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.
Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable?
Feb 29, 2016
Pastor John extends biblical counsel to those who struggle with sexual sin and worry that they may be beyond repentance.
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.
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.
How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?
A Careful Study of 1 Timothy 2:15
Jun 10, 2014
“[Women] will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” What does that mean?
When I Don’t Desire God
How to Fight for Joy
Oct 31, 2013
What should we do when we’re not most satisfied in God? John Piper offers strategies on how to fight for joy when our hearts have grown cold.
Job: The Revelation of God in Suffering
Jul 28, 1985
It is presumptuous to assume you can counsel God about how to run a more just world.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Mar 2, 1986
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart. Because from the heart are all the issues of life.
Let Us Walk by the Spirit
Mar 1, 1981
From the moment you awake, till your head hits the pillow again, the Spirit waits to walk with you.
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.
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
Jan 28, 2007
Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety
May 5, 2015
Anxiety is an emotion, not a decision. So Jesus doesn’t give just a command; he attacks anxiety with truth, facts, promises, and reasons.
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.
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 Does It Mean for a Man to Lead His Family Spiritually?
Jan 11, 2016
Husbands take their cues from Christ, who gave himself up for the church. How can Christian men serve their wives and kids while leading them?
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.
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.
How to Seek the Holy Spirit
Jan 15, 2018
Without the work of the Holy Spirit, we are helpless. Seek him, and he will rest upon you — especially in your hour of greatest need.
Bikinis and Modesty
Jun 22, 2016
Until we supremely value Christ, our attitude toward clothing will be controlled by forces that don’t honor God.
Sex and the Single Person
Feb 8, 1981
God’s word is every Christian’s infallible guide to maximum sexual fulfillment. The good news for singles is that they are included.
Will God Ever Give Us More Than We Can Handle?
Sep 28, 2015
Many Christians say, “God will never give us more than we can handle.” But the truth of that statement depends on two key words.
Christ’s Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness
Jul 14, 1991
Our culture wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.
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.
Missions and Masturbation
Sep 10, 1984
Masturbation may seem small, but it has the power to keep someone from following God’s call to the mission field.