The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach
Mar 11, 2019
The pulpit isn’t just a place for a lecture or even mere teaching. Every sermon should sing with worship over the glories of God’s word. John Piper delivered this message during a breakout seminar at the Sing! 2018 Conference in Nashville.
Is It Right to Seek More Joy Than We Have Through Justification?
Feb 11, 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.
What Kind of Heart Does Christ Deserve?
The Call of Christian Hedonism
Feb 4, 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.
Make Your Life Count
The Greatest Missions Letter Ever Written
Jan 14, 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.
Are We Adopted for Us or for God?
Oct 7, 2018
The more gladness we have in our Father, the more we bring glory to his name. Our happiness in him shows off his holiness in us.
The Key to Simultaneous Sorrow and Joy
Sep 21, 2018
Jesus has purchased something infinitely better than anything this world has to offer: the glory of God himself. We have every reason to boast in him.
Your Emotions Matter to God
Learning from the Bible’s Songbook
Sep 11, 2018
Satan is trying to steal your joy. God gave us the Psalms to fight back.
An Impossible Covenant
And How It Becomes a Permanent Joy
Jul 2, 2018
Jesus bought an unbreakable covenant for his people. He takes hardened rebels and transforms them into a beautiful bride for their eternal joy.
Joy Makes All Things New
Jun 3, 2018
Joy is not a wishful add-on to the Christian life, but essential to knowing and worshiping God. When we finally discover joy in Jesus, everything changes.
Lord, Teach Us to Fight
The Double Battle in Gethsemane
Jun 2, 2018
Jesus took the cup of God’s wrath so that we would never have to. And now he beckons each of us to join him in speaking and sharing the good news of his victory.
God Rules the Heart of Every Man
Elijah’s Battle with the Prophets of Baal
Jun 2, 2018
The people of God may appear weak, but God loves to be at a disadvantage — just before he wins.
Your Thorn for the Shaming of Satan
To the Class of 2018
May 28, 2018
Your pains and weaknesses are not obstacles to everything you want to accomplish, but the very instruments God uses to make you more like his Son.
New God, New Gospel, New Gladness
How Is Christian Joy Distinct?
Apr 27, 2018
The most basic distinction between the church and the world is not godly decisions, good deeds, or even true doctrines, but glad delight in God himself.
How to Get Wisdom
Become a Fool
Apr 20, 2018
Wisdom from God is more valuable than gold. It may look foolish to a watching world, but the lasting path of happiness comes only in the guidance God gives.
If I Could Start All Over
Six Lessons for Your Twenties
Apr 11, 2018
What would John Piper say to those with most of their adult life ahead of them? Here are six rules he would live by.
The Glory of Christ and Racial Unity
On the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death
Apr 4, 2018
When we come to Christ, we don’t lose our ethnic or cultural identities. But we all put on his insignia and find new possibilities for unity in him.
From Darkness to Delight
A Fresh Call for Christian Hedonists
Feb 27, 2018
If you find Jesus boring or unsatisfying, you haven’t really discovered yet who he is.
Right with God, Right with Man
The Power of Superior Pleasure
Feb 22, 2018
Receiving Jesus as our greatest joy unlocks right standing with God and right living with others.
Jesus Raised Jesus from the Dead
And Why It Matters
Jan 29, 2018
A one-of-a-kind death, and a one-of-a-kind resurrection, has been carried out by this one-of-a-kind Person who is more valuable than all else.
How to Preach with Supernatural Power
Jan 17, 2018
Christian preaching is not simply an exchange of information, but a channel through which the Holy Spirit works his miracles in both preacher and hearers.
How to Seek the Holy Spirit
Jan 15, 2018
Without the work of the Holy Spirit, we are helpless. Seek him, and he will rest upon you — especially in your hour of greatest need.
What Is It Like to Enjoy God?
Jan 2, 2018
God created you not mainly to do things for him, but to delight in him. The more we enjoy God, the more he is honored, and our very purpose in life is fulfilled.