Jesus Is Precious Because He Gives Eternal Life
Feb 28, 1982
There is no true freedom where happiness depends on denying the inevitable; there is only slavery disguised in a thousand forms of fun and busyness.
Early Morning at the Manse
Feb 23, 1982
John Piper narrates his start-of-the-day fight for faith.
Jesus Is Precious Because He Removes Our Guilt
Feb 21, 1982
Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.
I Plant, You Water
Feb 16, 1982
No church can remain fruitless if it soaks the seed of the Word in fervent, hungry prayer week after week.
Jesus Is Precious Because His Biblical Portrait Is True, Part 2
Feb 14, 1982
If you ever meet a man who cares nothing for the praise and approval of men (Mark 12:14), but whose one controlling desire is to glorify God whom he loves with all his heart, believe that man. He is true.
If You Sit on Your Horse, It’s Under You
Feb 9, 1982
If you want Christ to be with you, you must depend on him.
Jesus Is Precious Because His Biblical Portrait Is True, Part 1
Feb 7, 1982
If the church has no compelling reasons for believing the biblical portrait of Jesus, then we are acting like well-trained animals who can be turned this way and that by arbitrary incentives.
Two Audiences ‘Til April
Feb 2, 1982
We ought to seek to win people to Christ by giving valid reasons for the Bible’s claims about him.
I Seek Not What Is Yours but You
A Sermon on Tithing
Jan 31, 1982
The question that Jesus drives us to ask again and again is not, "How much should I give?" but rather, "How much dare I keep?"
The Ministry of Waiting
Jan 26, 1982
Our love for one another should make us eager to help one another get to God.
Persevere in Prayer!
Jan 19, 1982
It is God who works in us to will our prayers, but we always experience it as our own resolve and decision.
Flesh Tank and Peashooter Regulations
Jan 17, 1982
Legalism is a more dangerous disease than alcoholism because it doesn't look like one.
“To You Who Believe He is Precious”
Jan 12, 1982
To be ruled by the Spirit is to be ruled by the love that the Father has for Jesus.
How Much Is Jesus Worth?
Jan 10, 1982
Your power to give a compassionate witness about Jesus is in direct proportion to how precious Jesus is to you.
How to Pray for Half-an-Hour
Jan 5, 1982
Three suggestions for how to persevere and profit in prayer.
Prayer at Harvest Time: Now!
Jan 3, 1982
Before God enables his people to bring in a harvest, he pours out a Spirit of prayer upon them. The surest sign that God is about to send power upon us is a great movement of prayer in our midst.
“We Have Not Because We Ask Not”
Dec 28, 1981
When God aims to do a great work, he starts by planting a spark of desire in a few hearts. Then he fans it into flame through prayer.
Remember That You Were Hopeless
Dec 27, 1981
You can't cleave to Christ with white-hot devotion if you don't remember and feel what your plight would be without him.
Meditation on a Manger-Mustard Seed
For the People of Bethlehem on Christmas
Dec 25, 1981
A poem on the glory of the Incarnate God and the gain of believing in him.
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.