All Resources by John Piper

Forty-Year-Old Light on How to Translate “Son of God” for Muslims

John Piper
Writing in 1972, J. I. Packer sheds light on the contemporary debate over how to translate the term “Son of God” in Muslim contexts. A common Muslim misconception is that Christians believe Jesus was God’s Son by procreation with Mary…
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Speaking of Apps: The Voice of God in Our Hands

John Piper
As I did last year, here's another call for your Bible app to threaten the use of every other app out there. Olive Tree BibleReader is my default mobile Bible. I use it for devotions every day, usually from my iPad. …
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Finally and Totally Justified

John Piper
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. (Romans 8:33) Paul could have said here, “Who shall bring any charge against God's elect?” and then answered, “No one! We are justified.” That’s true. But that…
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When Is Indecision Loveless and Sinful? (A Lesson from Bonhoeffer)

John Piper
Have you ever been paralyzed with indecision? I have. It is not a good trait of leadership. Dietrich Bonhoeffer breathed the air of crisis most of his adult life. This would eventually make the issue of decisiveness a matter of…
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Radical Effects of the Resurrection

John Piper
If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:19) Paul concludes from his hourly danger and his daily dying and his fighting with beasts that the life…
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When God Becomes 100% for Us

John Piper
. . . among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. (Ephesians 2:3) All…
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Lent or No Lent, Life Is War

John Piper
Lent or no Lent, not doing some things you feel like doing is the daily pattern for the disciples of Jesus. Yes, daily. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and…
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You Are Greatly Loved

John Piper
Among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy,
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Reflections on the Concept of Self-Worth

John Piper
What does the term “self worth” mean to you? It means first a humanistic effort to solve man’s problems by helping him make peace with himself so that he ceases to be displeased with anything that is truly him. Since…
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God Opens the Heart

John Piper
One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. (Acts…
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Wolfhart Pannenberg on Schism

John Piper
Of course, the courage of Bonhoeffer to defy the compromising state church of Germany in the early days of Nazism is inspiring. A church that did not stand with the Jews,  he said, was not the church of Jesus Christ…
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The Hour of Unusual Threat

John Piper
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. (1 Peter 4:14) Many Christians in the world today do not know the life-threatening danger that comes…
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A. I. M. S. — A New Acronym for Living My Life

John Piper
I have a new acronym. Along with I.O.U.S. and A.P.T.A.T. and A.N.T.H.E.M. I now use A.I.M.S. to help me maintain my Christ-consciousness through the day. Two times in his second letter Peter said he meant to stir us up “by…
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Enjoying His Fullness

John Piper
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:16) Just before the service last Sunday, the little band of praying saints was hard at work fighting for the faith of our people and for the churches of…
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Why Did God Let Paul Become a Murderer?

John Piper
We know that before Paul was born God had set him apart for his apostleship. He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me…
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Our Servant Jesus

John Piper
“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) Not only was he the servant of his people while he lived on earth, but he…
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Amazed at the Resurrection

John Piper
This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder. (2 Peter 3:1) As Easter approaches, let’s stir up our thankfulness and…
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The Kind of Cold That Kills

John Piper
He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. (Psalm 147:15) Tonight it will be 40 degrees warmer in our kitchen freezer than it is outside here in Minneapolis. The high temperature tomorrow will be five degrees…
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Encouragement for Old Sinners to Come to Christ

John Piper
If you are old and fear that Christ will not accept you for having sinned away the better part of your life, let Jonathan Edwards compel you. This is from a sermon titled “No Obstacle to the Pardon of…
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When You’re Immortal

John Piper
When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. (Acts 23:12) What about those hungry fellows who promised not to eat till they ambushed…
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Kids Feel What Parents Expressively Feel

John Piper
In this two-minute video that Talitha and I made at home, I give a snapshot of how the Lord teaches me deep things through my little grandchildren. The lesson is simple. But the summons is for a miracle to happen…
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The Sweet Designs of God

John Piper
But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace. . . (Galatians 1:15) Ponder the conversion of Paul, the sovereignty of Christ, and what Paul’s sins have to do with…
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Five Reasons I Believe Romans 11:26 Means a Future Conversion for Israel

John Piper
Romans 11:26 says, “And in this way all Israel will be saved.” I take this to mean that someday the nation as a whole (not necessarily every individual; see 1 Kings 12:1; 2 Chronicles 12:1) will be converted to Christ…
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When Obedience Feels Impossible

John Piper
By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac. (Hebrews 11:17) For many of you right now — and for others of you the time is coming — obedience feels like the end of a dream. You feel that…
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Every Calvary Step Was Love

John Piper
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us. (1 John 3:16) The love of Christ for us in his dying was as conscious as his suffering was intentional. If he was intentional in laying down…
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