Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts
Jan 1, 1984
Revival happens when we see God as majestic in holiness, and when we see ourselves as disobedient dust.
Tips for Praying the Word
Jan 9, 1984
Observations and advice to help you pray biblical prayers.
Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders?
Jan 10, 1984
John Piper, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: In Stark Contrast to…
Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women
Dismantling the Fall, Not the Creation
Jan 12, 1984
John Piper, “Jesus’ Teaching on Men and Women: Dismantling the Fall, Not the Creation,” The Standard 74:1 (January 1984): 34–35. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Jesus Teach That Women Were to Be Leaders? Response from the Mickelsens,” The…
Helping Each Other Endure to the End
Jan 15, 1984
The means by which God intends to guard us for salvation is Christian community.
Preaching a Plan for Ministry
Jan 16, 1984
A church's priorities should be based on the relationships each Christian should develop with God, fellow believers, and unbelievers.
Tell How Much the Lord Has Done for You!
Jan 22, 1984
Strategies and actions to seek and save the lost must have high priority in the life of our church.
The Holy Spirit: He Is God!
Feb 5, 1984
There is only one power that can break the spell of Satan, waken the armies of the Lord, and rout the god of this age—the power of the Holy Spirit.
Love Seeking Understanding
A Meditation on the Trinity
Feb 6, 1984
A nutshell explanation of the doctrine of the Trinity, with a little help from Jonathan Edwards.
Marriage as Submission?
Feb 11, 1984
John Piper, “Marriage as Submission? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 30. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Equal Authority, Equal Responsibility,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 26, 28–29. Amen to the sexual mutuality…
A Handbook of Enemy Strategies
Feb 12, 1984
A wartime mindset must include shrewd knowledge of Satan's tactics.
Creation, Fall, Redemption, and the Holy Spirit
Feb 12, 1984
If I'm so depraved that I can't do anything good, what do you expect me to do?
A Metaphor of Christ and the Church
Feb 12, 1984
John Piper, “A Metaphor of Christ and the Church,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 27, 29. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Marriage as Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:2 (February 1984): 30. Ephesians 5:31 is a quotation…
“Safe for Democracy” or “Sent for the Gospel”
When a Cause Matters
Feb 13, 1984
Can the church have any integrity unless the summons of Christ moves us to stratgize and sacrifice with dedication and joy?
How Believers Experienced the Spirit Before Pentecost
Feb 19, 1984
We need to know the experiences of Old Testament saints in order to understand the immensity of our privilege in these last days.
Worship in War-time
Feb 20, 1984
If worship were optional Paul and Silas would not have been singing with bloody backs in the Philippian dungeon at midnight.
The Holy Spirit: Author of Scripture
Feb 26, 1984
Bible confirms its divine origin again and again as it makes sense out of our experience in the real world and points the way to harmony.
A Precious Promise: The Outpouring of God’s Spirit
Mar 4, 1984
If you long for the touch of God's Spirit on your life, give yourself daily to the reading of his Word.
Testing Bethlehem’s Charismatic Quotient
Mar 5, 1984
Results from a congregational survey concerning spiritual gifts.
Creation, Culture, and Corinthian Prophetesses
Mar 9, 1984
John Piper, “Creation, Culture and Corinthian Prophetesses,” The Standard (March 1984): 30, 32. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard (March 1984): 35–36. Trying to follow the logical connections…
Christ Conceived by the Holy Spirit
Mar 11, 1984
The Holy Spirit may be shy, but he is also omnipotent.
Signs of the Coming Revival
Mar 12, 1984
The inspiration, preservation and preparation of people for missionary service requires a great movement of prayer.
Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission?
Mar 17, 1984
John Piper, “Did Paul Teach Male Authority/Female Submission? Response from John Piper,” The Standard (March 1984): 36. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “Sexual Ambiguity at Corinth,” The Standard (March 1984): 31, 33–35. I grant that women…
Christ in Combat: Defense by the Spirit
Mar 18, 1984
Satan might do anything to prevent you from suffering.
“That I May Share His Sufferings”
A Lenten Meditation on the Christian Life
Mar 19, 1984
Paul was willing to suffer in his service of the gospel. So should we.
Christ in Combat: Offense by the Spirit
Mar 25, 1984
Everything Jesus said and did was to make us trust him and imitate him. Everything he did is a ground for faith and a call to action.
The Order of Creation
Apr 1, 1984
John Piper, “The Order of Creation,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 35, 38. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men? Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 39. Paul’s instructions concerning…
Beyond Forgiveness: Blasphemy Against the Spirit
Apr 1, 1984
None of us knows when our toying with sin will pass over into irrevocable hardness of heart. Very few people feel how serious sin is.
Operation: Ten Talents
New Strategies for New Ventures in Missions
Apr 2, 1984
There are quality things around your house that can be converted into capital for the cause of Christ.
Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men?
Apr 6, 1984
John Piper, “Did Paul Say Women Could Never Teach Men? Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 39–40. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “May Women Teach Men?” The Standard 74:4 (April 1984): 34, 36–37.…
God Seeks People to Worship Him in Spirit and Truth
Apr 8, 1984
God wants us to worship him in both spirit and truth. He desires our hearts and our heads.
Zwingli and You Next Week
Apr 9, 1984
Baptists owe a lot to Zwingli when it comes to our doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.
The Spirit Is Upon Him Gentle for Now
Apr 15, 1984
Jesus did not come to snuff out your struggling flicker but to fan it carefully into a torch for his glory.
How Can We Pay Up All Missions Commitments in April?
Apr 16, 1984
We can go above and beyond in giving to missions because we know Christ will take care of us.
Into Thy Hands I Commit My Spirit
Apr 20, 1984
A Good Friday Meditation What can we learn from Jesus about how to die?
The Spirit Will Give Life to Your Mortal Bodies
Apr 22, 1984
If the Spirit of God indwells you, God is going to raise you from the dead at Christ's second coming and give new life to your mortal bodies.
Sex Without Heads
Lessons for the Praying Mantis
Apr 23, 1984
If Solomon had read National Geographic he might have written this proverb Like a man in search of a harlot The Chinese mantis is the meal of his mate. On page 274-5 of the February, 1984, National Geographic, there…
How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Apr 29, 1984
Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
Headship and Harmony
May 1, 1984
John Piper, “Headship and Harmony: Response from John Piper,” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 39–40. This was a response to Alvera and Berekely Micklesen, “What Happens to God’s Gifts?” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 35, 37–38. In their first article…
Sealed by the Spirit to the Day of Redemption
May 6, 1984
God's great desire for his people is that we feel secure in his love and in his power.
On Feeling Secure in God
May 7, 1984
If we are confident of greater and better things, we will have the freedom to live radically for Jesus.
How the Spirit Sanctifies
May 13, 1984
Sanctification is obeying the Commander-in-Chief. Sanctification is a wartime word.
90 by 90
May 14, 1984
A mind is not wasted when it is fully applied to the greatest challenge in the world.
How Should A Woman Lead?
May 18, 1984
John Piper, “How Should a Woman Lead?” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 34, 36. Alvera and Berekely Micklesen responded with, “Headship and Harmony: Response from the Mickelsens,” The Standard 74:5 (May 1984): 40. In creation prior to the Fall, God…
How the Spirit Helps Us Understand
May 20, 1984
The first and most fundamental work of God's Spirit in the life of the natural man is to shatter pride.
Project ’84 Ends and the Pre-’90 Era Begins
May 21, 1984
The six remaining years of the 1980's are filled with exciting new potential for Bethlehem.
Praying till Pentecost Comes
May 25, 1984
The rising tide of prayer precedes the flood of God’s Spirit.
The Spirit Wants the World for Christ
Jun 3, 1984
The Spirit wants the world for Christ, but the goal is not yet reached.
Pizza with Noël by Lake of the Isles
Jun 4, 1984
Small groups are essential to evangelism and nurture and leadership-building. You should consider leading one.
The Holy Spirit Will Help You Die
Jun 10, 1984
In their hour of greatest trial God gives his children courage and faith.
Alone on Sunday Night
Jun 11, 1984
If your life is not deep in Christ alone, death will be a terrible thing.
Adam, Where Are You?
Jun 17, 1984
God has endowed husbands with the responsibility to lead their families. Men, it’s time that we get serious about serving.
Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence
Jul 1, 1984
When it seems that God is farthest from you or has turned against you, he is actually laying foundations for your greater happiness.
Hospitality, Handicapped and the Open Heart
Jul 2, 1984
Too many people in the world steer clear of wheelchairs. Let it not be so with Christ's people.
Not If, But How Shall We Grow?
Jul 8, 1984
How should a church handle its growth? Build? Plant? Multiply services?
Ruth: Under the Wings of God
Jul 8, 1984
God will reward Ruth because she has sought refuge under his wings.
Ruth: Strategic Righteousness
Jul 15, 1984
Hopelessness makes us think we need to have illicit pleasures to be happy. But hope gives us a thrilling impulse to do good.
Behind the Heroic Image
Jul 16, 1984
Choose your heroes with extraordinary care, for greatness in the eyes of God is very different than greatness in the eyes of men.
Ruth: the Best Is Yet to Come
Jul 22, 1984
The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but they do get there. No matter where you are, if you love God, the best is yet to come.
Two Ways to Be Silent Before Majesty
Sep 1, 1984
We can be silent before majesty either because of its beauty or because of our blindness.
Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life
Sep 2, 1984
Because our great God is a gracious King who delights to carry our burdens, we have no reason to worry or be anxious about the things of this world.
Camaraderie in the Fight of Faith
Sep 9, 1984
All Christians must lay hold on eternal life by fighting the good fight of faith.
Missions and Masturbation
Sep 10, 1984
Masturbation may seem like a small thing, but it has the power to prevent someone from following God’s call to the mission field.
“I Am Who I Am”
Sep 16, 1984
Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
Let the Children Come to Me
Sunday Evening Message
Sep 17, 1984
Disciples of Jesus should remove all hindrances that keep children from coming to Jesus.
Two Ministries in Search of Two Ministers
Sep 17, 1984
When you come to the cross you are given a glorious and satisfying quest: the quest for good deeds.
I Will Be Gracious to Whom I Will Be Gracious
Sep 23, 1984
God’s choice to show mercy to some and not others originates in the mystery of his own sovereign will, not in the will of his creatures.
The Most Controversial Star Article Yet
Sep 24, 1984
We need to know each other's battles so that we can fight for each other.
A Future and a Hope
Oct 1, 1984
A summary of the perceived future of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
The Lord, a God Merciful and Gracious
Oct 7, 1984
God's self-sufficiency and sovereign freedom are the very sources from which his mighty mercy overflows.
A Summary of the Gospel to Help You Enjoy It and Share It
Oct 8, 1984
Six essential truths about the gospel and the Scriptures that teach them.
I Am Alpha and Omega
Oct 14, 1984
At the end of every road is God. You will meet him as light and life or as fire and torment.
The Lofty One Whose Name Is Holy
Oct 21, 1984
The lofty One whose name is Holy dwells with crushed and humble saints.
Oct 22, 1984
Pastor John seeks feeback about the church newsletter and prayer for his upcoming trip to Cameroon.
Is God for Us or for Himself?
Oct 23, 1984
The most loving thing God can do for us is glorify himself, because God himself is the greatest gift he can ever give us.
Interview With John Piper on Jonathan Edwards
Preaching Today Radio Broadcast
Oct 27, 1984
John Piper answers questions about his messages given during "Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience," a conference hosted at Wheaton College by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.
The Lord Whose Name Is Jealous
Oct 28, 1984
God responds with terrible wrath against those whose hearts should belong to him but go after other things.