Sermons on Sanctification & Growth

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Life Is Not Trivial

Sunday Evening Message

by John Piper

The world is hungry for people filled with life because they see a reflection of eternity in everything.