What I Learned About My Sins at Sixty-Four
How to Make War on Old Enemies
Sep 11, 2018
Jesus can break the power of any sin — even the most besetting. And he often does it through a Spirit-empowered will that fights with all its might.
He Killed His Sin with Love
John Owen (1616–1683)
Aug 24, 2018
John Owen was a pastor, a statesman, an author, and a family man. And in all his roles, he carried a single aim: kill sin and cultivate holiness.
God Sends You Back to School
Aug 21, 2018
As you set out on a year of study, your plans may not be clear, but one thing is certain: whatever God wants for you, he will bring to pass.
Unashamed of the Bible
Ten Aspirations for Christian Communicators
Aug 13, 2018
How should Christian communicators handle the Bible? John Piper gives ten aspirations for pastors, writers, teachers, and parents.
No Maverick Cells in Me
My Deepest Hope During Cancer
Aug 7, 2018
The moment after a diagnosis, God’s promises to you in Christ are the sweetest words you can hear. Yes, even sweeter than “You will be healed.”
His Stubborn Joy Brought Slavery Down
William Wilberforce (1759–1833)
Jul 29, 2018
For 46 years, William Wilberforce faced failure, slander, and threats in his fight for abolition. Three days before he died, the slaves were set free.
Isn’t ‘Hedonism’ a Bad Word?
Letter to a Teen About Pleasure in God
Jul 23, 2018
Why might we use a word like “hedonism” to explain Christianity? John Piper answers in this letter to a teenager.
Can I Have Assurance Without Joy?
Jul 2, 2018
God is not eager to keep his children off-balance, wondering if we are in the family. He wants us to have assurance. But on his terms, not our own.
Come to Church Desperate
Jun 24, 2018
We glorify God in worship not only when we say, “Thank you” and “Praise you,” but when we say, “I need you, I long for you, I thirst for you.”
Joy in Christ Kept Him in China
Hudson Taylor (1832–1905)
Jun 4, 2018
For Hudson Taylor, union with Christ was not an abstract theological truth. It was a daily experience of joy in Jesus that kept him in China.
The Great Commission Will Require Disobedience
Why Some Refuse to Leave the Hardest Places
May 29, 2018
Some faithful believers escaped danger and persecution in the Bible. Many stood fast and endured it for the sake of Jesus. We still need both groups today.
The Devil Can Do Exposition
Two Essential Ingredients for Preaching
May 27, 2018
The message is never a mere body of facts to be clarified. It is a constellation of glories to be treasured. It is both accurate teaching and heartfelt heralding.
The Happiest Woman I Have Ever Known
A Tribute to My Mother
May 13, 2018
On this Mother’s Day, John Piper remembers his own Ruth Mohn Piper, the happiest woman he has ever known.
Leave Your Century for a While
Why I Read Christian Biographies
May 10, 2018
God grows us not only through the people around us, but through the saints who have already finished their race and kept the faith.
If I Were 22 Again
May 7, 2018
When John Piper turned 22, he was in the middle of his senior year at Wheaton college. If he were 22 again, knowing what he knows now, what would he do?
The Holy Spirit Will Not Preach Your Sermon
May 2, 2018
We do not aim in preaching at mere information transfer or persuasion of doctrinal truths. We aim at supernatural experiences of the love of God.
The Fire in His Eyes
Seeing the Son in Revelation 1
Apr 30, 2018
The vision of Jesus in Revelation 1:12–16 has always soared above me. How can I rise to this? How can I feel what John wants us to feel?
The Impossible Calling of the Christian Preacher
Apr 22, 2018
Preaching is not just teaching. It is not just giving counsel. It is not discussing. Preaching is heartfelt heralding of the reality of God’s word.
His Suffering Sparked a Movement
David Brainerd (1718–1747)
Apr 20, 2018
He had a broken body, a despairing mind, and a lonely soul. But his allegiance to the cause of Christ makes the bleakness of his life glow with glory.
When I (Still) Don’t Desire God
Fighting for Joy After Trying Everything
Apr 16, 2018
Do not stop pursuing joy in God — even when you sit in darkness, even when your hope seems gone, even when it feels like he has forsaken you.
His Head and Heart Were God’s
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)
Apr 9, 2018
The life of Jonathan Edwards shows that you don’t need to choose between head and heart, thinking and feeling. In fact, you must not.
He Gave His Life to Change the World
Fifty Years After the Death of MLK
Apr 4, 2018
For a brief window of time — just long enough — MLK was able to use his voice to restrain violence and overcome hate.
He Preached a Big God with a Broken Heart
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892)
Apr 2, 2018
Charles Spurgeon faced vicious criticism, profound physical suffering, and recurrent battles with depression. And through it all, he kept preaching about his big God.
No One Will Take Your Joy from You
Why Jesus Had to Leave the Earth
Mar 31, 2018
How did Jesus comfort and stabilize his disciples when he went to die? He told them their sorrow would be short, and nothing compared with their future joy in him.