All Resources by John Piper

The Satisfaction That Defeats Sin

John Piper
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.” (John 6:35) What we need to see here is that the essence of…
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Beware of Naïve Assumptions and False Stereotypes

John Piper
We should beware of overly-simple generalizations in dealing with people with same-sex attraction, and we should deepen our analysis of what is really going on in a person’s soul. For example, a woman may be a predatory lesbian and a…
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Grace Is Pardon — and Power!

John Piper
By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored harder than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me. (1…
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Christ Swallows Up Eroticism in Something Much Bigger

John Piper
One panelist at The Gospel Coalition discussions of homosexuality said he knew a dozen joyfully married Christian couples with children, in which one of each couple was formerly gay or lesbian. He said that this does not mean there are…
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The Offense of Fearing Man

John Piper
Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.” (1 Samuel 15:24) Why did Saul obey the people instead of God…
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Homosexuality, Human Relations, and the Challenges to Evangelism

John Piper
Several weeks ago the Leadership Council of The Gospel Coalition met for its annual discussions of current issues and the state of gospel-centered ministry among evangelicals. Of the many panel discussions, the most illuminating to me was the one on…
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How to Plead for Unbelievers

John Piper
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. (Romans 10:1) Paul prays that God would convert Israel. He prays for her salvation! He does not pray for ineffectual influences, but for effectual…
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A Tribute to My Father, on My Last Father’s Day at Bethlehem

John Piper
Today is Father’s Day. I was thinking about my father as I walked to morning prayer on Friday. I remembered one scene most vividly and joyfully. The moment of his death. I was alone with him in his hospital room…
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What Kind of Prayer Pleases God?

John Piper
“This is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” (Isaiah 66:2) The first mark of the upright heart is that it trembles at the Word of the…
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Serve God with Your Thirst

John Piper
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. (2 Corinthians 5:9) What if you discovered (like the Pharisees did), that you had devoted your whole life to trying to please God, but…
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The Honeymoon That Never Ends

John Piper
“As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” (Isaiah 62:5) When God does good to his people it is not so much like a reluctant judge showing kindness to a criminal whom he finds…
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How Much God Wants to Bless You

John Piper
The LORD will again take delight in prospering you. (Deuteronomy 30:9) He does not bless us begrudgingly. There is a kind of eagerness about the beneficence of God. He does not wait for us to come to him. He seeks…
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Ministry Update: John Piper and Scott Anderson in Switzerland

John Piper
Update 6/30 We have received $329,258 of the $300,000 that we needed in order for us to close-out our fiscal year in the black and balance the budget. Thank you for your generous support! The Lord is good, and all
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Who Killed Jesus?

John Piper
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32) One of my friends who used to be a pastor in…
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Speaker Panel: John Piper, Crawford Loritts, Darrin Patrick, Doug Wilson, Ramez Atallah

John Piper, Ramez Atallah, Crawford Loritts, Darrin Patrick, and Douglas Wilson
Time-markers — 00:50 — What is biblical femininity? (Wilson, Patrick) 05:12 — Does Christianity have a feminine feel? (Piper, Loritts, Patrick) 11:25 — How can fathers best care for their daughters? (Wilson, Patrick, Loritts) 15:44 — How do we know…
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God Desires All to Be Saved, and Grants Repentance to Some

John Piper
Put two texts together, and see what you see. “God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (eis epignōsin alētheias)” (1 Timothy 2:4). “God may perhaps grant them repentance leading…
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Help My Unbelief

John Piper
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God
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My Peace I Give To You; Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

John Piper
John 14:25–31, “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your…
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Faith for the Future

John Piper
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. (2 Corinthians 1:20) If “all the promises of God find their Yes in [Jesus],” then to trust him now in the present is to believe that his promises will…
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When Reason Serves Rebellion

John Piper
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!” (Proverbs 22:13) This is not what I expected the proverb to say. I would have expected it to say “The coward says, ‘There is a…
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Prayer Is for Sinners

John Piper
“Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1) God answers the prayers of sinners, not perfect people. And you can become perfectly paralyzed in your praying if you do not focus on the cross and realize this. I could show it…
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Glorify God in Your Body

John Piper
You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:20) “Worship” is the term we use to cover all the acts of the heart and mind and body that intentionally express the infinite worth of…
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We Live by Faith

John Piper
The life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) Faith is a perfect fit with God’s future grace. It corresponds to the…
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Don't Waste Your Life Sentence

John Piper
The Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA, is the largest and historically one of the bloodiest maximum-security prisons in the USA. In 2009, Desiring God and John Piper were invited to Angola to learn about prison life, hear from men…
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