What is a “Root of Bitterness”?
Apr 1, 1997
Root of bitterness. Vile growth. False Christians defile many and cause trouble in the church.
Towards a Deeper Experience of God’s Grace
Nov 20, 2013
John Piper dives into the five points of Calvinism to show how Christians come into being, and how they are kept forever.
‘My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?’ Didn’t Jesus Already Know?
Mar 1, 2016
Why did Jesus cry out, “Why have you forsaken me?” if he already knew why? Pastor John gives three reasons.
How God Visits Sins on the Third and Fourth Generation
Mar 6, 2009
How do we understand God's punishing children for their parents' sins?
Loving Jesus More Than Life
Nov 23, 2015
Christianity is a deep, profound transformation of what we love. When Christ is our supreme Treasure, we belong with him.
Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works
Apr 21, 2012
God equips his people with everything we need to serve him. And we will do even greater works than Jesus himself.
Weddings: Don’t Break the Bank
Jun 7, 2016
Plan weddings at one fourth of the cost and one fourth of the stress — and double the focus on the glory of Christ.
Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering
College Park Church
Mar 2, 2014
In suffering, we come to hope more fully in God and put less confidence in the things of the world. We also come to know Christ better when we share his sufferings.
Be Filled with the Spirit
Mar 8, 1981
The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.
The Author of the Greatest Letter Ever Written
First in a Series of Messages on Romans
Apr 26, 1998
Romans is the most important letter ever penned. Listen to or read John Piper’s first message on Romans, the most significant series of his preaching career.
The Absolute Sovereignty of God
What Is Romans Nine About?
Nov 3, 2002
God’s unimpeachable sovereignty grounds our salvation. He has mercy on whom he will have mercy.
Doesn’t the Bible Tell Christians to Put Homosexuals to Death?
Feb 16, 2016
Putting practicing homosexuals to death belonged to a particular season in the history of God’s dealings with his people.
World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes
Mar 25, 2014
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for ministries moving forward.
Mar 15, 1981
God gives us spiritual gifts so that we can help our brothers and sisters fight the good fight of faith.
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.
You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free
Apr 23, 2011
Jesus is light and life. Only he can set us free from the chains of sin and death.
What Does It Mean Practically to Keep the Sabbath Holy?
Dec 26, 2008
John Piper reminds us that God wants us to set aside time each week to rest and to reverence his name.
Where Did Satan’s First Desire for Evil Come From?
Dec 14, 2015
We may not be able to explain how Satan became evil, but we do know that God did not compromise his goodness or glory in allowing Satan’s fall.
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.
How Do I Wisely Tell a Professing Believer I Don’t Think He Is Saved?
Feb 26, 2016
Many profess, but not all believe. Pastor John offers seven ways to approach someone who does not display the fruits of the Spirit.
The Greatest Prayer in the World
Apr 17, 2014
By the time Jesus finished praying in Gethsemane, the Father had made it clear that the cross was the only way, but also that this way would surely succeed.
The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission
Apr 15, 2007
A Christian woman hopes in God, fears nothing, and wears the jewelry of godliness.
Satan Uses Sexual Desire
Dec 9, 1984
When you battle with sexual temptation, you battle against Satan.