How to Drink Orange Juice to the Glory of God
Sep 15, 1986
How can we do everything, whether we eat or drink, to the glory of God?
Strengthen Each Other’s Hands in God
Sep 14, 1986
God has ordained that we be related to other believers in such a way that we can help each other fight the fight of faith successfully day in and day out until the end.
Why I Have Accepted the Contingent Call to First Baptist Church
Sep 8, 1986
On September 3, FBC voted to call me to be its pastor “contingent upon the merger of the congregations of FBC and BBC." In other words, if there is no merger I stay here. I have accepted this call It…
Jul 28, 1986
The danger of prayer is that you may become the answer to your own request.
The Fruit of Hope: Endurance
Jul 27, 1986
Endurance is a gift and endurance is a duty. And these are not in conflict.
Divorce & Remarriage: A Position Paper
Jul 21, 1986
John Piper gives eleven reasons why he believes all remarriage after divorce is unbiblical when both of the spouses are still alive.
A Feast from God for Your Hope and Boldness
Jul 21, 1986
Ten texts to stoke your confidence in and courage for Christ.
The Other Four Illustrations
How Hope Compels Love
Jul 14, 1986
Four illustrations from Scripture of how hope moves and sustains love.
The Fruit of Hope: Love
Jul 13, 1986
Heavenly-mindedness is what frees our hands to do the works of love.
Grounds for Assurance that God Will “Keep us Trusting”
Jul 7, 1986
Does the perseverance of our faith rest on the reliability of our own resolve?
The Fruit of Hope: Joy
Jul 6, 1986
Without Christian hope my life and your life cannot yield Christian joy or love or boldness or endurance.
Highlights of the 108th Annual Meeting of the Baptist General Conference
Sturbridge, Massachusetts - June 25-29, 1986
Jun 30, 1986
1) A new conference organizational structure was approved provisionally. It will be voted on next year for decisive approval 2) A new funding procedure was approved. a) The General Secretary's office, the Standard, and other support services will no…
A Case for Seriousness
Jun 23, 1986
Will there ever be revival in a place where everything is aimed at cultivating a light and pleasant spirit?
Our Hope: The Glory of God
Jun 22, 1986
If there is any wonder, or awe, or admiration, or fame, or praise, or applause, it belongs to the glory of God.
Questions About the All Church Picnic
Jun 16, 1986
Does the pastor wear shorts? He never has. But he and Noël do run a mean three-legged race Who is invited? You are! And as many people as you can bring. When and where? After the third worship service, Sunday…
Fathers Who Give Hope
Jun 15, 1986
Dads, father your children in a way that shows what kind of father God is.
Jun 9, 1986
What is it? In 1 Corinthians 14:19, Paul says, “In the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.” In Galatians 6:6, he says, “Let him…
Educating for Hope
Jun 8, 1986
A wise son makes a glad father, says the Lord, and it is the Word of God that makes a son wise.
Revival and Fasting
Jun 6, 1986
There was a Presbyterian minister in Albany, New York, who died in 1876. He had been the pastor of the Presbyterian church in Albany for 40 years. His name was William Sprague (1795-1876). His life spanned the time of the…
Our Hope: Righteousness
Jun 1, 1986
The presence of a struggle with sin in this life is not a sign that we are lost. Perfection is not the test of spiritual life in this age.
Loyalty, Brave and Sweet
May 27, 1986
When Archibald Alexander was 40 years old, he became the first professor of Princeton Seminary. That was August 12, 1812. His inaugural address was based on John 5:39, “Search the Scriptures!” It is full of wise counsel. For example The…
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