Has it ever bothered you that sometimes in the Old Testament when one man sins, many get swept away in God's punishment?
Two reasons, among many, to trust the Easter story.
Part of the process for determining God’s will for your life is deciding what you are good at. So with churches.
Part of the charter for a new group at BBC called Frontier Missions Prayer and Study Group.
Why do people want to get rich when they already have things valued in the millions of dollars?
Four reasons why Unification Church theology should be rejected.
The best way to free people from slavish sins and irrational fears is to fill their lives with big and powerful realities.
If meal time prayers are almost always the same, why not craft some which really say something significant?
Gratitude seeks to show the value of God’s good will, which it does best in words of praise, a heart of trust, and a life of love.
If picnics don’t have to do with God, then we may as well close up shop.
Real guilt is radically God-centered. Satan’s substitute is the bad feelings we get from a wounded ego.
A brief report of the good things going on at BBC after 3 years as pastor.
John Piper recounts the activities and effects of vacation with his family.
If every member could express why we exist as a church, there would be a new intensity about all we do.
We cannot define our mission in terms of deeds alone because any deed can be done with an attitude that does not glorify God.
One way to raise up church leaders is to provide in-house training opportunities.
Jesus is not partial to the healthy. He prefers the homeliest, weakest patients whose eyes sparkle when he enters the room.
The announcement of the then forthcoming sermon series, "Desiring God."
Christ has plotted many tactical advances before the time of the final victory.
One reason we settle for such ordinary “soap opera” lives is because we have no heroes.
Screwtape scolds Wormword for not doing more to undermine prayer at Bethlehem.
Sunday should be a day for delighting ourselves in the Lord in ways we can’t on other busy days.
Denying God's control over evil does not bring the healing it purports to.
His work was successful, his marriage okay, his kids out of trouble—why get fanatical about Bible reading and prayer?
The cause of world missions is absolutely assured of success. It cannot fail.
Laymen must be challenged to live for a cause greater than their present jobs.
Knowing someone's name opens up the miracle of fellowship.
The Noahic covenant seems to rule out the idea that there will be universal devastation before Christ returns.
Christmas is a model for missions. As I so you. And that mission means danger.
Where are the Joshuas? Where are those whose knees are as calloused as their hands?
The measure of our present experience with Christ is the intensity of our longing for its increase.
Four reasons why Christians want to fast.
Observations and advice to help you pray biblical prayers.
A church's priorities should be based on the relationships each Christian should develop with God, fellow believers, and unbelievers.
How a pastor and his wife help keep the mission fires burning at church.
A nutshell explanation of the doctrine of the Trinity, with a little help from Jonathan Edwards.
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.
Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.
No ill befalls the saints except what God’s love permits, and even those "ills" won't conquer them.
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.
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.
Two summer seminars for adults to grow in their understanding of Scripture and American society.
Too many people in the world steer clear of wheelchairs. Let it not be so with Christ's people.
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.
A frank warning that lust has the power to ruin your ability to obey God.
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.
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.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of Omnipotence.
Moral and spiritual vigilance is God's appointed way to glory. Self satisfied presumption will fall.
John Piper presents the fifth annual report since he came to Bethlehem.
Five reasons for choosing to preach through 1 John.
Four reasons for attending the early service on Sunday morning.
Every army needs a small, swift squadron full of surprises for the enemy.
John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.
Is there a necessary relationship between salvation and good works?
What would happen if Bethlehem could uphold a 24 hour prayer chain without interruption until 1990?
No ministry is too small. Someone needs your encouragement that their life can count.
Ministering to the hungry and homeless is a team effort.
Is there any point to exercising self-denial for the sake of distant soldiers?
Is the allocation of our missionaries and mission funds in accord with the biblical priorities?
Six possible responses after reading The Church Unleashed.
If we believe and love then we can have assurance that God abides in us.
God is stirring all over the world in governments and churches to do a new thing in our generation.
Arm yourself with the thought that when Jesus died to free you from sin, you died to sin.
A survey can inform you about your congregation and illumine more of God's will for how to grow.
How should we pray for and witness to the lost if salvation is the sovereign work of God?
Many of our church's shut-ins are brimming with stories of the goodness of God.
Two goals behind starting a Saturday evening worship service.
Why does John Piper pray by name for every church staff member every day?
Six quotes that speak to the value of labor.
The life of a growing church calls for prayer, planning, and praise.