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Articles by John Piper

Ten Biblical Truths on the Obedience of Children

John Piper
Ten Biblical Truths on the Obedience of Children
Most of us parent by intuition and tradition. That’s not all bad. Parenting is an art, not a science. But our human intuitions and traditions should be shaped by God’s revelation.
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Do You Rejoice When You Suffer?

John Piper
Do You Rejoice When You Suffer?
You don’t need the Bible or the Holy Spirit to persuade human beings to protect themselves. But it is a miracle to rejoice in suffering.
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How Pro-Life Christians Honor a Pro-Choice President

John Piper
How Pro-Life Christians Honor a Pro-Choice President
The Bible commands us to honor our leaders, even when they support the killing of unborn children. So here are eight ways pro-life Christians honor a pro-choice president.
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Dear Dr. King

John Piper
Dear Dr. King
John Piper’s letter to Martin Luther King Jr., thanking him for his work, rehearsing his heart, and exalting God and the good news that brings racial harmony.
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Navigating Trials in the New America

John Piper and David Mathis
Navigating Trials in the New America
The church in America is slowly awakening from the distortion of 350 years of dominance and prosperity. We hope this new book will help prepare you for what’s to come.
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Who Is There to Harm You?

John Piper
Who Is There to Harm You?
1 Peter 3:13 suggests that no one can harm you if you are zealous for what is good. How could that possibly be true with all the pain and suffering in the church?
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Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty

John Piper
Slain in the Shadow of the Almighty
On January 8, 1956, Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian were speared to death in the Curaray River of Ecuador.
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Seven Reasons Not to Play the Lottery

John Piper
Seven Reasons Not to Play the Lottery
Here are seven reasons, among others, I have often rehearsed to make the case that you should not gamble with your money by playing the lottery.
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Free from Money, Rich Toward God

John Piper
Free from Money, Rich Toward God
If you have money and depend on it, it will kill you. If you don’t have it and crave it, it will kill you. In ten minutes, John Piper teaches how to approach money.
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The One Must-Read This Year

John Piper
The One Must-Read This Year
We will never fully comprehend or appreciate the fact that God has given us his own words in a book. John Piper gives us seven reasons to the read the Bible every day.
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Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?

John Piper
Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?
I can say with complete confidence that the identification of Christian security with concealed weapons will cause no one to ask a reason for the hope that is in us.
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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

John Piper
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
As we move toward Christmas, most Christians experience excitement mixed with sadness. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” matches music and message to meet that experience.
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Join Us in Spreading Joy

John Piper
Join Us in Spreading Joy
We invite you here at year’s end to join us in spreading joy in God to millions of visitors like you who come to desiringGod.org.
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Thirteen Practical Steps to Kill Sin

John Piper
Thirteen Practical Steps to Kill Sin
We are commanded to constantly kill the sin that remains in our lives. Here are thirteen tactical steps in the battle.
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France: A Fabric Torn

John Piper
France: A Fabric Torn
In France the fabric of family and nation is torn, and ten thousand human fibers are frayed with anger, and wet with grief. Millions more are woven in among the stricken strands, and taste the bitter salt of tears.
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Winsome Weirdos

John Piper
Winsome Weirdos
This is a call for a special breed. Not the kind of conservative who gives all his energy to embracing and defending his weirdo status. And not the kind of liberal who will embrace any compromise necessary to avoid being a weirdo. But rather a breed that is courageous enough to be joyfully weird.
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Why Would the World Ask About Your Hope?

John Piper
Why Would the World Ask About Your Hope?
Hope is not an add-on to Christian experience. It is part of the first things. The essential things. It is a vital component of saving faith, because part of what we believe relates to our future. It is impossible to be a Christian and keep on believing that your eternity will be bleak.
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Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen

John Piper
Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen
For the writers of the New Testament few things were more breathtaking than the humbling, hope-giving, fact that they were a chosen race! It was almost too good to be true. John Piper beckons us, with ten reasons to revel with them.
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Letter to a Perplexed Eleven-Year-Old

John Piper
Letter to a Perplexed Eleven-Year-Old
Recently, a father asked John Piper to write his eleven-year-old to encourage him. The family had been going through some hard times, and struggling to put food on the table. Pastor John writes with sensitivity and care to strengthen the boy in his faith and hope in Jesus.
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You Are Not Enslaved to Your Past

John Piper
You Are Not Enslaved to Your Past

Christianity means change is possible. Deep, fundamental change. It is possible to become tender-hearted when once you were callous and insensitive. It is possible to stop being dominated by bitterness and anger. It is possible to become a loving person…

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You Were Made for the Godward Life

John Piper
You Were Made for the Godward Life
I invite you into the Godward life. Trying to live as a Christian while God is at the margins is a miserable life. You were not made to be central, while God is marginal. You were made to make God central. Central to everything.
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Sex Belongs to Believers

John Piper
Sex Belongs to Believers
Hollywood has ripped the curtains off the sacred marriage bed and turned a luxuriant, holy pleasure into a cheap spectator sport. So we might be tempted to think that sex is so sinfully misused, maybe we should have nothing to do with it. The Bible says the opposite.
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Your Neighbor Knows About the Wrath of God

John Piper
Your Neighbor Knows About the Wrath of God

Winning people to Christ involves the recognition of a need that only Christ can meet. There is one need, among many, which, if not met, will nullify the good of any other needs being met. We all need to escape…

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