All Resources on The Bible

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.

I’m Bored with the Bible

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 384, Pastor John gives counsel to those who are bored with their Bible reading.

An Abundance of Joy

2 Corinthians 8:1–2

Labs

by John Piper

We take some words in the Christian vocabulary for granted. 2 Corinthians 8:1–2 and 2 Corinthians 8:8 offer a definition of love that you may not have considered. By paying close attention to Paul’s grammar, we find keys to loving people more truly and effectively. We also learn what’s behind the kind of generosity that pleases God.

How Real Is the Book ‘Heaven Is for Real’?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 302, Pastor John discusses the importance of testing all claims about heaven with the Bible.

Is Song of Solomon an Allegory?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 285, Pastor John discusses the literary nature of the Song of Solomon.

Where Should a New Believer Start in the Bible?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 284, Pastor John shares thoughts for new believers on reading the Bible wisely.

Do Digital Bible Searches Relativize Memorization?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 276, Pastor John talks about the implications of technology on Bible memorization.

Digital or Paper Bible for Devotions?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 275, Pastor John talks about the practicals of daily Bible reading.

Bible for Church: Digital or Paper?

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 274, Pastor John talks about using a digital Bible in the church’s corporate gatherings.

The Bible's Most Important Verse

Interviews

by John Piper

In episode 272, Pastor John shares why he considers Romans 3:25 to be the most important verse in the Bible.

The New Testament in Ten Minutes

Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors

(The Pastor, the Vine, and the Branches: The Remarkable Reality of Union with Christ)

Conference Messages

by Andy Naselli

The Old Testament in Ten Minutes

Desiring God 2014 Conference for Pastors

(The Pastor, the Vine, and the Branches: The Remarkable Reality of Union with Christ)

Conference Messages

by Jason DeRouchie