A Christmas Meditation on John 1:14-16
Bible promises remove the mountains of shame that can hinder your missions involvement.
No tree was ever meant to be / A never-ending shade for me / Or you. Save one: where Jesus died / With bleeding branches spread as wide / And far as faith for sinful men.
A summary of the perceived future of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Obedience shouldn't flow from gratitude but from faith in future grace.
John Piper looks at a passage that seems like it could cause problems for Christian Hedonism.
A response to both a bishop and an atheist who warn against thankfulness.
What kind of event could we invite people to that would not be too “churchy,” but would be a gateway into all the good things that “church” really means?
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."
John Piper introduces the Christian Hedonism Expansion Fund (CHEF) and its mission.
If well-grounded, saving faith is to be available to all, it must be found in a more direct way than through detailed historical arguments.
What counts is not the amount you have but if it is utterly devoted to the purposes of God.
True love aims at satisfying people in the glory of God. Any love that terminates on man is eventually destructive.
A hymn written to celebrate the wisdom of the only wise God.
Seven things about your money to think and pray over.
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.
God is wholly committed to saving and enriching his marriage. Are you?
If God grants faith, why wouldn't he give every believer the same amount?
Not all of God’s grace is behind us pushing to obey. There is also grace in front of us beckoning us to follow.
God is worthy enough to inspire an infinite number of new and imaginative expressions of his beauty.
What fools God makes of men who strive against their Maker!
Precautions have lengthened many lives; anxiety has lengthened none and shortened many.
How is my desire to be happy not opposed to God's command to give him glory?
A commander's patient restraint complements his raw power to bring him more glory.
All the elect in Christ prevail: God's purpose stands and cannot fail.
A Christian's suffering shows the world that Jesus is more valuable than whatever life can give and death can take.
The almighty mercy of God is able to break into any life and immediately change the desires of their heart.
Satan’s accusations have no condemning power--nor his temptations any corrupting power--against those delivered through the death of Christ.
One of the reasons we don't know God deeply is that we don't venture much on his pledge to carry things for us.
Growing a church by serious biblical teaching is difficult, but it bears more radical fruit than less doctrinally serious strategies.
Don't belittle God’s crooked sticks. With them he may write the message that makes a thousand people glad.
A brief defense of the truth of Christ's death.
Ideas have consequences.
If you told someone: "My God does great and unsearchable things," and they responded, "Like what?" would you say, "Rain"?
Christ's death on the cross was emotionally and theologically complex, to the greater glory of God.
Something tremendous is at stake in the practical unity of love in the body of Christ.
The reason being saved is the greatest experience in the world is because God is the greatest Person in the world.
Does the perseverance of our faith rest on the reliability of our own resolve?
Three guidelines for considering the relationship between wealth and happiness.
What's the point in research papers and how can you write one well?
The fact that any sinner is healthy is Christ’s mercy. Therefore, the fact that some are sick should bring out Christian mercy.
John Piper poetically announces his wife's pregnancy.
A wartime mindset must include shrewd knowledge of Satan's tactics.
The church gets its greatest spiritual advantage when its elders are leading with joy.
Memories of Bethlehem's oldest member.
Has the church come to depend on the world for too much of our education, leisure, entertainment and interpretation of current events?
Knowing someone's name opens up the miracle of fellowship.
Memorize Hezekiah's words to Jerusalem under siege, and you'll know God's power in a new way.
Are you satisfied with the fervor of your desire for the conversion of sinners and the holiness of saints?
Hindrances to forthright witnessing rise mainly from taking our eyes off God.
John Piper’s journal entry narrating his father’s death on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
Consider 12 facts about assurance and the verses that teach them.
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.
Pastor John weighs the impact of the Metrodome opening near the church.
Many of our church's shut-ins are brimming with stories of the goodness of God.
Thoughts on the dangers and value of "celebrity" status.
We shouldn't neglect needed improvements. But we should major on exploiting our strengths for God’s glory.
Why do people want to get rich when they already have things valued in the millions of dollars?
Has it ever bothered you that sometimes in the Old Testament when one man sins, many get swept away in God's punishment?
Part of fulfilling the Great Commission is preparing the next generation to reach the nations. Noel Piper offers suggestions for how to raise your kids to love the world for Christ.
John Piper uncovers the argument behind Paul's teaching about the future resurrection of believers.
If God works to bring about obedience in our heart, then sin will not be lord over us, God will.
Too many people in the world steer clear of wheelchairs. Let it not be so with Christ's people.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of Omnipotence.
Thoughts on G.K. Chesterton and Orthodoxy.
Is it okay for a church to prefer minorities when looking for pastors and elders?
It is possible for the sick and aged to win the fight of faith because it is a fight against lost hope, not against lost health.
Jesus Christ is both fully divine and fully human, yet one person.
We can go above and beyond in giving to missions because we know Christ will take care of us.
Five statements that summarize the magnificent relationship of Jesus Christ to every part of the Scriptures.
Ten biblical responses.
If unstable people are often drawn to religion as a way of expressing their moral delusions, it may not mean that true religion is the problem.
Twenty five questions about the significance of gender in the Bible.
How do we give the Lord what we don't have and he does?
The call of God creates what it commands.
Further reflections from the sermon John Piper preached at his father's funeral.