Sermons on Church Mission

Working with You for Your Joy

Instilling the Vision

2 Corinthians 1:23 - 2:4

by John Piper

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Psalms 95

by John Piper

Jesus Christ has released the merciful power of God by his sin-bearing death; and the Holy Spirit is applying it to our church.

Your Love Is Better Than Life

Savoring the Vision

Psalms 63

by John Piper

God is worshiped and honored and savored both by fainting for him and by feasting on him.

A Passion for the Supremacy of God for the Joy of All Peoples

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Acts 13:36

by John Piper

We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples.

By Treasuring All That God Is, All Whom He Loves

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

Galatians 3:5

by John Piper

Faith works through love. It becomes active and visible in the form of love that people can see.

Praying for All His Purposes, Meditating on All His Word

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Thessalonians 2:13

by John Piper

Believing that the Bible is the Word of God is a gigantic event in the soul. Therefore God does not leave it merely to man.

Sustained by All His Grace

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

1 Corinthians 4:7

by John Piper

All things are by his grace because all things are for his glory. The all-sufficient, inexhaustible Giver gets the glory.

God's Purpose for Jacob and Bethlehem

Genesis 35:11

by John Piper

Everyone we lead to Christ is a fulfillment of the promise, "I am God Almighty; be fruitful and multiply."

I Have Other Sheep

John 10:16

by John Piper

The sovereignty of God over the wills of men doesn't make evangelism unnecessary; it makes it hopeful.

Rebuilt Ruins Will Reach the World

Acts 15:14-18

by John Piper

We are ruins being rebuilt by the grace of God. And we are here that the rest of men may seek the Lord.

Striving for the Faith of the Gospel

Spreading the Vision

Philippians 1:27-30

by John Piper

The mark of living worthily of the gospel is a unified, fearless striving for the faith of the gospel.

Let God Be All in This Building!

1 Corinthians 3:5-9

by John Piper

It's the absence of the centrality of the biblical God in all of life that is leading to the collapse of our civilization.

The Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:8-16

by John Piper

It is your sacred duty and joy to praise God continually with your lips.

If It Is of God, It Will Not Be Overthrown

(Commitment Sunday Service At Maranatha Hall)

Acts 5:33-42

by John Piper

What does building a new worship building have to do with real worship?

The Counsel of the Lord Stands Forever

Reflections on Corporate Planning

Psalms 33:10-11

by John Piper

A truth stripped of God is not a whole truth and will not guide the church well.

Vision for the Harvest: 2000 by 2000

Unpacking the Master Planning Team Document

John 4:31-38

by John Piper

When we give ourselves to the work of personal evangelism and world missions, God pours more life into our souls.

The Value of Relationships

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #1

Hebrews 3:12-13

by John Piper

All Christian relationships have this as their goal: to help each other stay satisfied in God.

Urban-Suburban Partnership

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #2

Colossians 3:8-17

by John Piper

Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in everything, including choosing where we live.

Diversity in God-Centered Worship

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #4

Romans 15:1-7

by John Piper

The abiding foundation of our corporate worship is God-centeredness.

Good News to the Poor

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #5

Galatians 2:9-10

by John Piper

The fact that Jesus was born to a poor couple in a cow stall tells us something about the way God meant to reach the world.

Becoming All Things to All Men to Save Some

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

by John Piper

Until the wrath of God figures as largely in our worldview as it did for Paul, we will not have the passion for evangelism that he had.

Walk in Wisdom: Seize the Moment

Colossians 4:2-6

by John Piper

Wisdom is the use of knowledge to reach worthy goals, such as winning outsiders to Christ.

Challenging the Church and Culture with Truth

Unfolding Bethlehem's Fresh Initiative #6

by John Piper

Believing in the supremacy of God leads us to believe in the existence of absolute truth.