This page is dedicated to sermons or commentary on or related to disability or disability ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church, mostly presented by Pastor John Piper. Resources will added on occasion, or as Pastor John preaches on the topic.
For more God-centered resources from the ministry of John Piper, please visit Desiring God.
All sermons since 1980 at Desiring God include audio and manuscripts and can be downloaded and distributed freely. Most sermons since 2004 include video, which may also be freely distributed.
It is sorted by order of Biblical reference.
Exodus 4:10-12: Who Made Man’s Mouth by John Piper. This sermon from 1982 shows that Pastor John has been helpfully showing the whole counsel of God regarding God’s sovereignty for a long time!
2 Samuel 19:30: How to Avoid Inheritance Disputes by John Piper. This commentary on what Mephibosheth, who was lame in both feet, valued above his personal fortune leads us to, as Pastor John points out, one of the most beautiful sentences in the bible.
John 5:1-18: Healed for the Sake of Holiness by John Piper. This sermon from August 2009 demonstrates three important characteristics of Jesus from the healing account at Bethesda: his knowledge, his compassion, and his power.
John 9:1-7: Born Blind for the Glory of God by John Piper. In this sermon from January 2010, Pastor John squarely addresses disability and the sin of abortion in one of the most important sermons on disability and God’s sovereignty ever presented.