All Resources by John Piper

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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When Will I Be Satisfied?

John Piper
“I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26) Imagine being able to enjoy what…
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Good News: God Is Happy

John Piper
“ . . . the gospel of the glory of the blessed God” (1 Timothy 1:11) This is a beautiful phrase in 1 Timothy, buried beneath the too-familiar surface of Bible buzzwords. But after you dig it up, it sounds…
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How Well Do You Know God?

John Piper
“Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.” (Job 36:26) It is impossible to know God too well. He is the most important person who exists. And this is because he made…
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How Would You Like to Wear Your Joy?

John Piper
Isaiah prophesies: The ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. “Everlasting joy shall be
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God’s Pleasure to Do You Good

John Piper
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) Jesus will not sit by and let us disbelieve without a fight. He takes up the weapon of the Word and speaks…
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Take Care How You Listen

John Piper
Skillful listening is a non-negotiable skill for everyone who enters a church building on Sunday or plays a sermon through headphones during the week. Scripture calls us not only to consider carefully what sermons we listen to, but also how…
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Heaven’s Relief in the Coming Wrath

John Piper
It is just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant relief to you who are afflicted . . . when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance
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Love Your Enemies

John Piper
This is one of the few statements Jesus made that is readily accepted by believers and skeptics alike. Its authenticity is not seriously questioned and yet it is a revolutionary command. Giving attention to various critical theories, John Piper presents…
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The Powerful Root of Practical Love

John Piper
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. (1 John 3:14) The Bible sometimes makes love the condition of the ongoing and final experience of future grace. It does not mean that…
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Meditate with Me on Isaiah 42:21

John Piper
The Lord was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.” (Isaiah 42:21). God’s righteousness inclines him to make his own instruction great and glorious. “For his righteousness’ sake he magnifies and glorifies…
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Enduring When Obeying Hurts

John Piper
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross. (Hebrews 12:2) What faith performs is sometimes unspeakably hard. In his book Miracle on the River Kwai, Ernest…
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A Hiding Place for the Helpless

John Piper
How abundant is your goodness, which you have . . . worked for those who take refuge in you. (Psalm 31:19) The experience of future grace often hangs on whether we will take refuge in God, or whether we doubt…
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The Fear That Draws Us In

John Piper
“Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” (Exodus 20:20) There is a fear that is slavish and drives us away from God, and…
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The Death Trap Called Covetousness

John Piper
Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. (1 Timothy 6:9) Covetousness can destroy the soul in hell. The reason I am sure…
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I Can Be Content in All Things

John Piper
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) God’s provision of day-by-day future grace enables Paul to be filled or to be hungry, to prosper or suffer, to have abundance or go wanting. “I can do…
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Faith Honors Him Whom It Trusts

John Piper
No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God. (Romans 4:20) I long for God to be glorified in our pursuit of holiness and love. But…
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“There Is No Demilitarized Zone in the Issue of Homosexuality”

John Piper
“There Is No Demilitarized Zone in the Issue of Homosexuality”
All the participants of the panel on homosexuality at The Gospel Coalition Council meetings agreed that we have entered one of the most difficult challenges to a gospel-centered approach to evangelism. The reason is not that the center of the…
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How You Must Fight for Holiness

John Piper
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14) There is a practical holiness without which we will not see the Lord. Many live as if this were not so.…
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What the Star-Tribune Got Right — And Wrong

John Piper
The Star-Tribune article about my sermon this past weekend got it partly right and partly wrong. The part that they got right was that I did not give a public endorsement for any legislation or candidate. But they got two…
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