All Resources by John Piper

Don’t Ignore the Book

John Piper
Don’t Ignore the Book
In two minutes, John Piper explains why it’s important we read our Bibles in order to glorify God.
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God Has Mercy on Whom He Wills

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God Has Mercy on Whom He Wills

Principle for Bible Reading

At this point in Paul’s argument, he introduces Pharaoh and the awful confrontation between God and the Egyptian leader in Exodus. He uses this history to explain God’s absolute freedom in election, and to show how…

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God Takes Away to Display Christ’s Beauty

John Piper
In episode 625, Pastor John gives one important reason why the Lord gives and takes away in a 2015 sermon.
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Saved Not by Human Will or Effort

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Saved Not by Human Will or Effort
If God is as big and sovereign as we have seen so far in Romans 9, that must have implications for us. In this lab, John Piper explores the question of human free will by examining the absolute sovereignty of God. He also points to a concrete example elsewhere in the New Testament.
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May Grace and Peace Be Multiplied to You

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May Grace and Peace Be Multiplied to You

The apostle Paul starts all of his letters with the prayer that “grace and peace” will come to the reader. But he never uses a verb. He never says, “Grace and peace be to you,” or, “Grace and peace come

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Why Would God Choose Me?

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Why Would God Choose Me?

If someone asked me to explain election, I would start by asking this person to describe to me how he got saved. Tell me how you were converted. To make my question more clear, instead of using the passive “got…

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God Acts for the Sake of His Glory

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God Acts for the Sake of His Glory
Many in Paul’s day were accusing God of being unrighteous in electing some and not others. In this lab, John Piper explains what the righteousness of God is, showing his definition from several texts. In doing so, he shows that God indeed does all he does for the glory of his own name.
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Postmodern Nonsense Meets Palpable Evil

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In episode 620, we share an excerpt from a 2015 sermon Pastor John gave on the evils of this world.
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Is God Just to Choose Some?

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Is God Just to Choose Some?
God’s unconditional election causes many to say that he must be unrighteous. He can’t choose some and not others, and be good and just. In this lab, John Piper begins to address this objection by studying the surface structure of Paul’s argument.
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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.
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The Mystery of Election

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The Mystery of Election
What did it mean for God to “love” Jacob and “hate” Esau, even before they were born? How can God elect some and still be good? In this lab, John Piper narrows in on the question of election, and why it’s good news for those who will believe.
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Blind to the Glory of Sex

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In episode 615, Pastor John discusses the glory of God and spiritual discernment about sex.
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The Emotional Complexity of the Christian Life

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In episode 615, we share an excerpt from a 2015 sermon Pastor John gave explaining the emotional complexity of being a Christian in a fallen world.
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Why God Chooses Whom He Chooses

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Why God Chooses Whom He Chooses
God’s electing love is one of the most challenging realities in the Bible. In this lab, John Piper digs down underneath the doctrine of election to try and understand why God chooses who he chooses. How do the true sons and daughters of God become his children?
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God Wrote a Book (New Video)

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God Wrote a Book (New Video)
Many of us have grown tired or bored with one of the greatest wonders in all the world. God wrote a book, and in this Book he reveals himself to us in all his glory. This new five-minute video will inspire you to run hard after him in the pages of the Bible.
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Has God Called Me to Write?

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In episode 614, Pastor John addresses the calling of writers.
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The Distance Between Head and Heart

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The Distance Between Head and Heart
The felt thought we all long for is rooted in true thoughts and afire with real feeling. Only God can drive your faith in him from your head to your heart, and we learn this from the life of Dostoyevsky.
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Don’t Conversations Illuminate Truth Too?

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In episode 613, Pastor John clarifies his answer to a past question on the process of writing.
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Unless God Gives You God

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Unless God Gives You God

I am not completely sure why the glory of God began to be so central for me.

The roots probably go back farther than I think. My mother and my father quoted 1 Corinthians 10:31 to me as often as…

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Do Bad Ethics Qualify as Heresy?

John Piper
In episode 612, Pastor John discusses heresy and ethics.
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Jacob I Loved, But Esau I Hated

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Jacob I Loved, But Esau I Hated
In Romans 9, Paul wants to show us why we should believe in God’s unconditional election. Isaac and Ishmael were examples in the previous verses, and now Jacob and Esau are presented as better examples. In this lab, John Piper highlights the similarities and differences between these brothers.
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Hope in Heaven Changes Today

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In episode 611, Pastor John recaps his time at The Gospel Coalition’s 2015 conference.
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