Be Devoted to Prayer
Dec 29, 2002
The Christian life is one of prayer. Without it, we’ll wither away, but with it, we’ll flourish like a tree beside water.
What Does It Mean to Bless God?
Nov 1, 1978
To bless God means to recognize his great richness, strength, and gracious bounty and to express our gratitude and delight in seeing and experiencing it.
God's Covenant with David
Dec 18, 1983
When God makes a covenant he reveals his own job description and signs it.
The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ
Aug 19, 2007
Satan and all his works are evil. But Jesus crushes Satan’s head and disarms him of his deathly power.
How to Know the Will of God
Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind
Sep 27, 2015
God wants to make you new more than he wants to reveal his secret plans for tomorrow. That’s his good purpose for you in all things.
Spiritual Depression in the Psalms
Jun 1, 2008
When we think and feel with the Psalms, we learn how to fight for hope in the most difficult times.
Be Diligent to Enter God’s Rest
Sep 1, 1996
Greater than our fear of unbelief should be our faith in God’s promise to safely deliver us into his eternal rest.
Male and Female He Created Them in the Image of God
May 14, 1989
God created man, woman, and the gift of marriage, all to illustrate his love for the church.
116 Been Real
Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope
Oct 6, 2017
What is my main response to Lecrae loosening his ties with “white evangelicalism”? Thankfulness. And to thankfulness, I would add hope. I feel hope.
That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered
Jan 2, 1994
Praying can help us live rightly, but living rightly can also help us pray better.
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I Slept with My Girlfriend — Now What?
Mar 31, 2016
Unmarried couples who sleep together lose something precious. But if Christ is their treasure, his grace still reigns over their shame.
Perfect Love Casts Out Fear
May 26, 1985
A life poured out in love for others on the basis of joyful confidence before God yields peace of mind and the hope of a glorious destiny.
What Is Christian Unity?
Jun 2, 2015
Christians can unite for good or bad. Here are four marks of good Christian unity.
Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin
Apr 17, 1995
1. Recognize that sexuality is a good gift from God. Genesis 2:24-25 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and…
What is a “Root of Bitterness”?
Apr 1, 1997
Root of bitterness. Vile growth. False Christians defile many and cause trouble in the church.
Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen
Oct 27, 2015
For the writers of the New Testament, few things were more breathtaking than the humbling, hope-giving fact that they were chosen.
Why and How We Celebrate the Lord's Supper
Aug 13, 2006
When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we feast spiritually by faith on all the promises of God bought by the blood of Jesus.
Let Us Walk in the Light of God
Feb 3, 1985
If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.
You Will Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit
Sep 23, 1990
In order to be effective instruments of Jesus' life in the world, you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
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How Do I Take My Thoughts Captive?
Mar 3, 2015
Left to ourselves, we cannot discern or remove the flaws in our thoughts. But God’s word and the Holy Spirit can renew our minds.
Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy
Oct 6, 1985
Humbly accept the fact that your true advancement in life depends far more on God's labor than yours.
I Am the Light of the World
Mar 12, 2011
There is no light besides Jesus. It’s Jesus or darkness. It’s life or death. Choose this day whom you shall serve.
The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure
Aug 11, 2015
Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greatest happiness.
How to Read the Bible for Yourself
Mar 17, 2015
When John Piper reads the Bible, how does he see the things he sees? Here are three steps to understanding and applying every passage in God’s word.
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