All Resources by John Piper

Jesus: Mediator of a Better Covenant, Part 1

John Piper
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would
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Why Does the Truth of Hell Rise to Watershed Significance?

John Piper

If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life,
he was thrown into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15).

Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations!” (Revelation 15:3).

My

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Let Jesus Argue With Your Soul About Being Anxious

John Piper

We should be slow to treat Jesus as if he doesn’t know what he is doing. He is not naïve in the way he deals with our anxiety. In Matthew 6:25-34 he tells us three times not to be anxious…

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Why Does Bethlehem Exist?

John Piper

Bethlehem exists to reassert God’s rightful place in all of life.

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What Happens in the New Birth? Part 2

John Piper

Being born again is not the improvement of your old nature but the creation of a new one.

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How Do the Nations Rage in Vain?

John Piper

Quoting Psalm 2, the early church in Acts 4 prays in a way that shows how the rage and plotting of God’s enemies are in vain.

Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of…

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The Works of God and the Worship of Jesus

John Piper

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his…

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Pour Out Your Indignation Upon Them

John Piper

How are we to understand the psalms that call down curses on others?

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How Do I Think About Tweeting? — A Response to John Mayer

John Piper

I began tweeting in 2009, and explained why in a blog post. Now, two years into it, do I think it’s a good idea?

Let me answer that by responding to a confession by musician, singer-songwriter, John Mayer. A…

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The Inevitability of “Gendercide” and Its Other Deadly Effects

John Piper

163,000,000 unborn baby girls have been killed in Asia over the last three decades. That’s more than the entire female population of the United States.

Aside from the mounting up of blood-guilt, and the treasonous shredding of God’s image, the…

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Strengthen Each Other's Hands in God

John Piper
God has ordained that we be related to other believers in such a way that we can help each other fight the fight of faith successfully day in and day out until the end.
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Hallowing God's Name in Public Life

John Piper

Time markers for the questions:

18:25 — Would you agree with the definition that "righteousness seeks the good of the community?" How do you define righteousness?

23:57 — How do developing countries counter the prosperity gospel?

27:46 — How can…

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What Does It Mean to Serve God?

John Piper

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). What does that mean?

  • It means to do what he says in a way that makes him look supremely valuable in himself.
  • It means to submit to…
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Christ Died to Sin and Lives to God

John Piper

“The death he died he died to sin, once for all,
but the life he lives he lives to God”
(Romans 6:10).

How are sin and God coordinate in this text? Died to sin. Lives to God.

Sin causes death…

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Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager

John Piper
Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager
A teenager in John Piper’s church wrote him for advice about life in general, and identity in particular. Here is the letter he wrote to them, including memories from his teenage years.
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Is God for Us or for Himself?

John Piper

God is the one Being in all the universe for whom seeking his own praise is the ultimately loving act. For him self-exaltation is the highest virtue.

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God Strengthens Us by the Gospel

John Piper
God Strengthens Us by the Gospel

God uses his gospel to strengthen believers so that they will persevere in faith and draw all attention to his glory.

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Does God Lie?

John Piper
Is God completely truthful if he ordains lies?
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Indulge My Effusive Overflow for a Dead Friend

John Piper

I read Jonathan Edwards’ sermon, “Christ’s Agony.” Stunning. I could not stop till I was done. So penetrating. So full of wine from the crushing and wringing of these grape-texts. So many questions posed. Such answers!

It is…

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