How Should Christians Respond to Climate Change?
Jun 12, 2020
Climate-change activists warn of dire consequences if nations and individuals refuse to care for the environment. How should Christians respond?
Why Must Our Bodies Get Resurrected?
Jun 10, 2020
Our resurrection bodies will allow us not only to experience life without disease and decay, but also to enjoy God in the bliss he intended.
Studying the Bible as Worship
Ephesians 1:3–6, Part 1
Jun 9, 2020
All exposition of the Scriptures should fly under the banner of exultation in the glory of God displayed in the Scriptures.
How Did Evil Begin?
Pondering the Mystery of Satan’s Fall
Jun 8, 2020
Before Adam and Eve fell in the garden, Satan fell from heaven. But how could a holy angel fall from God’s holy presence?
Does the Law Aggravate Our Sin Nature?
Jun 8, 2020
The Mosaic law raises countless questions for Christians. But how might we begin to understand the function of the law in redemptive history?
What Are Grace and Peace?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 8
Jun 6, 2020
Everything in all of history and all of redemption is to the praise of the glory of God’s grace.
What Are the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven?
Jun 5, 2020
Jesus gave his disciples the keys to the kingdom of heaven so that they could loose and bind. What does that mean for Christians today?
What Do You Say to Evangelicals Who Affirm So-Called ‘Same-Sex Marriage’?
Jun 3, 2020
When someone close to you affirms so-called “same-sex marriage,” how do you respond in both faithfulness to Scripture and love for that person?
How Is Our Faithfulness Different from God’s?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 7
Jun 2, 2020
Our God is the faithful one. He surely does what he has committed himself to do for his people.
My Pastors Don’t Preach Against Sin — Is That Okay?
Jun 1, 2020
Addressing sin and repentance may sound harsh to some, but genuine biblical preaching names and denounces specific sins.
What Is the Holiness of God?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 6
May 30, 2020
God’s holiness means that he is in a class by himself, infinitely above and distinct from all else. He is transcendent.
The Sorrows of Minneapolis
A Prayer for Our City
May 29, 2020
For over 40 years, John Piper has made his home in Minneapolis, a city recently set on fire with riots and unrest. He offered this prayer to God in the midst of the turmoil.
Does John Piper Deny Personal Assurance?
May 29, 2020
God gives believers warnings not to strip us of our assurance, but to keep us clinging to Christ and killing sin by the Spirit.
What Are God’s Purposes in a Recession?
May 27, 2020
God has thousands of purposes in all that he does — including recessions. What does Scripture tell us about God’s designs in our financial uncertainty?
The Majesty of God Mastered Him
John Calvin (1509–1564)
May 27, 2020
John Calvin preached, wrote, published, and lectured all to one end: to display the majesty of God through the word of God.
Are Only Special Christians Saints?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 5
May 26, 2020
Paul calls Christians “saints” dozens of times in his letters — far more than any other name. What does it mean?
How Much Joy Did the Curse Cost Me?
May 25, 2020
Because of the fall, we are by nature dead to joy in God. Because of the cross, we can experience more joy in God than we ever could have had in Eden.
Different and Precious Names for Jesus
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 4
May 23, 2020
Paul uses a variety of names to describe Jesus, and they are all meaningful. What can we learn from each?
Do My Sins Ruin God’s Plan for My Life?
May 22, 2020
Some sins unalterably change the course of our lives, leaving us to live with the consequences. Do these sins sabotage God’s best plan for us?
The God over Viruses
May 20, 2020
If we say God is sovereign, does that mean he’s in charge of everything — even down to the tiniest molecule?
What Are the Two Wills of God?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 3
May 19, 2020
Are there really two wills in God? If so, what difference does that make for how we read the Bible?
Does Christ Govern Every Storm?
May 18, 2020
Jesus stilled a storm for his disciples two thousand years ago, but does that necessarily mean he controls every single storm today?
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.
What Does It Mean to Be an Apostle?
Ephesians 1:1–2, Part 2
May 16, 2020
What does it mean to be an apostle? Are they different from disciples? And why does it matter?