All Resources by John Piper

Steve Jobs: “He Knew the Couple of Things He Wanted to Do”

John Piper

Steve Jobs, the biography by Walter Isaacson, went on sale yesterday. In an interview Isaacson commented on the effect Jobs’ cancer had on his life focus.

He talked a lot to me about what happened when he got sick…

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How the Offspring of Isaac Blesses the Sons of Ishmael

John Piper

I am speaking the truth in Christ — I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit — that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself…

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The Celebrity Factor and Pastoral Ministry

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John Piper tackles the question, "Is it hero worship or holy emulation?" and discusses how he has thought through the subject of celebrity status and pastoral ministry.
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Guidelines for Leading Leadership in Major Decisions

John Piper

I assume in the following that the “Leadership” (board, eldership, pastoral staff, etc.) are of one mind in a shared vision. At Bethlehem Baptist Church, Desiring God, Bethlehem Urban Initiatives, and The Bethlehem Institute, this vision is “We exist

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Jesus Died to End Abortion and Racism

John Piper

Seventeen years ago I linked Martin Luther King Day with Sanctity of Life Sunday for the first time. Since then I have tried to preach a pair of sermons back to back in January — one for the glory of…

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How I Make a Moral Choice

John Piper

At the end of this paper I will give four very practical steps that I take as I enter the arena of each day where I must make moral choices. But more important than my commending to you these steps…

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One of My Teachers Has Died

John Piper

Arthur Holmes was one of two philosophy teachers (the other was Stuart Hackett) who had a significant influence in shaping my mind at Wheaton College. I thank God for him.

I wrote in The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar

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My Experience with Racism and Reformed Theology

John Piper

The Bible and the Reformed faith have been used to defend racism and slavery. But, if you take the long view, in every case, the day came when the very Bible, and the very faith, that had once condoned racism…

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The Laugh of Faith and the Power of Prayer

John Piper

I praise God for Jason Mandryk and his team who put together the seventh edition of Operation World. The subtitle is The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation. Just the other day I was having my world adjusted…

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Proclaiming Christ

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Feel Christ

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Think Christ

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Preach Christ

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Show Christ

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Don't Waste Your Life

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The Pleasure of God in Everything He Does

John Piper

Psalm 135:1-6 —

Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LORD, 2 who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God! 3 Praise the…

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What Would John Stott Say to Us After Our Conference on Missions?

John Piper

Something like this I think:

The highest of missionary motive is neither obedience to the Great Commission (important as that is), nor love for sinners who are alienated and perishing (strong as that incentive is, especially when we contemplate the…

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I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold

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I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep…

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