Sermons on The Nature of the Church

Eternal Security Is a Community Project

Hebrews 3:12-15

by John Piper

Beautifying the Body of Christ

Ephesians 5:22-32

by John Piper

Christ did not simply die for an unworthy woman or for a reluctant woman, but for a woman who found him repulsive.

We, Though Many, Are One Body in Christ

Romans 12:1-8

by John Piper

Our true individuality is found only in relationship to the body of Christ.

The Local Church: Minimum Vs. Maximum

Acts 2:36-47

by John Piper

There are at least seven qualifications if a group wants to be a church in the NT sense.

Living Together When Christ Is All in All

Colossians 3:12-17

by John Piper

No matter what the issue is, it exists for Christ, or for nothing. Because CHRIST IS ALL.

Israel and Us Reconciled in One Body

Ephesians 2:11-22

by John Piper

Jesus is the point in redemptive history where the true Israel becomes the church of Christ and the church emerges as the true Israel.

Why the Saints Minister to the Body

Ephesians 4:7-16

by John Piper

The aim of your ministry as a Christian is to build up the body as a whole.

How the Saints Minister to the Body

Ephesians 4:7-16

by John Piper

Love abounding in knowledge and discernment is what builds Christ's body.

Sound Judgment, One Body, Several Parts

Romans 12:1-8

by John Piper

Why doesn't God give everyone the same faith and gifts?

Living in the Spirit and in the Body for the Common Good

1 Corinthians 12:1-13

by John Piper

Gifts are for the glory of God and the good of the church.

Body Pains: Feelings of Uselessness

1 Corinthians 12:14-20

by John Piper

If we say we are useless, we not only say no to the idea of the body, but worse, we say no to God. We don't trust him.

Body Pains: Feelings of Self-Sufficiency

1 Corinthians 12:21-27

by John Piper

Even if we don't have the same heart for a particular issue facing us, let us have the same heart for each other.

One Lord, One Spirit, One Body for All Time and All Peoples

Ephesians 4:1-6

by John Piper

The truth that there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, is a truth for inside the church and outside the church.

You Were Bought with a Price

Glorify God with Your Bodies

1 Corinthians 6:20

by John Piper

Christianity has to do with everything your body has to do with—food and sex and sleep and talking and playing and working.

The Cosmic Church

Ephesians 3:10

by John Piper

The church is the cosmic showcase of God's mercy, but he gets cosmic reproach when we fail to receive his mercy with joy.

His Body: The Fullness of Him Who Fills All in All

Ephesians 1:15-23

by John Piper

God means to fill the universe with the glory of his Son by putting the church on display as the embodiment of his Son.