Two Ways to Oppose God
Aug 20, 2019
God’s enemies will face God’s eternal wrath. So who are these enemies of the cross, and how do I know I am not one of them?
How to Preach in the Power of the Spirit
Aug 18, 2019
Sermons are not speeches. Preaching isn’t a lecture. When a pastor speaks God’s words to his gathered people, in the power of the Spirit, miracles happen. John Piper delivered this message at the Sing! conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Two Ways to Nullify the Cross
Aug 17, 2019
The cross was designed by God to humble us. It reminds us that we need Christ’s blood to rescue us, and his power to strengthen us.
Are You Ruled by Your Desires?
Aug 13, 2019
To love the world and all its riches may scratch an itch for a moment, but it will cost you everything in the end.
The Freest People Are Servants of All
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Aug 12, 2019
When God saves us, he frees us from the world and all its institutions. And then he sends us back into the world to be servants for Christ’s sake.
Even When It Hurts
How Christ Reveals Himself in Pain
Aug 11, 2019
In this life, we will not be able to see all God is doing through sickness and pain, but we can trust that he will reveal more of himself to us through every trial and trouble.
A Mini-Theology of Hell
Aug 10, 2019
As hard as it may be, we must face the reality that hell exists and is promised to all of God’s enemies.
Do You Weep Over the Perishing?
Aug 6, 2019
God does not call us to learn just from Paul’s teaching but also from his emotions. Do you weep over the lost like the apostle Paul?
Not with Lofty Speech
On Eloquence in Christian Preaching
Aug 5, 2019
There is a way to preach — a way of eloquence or cleverness or human wisdom — that nullifies the cross. We should dread nullifying the cross.
The Kind of Person You Should Imitate
Aug 3, 2019
The question is not if you are imitating, but who. We either imitate those who walk toward heaven or those who walk toward hell.
Should Someone Imitate Your Life?
Jul 30, 2019
God has given you life to honor him, display him, and summon others to follow him.
The Glory of God and Why We Sing
Jul 28, 2019
The greatness of God’s glory invites a response that moves his people beyond mere words. And so we sing. John Piper preached this sermon at the Sing! Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Lord Gives and Takes Away
Jul 27, 2019
Though God may take away, he has made a promise — and sealed it with his Son’s blood — that he will give back more.
How a Fool Responds to Suffering
Jul 23, 2019
We have a refuge in times of trouble, safety amid life’s storms. Only a fool curses the shelter and runs into the eye of the storm.
Our Worth Is Not in What We Own
Fifteen-Minute Gospel Presentation
Jul 21, 2019
We will never find true worth in what we have or who we are. True, full, lasting satisfaction can only come through all that God is for us in Jesus Christ. After the congregation sang “My Worth Is Not in What I Own,” John Piper presented this gospel message at the Sing! Belfast conference.
If God Afflicts You, Will You Curse Him?
Jul 20, 2019
No suffering takes God by surprise. He alone is the perfect help in our pain. Should all around our soul give way, he then is all our hope and stay.
How Do I Live Like a Son Rather Than a Slave?
Jul 17, 2019
God has called us sons and daughters, but his people sometimes talk as if we were still slaves. What does it mean to talk like children of God?
How to Respond to Tragedy
Jul 16, 2019
We cannot respond however we want when we suffer. Though we can grieve and mourn, if we never get to worship, we’ve stopped short.
How Does ‘Christ Live in Me’ (Galatians 2:20)?
Jul 15, 2019
When we are saved, we’re united to Christ by the Spirit. Our old self — our unbelieving, rebellious, sin-loving self — dies, and we live by the Spirit.
Who Caused Job’s Suffering?
Jul 13, 2019
If God stripped away our gifts — our income, our family, even our own health — would we curse him or bless his name?
Does Jesus Teach Us to Sell All Our Possessions?
Jul 12, 2019
Jesus said, “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy.” Are we disobeying Jesus if we don’t literally give away all that we have?
How Can I Forgive My Parents for Childhood Abuse?
Jul 10, 2019
How can we forgive others who have hurt us deeply? Pastor John gives three practical suggestions for pursuing forgiveness.
To Heaven and Back with No Fanfare
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Jul 10, 2019
The apostle Paul went to heaven and back. But he mentions the experience only once, and he never uses it as a reason to believe anything he says. Why?
Can You Trust God in Your Pain?
Jul 9, 2019
Job remained steadfast in his suffering and has left us with a model for how to trust God with our pain.