Heavenly Minded

  But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, philippians 3:20 Have you ever told someone or been told by someone that “you’re to holy”? I’m not talking about being that person who is “being holy” for holiness sake, as to draw attention to themselves but … Continue reading

Comfort’s Double-edge Sword

“Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles . . .” 1 Peter 2:11 “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:20 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed … Continue reading

Discerning Idolatry in Desire

Discerning Idolatry in Desire 12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness June 17, 2009 | by John Piper | Topic: The Power & Effects of Sin Most of us realize that enjoying anything other than God, from the best gift to the basest pleasure, can become idolatry. Paul says in Colossians 3:5, “Covetousness is idolatry.”“Covetousness” means desiring something other than God … Continue reading

Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday

April 22, 2011 by: John Piper Subscribe to…   On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer. My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he does has been increasingly refined in a Christ-centered … Continue reading

Being Mocked

Being Mocked: The Essence of Christ‘s Work, Not Muhammad‘s February 08, 2006 by John Piper Topic: The Person of Christ What we saw this past week in the Islamic demonstrations over the Danish cartoons of Muhammad was another vivid depiction of the difference between Muhammad and Christ, and what it means to follow each. Not … Continue reading

The Goal of God’s Love May Not Be What You Think It Is

John Piper Do people go to the Grand Canyon to increase their self-esteem? Probably not. This is, at least, a hint that the deepest joys in life come not from savoring the self, but from seeing splendor. And in the end even the Grand Canyon will not do. We were made to enjoy God. We … Continue reading

Christmas, Truth, Christ and the Mile-Long Buffet of Worldviews

There are layers of meaning in the phrase bear witness. It includes 1) speaking the truth of God as no man ever spoke; 2) being the truth of God in his person; 3) dying to establish the truth about God; and 4) sending us as the Father sent him to bear witness to the truth, both in speaking and dying.

Finding God

Image via Wikipedia Some of us don’t like the idea of going to church. We have issues of coming to Christ, walking to the front of the church before everyone. You stand there thinking about what everyone else is thinking about you. You wonder if they are playing “guess the new person’s transgressions”. So our … Continue reading

9 Ways to Know the Gospel of Christ is True

November 6, 2009  |  By: John Piper |  Category: Commentary 1. Jesus Christ, as he is presented to us in the New Testament, and as he stands forth from all its writings, is too single and too great to have been invented so uniformly by all these writers. The force of Jesus Christ unleashed these … Continue reading