We don't want to hire church staff for maintenance or comfort. We want staff who will mobilize the people for war.
The long term effects of any conference depends on whether the truth and power of the messages and conversations abide.
Sixteen sayings of Scripture that should empower you to persevere.
Doctrine is the new (and better) foundation of exuberance when the naiveté of childhood won’t work anymore.
Is your routine so harmless in this evil world that it fits nicely with the way things are going?
What does it mean in our culture to "take heed to all the flock"?
What do elders who have differing views on divorce and remarriage teach their church?
Pastor John introduces a paper about covenant commitments both in marriage and in church membership.
Public praise from a pastor to his wife on Mother's Day.
John Piper spreads the word to his congregation about an immediate and crucial missions need.
An extensive redesign of the equipping process at Bethlehem that seeks to better prepare every saint for the work of ministry.
Prayer is not designed to compound hoarded pleasures. If we do not aim to love, we pray in vain.
What do you want from your church? Would you be satisfied if it fit you like a glove and saved few sinners?
Eight evidences that God is mightily at work in the world to accomplish his redeeming purposes.
The flame of worship is a witness to God's exuberance for God.
Five changes that will occur if you vote for the church restructuring plan.
John Piper shares thoughts, prayers, and gleanings from his time at a conference on world evangelization.
A taste test of John Piper's observations and reflections from Manila.
John Piper announces and explains the search process for a new pastor, and then calls for prayer for the Lord to provide.
Finishing the race means you must recover the joy of the Lord again and again.
It is your sacred duty and joy to praise God continually with your lips.
John Piper shares in detail his new Sunday routine.
The heart of any saint can be passionate for God. It happens through prayerful immersion in Scripture.
Nine reasons from the Bible for believing that God wills to do great things with the gospel through prayer.
Biblical truth is utterly essential to spiritual life.
Sixty-six thousand people a day die without Christ among the unreached peoples. Knowing this, what should you do?
Confidence in missions comes mainly from the unshakable promises of God. But historical trends can help too.
Zeal for the glory of the Lord is zeal for the glory of his mercy or it isn't missionary zeal—and it isn't holy zeal.
What might it look like if God clothed us with the fullness of power that many of his servants have known?
Foul language is a pitiful attempt to fill a void which God meant to be filled with gratitude to him and love to others.
Divine power is necessary to counter the irrationality of evil.
Don’t let turning points pass with no special devotion to the Lord. Set apart some time for special fasting and prayer.
A collection of verses that identify how God would have us grow.
A request for prayer for the 1990 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors on Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment.
There are at least three generally-accepted principles of justice that stand in the way of justifying abortion.
The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.
The life of David Brainerd is a bright testimony to the long-suffering, severe mercy of God.
Jesus seems more eager to explode the false assurance of faith than he is to give assurance to people who are intent on living in sin.
Matthew seems unusually burdened to alert us about the danger of thinking we are saved when we are not.
Ten things to be thankful for and three things to be concerned about at a Vineyard conference.
Are there territorial spirits that darken whole regions or people? And should there be a concerted prayer effort to "bind" or disarm them?
Can people still be saved even if they never hear the name of Jesus?
Jesus chose Twelve Apostles for a unique, unrepeatable role in the history of redemption.
It is wrong to view spiritual gifts as unpredictable, unconnected to reasoning processes, and free from the demands of objective observation.
A brief theology of the gift of prophecy and its implications for you.
It does not dishonor Christ to say that he is the only one who can service us with what we need most.
Announcement concerning the start of construction for a new sanctuary.