Christians should seek the good of the cities in which they live.
Grumbling is self-feeding because it obscures the light of God’s gracious, all-controlling providence.
Is it God’s will revealed in Scripture to advance the influence of biblical truth through human institutions?
If what you regard as bright and compelling isn't Christ, you will be filled with darkness.
Some thoughts from John Piper on the lives of C. S. Lewis, Robert Louis Stevenson, and their fathers.
John Piper looks at a passage that seems like it could cause problems for Christian Hedonism.
12 ways to recognize the rise of covetousness
Thoughts on the dangers and value of "celebrity" status.
The touch of God in the heart is an awesome thing.
Obedience shouldn't flow from gratitude but from faith in future grace.
Six reasons for why the Christian movement spread so fast in its early years.
The truth we must hold to through all the cosmic conflict of this age is: All the nations belong to God.
10 examples of how, for Jesus, desire for heaven and fear of hell were practical daily parts of living a glad and holy life.
If Jesus comes first in relationships, then there is peace.
Five applications from Scripture on how you carry out your vocation.
There is a profound difference between sinners who keep God’s covenant and those who don’t.
Not many leaders today state the goals of their lives in terms of holiness.
Trusting Christ today includes trusting him to give you tomorrow’s trust when tomorrow comes.
Do you have a plan to do something for the children who cannot speak for themselves?
Our concern with truth is simply an echo of our concern with God.
We pray, not because the outcome is uncertain, but because it is certain.
The call of God creates what it commands.
John Piper introduces the Christian Hedonism Expansion Fund (CHEF) and its mission.
The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.
In grief and pain and despair people often say things they otherwise would not say, and we should not reprove them.
Hebrews 4:6 reminds us to seek God not only for the kind of grace we need but also for the timing of it.
From a human perspective 5000 people could not be fed from five loaves and two fish. But that was not Jesus’ perspective.
What prayer commitments might God be nudging you to make?
Hebrews 2:14-15 is a great passage for preparing for Christmas.
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”?
What kind of event could we invite people to that would not be too “churchy,” but would be a gateway into all the good things that “church” really means?
We do well not to kill unborn human beings created in the image of God when they only lack time or air.
The William Carey Wild Card is a challenge to think in a radically heaven-focused way about your treasure.
God means for the beauty of every individual plant to be an occasion for our worshipping his specific creativity.
Jesus did not say, “True religion is converting orphans," but “True religion is visiting orphans.” Results are God’s business. Obedience is ours.
Christianity means that deep, fundamental change is possible, no matter your background.
Should we wonder at all that humans are oblivious to the glory of God when there are such clear parables of our blindness built into everyday experience?
It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
What about the New Covenant promise that God will not remember the sins of his people? Will they be remembered at the judgment day?
Where do we get the strength to follow through on commitments that cost us?
God loves it when his people praise his Son in public.
John Piper announces a sermon series on 1 Peter.