The Maker of the Mountains Is with You
May 24, 2020
When we feel small, vulnerable, and afflicted, God comes to us — not only as our strong Redeemer and merciful Savior, but as our faithful Creator.
‘Obedience Will Make You Miserable’
The Tired Lie Satan Loves to Tell
May 8, 2020
Only a lie could convince our first parents that they served a stingy God. And only a similar lie can do the same today.
After the Virus Has Passed
Ordinary Life in Light of Eternity
Apr 30, 2020
Numbering our days will lead many ordinary people to take some radical steps. It also will lead us to take all sorts of ordinary actions radically.
Fortified by Fire
How Suffering Makes Us Strong
Apr 23, 2020
God means for the strength you build through suffering today to carry you to the day when you will never suffer again.
What the Son Cried as He Died
Apr 10, 2020
Three words hold our highest praise, our best defense, our sweetest song: “It is finished.”
Father, Son, and Controversy
The Great Theological Earthquake of 1054
Mar 23, 2020
In 1054, a theological controversy erupted that left the Christian world divided in two. And it focused on a single Latin word: filioque.
Holiness Is Never Far from Home
Fighting Sin and Satan with a Family
Mar 10, 2020
Nothing is more dangerous to Satan and all his demons than an average Christian home filled with godliness.
Four Lies That Keep Us from Prayer
Feb 28, 2020
Maybe the next step you need to take in your prayer life is to abandon one of these four common deceptions.
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.