Freedom Is to Be Like Him
Feb 18, 2020
The freest people in the world are not focused on doing what they want, but on serving where they’re needed.
Not All Sins Are the Same
Why Hell Will Be Worse for Some
Feb 10, 2020
Not all sins are the same, and hell will be worse for some — but probably not for the sinners you would expect.
Don’t Ever Stop Praying
The Refreshing Privilege of Unceasing Prayer
Jan 17, 2020
How can we learn to pray without ceasing? Embrace discipline. Carry God’s word with you. Focus on him who hears you. Believe that you were made to pray.
How to Recognize the Holy Spirit
Nine Tests for Spiritual Fruit
Jan 9, 2020
How can we recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit? Here are nine practical tests of how much of a home he has made in our hearts.
God Behind Me, God Before Me
Looking Backward and Forward by Faith
Dec 28, 2019
As we sit on the edge of a new year, do not let regret for your past, or worry over your future, overshadow the power of your God.
Wherever He Is, We Are Welcome
Heaven’s Great High Priest
Dec 15, 2019
Because of the unique and long-anticipated priestly role and work of Jesus, repentant sinners can approach the throne of God with boldness.
Why Jesus Can Sympathize with You
Dec 6, 2019
When we miss the full and true humanity of Christ, we miss a precious part of our Savior. We miss the one who can sympathize with every one of us.
Ask the Bible Anything
Why God Rewards the Hardest Questions
Nov 22, 2019
The questions we bring in humility to the word of God pose him no threats but only draw us deeper into his wonders.
Wait for the Ending
The Stories God Loves to Tell
Nov 15, 2019
In our most perplexing moments, our role is not to know the ending of this story, but to wait for the ending, and to live as faithful characters.
All We Do Is Succeed
The Story of John Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’
Nov 12, 2019
During John Bunyan’s twelve years in jail, he wrote a book that would become, for two centuries, the best-selling book written in the English language.
When Joy Feels Far Away
Oct 27, 2019
Sometimes, when joy feels far away, we need to hear some simple reminders: Darkness is normal. God is near. Joy is coming. Hope in him.
Argue with Your Pride
Oct 22, 2019
The madness of pride will plague us as long as we live, but it will fall, slowly and surely, before the happy sanity of Christian humility.
Expect the Bible to Unsettle You
Oct 8, 2019
All throughout Scripture, God’s word not only comforts and uplifts his people; it also unsettles them.
Your Gospel Keeps People from God
Ten Appeals to Prosperity Preachers
Sep 28, 2019
The prosperity gospel will not make anybody praise Jesus. It will make people praise prosperity. John Piper makes ten appeals to prosperity preachers.
The Offensively Ordinary Steps to Godliness
Sep 5, 2019
The holiness you will have in ten years will be the fruit of 100,000 small decisions you make between now and then. Holiness hides, and grows, in small things.
No, I Shall Not Want
An Anthem for Everyday Anxieties
Sep 1, 2019
Satan whispers that we will wake up tomorrow with a need too great for God. God says, if you are his, you shall not want.
Most Growth Will Be Slow Growth
Aug 8, 2019
The road to heaven is long and slow. It’s a lifelong journey, not a sprint. Don’t despise the small steps of obedience you need to take again today.
God Will Daily Bear You Up
Jul 17, 2019
If you are in Christ, God will bear you up today. He will show you mercy. He will make you new. And when tomorrow comes, he will do it all again.
God Does Not Forgive Excuses
Jul 3, 2019
God does not forgive excuses. He does not forgive qualifications. He does not forgive “buts” and “I was justs.” He only forgives sins.
Why God Made Your Mouth
Jun 17, 2019
God could not have given our mouths a higher calling than to be channels of grace. When you open yours, does the world become a better place, or worse?
The Dragon Hiding in Your Desires
Why Temptation Feels So Harmless
Jun 3, 2019
Many of us fail to defeat sin because we refuse to use our imagination. If we could really see what sin will do to us, temptation would lose its power.
Three Ways to Purify Your Thinking
May 20, 2019
Your thought life will not become pure spontaneously. You will have to fight for it. But if you are in Christ, you won’t have to fight alone.
Do Everything Without Grumbling
May 10, 2019
When unmet desire dissolves into discontentment, we grumble. When unmet desire draws us closer to God, we rise in worship.
End Your War Against Weakness
Apr 23, 2019
Your weaknesses are not meaningless, and they are not mistakes. They are given by God. And in the end, they’re for your good.