Paul isn't abstractly defining love 1 Corinthians 13. He is showing how it applies to the church.
Satan’s accusations have no condemning power--nor his temptations any corrupting power--against those delivered through the death of Christ.
“In other words, offending God is the essential consideration, not killing man or imperiling a nation. That is what made Wilberforce tick. He was not a political pragmatist. He was a radically God-centered Christian who was a politician. And his true affections for God based on the ‘peculiar doctrines’ of Christianity were the roots of his endurance in the cause of justice” (p. 25).
What is the difference between a stereotype and a generalization? Is either racist?
Is it okay for a church to prefer minorities when looking for pastors and elders?
He says marriage is not about staying in love, so is he in love with his wife?
Consider these seven concerns about the danger of prosperity preaching.
If a man and woman are totally commited to each other—even if neither changes—the call for change is grace, not an ultimatum.
“Battling unbelief and fighting for faith in future grace means that we fight fire with fire. We throw against the promises of sin the promises of God. We take hold of some great promise God made about our future and say to a particular sin, ‘Match that!’” (p. 16).
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.
For Christianity to stand, Christ must have been resurrected. How can we be confident that he was?
John Piper’s journal entry narrating his father’s death on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
Further reflections from the sermon John Piper preached at his father's funeral.
John Piper shares some insights he found while he was going through his father's papers.
Eight biblical devotions to read in preparation for Easter.
How can our hope of future resurrection kill our current materialism and consumerism?
John Piper tells how his parents exemplified Christian marriage.
The radical nature of what we are called to spread profoundly shapes the way we spread it.
John Piper reflects on the Supreme Court's decision to ban partial birth abortion.
If what Piper says about the blessing of singleness is true, then why would one even want to be married?
Suggestions on how to parent rebellious sons and daughters.
If we are made right with God because of Christ’s obedient life, does this mean that the cross itself is not enough to justify us?