Sermons on Christian Hedonism

Worship: the Feast of Christian Hedonism

Psalm 63:5-6

by John Piper

When worship is reduced to a duty, it ceases to exist.

Conversion to Christ: the Making of a Christian Hedonist

Matthew 13:44-46

by John Piper

We live in a superficially Christianized society where thousands of lost people think they do believe in Jesus.

The Happiness of God: Foundation for Christian Hedonism

Jeremiah 32:36-41

by John Piper

God is a perfect Christian Hedonist. It makes him happy to be God and to show us mercy.

Missions: The Battle Cry of Christian Hedonism

Mark 10:17-31

by John Piper

The challenge is great. God is greater. The rewards are a hundred times better than anything the world can offer.

The Bible: Kindling for Christian Hedonism

Psalm 19:7-11

by John Piper

When Satan huffs and puffs and tries to blow out the flame of your joy, you have an endless supply of kindling in the Word of God.

Prayer: the Power of Christian Hedonism

John 16:24

by John Piper

Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing.

Marriage: a Matrix of Christian Hedonism

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Marriage is a mystery—it contains and conceals a meaning far greater than what we see on the outside.

Money: Currency for Christian Hedonism

1 Timothy 6:6-19

by John Piper

What you do with it—or desire to do with it—can make or break your happiness forever.

Love: the Labor of Christian Hedonism

2 Corinthians 8:1-2 and 2 Corinthians 8:8

by John Piper

If you abandon the pursuit of full and lasting pleasure, you cannot love people or please God.

The Blinding Effects of Serving God

Luke 15:25-31

by John Piper

It dishonors God to treat him as a master in need of slave labor. What honors God is not slave labor, but childlike faith in his all-sufficiency.

Good Deeds and the Glory of God

Sunday Evening Message

1 Peter 2:12

by John Piper

God has given us the joy of spiritual sight so that we might spread the reputation of our eye doctor.

It's My Pleasure!

Humility & Christian Hedonism

by John Piper

The humble Christian does not crave the praise of men. He longs for God to be praised and thanked and for truth to be honored.

True Christianity: Inexpressible Joy in the Invisible Christ

1 Peter 1:8-9

by John Piper

You love Jesus and trust him and rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. This is true Christianity.