Why God Revealed the Depths of Salvation in Eternity Past
Jan 30, 2017
The only reason any of us know God is because he chose us before the foundation of the world. Nothing we’ve done can earn our way to him — it’s all grace.
Seven Resolutions for Aging and Dying Well
A Funeral Message for Verna Erickson
Jan 10, 2017
At the end of your life, as your energy fades, God will be your refuge and strength.
The Ultimate Essence of Evil
The Majesty of God, the Triumph of Christ, and the Glory of Human Life
Jan 3, 2017
The very essence of evil is running to anything but God for ultimate joy. Watch, read, or listen to John Piper’s message from Passion 2017.
No Global Mission Without God’s Mighty Spirit
Dec 28, 2016
We are living in the third great era of world history — the era of the Spirit. Our only hope for advancing God’s mission is to lean on the power of his Spirit.
The True Grace of Christian Camaraderie
Dec 16, 2016
Grace is always personal. God mediates his grace to undeserving sinners through the warm affections of his divine family, the church.
How We Know the Bible Is True
The Beauty of Scripture as the Ground of Its Truth
Nov 16, 2016
Satan believes the Scriptures are God’s very words. But the difference between us and him is that he doesn’t treasure that truth.
Sons of Freedom and Joy
How a Christian Relates to the State
Nov 2, 2016
Christians claim their true citizenship in heaven. When we submit to earthly governments, we do so out of allegiance to Christ’s eternal kingdom.
Put the Attorneys to Work
How to Give the Bible Functional Authority in Your Speech and Writing
Oct 25, 2016
Christian leaders should exude the Bible. They need to test everything they speak and write through the grid of biblical teaching.
Teach the Nations to Do the Impossible
Completing the Whole Commission
Oct 16, 2016
Jesus’s supreme authority empowers his Great Commission. We go, teach, and teach others to teach in the confidence that Jesus himself is with us.
Fifteen Dreams for the Future of Christian Hedonism
Oct 7, 2016
Central to biblical Christianity is the pursuit of our joy in God. John Piper expresses fifteen hopes for the future of maximizing our joy in God.
What Makes the Heart of God Happy
Oct 7, 2016
God’s volcanic passion for his own glory erupts in overflowing delight for his Son and unceasing joy for his children who share in God’s own glorious bliss.
The Natural Act of Reading the Bible Supernaturally
Sep 25, 2016
In all true Bible reading, we think and God gives. We work hard to comprehend the authors’ intended meaning while we simultaneously rely on God to help us understand.
The Supernatural Act of Reading the Bible
Sep 24, 2016
Whenever we read the Bible, we depend on God’s supernatural power to illumine the words, sentences, and paragraphs with his glory.
The Ultimate Goal of Reading the Bible
Sep 23, 2016
The Bible is indispensable to the Christian life. Without the written word, we simply could not know the Incarnate Word.
Jesus Is the Test of True Faith
Aug 28, 2016
Christians embrace both the New Testament and the Old because every single page of the Scriptures points to Jesus who fulfills them.
Jesus Christ Egomaniac?
What Piper Said at Google
Jul 29, 2016
God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is not the act of a needy ego, but an act of infinite giving.
The Inexplicable Life
Humility, Hope, and Love in Suffering
Jun 18, 2016
Christians can show the world the hope they have within through joyful, humble willingness to suffer wrong and serve, rather than return evil for evil.
How We Know the Bible Is True
Jun 17, 2016
You don’t need to be a scholar to see the that the Bible is completely true. God makes unshakeable confidence available to every Christian.
Life-Risking Courage in the Cause of Love
Jun 4, 2016
God supplies the sustaining grace we need to love others well as we seriously pursue our joy in him.
Our Grand Obligation
Glorify God by Enjoying Him Forever
Jun 3, 2016
We pursue radical joy in God because we display his supreme value best when he satisfies us most.
Why God Created the World
Jun 2, 2016
God created the world, and sustains it every second, to show the worth of his Son’s redeeming work.
Prayer: How to Do the Humanly Impossible
May 25, 2016
God is glorified when Christians humble themselves openly as people who are not ashamed to beg for help.
The Heart of the Gospel
Righteousness from God That Depends on Faith
May 24, 2016
Christ’s righteousness imputed to sinners through faith undergirds the whole of the Christian faith.
The Roots of Fearless Unity in the Gospel
May 23, 2016
Humble unity in the gospel beautifully displays to a watching world that Jesus is more satisfying than getting your own way.
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