Articles by John Piper

Does Joy Die in Sorrow?

John Piper
Does Joy Die in Sorrow?
How can Christians experience joy and happiness when life is so full of heartache and suffering? In ten minutes, John Piper highlights Paul’s supernatural words and emotions: “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” He ends by sharing about the day he learned his mom had been killed in a car accident. Continue Reading

How Does Joy Overflow in Love?

John Piper
How Does Joy Overflow in Love?
If joy in God is so central to the Christian life, what does that mean for our joy in other people. How does the heart and mind of a Christian Hedonist spill over in love for others. In ten minutes, John Piper explains several key texts that should shape the way we relate to and serve each other. Continue Reading

Jesus Poisoned Death to Death

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Jesus Poisoned Death to Death
In four minutes, John Piper ties together the gruesome death of Jesus and our fullest and longest lasting happiness. How can we have hope when we know we will all die? Because Jesus poisoned death to death for you. Piper goes on to describe the kind of person for whom Jesus went to the cross. Continue Reading

Satan Eats Faith for Breakfast

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Satan Eats Faith for Breakfast
In five minutes, John Piper talks about the daily warfare for your faith. With Satan against you, and temptation around every corner, how do you know you will be a believer tomorrow morning? Piper reminds us about the seriousness of Satan’s desire for you and the absolute security we have in Christ. Continue Reading

Satan and Sodomy

John Piper
Satan and Sodomy

The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick…

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What Is Christian Hedonism?

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What Is Christian Hedonism?
What is Christian Hedonism? John Piper has used the short phrase for years to describe how our joy in God makes much of God. In other words, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. In ten minutes, he explains where that idea came from, and why he believes it is biblical. Continue Reading

How Do You Define Joy?

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How Do You Define Joy?
How do you define joy? If someone asks your what true and lasting happiness is, how would you answer. In ten minutes, John Piper offers his definition, and explains each part. This video is the first of a six-part series on the theme of joy in the book of Philippians. Continue Reading

So-Called Same-Sex Marriage

John Piper
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States of America has ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. The Bible is not silent about such decisions. Alongside its clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse stands the indictment of the institutionalization of it. Continue Reading

Peaches in Paradise

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Peaches in Paradise
Elisabeth Elliot died early this morning. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands. Here are three things John Piper will remember and cherish about this remarkable woman and her ministry. Continue Reading