The Dynamics of Faith and Receiving from God
Oct 15, 2011
Jeremiah Burroughs: All good is in God, true, but how shall we come to partake of that good? There is such a distance between you and God that, were not Christ in the middle, you would never come together. But…
Cherish Your Union with Christ
Oct 9, 2011
Pastor John: Nothing is more precious than hearing God say to us personally: No condemnation. Or hearing him pronounce the words over our guilty heads, Justified! If you cherish this verdict and this standing with God, then cherish your union…
You Wouldn't Believe This Picture of Piper Speaking
Oct 5, 2011
Noel Piper, that is. Back in August Noel addressed the ladies at Oxygen 11 in Sydney, Australia. Stream or download Faithful Women. Faithful God.
Does God Make Much of Us?
Oct 3, 2011
Pastor John in his message at Passion 2011, Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy — Let it be said loud and clear: John Piper does not deny and and never has denied that God makes much of us. The…
How Is the Cross of Jesus Your Joy?
Sep 17, 2011
John Piper from 1995 Test yourself. What is your mindset? Do you begin with God and his rights and goals? Or do you begin with yourself and your rights and wishes? And when you look at the death of Christ…
Bloodlines Documentary Trailer
Sep 13, 2011
Pastor John's newest book, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, is now available. Earlier this year Crossway traveled with Pastor John to his hometown of Greenville, SC to revisit the world in which he grew up. Here's a two-minute…
Seven Lessons from Down Under
Sep 9, 2011
John Piper recently spent two weeks ministering in Australia. Here are seven lessons I learned along the way traveling with Pastor John — both in conversation with him and through observing his example and interaction with the Aussies. 1. More…
God Is a Joy to be Near and a Terror to Those Who Flee
Aug 25, 2011
Pastor John (1981) illustrates what it means to fear the Lord in Exodus 20:20 — Noël and the boys and I went out to Dick and Irene Tiegen's place last week. They have a big dog as tall as Benjamin…
Do You Feel Spiritually Dull?
Aug 22, 2011
John Bunyan: Sometimes when my heart has been hard, dead, slothful, blind, and senseless, which indeed are sad frames for a poor Christian to be in, yet at such a time, when I have been in such a case, then…
Spiritual Warfare and Prayer
Aug 20, 2011
Why does God keep Satan around? One reason is so that we'll experience the joy of "participating in the triumph." Listen to Pastor John talk about the connection between spiritual warfare and prayer in this 22-minute devotional from a missions…
Are You Controlled By the Future?
Aug 16, 2011
Martyn Lloyd-Jones: 'Take no thought for the morrow,' means 'Do not be guilty of anxious thoughts about the morrow'. It does not mean that you do not take any thought at all, otherwise the farmer would not plough and harrow…
Francis Chan on the Sovereignty of God
Aug 9, 2011
Theology Refresh is a new podcast for pastors and Christian leaders, hosted by David Mathis, executive editor at Desiring God, and editor or contributor to a number of books, including Don’t Call It a Comeback, and co-author of the…
Five Ways to Make God Known at Work
Aug 7, 2011
Pastor John from 1988: I have in mind at least five things—five ways to make God known through your secular job and all of them are important. When one of them is missing, the witness to the truth of Christ…
Six Characteristics of Spiritual Leadership
Aug 5, 2011
Pastor John from 1981: There are six things in the word of Joab that I think should characterize every effort at team ministry in the church. 1. Humility First of all, humility. "If the Syrians are too strong for me…
Entertainment-Oriented Preachers vs Bible-Oriented Preachers
Aug 2, 2011
Pastor John from 2008: The difference between an entertainment-oriented preacher and a Bible-oriented preacher is the manifest connection of the preacher’s words to the Bible as what authorizes what he says. The entertainment-oriented preacher seems to be at ease talking…
How Do We Know If We Love Christ?
Jul 31, 2011
J. C. Ryle writes: If we love a person, we like to think about him. We do not need to be reminded of him. We do not forget his name or his appearance or his character or his opinions or…
John Piper Interviews David Platt
Jul 26, 2011
On June 14 at the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention, Pastor John sat down with David Platt for a 20 minute conversation about local discipleship, world missions and the Bible: Watch, listen, or download the interview.
What Will It Mean to Live for Christ This Week?
Jul 25, 2011
Pastor John from December 28, 1981: “For me to live is Christ!” But very specifically that must mean: “For me to live is Christ’s mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” Jesus said, “so send I you.” In 1982 my…
How Can You Identify a Woman Who Fears the Lord?
Jul 22, 2011
Pastor John from 1981: First, a woman who fears the Lord is not anxious about the future. Look at verse 25. I love this line, and I praise all you women who are like this: "Strength and dignity are…
How to Help Your Boys Become Christian Men
Jul 21, 2011
Vern Poythress shares about how he and his wife thought about training their boys to become Christian men: When does a boy become a man in [American culture]? When he gets a driver's license? When he graduates from high school…
John Piper Interviews Louie Giglio (Part 2)
Jul 19, 2011
In Part 2 of their conversation, John Piper and Louie Giglio talk about the connection between worship, missions and the glory of God: (Watch Part 1) Watch, listen, or download the interview.
Sinclair Ferguson's Four Steps to Kill Sin
Jul 18, 2011
From the January 2007 edition of Tabletalk: 1. Learn to admit sin for what it really is. Call a spade a spade — call it 'sexual immorality,' not 'I’m being tempted a little'; call it 'impurity,' not 'I’m struggling with…
Ready for Work This Week?
Jul 18, 2011
John Calvin: It is an error to think that those who flee worldly affairs and engage in contemplation are leading an angelic life. . . We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice…
How to Think About Your Conscience
Jul 13, 2011
J. I. Packer writes: It is a universal experience that conscience is largely autonomous in its operation; though sometimes we can suppress or stifle it, it normally speaks independently of our will, and sometimes, indeed, contrary to our will. And…