Three suggestions for how to persevere and profit in prayer.
To be ruled by the Spirit is to be ruled by the love that the Father has for Jesus.
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
Our love for one another should make us eager to help one another get to God.
We ought to seek to win people to Christ by giving valid reasons for the Bible’s claims about him.
If you want Christ to be with you, you must depend on him.
No church can remain fruitless if it soaks the seed of the Word in fervent, hungry prayer week after week.
John Piper narrates his start-of-the-day fight for faith.
We are unendingly restless until we take up Christ's yoke and learn from him.
Lotteries feed bad desires and lead to bad stewardship.
Being filled with the Spirit is parallel to getting drunk with wine.
Pastor John weighs the impact of the Metrodome opening near the church.
How can Jesus say that God is "not the God of the dead" and Paul say that Jesus is "Lord of the dead?"
When Jesus commits his mother to John's care, he is showing us how our needs will be met when we leave everything to follow him.
Almost any impersonal act can be brought to life and made precious and personal by an act of dedicating it to someone.
One aim of preaching is to build a people who think biblically.
How can we explain the surprising similarity between 2 Peter and Jude?
Don't exclude God from your recreation. God wills it, and it's his will to be in on it.
Pastor John makes known his schedule and availability to the people of Bethlehem.
There are worse things to lose than health, and sickness may help us gain what is best.
Take worship seriously. None of us knows when it will be our last day in the house of the Lord.
A healthy church will be hungry for sound teaching. And a healthy church will feed that hunger.
We don't need to feel lovable, because we aren't. Grace for the unlovable is the gospel.
Five suggestions for what dads can do to prevent more abortions.
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.
John Piper openly contemplates the weightiness of pastoral ministry and is sustained knowing that God is God.
John Piper gives an update on what happened at the annual meeting of the conference of which Bethlehem is a part.
God is not nearly so impressed with our late nights and early mornings as he is with the peaceful trust that casts all anxieties on him and sleeps.
By the time we know a problem exists, God has already been working on it and his solution is on the way.
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
How can I admit that I am a worm and yet “love my neighbor as myself”?
There are six admonitions for how a church should treat its pastors.
What fools God makes of men who strive against their Maker!
What does it mean to be written in the Lamb's book of life?
John Piper poetically announces his wife's pregnancy.
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative, using God’s methods and power, to get them there.
Not all of God’s grace is behind us pushing to obey. There is also grace in front of us beckoning us to follow.
In order to be acclaimed Messiah and Lord, the Son of God had to come, defeat the enemy, and lead his people out of bondage in triumph over sin and Satan and death. And that he did on Good Friday and Easter.
Each day is on sale for anyone who will purchase it. If we do not purchase it, we lose it—forever.
The Lord is never hurried because he has all things under control. What a steady power should mark his people!
Everything we do from the time a child is born should be aimed at leading him to faith.
When we make disciples, we bid people to come and die to their old, destructive ways and to live for Jesus, who loved them and gave himself for them.
John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.
How are we morally distinct from ordinary society with its prudence, respectability, and good breeding?
God has always delighted to show his power through apparent defeat.
Christ became a man because the death of a man who was more than man was needed.
John Piper expresses his gratitude to numerous people at Bethlehem.
The grace of God is addicting. The more you experience his power, the more you want.
“I do not consider my conclusions novel from a historical viewpoint. Nevertheless, with regard to both the righteousness of God and the election of men, the conclusions are not in vogue today, and so exegetical explanation and defense are needed” (p. 15).
Consistent Christians never want to exclude Jesus from anything they do.