6 Sermons: Essential Truth for the Christian Life

Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin

Romans 14:23

by John Piper

Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart.

Final Judgment: Eternal Life vs. Wrath and Fury

Romans 1:28 - 2:11

by John Piper

Every responsible person, on the basis of their actions and attitudes, will meet the final judgment of God.

How Is It Right to Justify the Ungodly?

Romans 3:20 - 4:5

by John Piper

We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him.

The Liberating Law of the Spirit of Life

Romans 8:1-2

by John Piper

The death of Christ does not turn away the wrath of God from all people. In order to benefit from the work that God has done outside of us, we must now experience the work that he does within us by the Holy Spirit. What is this work and how is it related to the gift of justification?

What We See When the Spirit Reigns: Love

Romans 8:3-4

by John Piper

If we are unmerciful, unforgiving people, if we hold grudges or cherish resentments or plan revenge, then what we are saying in effect to God is, "This is the way I prefer life to be."

The Savior's Supper and the Second Coming

2 Thessalonians 1:3-10

by John Piper

Lord's Supper is a memorial service looking back to Jesus' utterly unique death—a death that so satisfied the righteous demands of God that Jesus was granted to rise from the dead and come again as King of all. The sacrifice of Christ set the charge for the explosion of his second coming.