All Resources by John Piper

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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All Hostile to God

John Piper
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death. (Colossians 1:21-22) The best news in all the world is that our alienation from God…
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Dependable in the Mundane

John Piper
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) One of the most powerful testimonies to the all-sufficiency of future grace is the “faith principle” that has governed…
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If Anyone Loves Me He Will Keep My Word

John Piper
Loving Jesus is not a matter of doing excellent things. It’s a matter of delighting in an excellent Savior.
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What Makes God Proud

John Piper
But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (Hebrews 11:16) I want very much for God…
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Faith for the Impossible

John Piper
He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. (Romans 4:20–21) Paul has in mind a special reason why faith glorifies God’s future grace. Simply…
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Who Are the Children of Abraham?

John Piper
“In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3) You who hope in Christ and follow him in the obedience of faith are Abraham’s descendants and heirs of his covenant promises. God said to Abraham in…
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The Faith That Magnifies Grace

John Piper
I do not nullify the grace of God. (Galatians 2:21) When I lost my footing as a little boy in the undertow at the beach, I felt as if I were going to be dragged to the middle of the…
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The Gain of Serving God

John Piper
“They shall be servants to him, that they may know my service and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.” (2 Chronicles 12:8) Serving God is utterly different from serving anyone else. God is extremely jealous that we understand…
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Something to Boast About

John Piper
For by grace you have been saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) The New Testament correlates faith and grace to make sure that we do not boast in what grace alone achieves. One of the most familiar examples goes like this…
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Hope for More Than Unconditional Love

John Piper
If you only hope for unconditional love from God, your hope is great, but too small. Unconditional love from God is not the sweetest experience of his love. The sweetest experience is when his love says: “I have made you…
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When God Goes Against His Will

John Piper
But they would not listen to the voice of their father, for it was the will of the LORD to put them to death. (1 Samuel 2:25) There are three implications of this text for our lives. 1) It is…
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The Payout for Patience

John Piper
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive.” (Genesis 50:20) The story of Joseph in Genesis 37–50 is a great lesson in why…
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Authentic vs. Phony Faith

John Piper
Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:28) The question before us all is: Are…
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Strength to Wait

John Piper
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy. (Colossians 1:11) Strength is the right word. The apostle Paul prayed for the church at Colossae, that they would be “strengthened…
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God’s Design in Detours

John Piper
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17) Have you ever wondered what God is doing while you are looking in…
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The Bedrock of Your Assurance

John Piper
God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit. (2 Thessalonians 2:13) Dozens of passages in the Bible speak of our final salvation (though not our election) as conditional upon a changed heart and life…
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Is Christ Worth It?

John Piper
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross
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Jesus Knows His Sheep

John Piper
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them.” (John 10:27) Jesus knows those who are his. What is this knowledge? John 10:3 is a close parallel to verse 27. It says, “The sheep hear his voice, and he calls…
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My Response to the Vote on Jason Meyer

John Piper
Last night, in a special All-Church-Strategy Meeting, 792 of Bethlehem’s members gathered at 7 PM and voted 784 to 8 to confirm God’s call on Jason Meyer to take hold of the baton that I have carried for the last…
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God Works for You

John Piper
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
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How to Hate Your Life

John Piper
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in
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What Makes Jesus Rejoice

John Piper
In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father,
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