Sermons on Old Testament Biblical Figures

Asa's Folly

2 Chronicles 16

by John Piper

The very nature of God is that he is eager to show his power on behalf of people who trust him.

God Meant It for Good

The Lives of Joseph and John the Baptist

(Sunday Evening Message)

by John Piper

As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.

Ruth: Under the Wings of God

Ruth 2

by John Piper

God will reward Ruth because she has sought refuge under his wings.

Cry of Distress and Voice of Thanks

The Prayer of Jonah

Jonah 2

by John Piper

The belly of a fish hardly seems like salvation. But it was.

Job: Reversal in Suffering

Job 42:7-17

by John Piper

What God is after in all his dealings with his children is a brokenhearted joy that trusts like a little child in God and returns good for evil.

Job: The Revelation of God in Suffering

Job 38:1 - 42:6

by John Piper

It is presumptuous to assume you can counsel God about how to run a more just world.

Job: Rebuked in Suffering

Job 32:1 - 37:24

by John Piper

The suffering of the righteous is not a token of God's enmity but of his love. It is not a punishment of their sins but a refinement of their righteousness.

Job: Wrestling with Suffering

Job 2:11 - 31:40

by John Piper

Why did God prolong Job's suffering? Didn't his initial reaction prove his faith?

Job: Reverent in Suffering

Job 1:1 - 2:10

by John Piper

Job's worship was remarkable because it came in the midst of great suffering.

Running with the Witnesses

Hebrews 11:39 - 12:2

by John Piper

Be encouraged by the thousands of saints who have finished the race and testify, "It can be done! By faith it can be done."

The Education of a Prophet: Jonah


by John Piper

You can't bless somebody if you desire their harm. If you are a follower of Jesus, you must desire the good of everyone, no matter what their race or nationality.

In the Pits with a King

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalm 40:1-3

by John Piper

We're made of the same stuff as the saints of old, and they help guide us so that we persevere to the end.