How to Preach in the Power of the Spirit
Aug 18, 2019
Sermons are not speeches. Preaching isn’t a lecture. When a pastor speaks God’s words to his gathered people, in the power of the Spirit, miracles happen. John Piper delivered this message at the Sing! conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Two Ways to Oppose God
Aug 20, 2019
God’s enemies will face God’s eternal wrath. So who are these enemies of the cross, and how do I know I am not one of them?
How to Be an Enemy of the Cross
Aug 24, 2019
Even though Paul could outdo every Pharisee in law-keeping, he had no confidence in the law. But he had full confidence in the cross.
Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice
Aug 25, 2019
Suffering and injustice infect every inch of our world. But Jesus grants his people the resolve to labor for change that makes an everlasting difference. John Piper preached this message at the Sing! Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Live Like You Belong in Heaven
Aug 27, 2019
If you are Christ’s, you don’t belong here. This is not your home. Your citizenship is in heaven.
His Wounded Heart Bled Bible
John Bunyan (1628–1688)
Aug 31, 2019
John Bunyan found strength to preach under persecution, suffer imprisonment, and receive scorn from one place: the living word of God.
What Will My New Body Be Like?
Aug 31, 2019
Someday soon we get to exchange our crippled and lowly body for a glorious and heavenly one.
Our Bodies Will Shine Like the Sun
Sep 3, 2019
When this life comes to an end, when our frail bodies sputter for the last time, God will raise us from the dead and give us glorious bodies.
Is Every Temptation a Test from God?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 1
Sep 7, 2019
Don’t limit the word “temptation” to something that lures us into sin. Anything that tries to pull us away from God is a temptation. Anything.
Preachers, Show Them in the Bible
Why Many Sermons Fall Short
Sep 8, 2019
Too many sermons barely mention the actual words of Scripture (or avoid them altogether). Faithful preachers want the people to hear from God.
What Is the Way of Escape in Temptation?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 2
Sep 10, 2019
How can God say he will provide us with an escape in our tests and trials while also saying he will help us endure them?
Will I Be Tempted Beyond My Willpower?
1 Corinthians 10:13, Part 3
Sep 14, 2019
God allows us to be tempted with things beyond our willpower so that we might stop relying on our willpower.
How to Suffer Without Grumbling
Why I Love the Apostle Paul
Sep 16, 2019
We will only suffer well when we believe that our suffering is filled with purpose — unshakable, God-ordained, everlasting purpose.
Love and Long for One Another
Philippians 4:1, Part 1
Sep 17, 2019
The apostle Paul expressed a deep love and longing in his letters. How often do you express that kind of love to other Christians?
We’re Back! — Update from John Piper
Sep 20, 2019
John Piper recently finished a book on the providence of God — the purposeful sovereignty of a heavenly Father who loves and cares for his children.
UFOs and the Laughter of Faith
Sep 21, 2019
God governs all the reaches of space and everything in it. If he is for us, no one, and nothing, can successfully be against us — UFOs included.
Can We Love Christians Too Much?
Philippians 4:1, Part 2
Sep 21, 2019
How can the apostle Paul call other believers “my joy” when he just said that he counts everything as loss compared to knowing Christ?
Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
Sep 23, 2019
The Bible commands us to be baptized, but what does the water actually do? Does it save us, like 1 Peter 3:21 appears to say?
What Crown Will Christians Receive?
Philippians 4:1, Part 3
Sep 24, 2019
Other Christians will stand as evidence on the last day that you truly loved the Lord Jesus during your lifetime.
Who Is John Piper?
Sep 25, 2019
We make plans and prepare for what’s ahead, but only God orders our steps. Pastor John shares his path toward a lifetime of fruitful ministry.
John Piper’s Most Bizarre Moment in Preaching
Sep 27, 2019
If John Piper wants Christians to find their ultimate happiness and joy in God, why hasn’t he ever told a joke from the pulpit?
Your Gospel Keeps People from God
Ten Appeals to Prosperity Preachers
Sep 28, 2019
The prosperity gospel will not make anybody praise Jesus. It will make people praise prosperity. John Piper makes ten appeals to prosperity preachers.
Stand Firm in the Strength of God
Philippians 4:1, Part 4
Sep 28, 2019
God does not call us to stand firm in our own willpower, relying on our own strength. He calls us to stand firm in the Lord.
He Preached More Than He Slept
George Whitefield (1714–1770)
Sep 30, 2019
In the pulpit, George Whitefield wept, shouted, and did whatever else he could to make spiritual reality seem real — because it is.