John Piper Articles

John Piper: The Consequences of Forgiven Sin

I was again overcome by the story of David's sin against Uriah (murder) and Bathsheba (adultery) and God's response in...
Why You Should Require Your Child to Obey

Why You Should Require Your Child to Obey

Two years ago, I must have struck a nerve with the article "Parents, Require Obedience of Your Children." It has proved to be one of our most visited resources.In view of that, I thought it might be helpful to go behind that article, and give a deeper, wider biblical...

If You Read 1 Book This Year, This Should Be It

If You Read 1 Book This Year, This Should Be It

I have never called any book a "must-read" except one, the Bible. I suppose that's because I take the word "must" so seriously. I mean, "Must," or you perish. "Must," in order to make it to heaven.Now there you go, turning salvation by grace into salvation by works....

Treating the Bible as the Literal Word of God

Treating the Bible as the Literal Word of God

Sometimes we need to plunge our minds into the ocean of God's sovereignty. We need to feel the weight of it, like deep and heavy water pressing in against every pore, the deeper we go.A billion rivers of providence pour into this ocean. And God Himself gathers up all...

13 Tactical Steps to Kill Sin in Your Life

13 Tactical Steps to Kill Sin in Your Life

It is both relief and heartache to know that all true believers have sin remaining in them in this life.The great apostle said, "Not that I have already attained or have already been perfected, but I follow after it so that I may lay hold of that for which I was...

Are You a Christian Weirdo?

Are You a Christian Weirdo?

According to the apostle Peter's first letter, labeling Christians as "winsome weirdos" is not only linguistically alliterative; it is also exegetically accurate. The implications for our cultural moment in America are crucial.I have especially in mind 1 Peter...

Why Would the Unbelieving World Ask About Your Hope?

Why Would the Unbelieving World Ask About Your Hope?

Why in 1 Peter 3:15 does the unbelieving world ask Christians about their hope?Peter tells us, "Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you" (1 Peter 3:15). He doesn't say that they will ask about our...

4 Truths to Overcome a Difficult Past

4 Truths to Overcome a Difficult Past

Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change.It is possible to become tenderhearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person no matter what...

This Truly Is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

This Truly Is the Best of Times and the Worst of Times

Perhaps this is true at every point in the history of a God-ruled, sin-pervaded world. It was true in 1859, and it is true today.Charles Dickens wrote The Tale of Two Cities in 1859. It begins,"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the...

Your Neighbor Doesn’t Need to Hear Fire and Brimstone

Your Neighbor Doesn’t Need to Hear Fire and Brimstone

Winning people to Christ involves the recognition of a need that only Christ can meet. There is one need, among many, which, if not met, will nullify the good of any other needs being met.We all need to escape the wrath of God, a wrath that is coming on the world. If...

3 Battlefields Every Teen Steps On

3 Battlefields Every Teen Steps On

Don't be part of the blind, teenage masses who do not know what is going on. They think that to know the latest movie or iPhone app or hit song is to know what is going on. Those things are like cut flowers. Bright today, tossed out tomorrow. They are utterly...

Fighting the Tyranny of ‘Cool’

Fighting the Tyranny of ‘Cool’

For many, being cool is everything. But what is cool? Is it really which phone you have? Or what movies you've seen? Or how strong or fast or handsome you are? Or the way your hair falls and your figure is shaped? You are not stupid. You know that living for such...

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