Men Moved by the Holy Spirit Spoke from God
May 16, 1982
The meaning of Scripture does not change with every new reader or every new reading. It cannot be twisted to mean whatever we like. It is what it is, unchanging and unending.
Pastor John’s Schedule
May 11, 1982
Pastor John makes known his schedule and availability to the people of Bethlehem.
Listen to the Eyewitness of His Majesty
May 9, 1982
The difference between mythical speculations and Christian faith is history. Our doctrines are not the result of clever head-work. They are the result of historical observation.
Softball, Sex, and Augustus Strong
May 4, 1982
Don't exclude God from your recreation. God wills it, and it's his will to be in on it.
Confirm Your Election
May 2, 1982
If the knowledge of God's glorious promises does not spur us on to strive against the tide, then we will be barren and fruitless and drift to our destruction.
Who Wrote 2 Peter?
An Article for Eggheads
Apr 27, 1982
How can we explain the surprising similarity between 2 Peter and Jude?
Apr 25, 1982
If you want to enjoy God's peace and be the aroma of his grace in the world, your knowledge of him has to grow.
Building a Common Community Understanding of God
Apr 20, 1982
One aim of preaching is to build a people who think biblically.
A Celebration of Baptism
Apr 18, 1982
What counts in the new people is not who your parents are but whom you live for; and therefore a new symbol for the new covenant people is given, baptism.
This Is Dedicated to You
Apr 13, 1982
Almost any impersonal act can be brought to life and made precious and personal by an act of dedicating it to someone.
Believe in Your Heart That God Raised Jesus from the Dead
Apr 11, 1982
Faith never says, "The righteousness that leads to life is inaccessible." But faith recognizes its own helplessness and gladly accepts this righteousness as a gift from God.
The Third Word from the Cross
Apr 9, 1982
When Jesus commits his mother to John's care, he is showing us how our needs will be met when we leave everything to follow him.
Lord of the Dead
Apr 6, 1982
How can Jesus say that God is "not the God of the dead" and Paul say that Jesus is "Lord of the dead?"
He Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem
Apr 4, 1982
Jesus was not accidentally entangled in a web of injustice. The saving benefits of his death for sinners were not an afterthought. Jesus saw that the time had come and set his face to fulfill his mission: to die in Jerusalem for our sake.
Here Comes the Dome
Mar 30, 1982
Pastor John weighs the impact of the Metrodome opening near the church.
Jesus Is Precious Because We Yearn for Beauty
Mar 28, 1982
We crave to be moved by some rare glimpse of greatness. We yearn for a vision of glory.
How to Be Filled with the Spirit
Mar 23, 1982
Being filled with the Spirit is parallel to getting drunk with wine.
Jesus Is Precious as the Foundation of the Family
Mar 21, 1982
Trusting Christ as Savior, surrendering to him as Lord, and orienting all of your family relations on him, transforms the home into a little heaven on earth.
Jesus Is Precious Because Through Him We Become Authentic
Mar 14, 1982
We don't have a deep sense of peace and fulfillment when we have successfully deluded everybody about who we really are or what we really feel or think. There is a deep (and I believe God-given) longing to be authentic, not to be hypocrites.
Why I Am Opposed to a State Lottery
Mar 9, 1982
Lotteries feed bad desires and lead to bad stewardship.
In Quest of Rest
Mar 2, 1982
We are unendingly restless until we take up Christ's yoke and learn from him.
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.