All Resources by John Piper

What Billy Graham Would Do Differently

John Piper
What Billy Graham Would Do Differently

Billy Graham was just interviewed. Here is what he said to the question,

If you could, would you go back and do anything differently?

Yes, of course. I'd spend more time at home with my family, and I'd study…

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It Was Cold at Calvary

John Piper
It Was Cold at Calvary

One of the things I did on my leave of absence was write poems. Most of these grew out of meditating on God’s word. They are my groping toward affections worthy of Christ. Here’s one that overflowed from John 18:18…

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Groaning over Grieving the Holy Spirit

John Piper
Groaning over Grieving the Holy Spirit

One of the poems I wrote during my leave of absence grew out of my sorrows over grieving the Holy Spirit. It is bad enough to know that God is dishonored by my sin. But to hear Paul connect my…

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Saying What You Believe Is Clearer Than Saying “Calvinist”

John Piper
Saying What You Believe Is Clearer Than Saying “Calvinist”

We are Christians. Radical, full-blooded, Bible-saturated, Christ-exalting, God-centered, mission-advancing, soul-winning, church-loving, holiness-pursing, sovereignty-savoring, grace-besotted, broken-hearted, happy followers of the omnipotent, crucified Christ. At least that’s our imperfect commitment.

In other words, we are Calvinists. But that label is not nearly…

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Don’t Equate Historically Early with Theologically Accurate

John Piper
Don’t Equate Historically Early with Theologically Accurate

Beware of imputing advantage to antiquity. Seventy years after the death of Jesus the churches had neither the collected New Testament nor a living apostle. It was a precarious and embattled time.

Neither the experiences nor the teachers of the…

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Desiring God

John Piper

For 25 years, pastor John Piper has been provoking Christians with the simple but paradigm-shattering truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

Satisfaction. Happiness. Joy. The pursuit of pleasure in God is…

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Slave-Holding as Character Suicide

John Piper

One of the books I listened to during my leave of absence was the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. I downloaded the audio free from Librivox, a remarkable website of free, non-professionally recorded books.

The book…

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Ice-Cold at the End of the Age—And White-Hot

John Piper

I am a historic, premillennial, post-tribulational, evangelical Christian who thinks it is possible that, when Jesus appears visibly and bodily on the clouds to establish his earthly kingdom, the Twin Cities could be 95% born-again, Bible-believing Christians, including the mayors…

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Can We See Jesus Better Than the Saints in the Bible?

John Piper

Jesus speaks of three ways of seeing himself, each better than the one before.

  1. There were the people who saw him, the incarnate Son of God, and did not see the self-authenticating reality of his divine glory. They only saw…
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Beautifying the Body of Christ

John Piper
Christ did not simply die for an unworthy woman or for a reluctant woman, but for a woman who found him repulsive.
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How Responsible Are We When the World Rejects Our Message?

John Piper

It is a humble impulse to feel that our weak effect on people is our own fault. And it may often be true. There are character traits in speakers that God uses to overcome resistance in hearers (Acts 11:24; Matthew…

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Consider Loving Someone into Lovability

John Piper

One of the most transforming forces in our lives is being regarded as better than we are.

There is something profound and paradoxical about the way God creates godly people by first justifying the ungodly (Romans 4:5).

Consider the order…

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Should the Church Work on Social and Political Problems?

John Piper

Yes . . .

If you mean: Ten million Christians should take 10 hours a week spent watching TV, and give that time to worthy social and political engagement.

No . . .

If you mean: The pastors should leave…

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What Jesus Demands from the World

John Piper

The four Gospels are filled with demands from Jesus. These demands are Jesus’ way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not harsh demands originating from a selfish desire to control, but rather…

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Perhaps the Most Staggering Promise in the Bible

John Piper

What does Jesus mean when he says to the church in Laodicea, “The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne”…

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By His Grace, for His Name, Through the Obedience of Faith

John Piper
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of
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Is God a Megalomaniac? Right Answer. Wrong Reason.

John Piper

I have spent 40 years seeking to understand and explain why God’s relentless self-exaltation in all that he does (for example, Isaiah 48:9–11) is the most loving way for him to be, and is not megalomania.

Some have tried to…

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Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy

John Piper
Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy

The following is an unedited transcription of the audio.

John Piper: Over the years, the 14 years or so that I've been part of Passion — and it's been an enormous privilege as you can imagine — I have several…

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Contending for Our All

John Piper

Athanasius. Owen. Machen.

When Augustine handed over the leadership of his church in AD 426, his successor was so overwhelmed by a sense of inadequacy that he declared, “The swan is silent,” fearing the spiritual giant’s voice would be lost…

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Don’t Make Jesus More of a Mediator Than He Is

John Piper

One of the last sweet gifts from our Father while we were on leave was his reminder not to make his Son more of a Mediator than he is. Jesus said:

In that day you will ask in my name…

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John Piper’s Report on His Leave of Absence

John Piper

I wrote this report for Bethlehem and have adapted it for this first day of 2011 on the DG Blog. It’s longer than a blog should be. My only excuse is that I did cut 263 pages.

For eight months…

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Making Known the Manifold Wisdom of God Through Prison and Prayer

John Piper

 

Exposition of Ephesians 3:1-21

I’m going to preach this message to you two times. The first time will be about eight minutes and will give you the big picture of where we are going. The second time will be…

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God Meant It for Good

John Piper
As I was reading about Joseph's unjust imprisonment the other day, I was struck all of a sudden with the similarity and contrast between Joseph and John the Baptist.
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