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.
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.
The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach
Sep 13, 2018
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.
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
Jun 16, 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.
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