Let the Young Speak
Aug 29, 1982
There is no necessary connection between age and wisdom, or youth and folly. Wisdom comes from the Lord and is offered to all ages.
Aug 24, 1982
How can I admit that I am a worm and yet “love my neighbor as myself”?
Fear Not, You Worm Jacob!
Aug 22, 1982
The good news of the Bible is not that we are not worms, but that God helps worms who trust him.
Bethlehem: Seedbed for Missions
Aug 17, 1982
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
Lessons from a Lost Master Card
Aug 10, 1982
By the time we know a problem exists, God has already been working on it and his solution is on the way.
He Will Send His Angel Before You
Aug 8, 1982
We can know God's will and maintain trust in his help, if we are familiar with the trajectories of his Word.
A Brief Theology of Sleep
Aug 3, 1982
God is not nearly so impressed with our late nights and early mornings as he is with the peaceful trust that casts all anxieties on him and sleeps.
Who Made Man’s Mouth?
Aug 1, 1982
How different, how wonderful the use of our mouths would be if we lived by faith in the God who made the mouth and not by sight—by looking at our own clumsy tongue.
Baptist General Conference Annual Meeting
Jul 27, 1982
John Piper gives an update on what happened at the annual meeting of the conference of which Bethlehem is a part.
Will the Next Generation Know?
Jul 25, 1982
Silence about Christ is dogma. Not to teach the infinite value of Christ is to teach that he is negligible.
“Be Still and Know That I Am God”
Jul 20, 1982
John Piper openly contemplates the weightiness of pastoral ministry and is sustained knowing that God is God.
Prophecy and the Invasion of Lebanon
Jun 22, 1982
There is no reason to think that after 2,500 years Israel now can claim God’s sanction for her unbelief and rebellion. She stands under judgment until she repents and turns to her Savior-Messiah.
Grow in Grace and in the Knowledge of Our Lord
Jun 20, 1982
The best fertilizer for our hope and godliness is the knowledge of our future in God's grace.
Abortion, Father’s Day and Infant Doe
Jun 15, 1982
Five suggestions for what dads can do to prevent more abortions.
What Sort of Persons Ought You To Be?
Jun 13, 1982
A life lived for the world will go naked into judgment; a life lived for Christ will be laden with eternal riches.
On Turning the Atonement Inside Out
Jun 8, 1982
We don't need to feel lovable, because we aren't. Grace for the unlovable is the gospel.
Where Is the Promise of His Appearing?
Jun 6, 1982
Confident expectation of a new world of righteousness empowers us to live for peace and purity in the present.
Word of God in Geneva and Bethlehem
Jun 1, 1982
A healthy church will be hungry for sound teaching. And a healthy church will feed that hunger.
Better Never to Have Known the Way
May 30, 1982
The more you know of Christ and his way, the more severe your judgment will be for not trusting and obeying him.
On Princeton and Worship
May 25, 1982
Take worship seriously. None of us knows when it will be our last day in the house of the Lord.
Destruction Is not Sleeping
May 23, 1982
Even though the rebellious and the licentious today may think they are safe, they should learn that "from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction is not sleeping."
Sore Throat, Sympathy, and Sonnet
May 18, 1982
There are worse things to lose than health, and sickness may help us gain what is best.
Men Moved by the Holy Spirit Spoke from God
May 16, 1982
The meaning of Scripture does not change with every new reader or every new reading. It cannot be twisted to mean whatever we like. It is what it is, unchanging and unending.
Pastor John’s Schedule
May 11, 1982
Pastor John makes known his schedule and availability to the people of Bethlehem.