Missions at the Manse
Jan 23, 1984
How a pastor and his wife help keep the mission fires burning at church.
Preaching and Listening at Bethlehem
Feb 28, 1983
Preaching that doesn't deal with the details of God's Word will only cater to and cultivate stiff-necked listeners.
Ten Reasons to Rejoice over the First Term of the Bethlehem Institute and Training Center and Plan for the Second
Oct 16, 1989
Biblical truth is utterly essential to spiritual life.
Highlights of the 108th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Conference
Sturbridge, Massachusetts - June 25-29, 1986
Jun 30, 1986
1) A new conference organizational structure was approved provisionally. It will be voted on next year for decisive approval 2) A new funding procedure was approved. a) The General Secretary's office, the Standard, and other support services will no…
Update: Project ’84
May 26, 1981
John Piper updates, honors, and urges his church in their financial campaign.
Whose Idea Was This, Anyway?
Jun 26, 2007
These guys are crazy—Lukas, Matt, Josh, Abraham, Jon, and whoever else OK’d this nutty idea. Five dollars for any book and any number of books! Don’t they know this only happens when books are being remaindered—code word for: nobody is…
Urgent Call for Teachers in Cameroon
And BBC Laotian Summer Sunday School
May 22, 1989
John Piper spreads the word to his congregation about an immediate and crucial missions need.
Oct 22, 1984
Pastor John seeks feeback about the church newsletter and prayer for his upcoming trip to Cameroon.
Why Is John Piper on the Planet?
Dec 4, 2008
I gave a presentation at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, last month titled "Why God Is Not a Megalomaniac in Demanding to Be Worshiped." It is probably the shortest public presentation I have made in…
Semi-Serious Meditations on a Birth-Laden Week
Dec 21, 1987
In the space of seven days between December 21 and 27, I commemorate the birth of my marriage, my Savior, and my wife, in that order. Nineteen years; nineteen-hundred-eighty-seven years; and forty years respectively. The weight of my fortune is…
A Minor Merger Miracle
Oct 13, 1986
Sunday night I got a call from a college friend of mine who flies for Ozark. He was in town on a layover and just wanted to touch base and keep the friendship alive We talked about the purchase of…
Treasuring Christ Together: The North Campus Vision
Apr 7, 2004
How does a church address earthly needs but not neglect its spiritual task?
Agonizingly Both-And: God and Race as the Inauguration Approaches
Jan 15, 2009
It is fitting as the inauguration of the first African-American president approaches that we highlight some history in a theological context. Remarkably, a newly published book helps us do this. The book is Mark Noll's God and Race in American…
What a Privilege! And a Free Book to Boot!
Jun 29, 1987
It is not easy to spot the epoch-making people while they are alive. That’s just as well, I suppose. It helps protect us from idol worship and them from vanity But an epoch in world missions is being made, and…
Thank You, Bethlehem, for Overflowing Love
Jun 13, 2000
You have washed us with love. You have covered us with the aroma of kindness. You have clothed us with the garments of peace. You have adorned us with the flowers of praise. We have become still and quiet, lest…
The Ministry of Rising and Walking
A Pastoral Admonition
Jan 28, 1985
Four reasons for attending the early service on Sunday morning.
The Ripples of Desiring God
Dec 14, 1987
Whatever you try to share with others returns, and whatever you try to keep for yourself rots. “He who loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s, will save it” (Mark 8:35). That’s a commendation of Christmas—and Calvary. “What…
A Public Thanksgiving for Gordon Cunningham and Erv Mickelberg
Nov 17, 2004
I love the quiet, dogged, humble faithfulness of old men. Men like Gordon Cunningham and Erv Mickelberg. I pray that when I am their age I will have the push to do as they have done. Praises and thanks ascend…
Pray, Park, Premier Praise, Jesus Parade
Jun 17, 1991
Pray All night. Friday, June 21, 10 PM till Saturday at 6 AM. This will be the power booster behind all our efforts as we enter the new sanctuary. We want to enter with the power of God’s Spirit, not…
Pastors, Bring Your Fathers and Sons
Dec 30, 2007
Listen It seemed to us that if the focus of the pastors conference is going to be on the pastor as father—both of a church and a family—then having the sons along could enable them to catch a vision of…
Getting Ready for Three Services
Feb 10, 1986
I thank God for you So many of you have responded with optimism and with the grace of flexibility to the challenges of three services. The three services will begin meeting Sunday morning, March 2, at: 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15. …
Take Part in the Dream
Feb 3, 1986
Important Congregational Meeting Sunday evening, February 9, at 7:30, there will be an all—church discussion of a long range master plan developed by the Long Range Planning Committee of the Council of Deacons. No action has been taken on this…
Melvin Brown, Community Ambassador for Bethlehem
Nov 8, 2006
One small step our church is taking toward diversity and unity in the body of Christ.