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.
Exposition or Imposition?
How Gospel-Centered Preaching Can Go Wrong
Jun 28, 2020
Preachers, instead of taking your text and making a beeline to the cross, take the cross and make a beeline to your text.
The Second Coming: Not Before the ‘Man of Lawlessness’
Jun 21, 2020
As we look forward to Christ’s second coming, what matters most is not that we have the timing and details down, but that we hold fast to Jesus as our great hope.
Does God Intend Evil for Our Good?
Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You
Jun 14, 2020
What sinners and Satan intend for evil, God always superintends for good. Our all-wise God brings restoration from ruin and deliverance out of danger.
The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love
May 17, 2020
True contentment in Christ not only guards against our ever-changing circumstances, but frees us to overflow in costly love to others — even our enemies.
The Second Coming: Wrath and Rescue
Apr 5, 2020
Suffering, pain, and trouble never have the last word for the people of God. He is our hope and our joy, and he will bring us all the way home.
Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain
The Weight and Wonder of the Third Commandment
Mar 8, 2020
To take God’s name in vain is about far, far more than avoiding foul language. Our reverence for God’s name cuts to the very core of our worship in all of life.
Live for Your Greatest Desire
Feb 23, 2020
Jesus’s call to deny ourselves isn’t a demand to give up happiness but an invitation to walk with him on the path to deep, lasting joy.
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.