Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility
Thoughts on Christian Education
Jan 19, 2020
True Christian education fills our hearts and minds with a joy so serious and strong that our society loses its power to control where we stand and what we say.
Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth
Jan 12, 2020
God will not settle for redeeming people from just a few parts of the globe. He will have people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
Seek the Things That Are Above
Dec 29, 2019
Every believer in Jesus Christ has a potent spiritual superpower. With the Spirit’s help, we now can seek the very things of heaven above.
How Does Humility Lead in Conflict?
Why Godly Conviction Is Not Arrogance
Dec 8, 2019
The humblest response to our culture’s tirade against objective truth isn’t to retreat, but to lovingly and kindly contend for what the Bible says.
‘How God Made Me Happy in Him’
John Piper’s Journey to Joy
Nov 17, 2019
Glory and joy appear all over the Bible, but how they relate is not readily obvious. Listen to John Piper tell the story of how God connected the dots between the two.
Seven Reasons We Must Pursue Supreme Satisfaction in God
Nov 10, 2019
Enjoying God, being satisfied in him, is essential in glorifying him as he deserves. God is not as glorified by mere duty as he is by delight.
A Peculiar Act of Worship
Preaching as Expository Exultation
Nov 3, 2019
The preacher’s task is not merely to teach or inform, but to rejoice with his people over the wonders of Scripture.
The Explosive Power of the Resurrection — Now
Oct 6, 2019
Jesus’s resurrection not only guarantees that we too will rise, but that we can taste steadfast, heavenly joy here and now — even in suffering. John Piper preached this sermon at the Sing! Conference in Nashville.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Who Will Give My Head Waters?
Seven Reasons to Pray for Holy Tears
Jun 24, 2019
Tears, crying, and weeping are all a proper response to the God-ordained sorrow and pain we face. Just because God is sovereign doesn’t mean we ignore our pain.
Pharisaism, Money, and the Greatness of God
Jun 10, 2019
What makes the heart of a legalist tick? You might be surprised how often, despite appearances, it is simply this: the love of money. John Piper delivered this message at a chapel for Crossway Books.
What Do Christians Care About (Most)?
To the Class of 2019
May 17, 2019
Christians care about all injustice in our fallen world. But our outrage against wrongdoing will fizzle out unless we root our concern in God himself. We care especially about injustice against God. John Piper preached this message at the 2019 Bethlehem College & Seminary commencement.
Christ Has Purchased Global Praise
The Blood, the Beast, and the Boast of Race
May 8, 2019
Jesus has already paid the price to ransom a global people who live to praise him. And he wants to use you to spread the astoundingly good news. John Piper preached this message at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis.
The Golden Stitches of Sovereignty
What Holds Our Gospel Together
Apr 1, 2019
The death of Jesus Christ was no mere product of coincidences. God planned every detail to ensure the salvation of his people. John Piper preached this message at The Gospel Coalition 2019 National Conference.
What Kind of Heart Does Christ Deserve?
The Call of Christian Hedonism
Jan 28, 2019
Jesus is worthy to be praised with our every thought and deed. But what about our feelings? The Bible’s clearest answer is also the best of news. John Piper preached this message at the Bethlehem 2019 Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders in Minneapolis.
Is It Right to Seek More Joy Than We Have Through Justification?
Jan 28, 2019
Jesus not only paid for our full acceptance with God, but he also purchased grace for us to embrace obedience. This is the second message John Piper preached at the Bethlehem 2019 Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders in Minneapolis.
The Invincible Power of Joy for World Missions
For Cowards, Consumers, and the Comfortable
Jan 17, 2019
Safety tempts us to stay put. Luxury tries to lure us. Comfort wants to keep us. But God has a bigger, global dream for his people. John Piper preached this message at the G3 2019 conference in Atlanta.
Make Your Life Count
The Greatest Missions Letter Ever Written
Jan 4, 2019
One day soon, people from every nation will bring God praise and glory. But they won’t encounter everlasting hope until God’s people go and send. Piper preached this message on January 4, 2019, at the CROSS Conference in Louisville, where thousands gathered to discern their call to the nations.
You Are Anointed
How the Truth Becomes Precious
Nov 18, 2018
Jesus anoints every believer with his Spirit so that we taste how precious he is.
Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy
Oct 28, 2018
Every act of Christian love springs from serious joy in Jesus. When your hope is secure in him, you can give whatever it takes to serve others.