All Resources by John Piper

The Chronology of the New Testament

John Piper

The aim of studying chronology is to discover the sequence of past events and how much time elapsed between them. It is an important branch of history because to determine the causes and effects of past events — as historians…

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The Great Ministry Killer

John Piper

Money is a great ministry killer. Look at what happened to Israel’s spiritual leaders from top to bottom.

The heads of Jacob give judgment for a bribe;
its priests teach for a price;
its prophets practice divination for money;
yet

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Chosen to Know and Believe and Witness That I Am He

John Piper

Isaiah 43:10–12 —

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there…

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How a Book Is Born

John Piper

Did you ever wonder how a book idea is born in an author’s mind? Here is one way it happened.

The Pleasures of God was published in 1991. The first inkling I had of the conception behind this book came…

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Thank you, Father

John Piper

Thank you, Father, for my life.
Thank you for my precious wife.

Thank you, Father, for my girl.
Thank you for this deep-sea pearl.

Thank you, Father, for my sons,
Fathers, wives, the little ones.

Thank you for the church…

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Rob Not Your Heart of the Deep Sea Joys

John Piper

In the history of the Christian Church there have been few people more eloquent than Charles Spurgeon. That makes his words about silence all the more striking.

Priceless as the gift of utterance may be, the practice of silence in…

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Helping You Sing “Hallelujah” with True Exuberance

John Piper

The English word “hallelujah” is a transliteration of two Hebrew words, "hallelu" and "jah". The first word, "hallelu", is the second person imperative of “praise.” The second word, "jah," is the short form of "Jahweh" (or "Yahweh").

So when we…

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The Glory of God as the Goal of History

John Piper

The two fold question I would like to try to answer is this: What is God's goal or aim in the history of mankind from its beginning at creation to its climax in the new heavens and new earth, and…

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The Supremacy of God in Prayer

John Piper

The following is an unedited transcription of the audio.

Let me begin where we left off last night by trying to clarify one of those key sentences-namely, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

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The Supremacy of God in Missions

John Piper

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Sometimes when I talk about the supremacy of God and I emphasize that with all my heart, people ask me, "What are the roots of that in your life? Where did…

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The Supremacy of God in Preaching

John Piper

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Thank you so much for helping me engage with God already tonight. I love to speak into a worship context. I love to speak to a worshiping people and so thank…

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Get a Holy Ambition — And Skip Adultolescence

John Piper
We live in an age of with many Peter Pans dancing with Tinker Bell in extended adolescence. What we need is a holy ambition.
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Leave Her Alone, Judas, This Is for My Burial

John Piper

Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at…

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How Are the Synoptics “Without Error”?

John Piper

Article One of Bethel's “Affirmation of Faith” reads: “The Bible is. . . without error in the original manuscripts.” There is a wide diversity of opinions about the meaning of “error” in such an affirmation. This is especially the case…

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25 Years of Desiring God

John Piper
Is delight in God optional? Does God make much of us or just himself? Is there an intersection between his glory and my joy?
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Jesus Died to Gather the Children of God

John Piper

John 11:45–57 —

Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So…

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Let the Nations Be Glad! Q&A

John Piper

Time markers:

0:14 — How would you help those considering the missionary call?

5:04 — Did you ever consider long-term cross-cultural missions?

8:45 — How do you awaken a passion for missions in others?

12:49 — How do I care…

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