All Resources by John Piper

Jesus Keeps His Sheep

John Piper
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31–32) Though Peter…
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He Cannot Deny Himself

John Piper
He Cannot Deny Himself
2 Timothy 2:8–19, Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10…
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How to Defy Sinful Desire

John Piper
By faith Moses . . . [left] the fleeting pleasures of sin . . . for he was looking to the reward. (Hebrews 11:24–26) Faith is not content with “fleeting pleasures.” It is ravenous for joy. And the Word of…
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Preach to Yourself

John Piper
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. (Psalm 42:11) We must learn to fight despondency. The fight…
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Models for Combating Discouragement

John Piper
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26) Literally the verb is simply fail: “My flesh and my heart fail!” I am despondent! I am discouraged! But…
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Grace for Every Need

John Piper
Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant. (Psalm 86:16) Future grace is the constant plea of the praying psalmists. They pray for it again and again to meet every need. They leave every…
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His Timing Is Perfect

John Piper
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may find grace for a well-timed help. (Hebrews 4:16) All ministry is in the future — a moment away, or a month, or a year, or…
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God’s Grace in Spiritual Gifts

John Piper
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10) Future grace is “varied grace.” It comes in many colors and shapes and sizes. This is one of…
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The Power to Profess Christ

John Piper
With great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. (Acts 4:33) If our ministry is to witness to Christ tomorrow in some unsympathetic situation, the key…
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Energy for Today’s To-Dos

John Piper
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12–13) God is the decisive worker here. He wills and he works…
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We Work by Grace

John Piper
By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that
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Ministry — More Important Than Life

John Piper
“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus.” (Acts 20:24) According to the New Testament, “ministry”…
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A Baptist Catechism

John Piper
This document is also available in PDF. A Catechism? I. What is a catechism? In 1 Corinthians 14:19 Paul says, "In the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, in order to instruct others, than ten…
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What Moves You to Minister?

John Piper
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:8) Faith has an insatiable appetite for experiencing as…
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Faith Expels Guilt, Greed, and Fear

John Piper
The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5) Faith in God’s grace expels from the heart the sinful powers that hinder love. If we…
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We Experience the Spirit Through Faith

John Piper
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:25) The Spirit came to you the first time when you believed in the blood-bought promises of God. And the Spirit keeps on coming…
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Proud Works vs. Humble Faith

John Piper
“On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’” (Matthew 7:22) Consider the difference between a heart…
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Some Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness

John Piper
When Paul says to put to death the deeds of the body “by the Spirit” (Romans 8:13), I take him to mean that we should use the one weapon in the Spirit’s armor that is used to kill. Namely, the…
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6 Ways Jesus Fought Depression

John Piper
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Matthew 26:37) There were several tactics in Jesus’ strategic battle against despondency. He chose some close friends to be with him. “Taking…
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Saving Faith Loves Forgiveness

John Piper
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32) Saving faith is not merely believing that you are forgiven. Saving faith looks at the horror of sin, and then looks at the…
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Some Foreseen Effects of Legalizing So-Called Same Sex Marriage

John Piper
When I preached on the implications of the legalizing of so-called same sex marriage I said, “Pretending that [marriage] can exist between people of the same sex will send ripple effects of dysfunction and destruction in every direction, most of…
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When Another Christian Hurts You

John Piper
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1) What is the basis of our not holding grudges against Christian brothers and sisters who repent? Our moral indignation at a terrible offense does not…
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How Christ Conquered Bitterness

John Piper
When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. (1 Peter 2:23) No one was more grievously sinned against than Jesus. Every ounce…
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The Presence of the Lamb and the Sufferings of Hell

John Piper
Two of the passages of Scripture that express the unending nature of hell most clearly point to seemingly opposite reasons it will be terrible. One speaks of being “away from the presence of the Lord.” The other speaks of suffering…
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Give God Your Revenge

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) Why is this such a crucial promise in overcoming our bent toward bitterness…
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