All Resources by John Piper

What We Were Made For

John Piper
Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God. (1 Peter 3:18) The gospel is the enjoyment of fellowship with God himself. This is made explicit here in 1 Peter 3:18 in…
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God Forgives and Is Still Fair

John Piper
The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die. (2 Samuel 12:13–14) This is outrageous. Uriah is…
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All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God, Continue in It

John Piper
2 Timothy 3:14–17, But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to…
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3 Examples of Fighting Faith

John Piper
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power. (2 Thessalonians 1:11) When Paul says that…
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He Came for Sinners

John Piper
“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32) God is not only a God of terrible holiness and wrath; he is also a God rich in mercy. And so he sent his Son into…
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My Soul Thirsts for God

John Piper
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? (Psalm 42:1–2) What makes this so beautiful and…
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The Different Tenses of Grace

John Piper
We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be
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Have Mercy on Me, O God

John Piper
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1) Three times: “Have mercy,” “according to your steadfast love,” and “according to your abundant mercy.” This is what…
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If You Are Old, Don’t Hold Back

John Piper
I write this to encourage old people to come boldly to Christ. Come and offer him what remains of your life. Come with grateful confidence that he will receive you and gladly help you use the rest of your life…
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The End of the Gospel

John Piper
Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son,
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Ruler of All Nature

John Piper
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. (Proverbs 16:33) In modern language we would say, “The dice are rolled on the table and every play is decided by God.” There are no…
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When a Lover of Good Thinks About Evil

John Piper
2 Timothy 3:1–13, But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 heartless, unappeasable…
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The Point of Creation

John Piper
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27) God made humans in his image so that the world would be filled with reflectors of…
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Jesus Bought Your Endurance

John Piper
“This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” (Luke 22:20) What that means is that the new covenant, promised most explicitly in Jeremiah 31 and 32, was secured and sealed by the blood…
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10 Things “Yahweh” Means

John Piper
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my
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As Secure As God Is Faithful

John Piper
Those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Romans 8:30) Between eternity past in God’s predestination, and eternity future in God’s glorification, none is lost.…
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Why You Have a Body

John Piper
For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:20) God did not create the physical-material universe willy-nilly. He had a purpose, namely, to add to the ways his glory is externalized and made…
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Afraid of Death No More

John Piper
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who
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Sanctification in the Everyday

John Piper
How does the cross and victory of Jesus affect your everyday sanctification Over the past 30 years John Piper has preached several messages that equip listeners to apply the Bible in their daily lives. Stretching three decades, this e-book includes…
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Our Weakness Reveals His Worth

John Piper
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9) God’s design for suffering is that it magnifies Christ’s worth and power. This is grace, because the greatest joy of Christians is to…
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Why Was Jesus Unintimidated by Pilate?

John Piper
Ponder with me the lesson of Pilate’s authority over Jesus. Pilate said to Jesus, “You will not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release you and authority to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You…
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Suffering That Crushes Faith

John Piper
“They have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.” (Mark 4:16–17) The faith of some is broken instead of built by suffering. Jesus…
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Suffering That Strengthens Faith

John Piper
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2–3) Strange as it may seem, one of the primary purposes of being shaken by…
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God’s Plan for Martyrs

John Piper
They were each given a white robe and told to rest a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. (Revelation 6:11) …
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Why We Don’t Lose Heart

John Piper
Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16) Paul can’t see the way he used to (and there were no glasses). He can’t hear the way he used to…
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