All Resources by John Piper

The Joy Project

John Piper
The Joy Project
We want to be happy, and yet we find that we are chronic failures when it comes to finding the kind of joy that will last for more than a fleeting moment. What if the deepest joy that we seek really can’t be found at all?
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God’s Power Will Guard You

John Piper
God’s Power Will Guard You
God is guarding an infinitely valuable inheritance for you in heaven, and guarding you through faith to make sure you receive it. In this lab, John Piper pulls parts several implications from the new birth, explaining the new hope we have, and the sovereign hands that hold us.
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If My Work Can Be Used for Evil, What Should I Do?

John Piper
If My Work Can Be Used for Evil, What Should I Do?
In episode 687, Pastor John gives advice to a Christian developer who is worried that his work will be used for evil in the future.
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The Only Escape from Our Boasting

John Piper
The Only Escape from Our Boasting
In episode 686, we share an excerpt from a 2004 sermon Pastor John preached on what makes the gospel good ultimately.
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Born Again to a Living Hope

John Piper
Born Again to a Living Hope
According to the Bible, every believer in Jesus Christ is born a second time by the Spirit. In this lab, John Piper looks at this beautiful and spectacular mystery, asking what it means and how it happens. He also draws out the implications of serious study of the Bible for our worship.
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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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If My Government Funds Abortions, Why Pay Taxes?

John Piper
If My Government Funds Abortions, Why Pay Taxes?
In episode 685, Pastor John shares a principle that guides him in paying taxes to the government, and his practice behind it.
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If Babies Go to Heaven, Why Oppose Abortion?

John Piper
If Babies Go to Heaven, Why Oppose Abortion?
Do aborted babies go to heaven, even not having the chance to be born? Critics of the pro-life movement say if aborted babies do go to heaven, then why is abortion such a big deal?
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You Are Not Appointed for Wrath

John Piper
You Are Not Appointed for Wrath
Do you have a few, precious, deep, memorized, go-to words of God — verses from the Bible — that will always be there for you when that dreaded phone call comes? All Scripture is profitable in its place and time. But some Scriptures are supremely suited for times when tragedy strikes.
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Is Kim Davis Right to Refuse Marriage Licenses?

John Piper
Is Kim Davis Right to Refuse Marriage Licenses?
In this special weekend episode Pastor John addresses Kim Davis, a county clerk in the state of Kentucky in the news. Is she wrong for not signing same sex marriage licenses?
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How to Engage Culture and Swim Against It

John Piper
How to Engage Culture and Swim Against It
In episode 683, Pastor John explains why Christians should be like dolphins in the ocean of culture and not jellyfish.
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Bought with Blood for Obedience

John Piper
Bought with Blood for Obedience
The Bible stabilizes us in the storms of life by reminding us who we are. In this lab, John Piper highlights our unfathomable relationship to God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — all in the very first words of Peter’s letter. God has ransomed us, set us apart from the world, and made us new.
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Are Comfortable Christians Compromisers?

John Piper
Are Comfortable Christians Compromisers?
In episode 682, Pastor John discusses why he has devoted so much time to the topic of suffering, and how Christians can form a theology of contentment in joy or pain.
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The Love You’ll Never Get from Hollywood

John Piper
In episode 681, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John gave on how God loves us.
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Known by God Before You Were Born

John Piper
Known by God Before You Were Born
When did God know you would be his adopted son or daughter? Peter says that our election is “according to the foreknowledge of God.” In this lab, John Piper asks what it means for God to foreknow us, and then explores the relationship between our election and God’s foreknowledge.
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This Is the Best of Times, And the Worst of Times

John Piper
This Is the Best of Times, And the Worst of Times
Perhaps this is true at every point in the history of a God-ruled, sin-pervaded world. It was true in 1859, and it is true today. Charles Dickens wrote The Tale of Two Cities in 1859. It begins, It was the…
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Hope for Hard Marriages

John Piper
In episode 680, Pastor John counsels a wife who is married to an unbelieving husband.
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Should Energy Drinks Fuel the Christian Life?

John Piper
Should Energy Drinks Fuel the Christian Life?
In episode 679, Pastor John addresses Paul's words in 1 Corinthians in relation to drinking energy drinks. They are lawful, but are they beneficial?
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The Passions That Prevent Adultery

John Piper and Eshon Burgundy
The Passions That Prevent Adultery
New passions, new affections, produce new conduct. I am a Christian Hedonist for theological reasons. I am after people’s affections because all of our behaviors come from this.
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A Letter to Exiles

John Piper
A Letter to Exiles
Peter wrote a letter to Christians facing massive opposition and even persecution for their faith. These believers refused to join in the world’s rebellion against God, and they were mocked and rejected for it. In this lab, John Piper begins a new series through this hope-filled letter to exiles.
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Crucified to the World

John Piper
Crucified to the World
What does it mean for us to die to the world or for the world to die to us (Galatians 6:14)? In this lab, John Piper explains what happens when we belong to Jesus. What kind of new creation are we, and what does that mean for our lives? Piper pulls in several texts to answer difficult questions.
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George Müller Did Not Have the Gift of Faith — Thankfully

John Piper
George Müller Did Not Have the Gift of Faith — Thankfully
George Müller demonstrated greater faith in God and his promises than most people in history, but he did not believe he had been given the gift of faith. He prayed and prayed for his wife to be healed, and yet she died. He preached to himself over her death bed, “Thou art good and doest good.”
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How Often Should We Voice Our Views on Homosexuality Online?

John Piper
How Often Should We Voice Our Views on Homosexuality Online?
In episode 673, Pastor John advises Christians not to spread opinions on social media, but to share Christ exalting convictions about the issues of our day.
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Law-Keeping Cannot Save You

John Piper
Law-Keeping Cannot Save You
People by nature want to boast in their own abilities, efforts, and achievements. Therefore, the cross of Christ is an offense to everyone. In this lab, John Piper looks at why we resist the message of the cross, as well as what the good news of the gospel says to our self-righteousness.
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