The Uncommon Virtue of Humility
Jun 26, 2022
Humility flourishes in hearts that focus not on being humble, but on gladly exalting Jesus, who is superior to us in every possible way.
Christ Died to Make Us Holy
And Why Some Preachers Avoid It
May 8, 2022
There is a kind of unhealthy preaching that fails to make plain the effective connection between the sin-bearing work of Christ and the sin-killing work of the Christian.
We Rejoice to Suffer for You
Pastoral Pain and the People’s Joy
May 1, 2022
Why does the apostle Paul speak so much about himself and his suffering? Because his suffering for the sake of others makes the love of Christ tangible to them.
The Supremacy of Christ in Everything
Apr 14, 2022
The sovereign supremacy of Christ both keeps us from error and enables us to persevere through hardships with patience and joyful thankfulness.
‘The Joy of the Lord Is Your Stronghold’
Apr 10, 2022
Joy in God becomes our stronghold when we are awakened to see and savor him as our greatest joy.
Bible Reading Has Been My Life
Personal Reflections for Christian Fathers
Mar 27, 2022
What does Bible reading look like for John Piper? In this message to fathers, he tells personal stories and shares how he has weaved Bible reading into all of life.
The Missionary Miracle
Christ’s Call to Cross a Culture
Feb 27, 2022
How does the miracle of a missionary happen? God gives us a burning desire to taste and enjoy the joy of others in Jesus Christ.
Prayer Vocalizes Our Abiding in Christ
Jan 10, 2022
Prayer says more than the words it speaks. The act of praying vocalizes a profound reality: God himself abides in us, and we abide in him.
The Fearlessness of Christmas Joy
Six Wonders of Christ’s Lordship
Dec 23, 2021
The first Christmas brought good news. With it came fearless, great joy for all those who confess, “Jesus is Lord.”
The Global Glorification of the Merciful God
Dec 19, 2021
The church exists for missions — and because of missions. God plans for his people to come from the peoples, a promise he first made to Israel.
The Pleasures of God’s Faithfulness
Reflections on Bethlehem’s 150 Years
Dec 12, 2021
In 2021, Bethlehem Baptist celebrated 150 years as a church. As part of the celebration service, former pastor John Piper reflects on how a church could endure, and bear fruit, over generations.
We Win the World with Singing
Nov 7, 2021
God plans to win the world with singing. Here are five connections between our joy-filled worship and the finishing of the Great Commission.
Who Are the Nations?
Discovering God’s Global Mission
Aug 8, 2021
The Lamb who was slain will one day receive the reward of his suffering — people will come to him in joyful faith from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
‘Rejoice When You Are Slandered’
How to Do the Humanly Impossible
Jul 25, 2021
One of the most challenging commands in all the Bible is to rejoice when reviled. It’s not just difficult; it is humanly impossible.
Serious Joy for Leaders Who Last
To the Class of 2021
Jul 11, 2021
Christian leaders often carry great burdens. But God never leaves them without the opportunity to know serious joy, even in the hardest trials.
The Achievement of Christ Without Which There Would Be No Others
May 9, 2021
Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.
Can Joy Come in Sorrow?
Lessons for an Authentic Christian Life
May 2, 2021
How do joy and sorrow mingle in the Christian life? Does joy come only after sorrow passes, or can it come in the very midst of our griefs?
‘Hallowed Be Your Name’
The Greatest Prayer in All the World
Feb 21, 2021
The lines of the Lord’s Prayer tend to pass by our eyes, and through our mouths, in a routine manner. But what might we be missing in our familiarity?
Doing the Right Thing Never Ruins Your Life
A Belief That Prevents Abortion
Jan 28, 2021
Abortion holds out hope that ending the unborn child’s life will spare you misery and hardship. But doing the right thing will never ruin your life.
Faith That Satisfies — and Saves
What It Means to Come to Jesus
Jan 17, 2021
The nature of genuine saving faith isn’t mere mental assent, but receiving all that God is for us in Jesus Christ.
Is Love for Jesus, or Faith in Jesus, the Root of Ministry and Obedience?
Jan 10, 2021
Believing in Jesus, according to the Gospel of John, overlaps with love because it involves an act of the soul whereby one receives Jesus as their soul-satisfying bread, thirst-quenching water, and life-giving vine.
Leading by Feeding
Jan 10, 2021
The central work of pastoral ministry is leading the people of God by feeding them with the word of Christ.
Singing, Suffering, and Scripture
How God Keeps Us Through Song
Nov 8, 2020
Suffering may quiet our singing for a time, but God designed singing to sustain our souls. And one day, we will sing forever with unrestrained joy.
Every Letter Kills, Including Shakespeare
Pressing Through Texts in the Power of the Spirit
Jul 19, 2020
To exposit a text is only one part of preaching and teaching. We must drill down into the words and unearth the reality that holds the text together.
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