All Resources by John Piper

The Full Assurance of Hope to the End

John Piper

Bank your hope on the justice of God to uphold the honor of his name by offering faith to his unworthy people.

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What Christ Will Do at the Second Coming

John Piper
And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin,
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How Shall We Pray About the Upheavals in the Middle East?

John Piper

In 1 Timothy 2:1–4, Paul connects prayer for “all who are in high positions” with a peaceful life for the followers of Jesus, and with his desire for all people to be saved.

First of all, then, I urge that…

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What We Learn from God Killing the Sons of Judah

John Piper
What We Learn from God Killing the Sons of Judah

The sons of Judah, Er and Onan, were wicked men, and the Bible says, the Lord killed them.

“Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord put him to death.” (Genesis 38:7)

“What…

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Displays of God Remove the Excuse for Failed Worship

John Piper
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to
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The Wrath of God Against Holding Down the Truth

John Piper

The reason the mind evades, distorts, and suppresses the truth of God is mainly because of our moral, not mental, deficiency.

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Proud People Don’t Say Thanks

John Piper
The human heart hates the truth that creation teaches because it is too humbling.
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Womanizing vs. the “N” Word

John Piper
Womanizing vs. the “N” Word

Chronological smugness is the feeling that we have advanced to a moral condition higher than the generations before us. Shelby Steele has a good warning for us. We may not be advancing, but only reshuffling the vices about which we…

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What About Reformed Racists?

John Piper
What About Reformed Racists?

All Christians sin. All churches are blind to some of their sins. None of us is in a position to claim our theology is true because of the quality of our lives. Truth is grounded in God’s word, not…

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Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind

John Piper

The combination of instruction with emotion in the Psalms.

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Your Most Common Prayer for Your Soul?

John Piper
Your Most Common Prayer for Your Soul?

Do you have a main prayer for yourself that you come back to again and again?

Mine changes only slightly from year to year. Different words come to mind with different meditations on the central truth of the Bible. But…

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The Ministry of Reminding—Myself

John Piper

One of the great enemies of hope is forgetting God’s promises. Reminding is a great ministry. Peter and Paul wrote for this reason (2 Peter 1:13; Romans 15:15).

The main reminder is the Holy Spirit (John 14:26). But don’t be…

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At Least Be as Smart as a Bush

John Piper
At Least Be as Smart as a Bush

In the debates over evolution, be sure you do not become less intelligent than the beasts, the birds, the bushes, and the fish. They know something the brilliant godless do not know.

But ask the beasts, and they will teach

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God’s Moral Will and Sovereign Will

John Piper
God’s Moral Will and Sovereign Will

I would like to help you distinguish between God’s moral will and his sovereign will. This will help you make sense of the apparent contradiction between these two statements:

1. God does all things according to his will (sovereign will).

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Large Sails and Little Ballast

John Piper
Large Sails and Little Ballast

Large spiritual passion with small doctrinal understanding is large sails and tall masts on a tiny boat in high winds. It will dart wildly over the surface for a hundred yards. Then one wave, or one crosswind, will bring it…

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Prayer: “Reversed Thunder”

John Piper
Prayer: “Reversed Thunder”

We just finished a conference on prayer. To keep fanning the flames of zeal for a life of prayer, here is the most remarkable poem on prayer I know. It was written by George Herbert.

For me, the phrase “reversed…

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Thankful for the Love of God! Why?

John Piper
Why do you want God to love you? There are bad answers to this question.
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First Published Black Poet in America

John Piper
First Published Black Poet in America

Phillis Wheatley was the first black person to publish a book of poetry in English. There is a story behind it.

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, had to be published in London because the Boston publishers, where…

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Speaker Panel with Beeke, Miller, Chan, Rankin, and Piper

John Piper, Joel Beeke, Francis Chan, and Paul Miller

Notes taken during the session.

Francis Chan (FC), Paul Miller (PM), Joel Beeke (JB), Jerry Rankin (JR), John Piper (JP)

Francis, who are you praying for to win the Super Bowl?

FC: Green Bay.

Dr. Beeke, why has Puritan, reformed

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Can the Unregenerate Heal the Sick?

John Piper
Can the Unregenerate Heal the Sick?

Have you ever wondered how the unregenerate could say to Jesus on the judgment day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?” (Matthew…

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Robert Frost on Fire and Ice

John Piper
Robert Frost on Fire and Ice

Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Robert Frost died on this day in 1963. The one poem of his that I ever memorized was “Fire and Ice.” This is powerful cadence and rhyme. It gets depravity right.

I think some preachers should ponder what…

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