Do I Need to Love Myself More?
May 31, 2019
Jesus said we should love our neighbors as ourselves. How is this kind of self-love different from the mantra we hear in advertising and social media?
What Do Christians Care About (Most)?
To the Class of 2019
May 30, 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.
How Much Authority Does Satan Have in the World?
May 29, 2019
All Satan’s power is by permission. He has no authority to do anything God does not permit for infinitely wise purposes.
Be Who You Are
Living Out Identity in Christ
May 28, 2019
When we read commands and obligations, we are being summoned to become in experience what we are in Christ.
His Blood Breaks the Back of Ethnic Pride
May 27, 2019
Jesus poured out his blood for people from every bloodline on this planet. At the cross, he breaks the back of every ethnic pride.
Are Christians Righteous or Unrighteous?
May 27, 2019
Are Christians righteous or unrighteous? Pastor John explains two forms of righteousness in Scripture that get to the core of the gospel.
Run Hard for Your Reward
May 25, 2019
We are going to win this race. We are going to get the crown. Not because we are great runners, but because Christ has made us his own.
Should We Postpone Children While I Finish My Degree?
May 24, 2019
Deciding when to start a family can be complex. Pastor John shares how he and Noël decided, and what biblical truths should inform the process.
Christ Has Purchased Global Praise
The Blood, the Beast, and the Boast of Race
May 23, 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.
Why Is It Better That Christ Went Away (John 16:7)?
May 22, 2019
It’s better for us that Jesus is gone. He said so when he left. But why is Christ’s physical absence from us better for us than his physical presence?
When Should I Forget My Past?
May 21, 2019
Pursue, strain forward, press on. God wants us to put all energy into making it to the end, not revisiting the life we had before we started the race.
Will Marriage Cure My Lust?
May 20, 2019
Sex in marriage, just like other physical gifts from God, is not an absolute cure for lust, but it can be a great help in the battle.
The One Reason to Live
May 18, 2019
Devote your whole life to this one pursuit: attaining the fullest possible experience of Christ imaginable.
Can an Elect Person Die Without Hearing the Gospel?
May 17, 2019
Letting the truth of election deter evangelism isn’t only illogical, but unbiblical. Pastor John shows how election moves us to action, not inaction.
Should a Gay Couple, Once Converted, Stay ‘Married’?
May 15, 2019
The union of two men or women is not “gay marriage.” It’s no marriage. When they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority.
Can I Really Have Assurance?
May 14, 2019
God wants to give his children the assurance that they will be saved. But not the kind of assurance that ignores the warnings along the way.
All God Promises to Be for You
May 13, 2019
The Bible repeatedly calls God’s people to rejoice, but what exactly are we supposed to find our joy in?
Is It Sinful to Want to Die?
May 13, 2019
Pain surrounds us in this world, and for those in Christ, the exact opposite awaits us after we die. Is it sinful to want to die and be with Jesus?
Walk with Me Through a Midlife Crisis
How God Kept Me from Quitting
May 13, 2019
These nine journal entries from 1986 tell the story of a midlife crisis to warn men about what might come — and plead with them not to quit.
Does Paul Think He Could Miss the Resurrection?
May 11, 2019
The crown of life belongs to those who seek holiness, who hold fast to Christ, who finish the race. The crown of life belongs to Christians.
Mature Joy Will Free You from Fear
May 10, 2019
Joy in the Christian life isn’t just a happy-go-lucky high, but a dynamic experience with God that even accommodates deep sorrow.
Should We Expect Revival or More Social Decay?
May 10, 2019
Scripture tells us that the last days will bring an upsurge of evil in the world. Does that mean we should stop expecting revivals to take place?
How Does the Gospel Speak to Self-Hate?
May 8, 2019
The Bible has a lot to say about the issue of self-hate. Where should we begin if we’re talking to a non-Christian who struggles in this area?
The Invincible Power of Joy for World Missions
For Cowards, Consumers, and the Comfortable
May 7, 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.