Does the Old Testament Alienate the Disabled?
Mar 25, 2019
In the Old Testament, the disabled were excluded from the holy place. In the New Testament, Jesus touched and healed the disabled. Why the difference?
He Died Early in the Smile of God
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–1843)
Mar 25, 2019
Two qualities gave Robert Murray McCheyne’s short life unusual force: the preciousness of Christ and the pain of a thorn.
How to Pray for Your Pastor’s Sermon
2 Timothy 3:16–4:5
Mar 23, 2019
What the church needs this Sunday is God’s word — not laugh-out-loud humor, not moving stories, not news updates — God’s word.
Why Does God Choose Some and Not Others?
Mar 22, 2019
God could have chosen all to inherit eternal life, but he didn’t. So why would God choose some and not choose others?
Money, Mardi Gras, and Something Far Better
Stories from South America
Mar 20, 2019
Dozens of countries are experiencing a resurgence of biblical Christianity. Pastor John shares several stories from his recent trip to Brazil and Argentina.
One Way to Know You’re in Christ
Mar 19, 2019
Faith is the experience of Christ as our surpassing worth and all else as rubbish by comparison.
Gospel Joy Panel Discussion
Piper, Charles, Meyer, Onwuchekwa, Rigney & Stiles
Mar 18, 2019
Join this panel of pastor-theologians as they work through difficult questions about life and ministry.
The Sufferer I Want to Be
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Mar 17, 2019
If deliverance from suffering doesn’t come, it doesn’t mean God hasn’t heard your prayers. It means he has a better plan.
The Garbage We Bring to God
Mar 16, 2019
When we gain Christ, we get a right standing before God that depends upon Christ and not ourselves.
Jesus Is Not a Weekend Thing
Mar 15, 2019
How can we distinguish between doing Christian things like worship and actually being a Christian who worships? How can we tell if we are faking it?
We Don’t Need Actors in the Pulpit
Mar 13, 2019
The pulpit isn’t a place to put on a show, but to rejoice in the riches of revelation as you draw others to encounter God.
What Christ Might Cost You
Mar 12, 2019
A Christianity that never inconveniences us, never discomforts us, never costs anything, is not Christianity.
The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach
Mar 11, 2019
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.
Make Your Life Count
Q&A with John Piper
Mar 10, 2019
How do you share the gospel? Does marriage limit missions? Will I always struggle with doubt? John Piper addresses these questions and more.
The Wrong Strategy in Sunday School
Why Pascal’s Wager Fails Children
Mar 10, 2019
“Accept Jesus just in case Christianity is true.” John Piper reflects on what’s profoundly wrong with saying that to children.
Morality Minus Jesus Damns Us
Mar 9, 2019
We can feel safe before a holy God and boast of a sure eternity. But we cannot do that by looking to ourselves.
You Are Right, Abigail Disney
Why Jesus Is Not Worth Millions
Mar 7, 2019
Abigail Disney: “Jesus Christ himself isn’t worth 500 times his median workers’ pay.” John Piper: “You’re right.”
Is Everyone a Child of God?
Three Vital Truths About Adoption
Mar 6, 2019
God didn’t adopt because we had anything he needed. He chose his people before the foundation of the world so his grace — not our beauty — might be praised.
Seven Deadly Confidences
Mar 5, 2019
The right parents, religious fervor, even good deeds will not save. We could have thousands of confidences, but all will fail unless it is Christ.
How Your Mind Fuels Your Joy
Q&A on the Life of the Mind
Mar 3, 2019
God has given you a mind not just to know him, but to love him. Don’t waste your mind with an intellect that never learns to love.
How to Live in the Flesh
Mar 2, 2019
We act out miracles when we do ordinary tasks — attending a work meeting, eating dinner with our family, talking to a neighbor — relying on Christ.
God Set His Sermons on Fire
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981)
Mar 1, 2019
Martyn Lloyd-Jones knew that the church needed more than mere doctrine or mere experience. It needed the word and the Spirit. It needed revival.
Can a Coin Flip Reveal God’s Will for My Life?
Feb 27, 2019
Making a decision with a coin flip glorifies chance. But making a decision from a renewed mind glorifies God.
Put No Confidence in the Flesh
Feb 26, 2019
Paul had an impressive résumé and a lifetime’s worth of accolades — but none of them could save him, and none of them could compete with gaining Christ.