Sermons on New Testament Biblical Figures

The Aim of Dr Luke

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 1:1-4

by John Piper

It is important to try to persuade people, like Luke in his Gospel, of the truth of Christianity.

Simeon's Farewell to the World

Sunday Evening Message

Luke 2:21-40

by John Piper

Jesus' birth brought a new era in the history of redemption, but one that is still in complete harmony with the old.

The Sifting of Simon Peter

Luke 22:31-34

by John Piper

It is relatively unimportant to Satan whether we are healthy or sick, rich or poor; what he wants is to sift out our faith. If he can do it by suffering, he will try that; if he can do it by wealth, he will try that.

Barnabas: The Goodness of Great Faith

Acts 11:19-26

by John Piper

Consider the outcome of Barnabas' life and imitate his faith.

Barnabas: The Maker of a Great Leader

Acts 9:18-31

by John Piper

Don't quench the Spirit of God this morning. He may be calling you to be a leader-maker.

Barnabas: The Weakness of a Great Leader

Galatians 2:9-13

by John Piper

Every strength is vulnerable to its corresponding weakness. Therefore we need each other's different strengths

Stephen's Crime: "Jesus Will Destroy the Temple"

Palm Sunday

Acts 6:8-15

by John Piper

How did Jesus destroy the temple? Why did saying so cost Stephen his life?

Simon's Perversion of Signs and Wonders

Acts 8:9-24

by John Piper

There is a "faith" or a "believing" that does not save, even though it rises in the presence of true preaching and true miracles.

Be Like Barnabas Not Like Ananias!

Acts 4:32 - 5:11

by John Piper

Faking faith in the presence of God is a fearful thing.

The Death of a Spirit-Filled Man

Acts 7:54 - 8:1

by John Piper

Death is not just defeated and kept from destroying us; it is enslaved and made the servant of God's people.

Overflowing Grace for All Who Believe

The Conversion of the Chief of Sinners

Acts 9:1-19 and 1 Timothy 1:12-16

by John Piper

God's design in converting Paul is to give you hope for yourself and for the people you want to see converted.