Eighteen Aspects of Holy Dissatisfaction
A New Year’s Agenda for Growth
Jan 2, 1990
A collection of verses that identify how God would have us grow.
Would you Pray About our Conference for Pastors?
Jan 8, 1990
A request for prayer for the 1990 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors on Universalism and the Reality of Eternal Punishment.
Why the Simple Right to Abortion is Unjust
Jan 15, 1990
There are at least three generally-accepted principles of justice that stand in the way of justifying abortion.
Think Deeply and Clearly
A Meditation on 2 Timothy 2:7
Jan 22, 1990
The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.
Letter to a Friend Concerning the So-Called "Lordship Salvation"
Feb 1, 1990
Jesus seems more eager to explode the false assurance of faith than he is to give assurance to people who are intent on living in sin.
Matthew’s Amazing Warnings Not to Be a False Disciple
Feb 5, 1990
Matthew seems unusually burdened to alert us about the danger of thinking we are saved when we are not.
The California Conference on Holiness: Kudos and Cautions
Feb 19, 1990
Ten things to be thankful for and three things to be concerned about at a Vineyard conference.
Is Jesus Christ Man’s Only Hope for Salvation?
Mar 1, 1990
Can people still be saved even if they never hear the name of Jesus?
Were Apostles Unique and Unrepeatable Messengers of Christ?
Mar 5, 1990
Jesus chose Twelve Apostles for a unique, unrepeatable role in the history of redemption.
Why Some Spiritual Gifts Attract Unstable People
Mar 19, 1990
It is wrong to view spiritual gifts as unpredictable, unconnected to reasoning processes, and free from the demands of objective observation.
Jesus Christ Is Alive to Serve!
How to Multiply Your Joy at the Easter Celebration
Apr 2, 1990
It does not dishonor Christ to say that he is the only one who can service us with what we need most.
Apr 9, 1990
Announcement concerning the start of construction for a new sanctuary.
What God Did “in” and “Through” You
Grateful Reflections on the Easter Celebrations
Apr 16, 1990
John Piper expresses thanks to all who helped make the Easter service a success.
What Your Love Means to Me
Aug 20, 1990
John Piper thanks the church for the honor shown him on his 10th anniversary at Bethlehem.
The Aims of the Constitutional Revision
Sep 10, 1990
This constitutional revision would replace the Council of Deacons at Bethlehem with a Council of Elders.
O, Spare Us This Rebuke at Bethlehem!
Sep 17, 1990
To grow up into the fullness of the stature of Christ includes emotional transformation.
There is No Greater Satisfaction
God-Centered Motivation for World Missions
Oct 1, 1990
Duty is good, but delight is better. Picture me bringing a dozen roses home to my wife on our wedding anniversary. I hold them out to her at the door; she smiles and says "Oh Johnny, they're beautiful, why did…
Another Desiring God
Bethlehem on the Radio
Oct 1, 1990
Bethlehem pursues new ways of filling Minneapolis with their teaching.
Answers to Prayer in the Midst of Non-Answers
Oct 8, 1990
Why doesn't God, instead of saving us out of trouble, just keep it away entirely?
Oct 15, 1990
Concerted, united prayer has been God's pattern in the past for initiating spiritual awakening and world evangelization.
If You’re Hungry, Here’s a Next Step
Nov 5, 1990
How can you experience more of the fullness of God? Consider taking a personal prayer retreat.
Does God Really Want You to Be Encouraged?
Nov 12, 1990
God goes the second (and third and fourth) mile for us to feel encouraged.
For Tom Steller on His 10th Anniversary at Bethlehem Baptist
Dec 2, 1990
John Piper poetically commemorates a partner in ministry.
How Living and Working in Minneapolis Relate to the Sending Goals of “2000 by 2000”
Dec 5, 1990
Background On December 4, 1990, the Council of Deacons voted to recommend to the church that we endorse the vision of 2000 by 2000 and that we adopt the Maninka People as a special object of focused love and mission…
Dec 9, 1990
The two old men stared quietly And smiled about the memory Of years in Babylon. Meshach Was almost blind, but in the back, Behind those milky eyes, his mind Was clear as mountain air — the kind Of air that…
Miriam and Moses
Dec 16, 1990
"My God, Moses, the girl is black!" The end of Miriam's attack Made Moses wince and set his jaw Like stone to guard his tongue with law, And hold his peace, if somehow love Might be reborn. There was more…
How Do You Stay Inspired to Pray?
Dec 17, 1990
Where people do not pray, churches either die or become human management “successes”. Three suggestions for staying inspired.