All Resources on The Bible

Predestination, Justification, No Separation

Plenary 4 — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Romans 8:26-39

Conference Messages

by John Piper

Groaning Creation, Groaning Saints, Groaning Spirit

Plenary 3 — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Romans 8:9-25

Conference Messages

by John Piper

Free from Judgment, Fighting Sin, Full Assurance

Plenary 2 — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Romans 8:1-8

Conference Messages

by John Piper

Pure and Simple Devotion

Seminar — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Conference Messages

by Ben Stuart

6 Tips If You Find the Bible Hard to Read

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 438, Pastor John gives practical tips for how to read your Bible if you find it too difficult.

The Gospel for Real Devotions

Seminar — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Conference Messages

by Jerry Bridges

The Bible’s Big Story

Seminar — 2014 National Conference

(Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself)

Conference Messages

by Nancy Guthrie

Fear Not, Little Flock

Luke 12:32

Labs

by John Piper

John Piper wants to spend the rest of his life teaching you to read the Bible for yourself. It begins today. We are releasing six new labs — including this one on Luke 12:32 — with our brand new Look at the Book site: www.desiringGod.org/labs. Beginning next week, we will be releasing two new labs every week.

I Am with You Always

Matthew 28:18–20

Labs

by John Piper

Some of God’s commands in the Bible are very difficult, if not impossible. Therefore, we need to pay close attention to the promises in Scripture that accompany God’s commands and equip us with God’s power to do the impossible.

The Victory That Overcomes the World

1 John 5:1–4

Labs

by John Piper

There are two major ground clauses (“for” or “because”) in 1 John 5:3–4. Pastor John focuses in on these two for’s to see the relationship between our love for God, our love for others, and our obedience to God's commands. In doing so, he uncovers our victory in Christ.

The Eyes of the Lord

2 Chronicles 16:8–9

Labs

by John Piper

Look for promises in Scripture that rest in the never-changing character of God, and therefore are true for his people throughout all of history, even for us today. God gives us a broader, general principle about himself and his ways using a specific event in biblical history.

Our Disobedience and God’s Mercy

Romans 11:28–32

Labs

by John Piper

When you see personal pronouns (e.g. he, she, you, they, or his, hers, your, their), identify to whom they are referring. Is the writer speaking about his audience? If so, who is the audience? Is he speaking about Jews or Gentiles? Believers or nonbelievers? To understand the passage, we have to identify the relevant parties.

He Will Not Cast Off Forever

Lamentations 3:31–33

Labs

by John Piper

God is completely consistent in all he does, but he is also very complicated. You’ll never find a contradiction in his character, but you’ll often have to work hard to see how different aspects of who he is relate to one another. In this lab, Pastor John asks how God could cause his children grief and remain compassionate towards them.

If I Listen to Sermons, Why Do I Need to Read My Bible?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 435, Pastor John discusses the importance of reading the Bible for yourself.

Should I Read My Bible Daily?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 434, Pastor John discusses the relevance the Bible has to every Christian's daily life.

Is $75 Too Much for a Bible?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 428, Pastor John discusses his thoughts on the price of a Bible.

Precious and Great Promises

2 Peter 1:3–4

Labs

by John Piper

When studying a paragraph of the Bible, break it down into individual propositions and ask questions about how each line relates to the one before it and after it. Focus in particular on connecting words (e.g. “for”, “so that”, “by”, etc.).

What Tools Do I Need to Study the Bible?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 395, Pastor John suggests Bible study resources.

Breathed Out By God

2 Timothy 3:14–17

Labs

by John Piper

When we find lists in the Bible, we should ask how the items in the list relate to one another. In 2 Timothy 3:14–17, Paul says Scripture is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training. Pastor John tries to identify, explain, and differentiate each reason for continuing in the Word.

Does God Verbally Speak to Me?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 386, Pastor John discusses the ways that God speaks to us through his word.