We Are Not Our Own
On God, Brittany Maynard, and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Oct 31, 2014
No matter what they’ve told Brittany Maynard, we are not our own. These lives are not ours to take.
Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty
Jan 8, 2016
On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death in the Curaray River of Ecuador.
Preparing for Marriage
Help for Christian Couples
May 1, 2015
This short book from John Piper will help couples arrive at a better understanding of each other, God, and marriage.
10 Resolutions for Mental Health
Dec 31, 2007
On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. Here were his ten points for greater mental health.
‘I Am Who I Am’
Sep 16, 1984
Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
Why Is Jesus Called “Son of Man”?
Apr 4, 2008
John Piper explains the significance of Jesus' favorite self-designation.
The Meanings of Love in the Bible
Jan 1, 1975
The Bible illustrates numerous kinds of love, such as the kind that seeks the good of unlovely or unwanted people.
Six Things Submission Is Not
Feb 26, 2016
Leadership and submission in marriage are beautiful, but the roles can be applied poorly. John Piper shares six things submission to a husband is not.
What Should We Pray For?
Nov 10, 2006
Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling into a rut.
How Do You Define Joy?
Jul 25, 2015
How do you define joy? John Piper offers his definition in ten minutes. This video is the first of a six-part series on the theme of joy in the book of Philippians.
What Is Baptism and How Important Is It?
Jul 20, 2008
Baptism: Immersion or sprinkling? Infants or adults? Does it matter?
‘Vengeance Is Mine, I Will Repay’
Feb 27, 2005
God’s wrath is more horrifying than we can ever imagine, but he will pardon any who take refuge in the shelter Jesus provides.
God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him
Oct 13, 2012
God’s design to pursue his own glory turns out to be love. And our duty to pursue God’s glory turns out to be a quest for joy.
How to Glorify God at Work
Sep 6, 2011
How can teachers, engineers, and cashiers glorify God in their jobs? A lot could be said, but here is a short list of ideas to get you started.
What to Do If You Wake Up Feeling Fragile
Dec 26, 2011
Cry out to God and trust in his promises when you feel weak and vulnerable. We are fragile, but he is mighty.
Seven Reasons Not to Play the Lottery
Jan 5, 2016
Here are seven reasons, among others, I have often rehearsed to make the case that you should not gamble with your money by playing the lottery.
What Does It Mean to Serve God?
Jul 21, 2011
How do you serve a God who has no needs? By receiving from him, moment by moment, all the grace you need for everything he commands.
The Marks of a Spiritual Leader
Jan 1, 1995
What kind of spiritual leadership actually helps people change?
116 Been Real
Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope
Oct 6, 2017
What is my main response to Lecrae loosening his ties with “white evangelicalism”? Thankfulness. And to thankfulness, I would add hope. I feel hope.
Beyond Forgiveness: Blasphemy Against the Spirit
Apr 1, 1984
None of us knows when our toying with sin will pass over into irrevocable hardness of heart. Very few people feel how serious sin is.
Peaches in Paradise
Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
Jun 15, 2015
Elisabeth Elliot died June 15, 2015. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands.
The Dawning of Indestructible Joy
Daily Readings for Advent
Aug 31, 2014
Christmas is one of the busiest times. But it’s also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming.
Don’t Waste Your Life
Jan 31, 2010
Not wasting your life is about living to make others glad in God. If you do, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.
A Broken and Contrite Heart God Will Not Despise
Jun 8, 2008
Brokenhearted joy colors the entire Christian life. We might struggle along, but in the end, we have ultimate victory in Jesus.