All Resources by John Piper

The Happy God

John Piper
Sound doctrine [is] in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the [happy] God (1 Timothy 1:10–11) A great part of God’s glory is his happiness. It was inconceivable to the apostle Paul that God could be denied infinite…
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Speaker Panel

John Piper, Kevin DeYoung, Russell Moore, Ed Welch, and Jarvis Williams
This message appears as a chapter in Acting the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification. The following is a lightly edited transcript of the panel discussion. David Mathis’s questions are in italics. Jarvis, thank you
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Justice Will Be Done

John Piper
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19) All of you have been wronged at one time or another. Most of…
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Slow Dying

John Piper
The hill of dying, not of death,      Is steeper, And all the climbers gashed. On hands and knees, I take a breath,      A creeper, Barely moving, slashed. And though the door of death is shut,       The keeper…
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Content with Weakness

John Piper
Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. (Luke 22:3) Here is suffering that is coming from “hostility from sinners.” This means that Satan has a hand in it, just as he did in…
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"All Men Desire Happiness" Can Be Confusing

John Piper
When Blaise Pascal1 and Jonathan Edwards2  (and I3) say that all human beings desire happiness we say something true and, for some, misleading. Here’s the problem. Happiness (I’m not distinguishing it from joy) is an…
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Slow Dying

John Piper
The hill of dying, not of death,      Is steeper, And all the climbers gashed. On hands and knees, I take a breath,      A creeper, Barely moving, slashed. And though the door of death is shut,       The keeper…
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Joy Unbound

John Piper
“I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26) Imagine being able to enjoy what…
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Absolute, Sovereign, Almighty Love

John Piper
“The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.” (Exodus 34:6) God abounds in steadfast love and faithfulness. Two images come to my mind: The heart of God is like…
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God Isn’t Gloomy

John Piper
The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. (Psalm 33:10–11) “Our God is in the heavens…
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The All-Satisfying Object

John Piper
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) The quest for pleasure is not even optional, but commanded (in the Psalms): “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you…
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Finish the Mission

John Piper and David Mathis
This is no ordinary missions book. The theme isn't new, but the approach is refreshing and compelling, as contributors David Platt, Louie Giglio, Michael Ramsden, Ed Stetzer, Michael Oh, David Mathis, and John Piper take up the mantle of the…
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Esther

John Piper
Having proven himself as a poet, John Piper has written another masterpiece, retelling the story of Esther. This two-part poem begins with Mordecai talking with his teenage cousin Hadassah (Esther), whom he is raising. He explains how her grandfather had…
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This Momentary Marriage

John Piper
The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is gargantuan. In this book, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church.
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The Most Liberating Discovery

John Piper
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. (Philippians 3:1) No one had ever taught me that God is glorified by our joy in him. That joy in God is the very thing that makes praise an honor to God, and…
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Prelude to Acting the Miracle: Putting Sanctification in Its Place

John Piper
This message appears as a chapter in Acting the Miracle: God’s Work and Ours in the Mystery of Sanctification. 1) What Is Sanctification? The English word sanctify or sanctification is built on the Latin word sanctus, which means…
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Make War with Unbelief

John Piper
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6) When I am anxious about getting old, I battle unbelief with the promise, “Even to…
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Our Good Is His Glory

John Piper
“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6) One common objection to Christian Hedonism is…
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Apart from Preaching

John Piper
You were dead in your trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:1) God is not unjust. No one will be condemned for not believing a message he has never heard. Those who have never heard the gospel will be judged by their…
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Eye-Opening Mission

John Piper
“Rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear
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Two Part Harmony

John Piper
The man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold
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Pursue the Reward

John Piper
“Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.” (Luke 12:33) Is it true…
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The Power of a Superior Promise

John Piper
I shall walk in freedom, for I have sought your precepts. (Psalm 119:45) An essential element of joy is freedom. None of us would be happy if we were not free from what we hate and free for what we…
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Live Confident in God’s Power

John Piper
The immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe . . . (Ephesians 1:19) The omnipotence of God means eternal, unshakable refuge in the everlasting glory of God no matter what happens on this earth. And that confidence is…
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