Weary Ramblings and Ruminations on the Future
Jan 12, 1987
It is 11:10 p.m. Sunday night. Prayer Week ’87 is over. For me, the Advent/Christmas/Prayer Week season is over. Lord, I am tired. I could cry just thinking about a cold cat in the snow. (And I don’t even like…
What Is Your Vision for Desiring God for the Next 25 Years?
Feb 13, 2010
John Piper wants Desiring God to be free to spread for as long as God can use our resources.
Taking Bethlehem to Seattle
Oct 5, 1982
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative, using God’s methods and power, to get them there.
Why a Conference Commission on Prayer?
Aug 10, 1988
Some of My Prayer Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays I get up, put on my running shoes, and jog to the Metrodome five blocks from our house. I have Navigator memory cards in my right hand and a tract called “Comfort…
Wow! What a Parade!
Jun 24, 1991
Beyond all our expectations and dreams God gave us a parade of power! What can I say? Lord, you are great! You are kind and good beyond all our deserving. You have blessed us. O how you have blessed us…
After 102 Years Is It Time for a New Sanctuary?
Oct 12, 1987
A brief history of where Bethlehem has been and a consideration for the future.
Missions, Hunger, and Summer Houses
Oct 12, 1982
Ogren Mission to Uganda On October 6 the Deacon Council approved a request from Glenn Ogren to take a six-week leave of absence to go to Uganda with Mission: Moving Mountains. He will be gone from about November 8 through…
The Bible Frees Us From Being Swayed by Overstatements
Jul 20, 2009
Being convinced that the Bible as we have it is God’s choice for the world is pervasively decisive in how we think about a thousand things I’m not referring only what the Bible teaches on a thousand things, but also…
Dense with Magnificent Truth
Nov 15, 2009
What an amazing array of glorious acts of love God shows toward us in 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14. I pray that God will make my thoughts this dense with magnificent truth Loved Chosen Saved Sanctified Believing Called Obtaining glory 2 Thessalonians…
A poem for Noël in October
Sep 28, 1982
John Piper poetically announces his wife's pregnancy.
Life and Work in Cambridge
Letters from Cambridge #3
Jun 2, 2006
I write with a full heart. Gratitude for my colleagues and people at Bethlehem overflows. Thank you so much for praying for me. Your prayers are gathered in God’s bottles and poured out on me according to his wisdom. Here…
God Isn't Grateful
Dec 13, 2008
It is good news that we will never be thanked by God Not thanking us is a form of love. We need to adjust our expectations of what it feels like to be loved by God compared to what…
The Peaceful End to a Powerful Dream
Oct 28, 1986
I have not cried so much in one day since my mother died twelve years ago. When you pour so much of your heart and mind and energy and hope and prayer into a relationship, the ending is a burning…
What Would You Say to a Pastor Who Wants to Rush His Preaching of a Book of the Bible Just to Be Done With It?
Oct 24, 2008
John Piper says pastors need to test their hearts as they consider what to preach.
125 Years of Bygone Grace for the Sake of Faith in Future Grace
Jun 4, 1996
By looking to God's faithfulness in the past we can have hope for the future.
Getting at the Heart of God-Focused Ministry, Session 3 (Q & A)
North Hills Community Church
Oct 9, 2001
What Can I Say -Ay -Ay?
Jan 13, 1986
Pastor John expresses gratitude for his fortieth birthday suprise party.
If You Can’t Defeat ’em, Distort ’em
Jan 8, 2008
Sometimes scholarship rivals politics for warped renderings of the opponent. Consider this from Etienne Gilson, a Roman Catholic historian of philosophy For the first time, with the Reformation, there appeared this conception of a grace that saved a man without…
What God Did “in” and “Through” You
Grateful Reflections on the Easter Celebrations
Apr 16, 1990
John Piper expresses thanks to all who helped make the Easter service a success.
A Passion for the "Mounds View Campus" Plants Urban Church!
Aug 18, 2004
Consider and be amazed. The passion to plant a Bethlehem campus in Mounds View is about to result in an urban church plant in St. Paul. That is, if the congregation approves on Wednesday evening, August 25. Let me explain.…
Proving What Can't Be by Not Seeing It
Dec 21, 2009
When G. K. Chesterton was arguing against a rationalist who denied miracles on the ground that experience is against it, he cited this There was a great Irish Rationalist of this school who, when he was told that a witness…
Thanking God for Bethlehem College
Jan 5, 2010
Alongside the emergence of Bethlehem Seminary, there is a sister institution, Bethlehem College. The fall of 2010 will mark the admission of its first four-year class The reason I can thank God for it, though it hasn’t happened…
A Letter to the Suffering Saints in Beslan, Russia
Sep 9, 2004
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ who lost loved ones in Beslan We at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, extend our heart-aching sympathy to all of you who have wept over the pain and loss of these recent…