All Resources by John Piper

Finally Alive, Preface

John Piper

This particular resource is not available in English.

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The Prison Gates Opened of Their Own Accord—Really?

John Piper
The Prison Gates Opened of Their Own Accord—Really?

One of the great benefits of vacation is that there are no deadlines for being done with devotions. I can start and go as long as I want. If the Bible plan says four chapters (which it does), I can…

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My Abandoned Life for Your Abundant Life

John Piper

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the…

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The Gospel and Sanctification (Part 1)

John Piper
John Piper discusses the differences between the doctrines of sanctification and justification.
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I and the Father Are One

John Piper

At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long…

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Put Strong Pillars Under Your Case for the Unbelieving Poor

John Piper

I only bring this up because I want the church to care more not less about the suffering that comes from poverty. Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering. And “all suffering” includes the miseries of unbelievers who live…

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A 30-Year-Old Dream I Have Outlived By One Year

John Piper

I’ve outlived my 1981 dream by one year. I was still in my first year as pastor at Bethlehem and I was fighting discouragement. My dream on that early May morning was

to come to the end of my life

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J. C. Ryle, Holiness, and Bible Density

John Piper

I am immersed in J. C. Ryle because I plan to give a biographical study of his life and thought at the Desiring God pastors’ conference next January. He was a 19th century, evangelical, Anglican bishop of Liverpool. One thing…

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The Bible Is Infinitely Valuable

John Piper

It was a high privilege to speak at a banquet last July celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Version and the 10th anniversary of the English Standard Version. I called the talk “The Infinite Worth of the Word…

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The Logic of Fearlessness

John Piper

Paul told the Philippians that living worthy of the gospel of Christ meant fearlessness before enemies.

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ . . . not frightened in anything by your opponents (Philippians…

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Ramadan: Praying for a Precious Sense of Emptiness

John Piper

How do the words of Jesus guide us in praying for Muslims during Ramadan (August 1–29)? One of the aims of fasting during Ramadan is that Muslims aim to bring greater focus to their worship of Allah.

A Question With

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The Infinite Worth of the Word of God

John Piper

Evangelicals believe — indeed most Christians through history have believed — that since the original writings of the Bible in Greek and Hebrew have been faithfully preserved, and the translation faithfully rendered, we hold in our hands the very word…

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When Does God Swear?

John Piper

God swears by his own name in order to give his people unwavering confidence in his promises.

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Don’t Provoke Your Teenage Children to Anger

John Piper

Children, including teenagers, should treat their parents with respect (Ephesians 6:2). But it cuts both ways. “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger” (Ephesians 6:4). Of course children can get angry for no good reason. But the point is…

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There is a Global Gladness to Be Had

John Piper

I assume you are like me. I know (in my head) that my joy enlarges with significant engagement in world missions. But I drift away from this engagement and this joy. It takes a biography or a message or a…

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God So Loved the World, Part 1

John Piper

In John 3:16, seven of the greatest realities in existence are packed into one sentence.

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Your Job as Ministry

John Piper

How you do your job is an essential part of Christian discipleship.

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Eternal Security Is a Community Project

John Piper
It's the cavalier Christians who need to be worried about their standing.
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