to persons, one plus one is more than two!
Six quotes that speak to the value of labor.
What Jesus accomplished when he died is not a mere academic dispute. Our present peace and our eternal life hangs on this work of Christ.
7 reasons racial harmony is worth pursuing, and 1 resolve for doing it.
Four "D's" that describe how God leads us, and three implications.
Christ became a man because the death of a man who was more than man was needed.
In that terrible moment when we see ourselves standing guilty before the Almighty, nothing shines forth but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Introducing the China Awareness Seminar and its speaker, David Adeney.