How Do Saints Build the Body?
Ephesians 4:11–14, Part 5
Sep 23, 2021
When the pastors equip the saints and the saints do the work of ministry, the body of Christ builds itself up into maturity.
Does God Love Me?
Sep 22, 2021
When do we experience the love of God most deeply? Not when we get whatever we want, but when he does whatever it takes to satisfy us in himself.
Who Are the Ministers in the Church?
Ephesians 4:11–14, Part 4
Sep 21, 2021
Pastors have the challenging task of teaching and inspiring their people to maturity in the faith for the health of the church.
How Do I Stop Rooting My Joy in My Circumstances?
Sep 20, 2021
We seem hardwired to be happiest when life goes well, and saddest when life goes poorly. How can we root our joy in Jesus instead of circumstances?
Does Christ Put Pastors in Specific Churches?
Ephesians 4:11–14, Part 3
Sep 18, 2021
Is there a call to the ministry? Does God still appoint pastors to specific local churches?
Should Rich Christians Downgrade Their Lifestyle?
Sep 17, 2021
Jesus and the apostles regularly warn against the dangers of wealth. So, should rich Christians take steps to downgrade their lifestyle?
Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, and Teachers
Ephesians 4:11–14, Part 2
Sep 16, 2021
Apostles and prophets are different from evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. Do you know how?
Prayers That Work
Sep 15, 2021
Jesus promises spectacular responses to our prayers, but only if our desires are shaped by his word abiding within us.
Individualism and Solidarity in the Church
Ephesians 4:11–14, Part 1
Sep 14, 2021
Who we each are in Christ, with our specific giftings, matters. And who we are as members of the wider church also matters. One does not cancel the other.
How Do We Discern False Teachers?
Sep 13, 2021
The Bible repeatedly warns us against false teachers. But how can we actually identify them, especially if their ministry is mainly online?
John Piper’s 9/11 Radio Interview
Sep 11, 2021
On the morning after September 11, 2001, a radio station interviewed Pastor John about the day’s stunning and tragic attack. Listen to the 47-minute recording.
How Does Christ Fill All Things?
Ephesians 4:7–10, Part 4
Sep 11, 2021
Christ fills all things by dying and giving grace and gifts to his church. He is the head, and we are the body. As he reigns, so will we.
What Does It Mean to Be Blessed?
Sep 10, 2021
The New Testament never pairs the blessing of God with material prosperity in this age. So, what does it really mean to be blessed?
Did Jesus Descend into Hell?
Ephesians 4:7–10, Part 3
Sep 9, 2021
The same Jesus that came to earth, lived, taught, died, and rose, is the same Jesus interceding for us now in heaven.
The Power of Your Personal Testimony
Sep 8, 2021
Don’t be intimidated when people far smarter than you level arguments against Jesus. Your personal testimony has power to trump the most sophisticated arguments.
Was the Old Testament in Light of the New?
Ephesians 4:7–10, Part 2
Sep 7, 2021
When the Old Testament was written, was it written in light of what would be said in the New Testament?
How Will Love Grow Cold in the End Times?
Sep 6, 2021
At the end of this age, “the love of many will grow cold.” What will such coldness look like — and how can we guard ourselves against it?
How Will Diversity Not Destroy Oneness?
Ephesians 4:7–10, Part 1
Sep 4, 2021
God gives different gifts in different measures to different people, and he gives them to unite us, not divide us.
Did Christ Already Return?
Sep 3, 2021
Does Revelation suggest that Jesus already returned when Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 — and therefore that we should not wait for another coming?
We Have a Father over All
Ephesians 4:1–6, Part 13
Sep 2, 2021
We long to belong. We long to be secure. We long for purpose. We long for riches. And all of these are satisfied in God as our Father.
We Become Like the Videos We Behold
Sep 1, 2021
For better or worse, we become what we behold. How should this truth affect our media consumption in the digital age?
Hope Created the Spirit-Filled Body
Ephesians 4:1–6, Part 12
Aug 31, 2021
What do you do when you are reading a tough text and not getting much help from commentaries? John Piper models his approach from Ephesians 4:1–6.
What’s the Difference Between Sloth and Rest?
Aug 30, 2021
Both the sluggard and the diligent might take a nap on their day off. So, what distinguishes the laziness of the sluggard from the rest of the diligent?
Keep the Unity That Cost Everything
Ephesians 4:1–6, Part 11
Aug 28, 2021
We must be eager to keep the unity that Christ purchased with his own blood.
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