‘He Gave Himself for Me’
Preaching Definite Atonement to the Glory of God
Mar 23, 2021
The cross of Christ has universal implications. But the deepest glory of the cross is its precious, definite, invincible power to save God’s elect.
The Most Lavish Promise of God?
Immeasurable Joy in the Ages to Come
Mar 12, 2021
The glories of God are so great, and his riches so immeasurable, that it will take us an eternity to enjoy them.
What a World Ours Will Be
Why the Universe Longs to Be New
Feb 26, 2021
When Christ returns to make all things new, his people will be set free from sin at last. And the whole universe will be set free with them.
What Satan Means for Evil
Four Ways God Is Defeating the Devil
Feb 16, 2021
If God is sovereign, why does he permit Satan to go on wreaking havoc? Why does God not use his power and wisdom to put Satan out of existence now?
Will You Wake Up a Christian Tomorrow?
Jan 21, 2021
For all who are in Christ, holiness is not only a command. It is a promise.
Welcome to a God-Entranced World
Invitation into the Wonders of Providence
Jan 12, 2021
From the falling of the snow to the rotation of the earth, no natural process falls outside God’s pervasive and purposeful providence.
Policies, Persons, and Paths to Ruin
Pondering the Implications of the 2020 Election
Oct 22, 2020
The sins of unrepentant sexual immorality, boastfulness, vulgarity, and factiousness are not only toxic for a nation. They are deadly — forever.
A Christian Alternative to Outrage Culture
Aug 3, 2020
Without a broken heart, our boldness can become brash, harsh, severe, cruel, angry, impatient, and obnoxious — all in the name of Christian courage.
We Preach in the Presence of God
The Solemn Charge to Every Pastor
Jul 23, 2020
It is almost impossible to overstate the weight and wonder of biblical preaching. Pastors are heralds of the coming King of the universe.
Reformation Theology in the Hands of a Servant
My Tribute to J.I. Packer (1926–2020)
Jul 18, 2020
J.I. Packer had the supernatural ability to lead a movement, but he had the spiritual disposition to get behind other people’s dreams instead. He was a servant.
Under God, I Owe Him Everything
Bill Piper (1919–2007)
Jun 21, 2020
Before John Piper read Lewis, Pascal, Edwards, or even Paul, he heard the gospel — and felt its power — from his father.
How Did Evil Begin?
Pondering the Mystery of Satan’s Fall
Jun 8, 2020
Before Adam and Eve fell in the garden, Satan fell from heaven. But how could a holy angel fall from God’s holy presence?
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.
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.
The Brave Stunt That Brought Down Slavery
How David Livingstone Freed East Africa
May 1, 2020
If you want to know how God brought down the East African slave trade, study the remarkable life of an explorer who refused to ignore what he had seen.
Before Your Suffering Comes
Five Rocks to Put Beneath Your Feet
Apr 30, 2020
Don’t wait until you suffer to learn how to suffer well. Prepare today for tomorrow’s heartache.
The Bible Was His Only Crime
William Tyndale (1494–1536)
Apr 6, 2020
William Tyndale was exiled, pursued, betrayed, arrested, and finally burned at the stake for this one offense: translating the Bible into English.
Can We Explain the Trinity?
My Favorite Image for the Greatest Mystery
Mar 30, 2020
Jonathan Edwards’s explanation of the Trinity allows us to climb the mountain of God’s majesty without ever losing a sense of its mystery.
Coronavirus and Christ
‘Behold the Kindness and Severity of God’
Mar 26, 2020
God is not silent about what he thinks about the Coronavirus. Scarcely a page in the Bible is irrelevant for this crisis.
He Saw God Through His Pen
George Herbert (1593–1633)
Mar 1, 2020
George Herbert wrote poetry not only to display God’s worth, but also to feel God’s worth in the very act of writing.
Can an Angry Judge Be Just?
Our Fair and Furious God
Feb 17, 2020
Many deny that God punishes sin, let alone that he is angry towards the wicked. One major problem for them is the consistent teaching of the Bible.
Ruthless Nations Will Fear the Lord
The Coming Triumph of World Missions
Jan 24, 2020
No matter how much darkness covers the nations, God’s promise remains: strong peoples will glorify him. Cities of ruthless nations will fear him.
What Prayers Does God Answer?
Asking According to His Will
Jan 8, 2020
God will give us whatever we ask in prayer, when we pray according to his will. So what does it mean to pray according to God’s will?