When it looks like he is buried for good, Jesus is doing something awesome in the dark.
Can you honestly say with the psalmist, “the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life”?
The absence of fasting probably means the absence of deep longings for God’s power. And the absence of deep longing is one reason he waits to bless us.
What unique things would your city contribute to the cause of Christ if his Lordship were established more fully there?
The church gets its greatest spiritual advantage when its elders are leading with joy.
John Piper commemorates the life of an elder at Bethlehem who went to be with Jesus.
What does it mean to let our words be "seasoned with salt"?
When there is work to be done and you are sad, do it with tears, trusting that there will yet be a harvest of joy.
A story of taking risks for Jesus, then seeing the remarkable results.
We must not equate forgiveness with absence of painful impact.
John Piper's life as a pastor hangs on his people's firm and growing stand in the Lord.
Bethlehem exists to reassert God’s rightful place in all of life.
It is not a crime or sin to trespass in order to save a human life.
Broken societies are the kind that Jesus came to claim and heal.
Satan loves it when men drift and coast and let their lives be molded by the whimsical pressures of every day.
Why pray? Because God aims to make us co-victors with him.
Sin has a very high price tag. And it isn’t worth it.
If we do not believe we are deeply indebted to God for all we have or hope to have, then the very spring of gratitude has gone dry.
Sixteen quotes to motivate and make ready your heart for missions.
Twelve arguments from the New Testament for why God became flesh.
Prayer is like marriage. It should be a mix of both discipline and spontaneity.
Is trembling joy a fitting way to end the year?
How do we not resist imperfections when the Bible says, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”?
If the answer to our prayer doesn't come as we want, let us not assume that the Lord has no affection for us nor any tugs to do what we want.
John Piper challenges the inconsistent reasoning of a pro-choice editorial.
The whole concept of slavery as we know it is blown out of the water when God becomes the “Slavemaster.”
How does the gospel avoid contradicting God's righteous standards?
No tree was ever meant to be / A never-ending shade for me / Or you. Save one: where Jesus died / With bleeding branches spread as wide / And far as faith for sinful men.
Until God is given his rights, no human rights will have significance beyond convenience.
The Bible teaches that hell is everlasting torment, not the loss of existence.
One test of our love is the way we support the ministry financially during the summer.
Christianity is not merely believing a set of ideas about Christ’s love. It is an experience of being constrained by that love.
It is possible for the sick and aged to win the fight of faith because it is a fight against lost hope, not against lost health.
What does it mean to be the “church of God”?
The business of education is God’s business. To ignore him in it is to be profoundly uneducated.
We must seek to experience supernatural power daily in order to be the church.
Indoctrination is not the only alternative to faith-weakening education.
Being a “one issue voter” does not mean that only one issue matters. It means that some issues matter enough to disqualify a person from public office.
Beware of rendering too much to Caesar the way Pilate did (John 19:12). And when you render to Caesar do it only “for the Lord’s sake.”
17 verses about fearing the Lord.
Three guidelines for considering the relationship between wealth and happiness.
Has the church come to depend on the world for too much of our education, leisure, entertainment and interpretation of current events?
5 ways for focus on God during prayer week.
John Piper introduces the subject and speakers for the sixth annual pastors conference.
Neither resignation nor triumphalism is a safe place to live and minister.
16 resolutions for maintaining a healthy relationship between child and parent.
There is a precious experience of peace and assurance in the Christian life that is not unconditional.
The person who pleases God makes a covenant, knowing that it may hurt to keep it, but does not change.
If unstable people are often drawn to religion as a way of expressing their moral delusions, it may not mean that true religion is the problem.
Protecting persons with “preferences” should not automatically mean protecting them when they perpetrate their preferences.
Eight resolutions for an aging saint.
7 reasons why sexually stimulating advertisements are destructive to society.
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.
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?