Pharisaism, Money, and the Greatness of God
Jun 10, 2019
What makes the heart of a legalist tick? You might be surprised how often, despite appearances, it is simply this: the love of money. John Piper delivered this message at a chapel for Crossway Books.
How Christians Laugh
Jun 11, 2019
Those who follow Christ can weep now, can be poor and temporarily hated now, and yet remain wildly blessed because theirs is the coming kingdom.
Reading the Bible Upside Down
Why the Pope Changed the Lord’s Prayer
Jun 12, 2019
Before you reject something the Bible says, remember that you cannot see, understand, or plan what God can.
Should My Boyfriend and I Travel Alone?
Jun 12, 2019
Is it wise for a girlfriend and boyfriend to travel together and stay in the same hotel? Should they? Pastor John gives three reasons why they shouldn’t.
How Should a Husband Treat His Quarrelsome Wife?
Jun 14, 2019
“Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.” What are readers of Scripture supposed to learn from a proverb like this?
Should I Look For a Reward from God?
Jun 15, 2019
Do we err when we love others for the reward God offers us? No. Only those who labor for what God promises are rich enough to love others selflessly.
Does God Ever Soften a Heart He Has Hardened?
Jun 17, 2019
When we think God has hardened someone’s heart, we should not assume that the hardening is permanent. God can and does break in and save.
Human Praise Is a Cheap Reward
Jun 18, 2019
Those who live for riches and the praise of man today will have hunger, mourning, and weeping tomorrow.
How Do I Trust God with the Eternal Destiny of My Child?
Jun 19, 2019
We know God will accomplish his purposes for good, but he doesn’t promise our children’s eternal good. How can we be satisfied in God with this unknown?
What Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Jun 21, 2019
If you are a Christian, then you have the Holy Spirit. But is this the same as being baptized in the Holy Spirit? Pastor John explains the difference.
What Does It Mean to Be Mature?
Jun 22, 2019
God wants us to grow up and leave behind childish ways. And he has done everything necessary to ensure it can happen.
Nothing Can Replace Preaching
Our Glorious and Dangerous Calling
Jun 24, 2019
As I look back over four decades of preaching, I bear witness that it has been worth every effort and every cost.
The Heart of the Calvinist-Arminian Divide
Jun 24, 2019
Both Calvinists and Arminians see grace as powerful and necessary, but not in the same way. Pastor John gets at the heart of the theological divide.
Who Will Give My Head Waters?
Seven Reasons to Pray for Holy Tears
Jun 24, 2019
Tears, crying, and weeping are all a proper response to the God-ordained sorrow and pain we face. Just because God is sovereign doesn’t mean we ignore our pain.
What the Mature Think About
Jun 25, 2019
A heavenly mindset will not be lofty and self-righteous, but humble and God-dependent.
Is God Angry at Me When I Sin?
Jun 26, 2019
We go from a rebel against the King to a child of the King. God’s attitude toward us completely changes. But does he still get angry at us when we sin?
Would God Be Less Glorious If He Never Created?
Jun 28, 2019
If God created the world to display the fullness of his attributes, would he have been less glorious without creation?
How to Disagree with a Christian
Jun 29, 2019
We cannot disagree with Christians in any way we want. God has given us boundaries and ways forward.
What Is a Father’s Role in Caring for an Infant?
Jul 1, 2019
A godly father will want to show God the Father to his children. He will want to model for them the heart of Jesus.
How God Changes Our Minds
Jul 2, 2019
God changes minds through ordinary means: Our gaze fixed upon his word, our knees bowed in prayer, and our time spent with our eternal family.
Is God Just as Sovereign over Damnation as Salvation?
Jul 3, 2019
What role does God play in the redemption and damnation of sinners? Is he just as sovereign over both?
How Do I Survive This Midlife Crisis?
Jul 5, 2019
God keeps his children through midlife crises by empowering them to keep fighting to be kept.
Stages of the Christian Life
Jul 6, 2019
No one starts as a mature Christian. Keep seeking God. Keep laboring to grow. And keep trusting that God will bring about our maturity.
I’m Terrified of Giving Birth — Should I Still Pursue Marriage?
Jul 8, 2019
The fall has made childbirth painful and dangerous. But in Christ, the deepest dangers of the curse have been removed.