Certain editions of the Bible risk letting contemporary cultural pressures distort the original meaning of Scripture.
God is a joy and a refuge to those who cling to his neck, but he is a terror to those who flee.
The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.
Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that God rejoices to do you good?
There is no reason to think that after 2,500 years Israel now can claim God’s sanction for her unbelief and rebellion. She stands under judgment until she repents and turns to her Savior-Messiah.
Consider these seven concerns about the danger of prosperity preaching.
God is not a passive participant in a world that exists without his sustaining it. Wherever he is looking, he is acting.
Some thoughts from the conclusion of John Piper's upcoming book on Ruth.
Thoughts after the collapse of the bridge in Minneapolis.
The truth we must hold to through all the cosmic conflict of this age is: All the nations belong to God.
What verses do you use to share the gospel with others?
John Piper introduces a simple, attractive pamphlet that tries to capture the essence of the gospel in six truths.
How can our hope of future resurrection kill our current materialism and consumerism?
Did Old Testament saints have the Holy Spirit? If so, what was the significance of Pentecost?
How can Christians use the incredible power of literature to spread the gospel?
Real guilt is radically God-centered. Satan’s substitute is the bad feelings we get from a wounded ego.
How can I have peace or joy while living in a dangerous world?
Our clothes are a witness both to our past and present failure and to our future glory.
God's sovereignty is a rock of confidence and comfort for those who are in Christ.
Eight biblical reasons to pursue your greatest and longest satisfaction in God.
Seeing and sharing in God’s glory is our ultimate hope through the gospel of Christ.
Some brief thoughts on the 5 points of Calvinism.
We conquer sin when we are satisfied in what God promises to do for us.
Jesus is not partial to the healthy. He prefers the homeliest, weakest patients whose eyes sparkle when he enters the room.
Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something.
If Jesus comes first in relationships, then there is peace.
With the inbreaking of the kingdom of God into this world through Jesus, every human institution is about to pass away.
The only place safe from the wrath of God is in God.
Prayer is like marriage. It should be a mix of both discipline and spontaneity.
God is stirring all over the world in governments and churches to do a new thing in our generation.
Beware of rendering too much to Caesar the way Pilate did (John 19:12). And when you render to Caesar do it only “for the Lord’s sake.”
What does it mean when the Bible says that God repents?
Eight resolutions for an aging saint.
Thoughts on whether a different opinion on baptism should be reason to exclude you from a church's membership.
John Piper responds to the idea that God is not supreme over tragedies.
The difference between the spiritual Christian and the carnal Christian is one of degree.
Denying God's control over evil does not bring the healing it purports to.
What is the Almighty that we should serve him? Good question, depending on the tone of voice.
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed, because without them people will read error.
Sunday should be a day for delighting ourselves in the Lord in ways we can’t on other busy days.
Can the church have any integrity unless the summons of Christ moves us to stratgize and sacrifice with dedication and joy?
Sin has a very high price tag. And it isn’t worth it.
Resist the devil in faith that the one in you is greater than he is. Risk your life to spread this liberating news.
Satan often tries to destroy us by affirming and then distorting Scripture.
Two goals behind starting a Saturday evening worship service.
All rich and meaningful experiences require preparation and expectancy.
The evidence of extraordinary longing is extraordinary praying.
The diversity of Christ's church is what allows for the diversity of ministries that the world so desperately needs.
John Piper announces and explains the search process for a new pastor, and then calls for prayer for the Lord to provide.
We are partners with the Holy Spirit and should be alert to those who are beginning to be awakened by his grace.
The contentment of knowing that you're a faithful Christian is secondary to the contentment experienced in actively trusting and obeying Christ.
Each day is on sale for anyone who will purchase it. If we do not purchase it, we lose it—forever.
John Piper responds to a Christian materialist's denial of the human soul.
How can married couples break the sexual stalemate that Paul puts them in?
Part of the process for determining God’s will for your life is deciding what you are good at. So with churches.
How can we know whether to persevere through persecution or run away from it?
God causes conversion, but he calls us to be agents of it.
Indoctrination is not the only alternative to faith-weakening education.
There will always be a range of maturity and wisdom in the church, but that shouldn't paralyze it from moving forward.
Jesus' humility is at the heart of Christmas.
A life of suffering and a ministry of signs and wonders are not inconsistent with one another.
Does God have designs for deceptive signs and wonders? Does he have purposes for heresies?
The Bible teaches that spiritual gifts, including prophecy and tongues, will continue until Jesus comes. To neglect them is to risk disobedience.
The inspiration, preservation and preparation of people for missionary service requires a great movement of prayer.