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.
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.
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…
Take Courage, Young Mother
Dec 5, 2011
Pastor John: There is a principle here that applies to you and me: God takes small imperfect things and builds them into a habitation for his glory. O, how we should take courage in our little spheres of influence! And…
As You Prepare for Another Week
Jul 15, 2012
If you're like me, at some point Sunday evening you begin to consider all the opportunities and challenges that await you in the coming week. Fruitful labor in our calling is a gift from God — indeed, we are to…
A Call to Men to Take Responsibility
Dec 1, 2011
Pastor John, from Genesis 2: This is a call to stoop down and to take the responsibility to be a leader—a servant leader in the various ways that are appropriate to every different relationship to women. It's a call to…
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…
Wimpy Theology and True Womanhood
Dec 2, 2011
Pastor John, from the 2008 True Woman Conference: Wimpy theology makes wimpy women. That’s my assumption that I bring to this evening. Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough…
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 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…
Test Yourself: Are You Lukewarm?
Nov 28, 2011
John Piper: The essence of lukewarmness is the statement, "I need nothing." The lukewarm are spiritually self-satisfied. To find out whether you are among that number, don't look into your head to see if you think that you are needy…
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…
Advice for Reading Theology Books Even Though You're Busy
Nov 13, 2011
Pastor John in 1981: Since wisdom is found in the Word of God, we must apply ourselves in study and meditation to know the Word and do it. "The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony…
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…
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…
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.”
The Forgiveness of Sins Is the Biggest Problem in the Universe
May 22, 2011
This video is from the 2009 Worship God conference.
How John Piper Responds to Death Threats
Jan 29, 2013
Everyday gospel ministry requires courage. Whether it’s the courage to keep going when insulted, or honestly repent when you’ve been wrong, or not cave when threatened physically, public Christian ministry necessitates many kinds of courage — whether the society is…
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…
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…
"Change Your Clothes"
Jun 3, 2012
What is the first thing Jesus says to us when we enter his school? Answer: Ephesians 4 verses 22–24 (my literal translation) Put off the old person [or: old self; or: old man] which accords with the former way of…
How Important Is the Bible?
May 21, 2011
John Piper gave an 18 minute talk at Lausanne 2010 on the importance of the Bible.
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…
Five Statements That Summarize Christian Hedonism
Jun 13, 2011
The pursuit of pleasure in God is a necessary part of all worship and life.
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