Sermons on Sanctification & Growth

Living by Faith in Future Grace

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12

by John Piper

Blessed Are the Merciful

Matthew 5:7

by John Piper

Mercy comes from mercy. Our mercy to each other comes from God's mercy to us.

The Pleasure of God in Obedience

1 Samuel 15:22-23

by John Piper

Obedience to God makes our God-glorifying hope visible and proves that it is real in our lives.

Healed for the Sake of Holiness

John 5:1-18

by John Piper

Miracles should motivate us to look past the miracle to Jesus and move away from sin.

Christ's Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

by John Piper

The market wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.

He Is Like a Refiner's Fire

Malachi 2:17 - 3:6

by John Piper

If God were only an incinerating fire, heaven would be empty. And if he were no fire, heaven would be empty.

His Commandments Are Not Burdensome

1 John 4:20 - 5:5

by John Piper

Faith says to every temptation of the world: NO, BE GONE! I know where true satisfaction is to be found.

Slaves of God: Free from All to Honor All

1 Peter 2:13-17

by John Piper

The aim of life—including our social and political life—is to live to God.

The Present Power of Christ Crucified

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

by John Piper

The cross is not a mere event in history; it's a way of life!

The Dangers of Following Jesus

Maundy Thursday Communion Meditation

Matthew 10:24-25

by John Piper

Jesus had love to suffer for us that we might have faith to suffer with him.

God Glorified in Good Resolves

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12

by John Piper

It is the duty of Christians to seek God's power to fulfill good resolves.

The Liberating Law of the Spirit of Life

Romans 8:1-2

by John Piper

The death of Christ does not turn away the wrath of God from all people. In order to benefit from the work that God has done outside of us, we must now experience the work that he does within us by the Holy Spirit. What is this work and how is it related to the gift of justification?