What Do You Say to Evangelicals Who Affirm So-Called ‘Same-Sex Marriage’?
Jun 3, 2020
When someone close to you affirms so-called “same-sex marriage,” how do you respond in both faithfulness to Scripture and love for that person?
How Is Our Faithfulness Different from God’s?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 7
Jun 2, 2020
Our God is the faithful one. He surely does what he has committed himself to do for his people.
My Pastors Don’t Preach Against Sin — Is That Okay?
Jun 1, 2020
Addressing sin and repentance may sound harsh to some, but genuine biblical preaching names and denounces specific sins.
What Is the Holiness of God?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 6
May 30, 2020
God’s holiness means that he is in a class by himself, infinitely above and distinct from all else. He is transcendent.
The Sorrows of Minneapolis
A Prayer for Our City
May 29, 2020
For over 40 years, John Piper has made his home in Minneapolis, a city recently set on fire with riots and unrest. He offered this prayer to God in the midst of the turmoil.
Does John Piper Deny Personal Assurance?
May 29, 2020
God gives believers warnings not to strip us of our assurance, but to keep us clinging to Christ and killing sin by the Spirit.
What Are God’s Purposes in a Recession?
May 27, 2020
God has thousands of purposes in all that he does — including recessions. What does Scripture tell us about God’s designs in our financial uncertainty?
The Majesty of God Mastered Him
John Calvin (1509–1564)
May 27, 2020
John Calvin preached, wrote, published, and lectured all to one end: to display the majesty of God through the word of God.
Are Only Special Christians Saints?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 5
May 26, 2020
Paul calls Christians “saints” dozens of times in his letters — far more than any other name. What does it mean?
How Much Joy Did the Curse Cost Me?
May 25, 2020
Because of the fall, we are by nature dead to joy in God. Because of the cross, we can experience more joy in God than we ever could have had in Eden.
Different and Precious Names for Jesus
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 4
May 23, 2020
Paul uses a variety of names to describe Jesus, and they are all meaningful. What can we learn from each?
Do My Sins Ruin God’s Plan for My Life?
May 22, 2020
Some sins unalterably change the course of our lives, leaving us to live with the consequences. Do these sins sabotage God’s best plan for us?
The God over Viruses
May 20, 2020
If we say God is sovereign, does that mean he’s in charge of everything — even down to the tiniest molecule?
What Are the Two Wills of God?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 3
May 19, 2020
Are there really two wills in God? If so, what difference does that make for how we read the Bible?
Does Christ Govern Every Storm?
May 18, 2020
Jesus stilled a storm for his disciples two thousand years ago, but does that necessarily mean he controls every single storm today?
The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love
May 17, 2020
True contentment in Christ not only guards against our ever-changing circumstances, but frees us to overflow in costly love to others — even our enemies.
What Does It Mean to Be an Apostle?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 2
May 16, 2020
What does it mean to be an apostle? Are they different from disciples? And why does it matter?
Am I Living by Faith or Unbelief?
May 15, 2020
The Bible calls us to walk by faith, but how can we actually know if we are living by faith instead of unbelief?
Could a Recession Serve Our Joy?
May 13, 2020
Sometimes it takes a recession to dig up the roots of our lives and replant them in soil that causes us to bear the fruit of generosity.
Who Was This Man Named Paul?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 1
May 12, 2020
A former Pharisee, a converted persecutor of the church, a man with two names, but one holy ambition: the apostle Paul.
What Is Hyper-Calvinism?
May 11, 2020
Doctrinal systems can help us summarize the Bible’s teaching, but they are never a substitute for Scripture itself.
What’s the Comfort If the Coronavirus Is Judgment?
May 11, 2020
Even in the most bitter providences, Christians have comfort to offer. The gospel is best news in the world for the hardest moments in the world.
Summary of Philippians in Nine Steps
May 9, 2020
What is at the heart of the book of Philippians? The display of the beauty of the gospel, the supreme worth of Christ, and the glory of God.
What Is Grace?
May 8, 2020
We often define “grace” as “undeserved favor.” But the grace of God has another meaning in the Bible that is filled with encouragement and comfort.