All Resources by John Piper

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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Learning from John Stott’s Godly Ambition

John Piper
Today is John Stott’s first birthday in heaven. Coming toward the end of my (32-year) ministry as Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church, I read Alister Chapman’s new biography of John Stott with special interest. I wanted…
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Children of a Singing God

John Piper
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mark 14:26) Can you hear Jesus singing? Was he a bass or a tenor? Was there a down-home twang to his voice? Or was there…
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Reflections on the Life of Isaac Newton

John Piper
This audio was recorded at a Friday morning devotional gathering of Desiring God staff.
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You Were Made for God

John Piper
For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself. (1 Samuel 12:22) The name of God often refers to his reputation, his fame…
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Paul’s Salvation Was for You

John Piper
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. (1 Timothy 1:16) Paul’s conversion was…
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My Future at Desiring God

John Piper
Dear Friends, This has been a season of transition at both Bethlehem and Desiring God. In both cases I feel more carried along than pushing or pulling. God is manifestly moving. May the Lord give me grace to stay in…
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The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

John Piper
Your sins are forgiven. (Luke 7:48) A woman comes to Jesus in a Pharisee’s house weeping and washing his feet. No doubt she felt shame as the eyes of Simon communicated to everyone present that this woman was a sinner…
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Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works

John Piper
John 14:12–14, Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my…
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Earnestness in Preaching (and Life)

John Piper
Earnestness is the demeanor that corresponds to the weight of the subject matter of preaching — and life. The opposite of earnest is not joyful, but trivial, flippant, frivolous, chipper. It is possible to be earnest and have elements of…
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Seek Your City’s Good

John Piper
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, “Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens, and eat their produce. . . .
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Five Reasons to Be Fearless

John Piper
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) The reason God wants us not to be afraid concerning money and things is because that would magnify five great things about…
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The Key to Radical Love

John Piper
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who
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Afraid to Stray

John Piper
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! (Psalm 31:19) Consider two important truths in…
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A Future for Failures

John Piper
“Do not be afraid; you have done all this evil. Yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver,
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God, Touch Our Hearts

John Piper
Saul also went to his home at Gibeah, and with him went men of valor whose hearts God had touched. (1 Samuel 10:26) Just think of what is being said in this verse. God touched them. Not a wife. Not…
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Embracing Jesus

John Piper
This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our
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Mercy for Today

John Piper
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22–23) God’s mercies are new every morning because each day only has enough mercy in…
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Don’t Be Like the Mule

John Piper
Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. (Psalm 32:9) Picture God’s people as a farmyard of all sorts of animals. God cares…
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Pray for His Fame

John Piper
“Pray then like this: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9) Dozens of times Scripture says that God does things “for his name’s sake.” But if you ask what is really moving the heart of God in…
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