Sermons on New Testament Biblical Figures

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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 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.

Barnabas: The Goodness of Great Faith

Acts 11:19-26

by John Piper

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