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.

A New Year's Plea: Plan!

by John Piper

Jesus planned for our joy; we ought to plan for his glory.

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?

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 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.

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!

Be Filled with the Spirit

Ephesians 5:18

by John Piper

The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.

Let Us Walk by the Spirit

Galatians 5:25

by John Piper

The great problem in contemporary Christian living is not learning the right things to do but how to do the right things. The problem is not to discover what love looks like but how to love by the Spirit.

Whatever Is Not from Faith Is Sin

Romans 14:23

by John Piper

Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart.

How to Do Good So That God Gets the Glory

by John Piper

God gets glory not from our heroic exertion but from our reliance upon his strength—when we serve as one who serves with the strength which God supplies.