On Easter Sunday morning Jesus blew the lock off the prison of death and gloom and returned to the gladness of God.
By Matthew Barrett –
I know I am not alone when I say that I have benefited greatly from the preaching ministry of John Piper. When I walk away from listening to one of his sermons I am convicted of sin, soaked in the Word, and given a renewed passion for the glory of God. As Easter approaches I would like to recommend a host of Piper sermons from years past on the resurrection of Christ. Below I have listed them going back to 1987. You can listen to each one of these and for those that you can watch I have made the video available. For each of the sermons listed, there is also a full manuscript made available so you can follow along if you wish.
Jesus died to meet your needs. He rose to meet your needs. He reigns to meet your needs—and make you happy in him forever.
The greatest news in all the world is in order to make you happy and glorify Jesus, God raised him from the dead to reign forevermore.
The story of Easter doesn’t end with a mangled shepherd lying dead among three dead wolves.
If we are saved by Christ’s death, what does his resurrection add?
Of all the great things that Easter means, it also means this: it is a mighty “I meant it!” behind Jesus’ death.
Christ is alive and able to persuade you that he is true and the greatest treasure in the universe.
Jesus’ delight in dying and rising was to enable others to rise from the dead and enjoy his majesty forever.
He is risen! Trust him today. By his mercy he can forgive your sins. And by his sovereignty he can turn all things for your good.
Jesus will always be our shepherd and we will always get the incomparable joy of being his sheep.
Jesus is the new temple. Authentic worship is no longer attached to any place. It is attached to Jesus.
Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. Barrett has contributed book reviews and articles to various academic journals, and he is the author of several forthcoming books. He is married to Elizabeth and they have two daughters, Cassandra and Georgia. He is a member of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.