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Articles by John Piper

God Works Wonders in Steady-State Obedience and in Total Disobedience

John Piper

1. Don’t dream too small or pray too small about what God may do to save sinners and glorify his name in the midst of steady-state obedience.

God ordinarily works his wonders of mercy and salvation in the midst…

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Imperfect Love Fulfills the Law and Pleases the Perfection-Demanding God

John Piper

Christians can love each other in a way that is never perfect in this life but which nevertheless pleases God and fulfills the law, even though the law demands perfection. How can this be?

First, let me defend the claim…

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Year End Thanks and New Year Hope

John Piper

I wrote the first draft of this article on the last day of 2000 with a few hours left in the century and the millennium. Then I went to celebrate my 21st New Year's Eve communion service with the people…

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Why President Clinton Should Resign

John Piper
The stakes of a president's moral life are high for the whole nation.
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Can Joy Increase Forever?

John Piper
It will take an infinite number of ages for God to be done glorifying the wealth of his grace to us. He will never be done.
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Suppose You Are a Liberal Critic of the Bible

John Piper
When you find two parts of Scripture that seem to contradict, don't assume the Bible is inconsistent.
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Facts: Seen and Unseen

John Piper
When the Bible says, "We walk by faith, not by sight," it doesn't mean there wasn't any visible evidence or that there isn't any today.
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More Clarifications on the Baptism and Membership Issue

John Piper

To help you keep thinking and praying about your vote on December 18 at the Annual All-Church Strategy Meeting concerning the Elder proposal on Baptism and Church Membership, here are a few more clarifying thoughts. Recall that the proposal is…

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Answers to Objections to Going into Missions

John Piper
Consider these 8 potential excuses for why a person can't do missions and what the Bible has to say about them.
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Missions, Orality, and the Bible

John Piper

There is significant discussion today about oral cultures and how they learn and how they should be evangelized and built up in faith. The discussion ranges from pre-literate to post-literate—from cultures that have never had their languages written down to…

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What Pipers Do On Vacation

John Piper

On vacation I had lots of time alone with my Bible, John Owen, and St. Athanasius. I would get up in the morning, run the hills of North Carolina for half an hour, shower, get a glass of grapefruit juice…

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Sin, Civil Rights, and Missions

John Piper
It is impossible to mistreat someone because of their race if you are as broken before God and dependent on his mercy as you should be.
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The Part About Mercy I Left Out of the Sermon

John Piper

Verse 9b: “Abhor What Is Evil”

On June 5/6 I exhorted you to build your lives on the mercies of God in Jesus Christ. “I appeal to you therefore brothers by the mercies of God . . .” (Romans 12:1).…

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A Prayer for Bethlehem One Hundred Years From Now

John Piper
Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, we are bold to pray for you who will live and minister decades from now.
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Boasting in Man Is Doubly Excluded

John Piper
There are two reasons (at least) why God hates for man to boast in man.
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What Is Humility?

John Piper
Is it arrogant to believe that treasuring Jesus is the only way to be saved?
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Preview to “The Dangerous Duty of Delight”

John Piper

A Personal Letter from John Piper to All Our Web Visitors

Dear Friends of Desiring God,

May I encourage you to dream with me of what our kind and merciful God might do for unbelievers through Seeing and Savoring Jesus

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Teaching Doctrine to a Six-Year-Old

John Piper
How and why to teach kids the complex and essential doctrines of the Bible.
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