All Resources by John Piper

Ideas Have Consequences

John Piper
The aim of our charge is love. (1 Timothy 1:5) Victor Frankl was imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau during the Second World War. As a Jewish professor of neurology and psychiatry he became world renowned…
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At the Bottom of It All

John Piper
In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1:4–5) The experience of Charles Spurgeon is not beyond the ability of any ordinary Christian. Spurgeon (1834–1892) was a contemporary…
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Why We Should Love Our Enemies

John Piper
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27) There are two main reasons why Christians should love their enemies and do good to them. One is that it reveals something of the way God is. God…
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Go on to the Meal

John Piper
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalm 34:8) To you who say you have never tasted the glory of God, I say, you have tasted many of its appetizers. Have you ever looked up? Have you ever…
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La historia de Ian y Larissa

John Piper
Estimados amigos, Deseando a Dios existe para ayudar a gente de todas partes a comprender y aceptar la verdad de que Dios es más glorificado en nosotros cuando estamos más satisfechos en él. Y yo agregaría, sobre todo en el…
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A People for His Name

John Piper
“Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name.” (Acts 15:14) It is scarcely possible to overemphasize the centrality of the fame of God in motivating the mission of the church. …
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What It Means to Love God

John Piper
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the
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The Story of Ian & Larissa

John Piper
Being satisfied in God (or anything) always seems easier when all is going well. But when things you love are being stripped out of your hands, then the test is real.
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Pleased with His Precepts

John Piper
I delight to do your will, O my God. (Psalm 40:8) How does being born of God make the commandments of God a delight rather than a burden? The apostle John says, “This is the victory that has overcome the…
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Don’t Serve God

John Piper
The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. (2 Chronicles 16:9) What is God looking for in the world? Assistants? No. The gospel…
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Truer Knowledge Brings Greater Joy

John Piper
And all the people went their way . . . to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them. (Nehemiah 8:12) The only joy that reflects the worth of God and overflows in God-glorifying…
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Seven Sources of Joy

John Piper
In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy. (2 Corinthians 7:4) What is extraordinary about Paul is how unbelievably durable his joy was when things weren’t going well. Where did this come from? First of all it was taught…
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A Dangerous Motive

John Piper
Who has given a gift to [God] that he might be repaid? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. (Romans 11:35–36) When it comes to obedience, gratitude is a dangerous…
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How to Ask Forgiveness

John Piper
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins. (1 John 1:9) I recall hearing one of my professors in seminary say that one of the best tests of a person’s theology was the effect it has on one’s…
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I Don’t Think So, Doug

John Piper
Doug Wilson, in a recent blog titled “Paul on Divorce and Remarriage,” says 1 Corinthians 7:28 permits a divorced man to remarry. I don’t think that’s what Paul is saying. 1 Corinthians 7:27–28 says, “Are you bound to…
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God Demonstrates His Love

John Piper
God shows [demonstrates] his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) Notice that “demonstrates” is present tense and “died” is past tense. The present tense implies that this demonstrating is an…
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C. S. Lewis on the Temporary Importance of Fear

John Piper
I think that when we are sinless we will still fear God in the sense of reverential, trembling awe — as when we stand on a peak before vast stretches of unscalable cliffs. And we will also fear, I suppose…
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Dirty Rags No More

John Piper
We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. (Isaiah 64:6) It is true that any shortcoming of God’s law offends against his perfect holiness and makes us liable to…
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Old Shocks in Getting Ready for Romania, Switzerland, and Germany

John Piper
I have been preparing for ministry in Romania, Switzerland and Germany. One of the messages I am to give is “What is Gospel-Centered Ministry?” I have let my mind run back over the decades of preaching about this. One message…
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Fifteen Tactics for Joy

John Piper
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) How shall we fight for joy? Realize that authentic joy in God is a…
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The Day Is at Hand

John Piper
The night is far gone; the day is at hand. (Romans 13:12) This is a word of hope to suffering Christians. It’s a word of hope to Christians who hate their own sin and long to be done with sinning…
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The Great Exchange

John Piper
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed. (Romans…
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