Lenin, Francis, and Paul
Dec 22, 1981
Saint Francis left a legacy of delight and gratitude to God.
Christmas as the End of History
Celebration of Christmas
Dec 20, 1981
Christmas marks the arrival of the end of history, which will soon be consummated by Christ's second appearing.
I Will Raise Up for David a Righteous Branch
Dec 13, 1981
The promise will be fulfilled in spite of all judgment.
Dec 8, 1981
Christmas is a call to go on strike at the assembly plant of sin.
The Evil Origin of a Good King
Dec 6, 1981
The way we seek to have something may be wrong, when the having, itself, may not be wrong.
How We See Christmas Symbols
Dec 1, 1981
We want our Christmas decorating and festivities to be as explicitly Christ-centered and Christ-exalting as possible.
The Conquest of Canaan
Nov 29, 1981
If the old Joshua was victorious over the enemies of God, then how much more the new Joshua.
Grace, Gratitude, and the Glory of God
Nov 26, 1981
Gratitude is not an act of will power, but the glad response of one who acknowledges grace.
Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness?
Nov 22, 1981
Do not grumble; it is God's grace that sends you into the wilderness. He is inoculating you against the infections of wealth.
Why the Law Was Given
Nov 15, 1981
The law is a description of the obedience of faith; it is not a job description for how to earn the wages of God's blessings.
God Meant It for Good
The Lives of Joseph and John the Baptist
Nov 9, 1981
As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.
Exodus for All the Earth
Nov 8, 1981
God shows great power on behalf of his people so that others might see and fear.
A New Full-Time Minister?
Nov 3, 1981
Winning college students for the Lord and for the local church is crucial.
World Hunger and Us
Nov 1, 1981
Witnessing physical hunger should cause the church to wake up to the worldwide ravages of spiritual starvation.
Holy Hedonism: Feeling Good About Doing Good
His Magazine 42, No. 2 (November 1981): 29–31
Nov 1, 1981
The basic tenet of Christian hedonism is that the desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed. Or conversely, if you abandon the pursuit of your own pleasure, you cannot please God or perform good deeds…
God’s Favorite Color
A Meditation on Crossing Portland Avenue
Oct 27, 1981
Precautions have lengthened many lives; anxiety has lengthened none and shortened many.
The Issue Is Scripture!
Oct 20, 1981
There’s no biblical support for excluding people from church membership whose consciences condone occasional drinking.
The Covenant of Abraham
Oct 18, 1981
God's 4,000 year old relation to Abraham is of immense importance for your life as a believer today.
On Thursday with the Pastor
On Children’s Finances
Oct 13, 1981
John Piper lays out six things that he wants his children to understand about money.
I Chose You to Bear Fruit
Ordination of Glen Bloomstrom
Oct 12, 1981
Everything that you try to do will come to nothing unless you do it through a conscious, abiding dependence on the enablement of Christ.
The Emergence of Sin and Misery
Oct 11, 1981
The essence of the Fall and of our depraved hearts is the desire not to depend on God.
When the Potter Is for Us: Boom!
Oct 6, 1981
Mixing God’s absolute power with his rights as Creator causes combustion in the heart.
Total Abstinence and Church Membership
Sunday Evening Message
Oct 5, 1981
Total abstinence may be the best way to treat alcohol today, but it should not be a requirement for church membership.
He Commanded and They Were Created
Oct 4, 1981
Since God created everything, we and all our so-called possessions are his to do with as he pleases.