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…
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…
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…
How to Recognize a Wolf-in-the-Making
Jul 12, 2011
Pastor John from 1989: Let me just mention one feature to watch out for in the recognition of wolves. As I have watched the movement from biblical faithfulness to liberalism in persons and institutions that I have known over the…
The Inner Essence of Worship
Jul 10, 2011
Pastor John from 2008: The essential, vital, indispensable, defining heart of worship is the experience of being satisfied with God. This satisfaction in God magnifies God in the heart. This explains why the apostle Paul makes so little distinction between…
How to Think About the Sabbath
Jul 3, 2011
Pastor John from 1985: God's purpose for us on the sabbath is that we experience the highest and most intense joy that can be experienced, namely, that we "take delight in the Lord." And yet what he finds again and…
Pastors, Be Men of God
Jun 29, 2011
Pastor John from 1988: Our people need a God-besotted man. Even if they criticize the fact that you are not available at the dinner on Saturday night because you must be with God, they need at least one man in…
Two Great Incentives from Jesus to Become a World Christian
Jun 21, 2011
John Piper writes: These, then, are two great incentives from Jesus to become a World Christian and to dedicate yourself to the cause of Frontier Missions as the twentieth century comes to a close. 1. Every impossibility with men is…
Eternity: Infinite Damnation or Infinite Happiness
Jun 18, 2011
Jonathan Edwards writes: God aims at satisfying justice in the eternal damnation of sinners; which will be satisfied by their damnation, considered no otherwise than with regard to its eternal duration. But yet there never will come that particular moment…
How to Obey When the Feelings Aren't There
Jun 18, 2011
Pastor John writes: I am often asked what a Christian should do if the cheerfulness of obedience is not there. It is a good question. My answer is not to simply get on with your duty because feelings are irrelevant…
Piper Talks with Carson and Keller About Succession
Jun 16, 2011
In this video by The Gospel Coalition, John Piper talks with Don Carson and Tim Keller about the succession plan at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Five Statements That Summarize Christian Hedonism
Jun 13, 2011
The pursuit of pleasure in God is a necessary part of all worship and life.
12 Ways to Glorify God at Work
Jun 4, 2011
Although there may be days when we feel like work is evil, we know God has ordained work as a stewardship of his created world. But how might we glorify God at work? This list is not exhaustive, but here's at least 12 ways.
What Is Repentance?
May 23, 2011
Charles Spurgeon writes: Repentance is a discovery of the evil of sin, a mourning that we have committed it, a resolution to forsake it. It is, in fact, a change of mind of a very deep and practical character, which…
The Forgiveness of Sins Is the Biggest Problem in the Universe
May 22, 2011
This video is from the 2009 Worship God conference.
How Important Is the Bible?
May 21, 2011
John Piper gave an 18 minute talk at Lausanne 2010 on the importance of the Bible.
Everybody Wants to Be Free
Apr 29, 2011
“What you love about sin is not the bondage; it’s the pleasure.” John Piper explains: Excerpted from “You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free.”
Advice to Young Pastors
Apr 17, 2011
John Piper's counsel to young pastors on the importance of leading at home: See the video on YouTube.
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