Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life
Sep 2, 1984
We have no good reason to let anxiety disrupt our hearts. Jesus reigns over all, and he has purchased peace for his people.
Two Ways to Be Silent Before Majesty
Sep 1, 1984
We can be silent before majesty either because of its beauty or because of our blindness.
An “Uncommon Union”
Aug 27, 1984
Pastor John explains why he senses an unusual affection for the staff of Bethlehem.
A Parting Word
Jul 23, 1984
Pastor John shares some thoughts about his first five years at Bethlehem before he goes on summer vacation.
Ruth: the Best Is Yet to Come
Jul 22, 1984
The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but they do get there. No matter where you are, if you love God, the best is yet to come.
Behind the Heroic Image
Jul 16, 1984
Choose your heroes with extraordinary care, for greatness in the eyes of God is very different than greatness in the eyes of men.
Ruth: Strategic Righteousness
Jul 15, 1984
Hopelessness makes us think we need to have illicit pleasures to be happy. But hope gives us a thrilling impulse to do good.
Not If, But How Shall We Grow?
Jul 8, 1984
How should a church handle its growth? Build? Plant? Multiply services?
Ruth: Under the Wings of God
Jul 8, 1984
God will reward Ruth because she has sought refuge under his wings.
Hospitality, Handicapped and the Open Heart
Jul 2, 1984
Too many people in the world steer clear of wheelchairs. Let it not be so with Christ's people.
Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence
Jul 1, 1984
When it seems that God is farthest from you or has turned against you, he is actually laying foundations for your greater happiness.
Sneer Psalms and Covetous Capitalists
Jun 18, 1984
Two summer seminars for adults to grow in their understanding of Scripture and American society.
Adam, Where Are You?
Jun 17, 1984
God has given husbands the responsibility to lead their families. Men, it’s time we get serious about serving.
Alone on Sunday Night
Jun 11, 1984
If your life is not deep in Christ alone, death will be a terrible thing.
The Holy Spirit Will Help You Die
Jun 10, 1984
In their hour of greatest trial God gives his children courage and faith.
Pizza with Noël by Lake of the Isles
Jun 4, 1984
Small groups are essential to evangelism and nurture and leadership-building. You should consider leading one.
The Spirit Wants the World for Christ
Jun 3, 1984
The Spirit wants the world for Christ, but the goal is not yet reached.
Maintain the Unity of the Spirit
May 27, 1984
What is the kind of unity that will bring honor and credit to our high calling?
Praying till Pentecost Comes
May 25, 1984
The rising tide of prayer precedes the flood of God’s Spirit.
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.
How the Spirit Helps Us Understand
May 20, 1984
The first and most fundamental work of God's Spirit in the life of the natural man is to shatter pride.
How Should A Woman Lead?
May 18, 1984
John Piper, “How Should a Woman Lead?” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 34, 36. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Headship and Harmony: Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 40. In creation prior to the Fall, God…
90 by 90
May 14, 1984
A mind is not wasted when it is fully applied to the greatest challenge in the world.
How the Spirit Sanctifies
May 13, 1984
Sanctification is obeying the Commander-in-Chief. Sanctification is a wartime word.
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