How can Jesus say that God is "not the God of the dead" and Paul say that Jesus is "Lord of the dead?"
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.
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.
A commander's patient restraint complements his raw power to bring him more glory.
Is God behind the hardening of a person's heart?
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.
Six essential truths about the gospel and the Scriptures that teach them.
Pastor John seeks feeback about the church newsletter and prayer for his upcoming trip to Cameroon.
A brief sketch on the life of Ralph Winter and his work with world missions.
Pastor John meditates and prays about his oldest son and their future.
If we cherish our citizenship in heaven above all earthly allegiances, we may be able to invite non-Americans to join us there.
In that terrible moment when we see ourselves standing guilty before the Almighty, nothing shines forth but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
You help your church grow when you enjoy the Lord on Sunday.
If any good discovery is made in ministry we should consider how to multiply its effects in other churches.
Emergency food aid is a stop-gap measure, not a solution to world hunger. But we should give it anyway.
Choose your heroes with extraordinary care, for greatness in the eyes of God is very different than greatness in the eyes of men.
Pastor John shares some thoughts about his first five years at Bethlehem before he goes on summer vacation.
Pastor John explains why he senses an unusual affection for the staff of Bethlehem.
We can be silent before majesty either because of its beauty or because of our blindness.
When you come to the cross you are given a glorious and satisfying quest: the quest for good deeds.
We need to know each other's battles so that we can fight for each other.
A summary of the perceived future of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Consider the mystery that the entire universe and all the events in it serve to glorify Jesus Christ.
Too many people in the world steer clear of wheelchairs. Let it not be so with Christ's people.
The Power of Words and the Wonder of God, September 26-28
Two summer seminars for adults to grow in their understanding of Scripture and American society.
No ill befalls the saints except what God’s love permits, and even those "ills" won't conquer them.
The Bible, for Calvin, was above all a witness of God to the majesty of God. This led inevitably to what is the heart of Calvinism.
Is God completely truthful if he ordains lies?
The rising tide of prayer precedes the flood of God’s Spirit.
Small groups are essential to evangelism and nurture and leadership-building. You should consider leading one.
If your life is not deep in Christ alone, death will be a terrible thing.
Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.
There are quality things around your house that can be converted into capital for the cause of Christ.
Baptists owe a lot to Zwingli when it comes to our doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.
We can go above and beyond in giving to missions because we know Christ will take care of us.
Until Christ returns, worship, education, counseling, fellowship, money, marriage, leisure, family, and vocation all have a war-time emphasis.
If we are confident of greater and better things, we will have the freedom to live radically for Jesus.
A mind is not wasted when it is fully applied to the greatest challenge in the world.
The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.
Can the church have any integrity unless the summons of Christ moves us to stratgize and sacrifice with dedication and joy?
If worship were optional Paul and Silas would not have been singing with bloody backs in the Philippian dungeon at midnight.
Eleven virtues of the Word of God, and seven ways to respond to it.
Results from a congregational survey concerning spiritual gifts.
The inspiration, preservation and preparation of people for missionary service requires a great movement of prayer.