UFOs and the Laughter of Faith
Sep 21, 2019
God governs all the reaches of space and everything in it. If he is for us, no one, and nothing, can successfully be against us — UFOs included.
We’re Back! — Update from John Piper
Sep 20, 2019
John Piper recently finished a book on the providence of God — the purposeful sovereignty of a heavenly Father who loves and cares for his children.
Love and Long for One Another
Philippians 4:1, Part 1
Sep 17, 2019
The apostle Paul expressed a deep love and longing in his letters. How often do you express that kind of love to other Christians?
How to Suffer Without Grumbling
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Sep 16, 2019
We will only suffer well when we believe that our suffering is filled with purpose — unshakable, God-ordained, everlasting purpose.
Will I Be Tempted Beyond My Willpower?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 3
Sep 14, 2019
God allows us to be tempted with things beyond our willpower so that we might stop relying on our willpower.
What Is the Way of Escape in Temptation?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 2
Sep 10, 2019
How can God say he will provide us with an escape in our tests and trials while also saying he will help us endure them?
Preachers, Show Them in the Bible
Why Many Sermons Fall Short
Sep 8, 2019
Too many sermons barely mention the actual words of Scripture (or avoid them altogether). Faithful preachers want the people to hear from God.
Is Every Temptation a Test from God?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 1
Sep 7, 2019
Don’t limit the word “temptation” to something that lures us into sin. Anything that tries to pull us away from God is a temptation. Anything.
Our Bodies Will Shine Like the Sun
Sep 3, 2019
When this life comes to an end, when our frail bodies sputter for the last time, God will raise us from the dead and give us glorious bodies.
What Will My New Body Be Like?
Aug 31, 2019
Someday soon we get to exchange our crippled and lowly body for a glorious and heavenly one.
His Wounded Heart Bled Bible
John Bunyan (1628–1688)
Aug 31, 2019
John Bunyan found strength to preach under persecution, suffer imprisonment, and receive scorn from one place: the living word of God.
Live Like You Belong in Heaven
Aug 27, 2019
If you are Christ’s, you don’t belong here. This is not your home. Your citizenship is in heaven.
Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice
Aug 25, 2019
Suffering and injustice infect every inch of our world. But Jesus grants his people the resolve to labor for change that makes an everlasting difference. John Piper preached this message at the Sing! Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
How to Be an Enemy of the Cross
Aug 24, 2019
Even though Paul could outdo every Pharisee in law-keeping, he had no confidence in the law. But he had full confidence in the cross.
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.