John Piper lays out six things that he wants his children to understand about money.
We don't need to feel lovable, because we aren't. Grace for the unlovable is the gospel.
John Piper's dream is that Bethlehem experience in his absence what Robert Murray M'Cheyne's church did when he was away.
Being a “one issue voter” does not mean that only one issue matters. It means that some issues matter enough to disqualify a person from public office.
John Piper shares a method for remembering all day what you read in the morning.
If you refuse to vote for a pro-choice candidate, how will you answer the charge of being a one-issue voter?
When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of helplessness he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages.
John Piper commemorates the life of an elder at Bethlehem who went to be with Jesus.
The desire to be rich is suicidal. Endorsing it by encouraging gambling is cruel.
God loves us by commanding us to praise him, because we won't be happy until we give it.
7 reasons why sexually stimulating advertisements are destructive to society.
Fifteen things Pastor John appreciates about Noël.
John Piper challenges the inconsistent reasoning of a pro-choice editorial.
There are quality things around your house that can be converted into capital for the cause of Christ.
The Bible, for Calvin, was above all a witness of God to the majesty of God. This led inevitably to what is the heart of Calvinism.
Four illustrations from Scripture of how hope moves and sustains love.
Five reasons to reexamine church government offices and structure.
Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
What are revivals and why should we want them?
We cannot define our mission in terms of deeds alone because any deed can be done with an attitude that does not glorify God.
In just one chapter Paul outlines a whole theology of the resurrection.
The Lord is never hurried because he has all things under control. What a steady power should mark his people!
Serving God means we get from him more than we give to him.
Pastor John shares some thoughts about his first five years at Bethlehem before he goes on summer vacation.
Sixteen sayings of Scripture that should empower you to persevere.
Not many leaders today state the goals of their lives in terms of holiness.
Laymen must be challenged to live for a cause greater than their present jobs.
The fight against lust is image against image. Don't just pray and wait and try to avoid. Actively put effort into seeing Jesus.
Is there a way that Jewish suffering may find, not its cause, but its final meaning in the suffering of Jesus Christ?
A brief report of the good things going on at BBC after 3 years as pastor.
John Piper shares his plans for the summer and some requests for prayer.
Pastor John makes known his schedule and availability to the people of Bethlehem.
Three warnings to church leaders.
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
How did John Piper come to appreciate the life and work of Edwards?
Jon Bloom unfolds five aims that direct Desiring God's strategies for ministry.
Three reasons why you should resist playing the lottery.
Use the Bible to know yourself and confirm your own spiritual life.
Four reasons why Unification Church theology should be rejected.
Some memorable and meaningful ways to talk to God at the kitchen table.
The cosmos exists to help you know God, the Maker. And the main message is that he is very great and that we are very small.
Small groups are essential to evangelism and nurture and leadership-building. You should consider leading one.
The Holy Spirit is the love that flows between the Father and the Son.
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed. Without them people will read error.
John Piper outlines eight goals he has set to fill his vacation with vitality.
Are there enough churches in America? The answer is no.
If you are dissatisfied with your Christian courage, joy, and purity of heart then you should check the way you are feeding your faith.
A glimpse into what books John Piper aimed to complete, with God's help, on his 1997 writing leave.
Announcing the approaching pastors conference on "The Achievement of the Cross" and the items needing prayer.
What sort of man was Martin Lloyd-Jones?
John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.
Eight reasons for why Bethlehem members voted to postpone a capital campaign.
Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.
How do you satisfy your pastor-congregation communication needs?
Make all your reading purposeful. Great books have changed the world by changing people's lives.
Divine power is necessary to counter the irrationality of evil.
Knowledge doesn't guarantee godliness. But ignorance seems to guarantees ungodliness.
John Piper introduces the subject and speakers for the sixth annual pastors conference.
A conversation between "Prayerful" and "Prayerless" on why we ask God to do what he already intends to do.
Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, we are bold to pray for you who will live and minister decades from now.
If the answer to our prayer doesn't come as we want, let us not assume that the Lord has no affection for us nor any tugs to do what we want.
Concerted, united prayer has been God's pattern in the past for initiating spiritual awakening and world evangelization.
How should we pray for and witness to the lost if salvation is the sovereign work of God?
We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.
What might God do when the whole congregation says, “Seeking the Lord in prayer is so important that we will give it prime time on Sunday morning, and not just a little sandwich slot on Wednesday evening”?
The rising tide of prayer precedes the flood of God’s Spirit.
A church's priorities should be based on the relationships each Christian should develop with God, fellow believers, and unbelievers.
Preaching that doesn't deal with the details of God's Word will only cater to and cultivate stiff-necked listeners.
We need to both contextualize and teach gospel ideas that no one can grasp without new categories.
Matter is utterly dependent for its origin, existence and stability on the thought of Christ.
The Bible is infinitely precious, true, glorious baby talk.
We know we will not fall away because this is a promise of the new covenant sealed by the blood of Jesus.
An letter of gratitude to the staff, elders, and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of John Piper's writing leave.
Five ways to get spiritually prepared for Christmas.
10 examples of how, for Jesus, desire for heaven and fear of hell were practical daily parts of living a glad and holy life.