Pastor John's Plans for the Summer
A Plea for Prayer
Jun 29, 1994
John Piper shares his plans for the summer and some requests for prayer.
The Deepest Sting
Feb 28, 2013
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might. (2 Thessalonians 1:9) Two of the passages of Scripture that express the unending nature of hell most clearly…
Whatever Happened to That "Free" Book You Promised?
Apr 1, 1991
It’s here. And I am excited about it. It’s called Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. The book has 22 authors, 26 chapters and 566 pages. Wayne Grudem and I edited the book, and I…
Join the Life Chain Again This Year
Sep 22, 1993
Do you have a plan to do something for the children who cannot speak for themselves?
Testing Your Attendance Strategy Quotient
Nov 18, 1985
A test to see how mindful you are to others in your church attendance.
Where Are We in Long Range Planning?
Oct 7, 1985
John Piper unfolds a motion regarding the long range plans of Bethlehem Baptist.
Noll Wisely Risks the Un-sensible
Jan 17, 2009
In his new book, Mark Noll says that “a sensible historian would now end with a summary as follows...” (176). Then he coolly summarizes, in a single paragraph, the historical observations I am thankful that Noll was “promoted to…
How Can We Pay Up All Missions Commitments in April?
Apr 16, 1984
We can go above and beyond in giving to missions because we know Christ will take care of us.
Two Ministries in Search of Two Ministers
Sep 17, 1984
When you come to the cross you are given a glorious and satisfying quest: the quest for good deeds.
Another Major Milestone Is Passed: We Own the Building inMounds View
Jun 16, 2004
A little after 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 15 Jon Grano, the Vice Chairman of the Council of Elders, signed the documents that transferred the building at I-35W and Highway 10 to the ownership of Bethlehem Baptist Church. That evening…
Can't Decide Whether to Come?
Jan 9, 2008
Listen If you're wondering whether the pastors conference is for you or whether you should make the effort to come, consider a few things. It is for any pastor or pastoral-type church leader, and we let you decide who that…
Why I Have Decided Not to Take a Study Leave This Summer
Apr 3, 1989
We don't want to hire church staff for maintenance or comfort. We want staff who will mobilize the people for war.
Roosevelt High, Vice Presidential Debates, and the End of Civil Discourse
Oct 14, 1992
My son Benjamin is a junior at Roosevelt High School. So I have been watching the tensions. Homecoming activities were cancelled recently because of fear of violence. School was closed early one day and cancelled another day because of dangerous…
Post-Easter Reds, Yellows and Oranges (Not Blues)
Mar 31, 1986
Easter was a gloriously exhausting day. I know a little of what Paul meant when he said, “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls” (2 Corinthians 12:15). Most gladly!! The Greek word is hedista (from which…
The Dispensability of Ministers
Mar 12, 2010
Some books are for tasting regularly, not reading through once. One such book is Wise Counsel: John Newton's Letters to John Ryland Jr. edited by Grant Gordon (Banner of Truth, 2009). Newton was the former slave-trader turned pastor, and the…
Pray for 200 Pastors
Jan 13, 1992
Please pray for Larry Crabb, Sam Storms, Ralph Winter, and me as we prepare to speak at the fifth annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, January 27-29. Pray for Shelley Solin who bears a tremendous administrative load in making this conference…
Please Pray for the Pastors' Conference
Jan 5, 1994
The seventh annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors is coming January 24-26. The theme this year is “Sanctification by Faith Alone,” and the keynote speaker will be Daniel Fuller, Emeritus Professor of Hermeneutics at Fuller Theological Seminary The fact…
Here It Is, Emily—Just Like I Said
Jul 29, 1985
Many of our church's shut-ins are brimming with stories of the goodness of God.
Five Year Statistical Report
Jan 14, 1985
John Piper presents the fifth annual report since he came to Bethlehem.
Oct 15, 1990
Concerted, united prayer has been God's pattern in the past for initiating spiritual awakening and world evangelization.
Pastor John’s Writing Leave
Apr 28, 2004
I am deeply thankful to the Council of Elders for giving me both the assignment and privilege of a writing leave from April 29 to June 3. I would like to use this article to explain my goals and ask…
Why Cluster Meetings? Why an All Church Dinner?
Feb 29, 1988
The Cluster Meetings are mainly for information and interrogation The All Church Dinner is mainly for inspiration and adoration. Cluster Meetings Starting with the Deacon Council, Board chairmen and spouses on Friday, March 4, there will be 12…
Jun 6, 1988
Below you see the average Sunday morning worship attendance of the first 21 weeks of each year since 1988. These numbers do not include the children in the nursery What can we learn from this? 1) We have broken out…