And All the Earth Shall Own Him Lord
Festival of Mission
Oct 24, 1982
In order to be acclaimed Messiah and Lord, the Son of God had to come, defeat the enemy, and lead his people out of bondage in triumph over sin and Satan and death. And that he did on Good Friday and Easter.
The God in Front and the God Behind
Oct 19, 1982
Not all of God’s grace is behind us pushing to obey. There is also grace in front of us beckoning us to follow.
Missions, Hunger, and Summer Houses
Oct 12, 1982
Ogren Mission to Uganda On October 6 the Deacon Council approved a request from Glenn Ogren to take a six-week leave of absence to go to Uganda with Mission: Moving Mountains. He will be gone from about November 8 through…
The Poor of the Land and the Pride of Jacob
Oct 10, 1982
Conversion isn't just changing your mind but exchanging the love of comfort for the love of goodness and justice.
Taking Bethlehem to Seattle
Oct 5, 1982
Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative, using God’s methods and power, to get them there.
A poem for Noël in October
Sep 28, 1982
John Piper poetically announces his wife's pregnancy.
The Lord Will Rejoice over You
Sep 25, 1982
Every staff on which we try to lean in our pride will snap and pierce us through. One refuge will be secure: God.
Late Night Meditations on the Book of Life
Sep 21, 1982
What does it mean to be written in the Lamb's book of life?
The Locust Horde and the Day of the Lord
Sep 19, 1982
God will fight against us and clog the joy of our lives until we return with our whole heart to him. For his purpose is to be God alone in the midst of his people.
Discipline in the Christian College: Can it be Redemptive?
Sep 16, 1982
The Question In order to understand the question, we must define at least two of the key terms more precisely. The term "discipline" may mean the rigorous training or instruction by which knowledge or character is inculcated into a disciple…
God Threw His Shoe on Edom
Or, The Dome Is Dead
Sep 14, 1982
What fools God makes of men who strive against their Maker!
Calling all Clay Pots
A Celebration of Ministry
Sep 12, 1982
Every Christian has received a gift from God which he is responsible to use for the good of the church and for the glory of God.
Five Reasons You Should Gather with the Church on Sunday, September 12
Sep 5, 1982
1. Because we want you included in the church-wide survey of gifts. Peter said, “As each has received a gift, employ it for one another” (1 Peter 4:10). That means you have at least one special ability which God wants…
God Works for Those Who Wait for Him
Sep 5, 1982
God aims to be an utterly unique, wonderful, and exalted God, by condescending to forgive sinners and work for those who wait for him.
Tom Steller’s Ordination
Aug 31, 1982
There are six admonitions for how a church should treat its pastors.
Let the Young Speak
Aug 29, 1982
There is no necessary connection between age and wisdom, or youth and folly. Wisdom comes from the Lord and is offered to all ages.
Aug 24, 1982
How can I admit that I am a worm and yet “love my neighbor as myself”?
Fear Not, You Worm Jacob!
Aug 22, 1982
The good news of the Bible is not that we are not worms, but that God helps worms who trust him.
Bethlehem: Seedbed for Missions
Aug 17, 1982
How does a church become and remain fertile ground for moblizing and supporting missionaries?
Lessons from a Lost Master Card
Aug 10, 1982
By the time we know a problem exists, God has already been working on it and his solution is on the way.
He Will Send His Angel Before You
Aug 8, 1982
We can know God's will and maintain trust in his help, if we are familiar with the trajectories of his Word.
A Brief Theology of Sleep
Aug 3, 1982
God is not nearly so impressed with our late nights and early mornings as he is with the peaceful trust that casts all anxieties on him and sleeps.
Who Made Man’s Mouth?
Aug 1, 1982
How different, how wonderful the use of our mouths would be if we lived by faith in the God who made the mouth and not by sight—by looking at our own clumsy tongue.
Baptist General Conference Annual Meeting
Jul 27, 1982
John Piper gives an update on what happened at the annual meeting of the conference of which Bethlehem is a part.
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