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Articles by John Piper

A Song from Romans 12:7-8

John Piper

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7 if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8 the one who exhorts…

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The Sovereignty of God and Prayer

John Piper
If God ordains all things and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying that anything happen?
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The Unparalleled Passion of Jesus Christ

John Piper

If Christians were not so familiar with these things because of 2000 years of tradition and liturgy, they might feel how utterly unlikely it was that this death would be the basis of a world-transforming faith. How could it be…

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Brothers, Pray for the Seminary!

John Piper

We cannot overemphasize the importance of our seminaries in shaping the theology and spirit of the churches and denominations and missionary enterprise. The tone of the classrooms and teachers exerts profound effect on the tone of our pulpits. What the…

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Books That Have Influenced Me Most

John Piper
What kind of reading has made the biggest difference for John Piper?
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Good English With Minimal Translation: Why Bethlehem Uses the ESV

John Piper

Why I would like to see the English Standard Version become the most common Bible of the English-speaking church, for preaching, teaching, memorizing, and study.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD…

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A Letter to the Suffering Saints in Beslan, Russia

John Piper

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ who lost loved ones in Beslan

We at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, extend our heart-aching sympathy to all of you who have wept over the pain and loss of these recent…

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Are There Two Wills in God?

John Piper
If God wants everyone to be saved, why does he choose that some won't be?
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How Does a Sovereign God Love?

John Piper

Reading Thomas Talbott's article "On predestination reprobation, and the love of God" (RJ, Feb., 1983) brought back a grievous experience I had when some of George MacDonald's sermons were published in 1976 (Creation in Christ). I had relished three of…

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Christian Hedonism

John Piper

(Read a condensed version of this article.) 

If you must, forgive me for the label. But don't miss the truth because you don't like my tag. My shortest summary of it is: God is most glorified in us when

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Did Christ Die for Us or for God?

John Piper
The root reason for why the cross is folly to the world is that it means the end of human self-exaltation.
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Jesus' Finest Hour—His Last

John Piper
There was a kind of God-forsakenness on the cross, but the abandonment was not final.
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Don't Waste Your Life Tract

John Piper

Since September 11, 2001, I have seen more clearly than ever how essential it is to exult explicitly in the excellence of Christ crucified for sinners and risen from the dead. Christ must be explicit in…

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Answering Greg Boyd's Openness of God Texts

John Piper

#1 Hezekiah's Repentance and 15 Added Years

Isaiah 38:1-5

In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order,
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Viewing History

John Piper
John Piper reviews a book about the Christian approach to understanding history.
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How Dead People Do Battle with Sin

John Piper

Carved in the bark of every tree in the garden of God are the words, "If it dies it bears much fruit" (John 12:24). Three words are branded into the flesh of every Christian: "YOU ... HAVE DIED" (Colossians…

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What the New Testament Church Prayed For

John Piper

They called on God to vindicate his people in their cause.
And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7).

They called on God to save unbelievers.

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A Handbook of Enemy Strategies

John Piper
A wartime mindset must include shrewd knowledge of Satan's tactics.
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What God Requires, Christ Provides

John Piper and Justin Taylor
What God expects regarding human law-keeping, Christ accomplishes by becoming our substitute.
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How Shall We Fight for Joy?

John Piper

1. Realize that authentic joy in God is a gift.

2. Realize that joy must be fought for relentlessly.

3. Resolve to attack all known sin in your life.

4. Learn the secret of gutsy guilt - how to fight…

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