Come, Lord Jesus
Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ
Jan 10, 2023
John Piper examines key biblical texts around the second coming while encouraging readers toward a Spirit-awakened affection for Jesus’s return.
Getting the Tone Right on Sunday Morning
Jan 9, 2023
Given the pain of this world, the joy of salvation, and the glory of God, what kind of tone should a pastor seek to set on Sunday morning?
Is Jesus an Egomaniac?
Overcoming a Major Obstacle to Christian Faith
Jan 8, 2023
What do we call an obsessively self-centered person? An egomaniac. Then what should we call God, who demands all our praise? We call him gracious.
The Revelation of Jesus from Heaven
2 Thessalonians 1:5–8, Part 4
Jan 7, 2023
When Christ returns with his mighty angels, he will exercise full justice, repaying the afflicters with affliction and the afflicted with relief.
Is Intermittent Fasting Sacrilegious?
Jan 6, 2023
Some people find intermittent fasting helpful for losing weight. But is fasting for merely physical purposes a sacrilegious use of a spiritual gift?
Justice for Tormentors, Relief for Tormented
2 Thessalonians 1:5–8, Part 3
Jan 5, 2023
God’s work to provide relief for his afflicted people is not only a matter of his mercy, but of his justice.
The Bible’s Main Road Out of Discouragement
Jan 4, 2023
The psalmists show that darkness and discouragement are part of the normal Christian life. And they also show a crucial strategy for finding the light again.
God’s Kingdom: We Will Get in Because We Are In
2 Thessalonians 1:5–8, Part 2
Jan 3, 2023
The mystery of the kingdom of God is that it’s already here and yet it’s still coming.
John Piper’s Favorite Things
Jan 2, 2023
Pastor John, like the rest of us, has his likes and dislikes. From movies and soft drinks to breakfasts and songs, here are twelve of his favorite things.
God’s Righteous Judgment on Christians Now
2 Thessalonians 1:5–8, Part 1
Dec 31, 2022
God uses afflictions to transform his church and thus make her fit for the kingdom of heaven.
Can I Be a Nurse for a ‘Gender-Reassignment’ Surgery?
Dec 30, 2022
If a hospital asks a Christian nurse to participate in a “gender-reassignment” surgery, should she agree — or should she take her nursing skills elsewhere?
Let Your Heart Exult Vertically and Horizontally!
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 7
Dec 29, 2022
Witnessing growing faith and love should result in exultation to God and exultation to one another about God.
The Lord Governs My Good and Is My Good
All of Psalm 16 for a New Year
Dec 29, 2022
When we pray for God to preserve us, we ask that he would be not only our Lord, but our life — not only our God, but our highest and everlasting good.
Beat a Path to the Word in 2023
Dec 28, 2022
Strong Christians read the Bible, memorize the Bible, meditate on the Bible, and live on the Bible. They make intentional plans for the word to be their daily bread.
Why Do We Thank God for Our Faith?
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 6
Dec 27, 2022
Faith and love (and growth in each) are the gifts of God, and therefore it is fitting that we thank him for both.
How Do I Put Away My Desire for Praise?
Dec 26, 2022
A desire to do good can easily become a desire to look good. So how do we put away our hunger to be praised by other people?
Prince of What Peace?
How Christmas Overcomes Our Conflicts
Dec 25, 2022
At the root of all conflict is man’s conflict with God. At Christmas, we celebrate that God took the initiative to establish true peace.
Mighty Grace Is More Than Pardon
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 5
Dec 24, 2022
God’s grace does more than secure our pardon; it empowers us to walk in the good works he has prepared for us to do.
The Christmas We Needed
Dec 23, 2022
The best gift anyone can receive at Christmas is deliverance from our two greatest enemies: sin and Satan.
Why God as Father and Jesus as Lord?
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 4
Dec 22, 2022
To be in God means to have all the immeasurably great benefits of his electing and keeping love.
What Makes for a Good Musical Worship Experience?
Dec 21, 2022
A good musical worship experience involves head and heart, truth and affections. It will lead people to know their God and to embrace him with joy.
The Explosive Power of Translating ‘Church’
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 3
Dec 20, 2022
The church is not the building Christians worship in. It is the people whom God has called to himself through the Lord Jesus Christ.
‘Though He Slay Me’ — Why the Silence on This Verse?
Dec 19, 2022
“Though he slay me, I will hope in him.” Why has Pastor John barely mentioned these remarkable words of Job throughout his decades of preaching and teaching?
A Church Founded in the Fire
2 Thessalonians 1:1–4, Part 2
Dec 17, 2022
We have much of our New Testament because of Paul’s relational, spiritual, and theological vigilance on behalf of the churches he planted.
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