All Resources by John Piper

Ajith Fernando – Through the Eyes of His Son

John Piper

Asiri Fernando has posted a remarkable reflection on the life of his father, Ajith Fernando, who has led Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka for three decades. Though Ajith is two years younger than I, he is one of my…

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What Does Paul Mean: “Christ Will Reconcile to Himself All Things”?

John Piper

Some have used Colossians 1:20 to argue for universalism — that all rebel creatures, including the devil will be reconciled to God in the end and there will be no eternal hell.

Colossians 1:19–20,

In him all the fullness of…

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The Risen Christ — His Peace, Power, and Purpose

John Piper

John 20:19-23,

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with…

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Did Jesus Spend Saturday in Hell?

John Piper

The Apostles’ Creed says, “[He] was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.” There are many meanings given to this phrase. I simply want to ponder the traditional…

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Why I Love Bethlehem College

John Piper

After doing serious church-based higher education for decades, we made it official in 2009 and started Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS). I love what God has put together.

As many of you know, I began my ministry back in 1974…

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Race and the Horrific Frequency of Abortion

John Piper

Tucked away near the bottom, and easily out of sight, is one of the compounded tragedies of abortion. The profoundly disproportionate number of black babies being aborted.

Every child is created in God's image and is knit together by him…

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Race and the Christian

John Piper, Anthony Bradley, and Tim Keller

Time-markers:

John Piper, 4:35
Tim Keller, 26:00
Anthony Bradley, 52:00

Stream or download the Q&A session with John Piper and Tim Keller, moderated by Anthony Bradley.

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I Planted, Apollos Watered, But God Gave the Growth

John Piper

1 Corinthians 3:5–9,

What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who…

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The Mega Millions Lottery Is a Suicidal Craze

John Piper

Tonight a ticket will be chosen worth over half a billion dollars. Lottery agents in New York were selling 1.3 million Mega Millions tickets per hour Thursday.

Officials were expecting to sell about 1.2 billion tickets total before the drawing.

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Transition Questions and Answers from Pastor John for Bethlehem

John Piper

How do you feel about Jason’s candidacy?

I am overjoyed. Both at the process and the person. As I heard the results emerging from the various meetings, there were times when I wept for joy. I thought, “God was actually…

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Bonhoeffer on Abortion

John Piper

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is claimed as a patron saint by theological schools, ranging from God is Dead to evangelical conservatives. Eric Metaxas sees his biography as one step in the rescue of Bonhoeffer from the most bizarre misuses of his thinking.

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The Solid Logic of Heaven Holds

John Piper

Romans 8:28–39,

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the…

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Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Gospel

John Piper
Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Gospel
Seventeen year old Martin was killed on February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida by George Zimmerman. John Piper explains how Christians should think about the tragedy.
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As I Have Loved You, Love One Another

John Piper

John 13:31–38

When [Judas] had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at…

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I Was Warned by Job This Morning

John Piper

I take this as a serious and sober warning to people with significant influence and respected standing in the church and community. Job was a good man. “Blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job…

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John Piper's Senior Sermon at Fuller Seminary

John Piper

This is one of the first sermons John Piper ever preached and is the oldest one on our site. He preached this message from Ephesians 1 as a 25-year-old seminary student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

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One…

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You Cannot Follow Me Now

John Piper
Where the disciples of Jesus couldn't follow immediately.
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What’s the Difference Between Jesus and the Lawyers?

John Piper

Jesus said, “Woe to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers” (Luke 11:46).

How is Jesus different from that? (Be careful.)

Does he…

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Will We Arrive Blameless on the Day of Christ?

John Piper
Will We Arrive Blameless on the Day of Christ?

There is a faith-sustained holiness that Paul wants his converts to have on the day of Christ — the day of his return, when the dead in Christ will be raised (1 Corinthians 15:23). This holiness (which he also calls…

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Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things

John Piper

When Paul looked his own funeral in the face, he said, "My eager expectation and hope that now as always Christ might be magnified in my body whether by life or by death. I want my Lord Jesus to be…

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Don’t Give Up in the Lean Seasons

John Piper

I want to encourage you who are younger in ministry that lean seasons will come, and by grace you can make it through.

A Billy Graham illustration and a personal one.

Sometimes It Rains

We always think of Billy Graham’s…

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