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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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Does Joy Die in Sorrow?

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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.
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Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest

John Piper
Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest
This morning I was one of several thousand people who gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, to say to Planned Parenthood that killing children is not an acceptable response to crisis pregnancies. And to say to our government that killing children should not be funded by tax dollars. Among other things.
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The Passions That Prevent Adultery

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The Passions That Prevent Adultery
In three minutes, John Piper explains how God cures our heart’s broken desires for sin. When the Bible calls us to live like Christ, it doesn’t merely give us a set of commands. It presents us with something compelling and captivating that changes our minds, and then our hearts.
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Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation

John Piper
Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation
Join us this Saturday morning, August 22, 9:00–11:00 AM, at one of the three hundred protest gatherings at Planned Parenthood sites across the nation. Find the one nearest you, and stand with us to say, “Killing unborn human beings is not an acceptable answer to crisis pregnancies.”
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How Does Joy Overflow in Love?

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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.
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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.
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Why Don’t You Like the Christians You Know?

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Why Don’t You Like the Christians You Know?
In three minutes, John Piper asks why so many Christians don’t enjoy other Christians. In fact, many of us, if honest, would rather spend time with their nonbelieving friends. Piper gives us all two important and practical questions to ask about our feelings toward other believers in our lives.
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Do We Have to Enjoy God to Believe?

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Do We Have to Enjoy God to Believe?
If joy is so critical to the Christian life, then how does it relate to saving faith? Is it the happy product of faith, or is it an essential piece of all saving faith? In eight minutes, John Piper explores the relationship between our faith in Jesus and our joy in him.
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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.
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What Is the Secret of Joy in Suffering?

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What Is the Secret of Joy in Suffering?
How are Christians supposed to rejoice when there is so much wrong in the world and in our lives? Paul makes it clear that joy is not optional for the believer, and that we will suffer if we follow Christ. In eight minutes, John Piper uncovers the secret to unshakeable joy in pain and loss.
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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.
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A Call to Teenagers to Be Free

John Piper
A Call to Teenagers to Be Free
I am writing for the liberation of teenagers. I write to challenge teenagers to “live as people who are free” (1 Peter 2:16). Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity. To put it another way, I am calling teenagers to a radical, wartime lifestyle.
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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.
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Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?

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Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?
In five minutes, John Piper describes the beauty and wonder of a never-ending life in God’s presence. When you think about spending a trillion years in heaven, does that hope feel satisfying or boring?
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The Stampede of Secularism Will Not Stop Conversions

John Piper
The Stampede of Secularism Will Not Stop Conversions

A few weeks ago, I was talking with some pastors in England. In spite of the fact that Britain has been outpacing the United States in the usual signs of secularization, one of the pastors said that developments in the…

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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.
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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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May Grace and Peace Be Multiplied to You

John Piper
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?

John Piper
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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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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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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The Distance Between Head and Heart

John Piper
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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What Is Christian Unity?

John Piper
What Is Christian Unity?
What brings Christians together in real, significant, and biblical ways? Not all unity between Christians is truly Christian. John Piper unfold four things that mark true, healthy Christian unity, and lists implications for how we live and love today.
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