All Resources by John Piper

Can You Please Explain Philippians 1:15-18?

John Piper
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely but
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Where the Old Testament Demands the Deity of Christ

John Piper

Hebrews 1:8-9 quotes Psalm 45:6-7 to the effect that the “Son”, the King of Israel is God.

But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your

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Infant Baptism and a Puzzling Text

John Piper

From age 18 to 28, my schooling became increasingly less congenial to believers’ baptism.

My History

I grew up in a Southern Baptist home and church. Then Wheaton College broadened my world, and I learned the word “Evangelical.” I discovered…

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Is God Glad Osama Bin Laden's Dead?

John Piper

God’s emotions are complex—like yours, only a million times more. Right now, your emotions about bin Laden are not simple, i.e. not single. There are several, and they intermingle. That is a good thing. You are God-like.

In response to…

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Ominous Ravines and Unapproachable Crags

John Piper

This is a plea that we would open our eyes wide to the not-God for the sake of God.

By the “not-God” I have in mind the skies—day and night—the clouds, the mountains, and the oceans. And a thousand other…

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Asa's Folly

John Piper
The very nature of God is that he is eager to show his power on behalf of people who trust him.
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What Happens When You Turn 65

John Piper

Turning 65 in January has me all fired up to get busy. I am close enough to the finish line that the face of Jesus is coming into sharper focus. This is very exciting and makes me want to pick…

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More Divinity in These Ten Days Than 50 Years Before

John Piper

Andrew Rivet was a devout theologian at the University of Leyden who died in 1651 at the age of 78. The approach of his death became a seminary for his soul. I pray it will be this way for you…

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The Pleasure of God in His Son

John Piper

The first and most fundamental thing we can say about the pleasures of God is that he takes pleasure in his Son.

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It’s Good to Please People; It’s Bad to Please People.

John Piper

Life is not simple. So language is not simple. Different situations in life call for different ways of living. The language that describes those differences can be very confusing.

For example Paul says he tries to please people and he…

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Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday

John Piper

On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer.

My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he…

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Salt, Suffering, and Satisfaction

John Piper

Try this interpretation of what it means for Christians to be salt.

I suggest that being salty as a Christian means at root being so profoundly satisfied by Christ as our eternal reward, we are freed from fear and greed…

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The Gospel in 6 Minutes

John Piper
A concise explanation of the gospel and a plea to believe it.
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Women Increasingly Pursue Porn

John Piper

I think Jesus would say that internet pornography is one of Satan’s most powerful baits that he puts on the hook of hell. I say that because of how he connects hell and lust.

Everyone who looks at a woman…

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Make Holy Week Holy to the Lord

John Piper

The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is not intrinsically holy, except that all time is holy, since it belongs to God. But we can make it holy by setting it apart for sacred focus.

May I encourage you to…

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Appreciation for Don Carson

John Piper

On the evening of April 12 in Chicago at The Gospel Coalition National Conference, I had the huge privilege of honoring D. A. Carson, as he was presented with a Festschrift by the president of Crossway Books, Lane Dennis. I…

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