All Resources by John Piper

The Seminary of Suffering

John Piper
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) This is God’s universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in self and the world. I have…
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The Danger of Drifting

John Piper
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. (Hebrews 2:1) We all know people that this has happened to. There is no urgency. No vigilance. No focused listening or considering…
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Sickness, Sin, or Sabotage

John Piper
Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. (2 Corinthians 12:8) All of life, if it is lived earnestly by faith in the pursuit of God’s glory and the salvation of others, is like…
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Radical Recompense

John Piper
“Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in
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Legislating Morality for Women in the Seventh Century

John Piper
As Dana Robert tells the story of the conversion of the Irish, lessons abound for our day. For example, here is a paragraph about the effect of Christianity on the condition of women in the seventh century. Although little is…
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Possible with God

John Piper
“I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice.” (John 10:16) God has a people in every people group. He will call them with Creator power. And…
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A Poem on Hebrews 3:13

John Piper
"Lest You Be Hardened" Hebrews 3:13 Your thoughts, your words, your ways      Are high, So far above my place      That I  Sometimes perceive your broad      Daylight— Your brilliant blue, your sun—     As night. You love…
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"Lest You Be Hardened"

John Piper
"Lest You Be Hardened" Hebrews 3:13 Your thoughts, your words, your ways      Are high, So far above my place      That I  Sometimes perceive your broad      Daylight— Your brilliant blue, your sun—     As night. You love…
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Medicine for the Missionary

John Piper
“All things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27) Sovereign grace is the spring of life for the Christian Hedonist. For what the Christian Hedonist loves best is the experience of the sovereign grace of God filling him and overflowing for…
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The Great Missionary Hope

John Piper
Even when we were dead in our trespasses, [God] made us alive together with Christ — by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:5) The great missionary hope is that when the gospel is preached in the power of the…
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Grace Now and Then

John Piper
Grace to you . . . Grace be with you. (Paul’s letters) Without exception the apostle Paul begins and ends each of his thirteen New Testament letters by blessing his Christian readers with future grace. What he usually says at…
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The Power of Knowing

John Piper
“…And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32) It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right. For example: Right
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Eight Resolutions on Aging

John Piper
Even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me. (Psalm 71:18) I do not want to be a grumpy old man. God threatens terrible things to those who grumble (Psalm 106:25–26). Murmuring dishonors God who promises…
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The Great Story and the Single Verse

John Piper
In my neck of the Christian woods, words like narrative, meta-narrative, story, storyline, biblical theology, and big picture abound. I would like to sound a note that may encourage some who, like me, may wonder how this language works to…
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Christ Is Like Sunlight

John Piper
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature. (Hebrews 1:3) Jesus relates to God the way radiance relates to glory, or the way the rays of sunlight relate to the sun. Keep…
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God’s Final, Decisive Word

John Piper
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son . . . (Hebrews 1:1–2) The last days begin with…
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Hedonism for Husbands and Wives

John Piper
Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:24–25) There is a pattern of love…
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The Mystery of Marriage

John Piper
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24) When God engaged to create man and woman and to ordain the union of marriage, he…
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Prayer’s First Priority

John Piper
“Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9) In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches that the first priority in praying is to ask that our heavenly Father’s name be hallowed. Notice that this is…
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The Blazing Center, Part 8

John Piper
Watch the other sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7
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The Blazing Center, Part 7

John Piper
Watch the other sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 8
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The Blazing Center, Part 6

John Piper
Watch the other sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 7 Part 8
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The Blazing Center, Part 5

John Piper
Watch the other sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
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The Blazing Center, Part 4

John Piper
Watch the other sessions: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
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