John Piper introduces his preaching series on 1 Corinthians 1-3.
The difference between the spiritual Christian and the carnal Christian is one of degree.
We should give as radical as we can in pursuit of our best biblical judgment.
Why is “because the Bible tells me so” less acceptable these days than “because the scientists tell me so”?
A spring satisfies thirst not by removing the need you have for water, but by being there to drink from when you get thirsty.
The cross remains precious to us because we continually find new reasons why we need its power.
Fifteen things Pastor John appreciates about Noël.
Perseverance and assurance are maintained by taking both the promises and threats of Scripture seriously.
We are partners with the Holy Spirit and should be alert to those who are beginning to be awakened by his grace.
Christ is the source of all satisfaction and total satisfaction. But the depth of this satisfaction is not drunk all at once.
Here are some of the stupendous promises to sustain us in a work that may be long and may be hard, but will triumph in the end.
Bible promises remove the mountains of shame that can hinder your missions involvement.
The diversity of Christ's church is what allows for the diversity of ministries that the world so desperately needs.
What are revivals and why should we want them?
The evidence of extraordinary longing is extraordinary praying.
Love for people doesn’t just say, “Here’s the seed, take it or leave it.”
God loves to be God for the childlike, who look to him for all they need.
John Piper shares a method for remembering all day what you read in the morning.
John Piper introduces a simple, attractive pamphlet that tries to capture the essence of the gospel in six truths.
Modern technology has opened a window on the womb that will be Exhibit A at the judgment seat of God.
Action is crucial, but it must come from faith, ride on faith, and aim at faith.
John Piper shares his heart, mind, and plans with the congregation.
Announcing the approaching pastors conference on "The Achievement of the Cross" and the items needing prayer.
We must learn to make the biblical distinction between earning eternal life on the basis of works and receiving eternal life according to works.
Our defense and our offense as a church is an active, persistent, believing prayer force.
We don't want to hire church staff for maintenance or comfort. We want staff who will mobilize the people for war.
The long term effects of any conference depends on whether the truth and power of the messages and conversations abide.
Doctrine is the new (and better) foundation of exuberance when the naiveté of childhood won’t work anymore.
Is your routine so harmless in this evil world that it fits nicely with the way things are going?
What does it mean in our culture to "take heed to all the flock"?
Pastor John introduces a paper about covenant commitments both in marriage and in church membership.
Public praise from a pastor to his wife on Mother's Day.
John Piper spreads the word to his congregation about an immediate and crucial missions need.
An extensive redesign of the equipping process at Bethlehem that seeks to better prepare every saint for the work of ministry.
Prayer is not designed to compound hoarded pleasures. If we do not aim to love, we pray in vain.
What do you want from your church? Would you be satisfied if it fit you like a glove and saved few sinners?
Eight evidences that God is mightily at work in the world to accomplish his redeeming purposes.
Five changes that will occur if you vote for the church restructuring plan.
A taste test of John Piper's observations and reflections from Manila.
John Piper announces and explains the search process for a new pastor, and then calls for prayer for the Lord to provide.
Finishing the race means you must recover the joy of the Lord again and again.
John Piper shares in detail his new Sunday routine.
The heart of any saint can be passionate for God. It happens through prayerful immersion in Scripture.
Nine reasons from the Bible for believing that God wills to do great things with the gospel through prayer.
Biblical truth is utterly essential to spiritual life.
Sixty-six thousand people a day die without Christ among the unreached peoples. Knowing this, what should you do?
Confidence in missions comes mainly from the unshakable promises of God. But historical trends can help too.
What might it look like if God clothed us with the fullness of power that many of his servants have known?
Foul language is a pitiful attempt to fill a void which God meant to be filled with gratitude to him and love to others.
Divine power is necessary to counter the irrationality of evil.
Don’t let turning points pass with no special devotion to the Lord. Set apart some time for special fasting and prayer.
A collection of verses that identify how God would have us grow.
A request for prayer for the 1990 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors on Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment.
There are at least three generally-accepted principles of justice that stand in the way of justifying abortion.
The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.
The life of David Brainerd is a bright testimony to the long-suffering, severe mercy of God.
Matthew seems unusually burdened to alert us about the danger of thinking we are saved when we are not.
Ten things to be thankful for and three things to be concerned about at a Vineyard conference.
Jesus chose Twelve Apostles for a unique, unrepeatable role in the history of redemption.
It is wrong to view spiritual gifts as unpredictable, unconnected to reasoning processes, and free from the demands of objective observation.
A brief theology of the gift of prophecy and its implications for you.
It does not dishonor Christ to say that he is the only one who can service us with what we need most.
Announcement concerning the start of construction for a new sanctuary.
John Piper expresses thanks to all who helped make the Easter service a success.
Three reasons why you should resist playing the lottery.
John Piper thanks the church for the honor shown him on his 10th anniversary at Bethlehem.
Ten resolutions by Pastor John's beloved English Literature professor.
This constitutional revision would replace the Council of Deacons at Bethlehem with a Council of Elders.
To grow up into the fullness of the stature of Christ includes emotional transformation.
Bethlehem pursues new ways of filling Minneapolis with their teaching.
Why doesn't God, instead of saving us out of trouble, just keep it away entirely?
Concerted, united prayer has been God's pattern in the past for initiating spiritual awakening and world evangelization.
A men's retreat is an opportunity to learn from each other and step closer toward the maturity and wholeness that God is calling us to.
How can you experience more of the fullness of God? Consider taking a personal prayer retreat.
God goes the second (and third and fourth) mile for us to feel encouraged.
It's the seasons of affliction that yield the most spiritual fruit.
Where people do not pray, churches either die or become human management “successes”. Three suggestions for staying inspired.
You never know when the open statement of your conviction will strike a deep chord of rightness in some secular group.