All Resources by John Piper

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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Talk to Your Tears

John Piper
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. (Psalm 126:5–6) There is nothing sad about…
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You Cannot Lose in the End

John Piper
“You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can” (Matthew 27:65). When Jesus was dead and buried, with a big stone rolled against the tomb, the Pharisees came to Pilate and asked for permission to…
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Ajith Fernando – Through the Eyes of His Son

John Piper
Asiri Fernando has posted a remarkable reflection on the life of his father, Ajith Fernando, who has led Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka for three decades. Though Ajith is two years younger than I, he is one of my…
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The Great King’s Wine

John Piper
We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15) I have never heard anyone say, “The really…
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What Does Paul Mean: “Christ Will Reconcile to Himself All Things”?

John Piper
Some have used Colossians 1:20 to argue for universalism — that all rebel creatures, including the devil will be reconciled to God in the end and there will be no eternal hell. Colossians 1:19–20, In him all the fullness of…
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What Is Well-Placed Shame?

John Piper
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. (Romans…
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Talk to God, Not Just About Him

John Piper
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. (Psalm 23:4) The form of this psalm is instructive. In the first three verses David refers to God…
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Make Satan Know His Defeat

John Piper
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7) The more real Satan appears in our day, the more precious the victory of Christ will become to those who believe him. The New Testament teaches that when Christ…
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Did Jesus Spend Saturday in Hell?

John Piper
The Apostles’ Creed says, “[He] was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.” There are many meanings given to this phrase. I simply want to ponder the traditional…
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What It Means to Pray for Your Enemy

John Piper
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44) Prayer for your enemies is one of the deepest forms of love, because it means that you have to really want that something good happen to them. You…
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Two Ways to Remember Jesus

John Piper
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel. (2 Timothy 2:8) Paul mentions two specific ways to remember Jesus: Remember him as risen from the dead. And remember him as the offspring…
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The Books at the Judgment

John Piper
All who dwell on earth will worship [the beast], everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. (Revelation 13:8) Salvation is secured for all…
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Why I Love Bethlehem College

John Piper
After doing serious church-based higher education for decades, we made it official in 2009 and started Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS). I love what God has put together. As many of you know, I began my ministry back in 1974…
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Race and the Horrific Frequency of Abortion

John Piper
Tucked away near the bottom, and easily out of sight, is one of the compounded tragedies of abortion. The profoundly disproportionate number of black babies being aborted. Every child is created in God's image and is knit together by him…
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God Strengthens Us Through Others

John Piper
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31–32) What about…
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Race and the Christian: Q&A

John Piper
Stream or download the preliminary messages from John Piper, Tim Keller, and Anthony Bradley.
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Race and the Christian

John Piper, Anthony Bradley, and Tim Keller
Time-markers: John Piper, 4:35 Tim Keller, 26:00 Anthony Bradley, 52:00 Stream or download the Q&A session with John Piper and Tim Keller, moderated by Anthony Bradley.
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How to Respond When You Falter

John Piper
For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. (Romans 7:19) Christians do not live only in defeat. But neither do we live only in perfect victory…
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I Planted, Apollos Watered, But God Gave the Growth

John Piper
1 Corinthians 3:5–9, What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who…
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Better Than Everest

John Piper
We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) If you live inside this massive promise, your life is more solid and stable than…
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Two of Our Deepest Needs

John Piper
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:1) We as a church are “in” a Father and “in” a Lord. What does that mean? The word “Father” implies primarily care…
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