Nine reasons why churches should have a weekly newsletter.
Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that God rejoices to do you good?
When it comes to persons, one plus one is more than two!
The great tragedy of sin is the good we miss, not the evil we attain.
When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of helplessness he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages.
No one can stop the coming of spring—in nature or in the church—when God has appointed its time.
The Holy Wind of God will not break or quench. He will lift up your head and fan your spark into a flame.
Is it really possible for one's face and heart to be filled with sorrow and joy?
One of the things you do when you are full of the Holy Spirit is spill over with gratitude to God for everything.
An early church service is the mark of a vibrant church.
The possibilities of joyful service are too great to let yourself be paralyzed by the past.
A church's nerve system needs the divine stimuli that comes through its fingers and toes.
How do you satisfy your pastor-congregation communication needs?
Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
A pastor expresses his gratitude to those who minister in his church through music.
Can we be a people who embrace with gratitude both the scholarly enterprise and the simple joy of breaking bread together?
The Lord measures the faithfulness of our labor, not our success.
God is a joy and a refuge to those who cling to his neck, but he is a terror to those who flee.
Every time we let fear hinder us we are proudly trusting our emotions more than the promises of God.
John Piper updates, honors, and urges his church in their financial campaign.
John Piper outlines the responsibilities of a worship pastor.
Hindrances to forthright witnessing rise mainly from taking our eyes off God.
Satan often tries to destroy us by affirming and then distorting Scripture.
Freedom is not doing what you please, but knowing the truth, loving the good, and never fearing the future.
John Piper outlines eight goals he has set to fill his vacation with vitality.
Trusting him is the one thing we can do to put God in debt.
All rich and meaningful experiences require preparation and expectancy.
Human hearts are hard to change, but don't forget the Holy Spirit.
Memorize Hezekiah's words to Jerusalem under siege, and you'll know God's power in a new way.
Fasting fosters humility, and humility positions us for the Father's blessing.
Pastors should yearn for their people like Isaiah yearned for Israel.
Nine characteristics of fruitful small groups.
God's mercy and sovereignty are the twin pillars of the Christian life.
Mixing God’s absolute power with his rights as Creator causes combustion in the heart.
John Piper lays out six things that he wants his children to understand about money.
There's no biblical support for excluding people from church membership whose consciences condone occasional drinking.
Precautions have lengthened many lives; anxiety has lengthened none and shortened many.
Winning college students for the Lord and for the local church is crucial.
Christmas is a call to go on strike at the assembly plant of sin.
Saint Francis left a legacy of delight and gratitude to God.
A poem on the glory of the Incarnate God and the gain of believing in him.
When God aims to do a great work, he starts by planting a spark of desire in a few hearts. Then he fans it into flame through prayer.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
Consistent Christians never want to exclude Jesus from anything they do.
Pray for total healing and total salvation. But also pray for smaller steps to be made on the way.
Galatians is the preservation of the gospel for Bethlehem Baptist Church. It is for you. Marry it!
A description of the new arrangement of responsibilities among the church staff.
We shouldn't neglect needed improvements. But we should major on exploiting our strengths for God’s glory.
Praying is worm-work. You can’t see worms doing their work. But without them you couldn’t plow the field.
Become the kind of person who cannot walk by someone in need and do nothing.
Anything that helps you express your heart for God and does not hinder other people is good.
Preaching that doesn't deal with the details of God's Word will only cater to and cultivate stiff-necked listeners.
How could Paul have Timothy circumcised and yet totally refuse it for Titus?
Practically speaking, how do I obey God so that it is “not I but Christ in me”?