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.
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…
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…
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…
Oct 15, 1990
Concerted, united prayer has been God's pattern in the past for initiating spiritual awakening and world evangelization.
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…
A Gift to You from CHEF
What’s that? And who’s Jon Bloom?
Oct 27, 1993
John Piper introduces the Christian Hedonism Expansion Fund (CHEF) and its mission.
Envisioning the Next Eight Years
Jul 20, 1987
I think the reason I respond so positively to the ministry of Ralph and Roberta Winter is that they really are committed to spreading vision and giving hope more than they are to raising money That is the way I…
Thoughts on Our ‘SPAN III’ Commitments Before I Know the Results
Mar 11, 1991
It is five o’clock Sunday afternoon, March 10. After this morning’s service at Northwestern I came home, ate some of Noël’s world-class spaghetti, and went to bed. I have just gotten up from that nap What a morning the Lord…
Ponder This with Tillapaugh
Feb 11, 1985
John Piper invites church members to consider with him how Bethlehem ought to handle future growth.
Bethlehem: Seedbed for Missions
Aug 17, 1982
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
Please Pray for the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors
Jan 30, 1989
Announcing the approaching pastors conference on "The Achievement of the Cross" and the items needing prayer.
Project ’84 Ends and the Pre-’90 Era Begins
May 21, 1984
The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.
SPAN the Nineties II
May 30, 1989
An extensive redesign of the equipping process at Bethlehem that seeks to better prepare every saint for the work of ministry.
Another Desiring God
Bethlehem on the Radio
Oct 1, 1990
Bethlehem pursues new ways of filling Minneapolis with their teaching.
Update on Bethlehem As Seedbed
Nov 15, 1982
John Piper introduces a new program at Bethlehem for raising up young candidates for full-time Christian ministry.
Possible Steps for '86
Feb 17, 1986
Eight reasons for why Bethlehem members voted to postpone a capital campaign.
What Wonderful and Wild Thing Might God Be Up To?
May 8, 2002
How do you lead your church through financial and logistical surprises?
Rallying for a Different Hope
Jan 3, 2008
Eric Redmond, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist in Temple Hills, MD, helps us see the lay of the land in the African-American church by doing two things He celebrates Anthony Carter’s and Thabiti Anyabwile’s books as rallying points for a different…
Three Important Things for Members
Sep 3, 1985
The life of a growing church calls for prayer, planning, and praise.
Past and Future at the Bethlehem Conference Reunion
Jul 5, 1983
A brief report of the good things going on at BBC after 3 years as pastor.
From Bedford to Bethlehem via China
Nov 4, 1985
Introducing the China Awareness Seminar and its speaker, David Adeney.