All Resources by John Piper

The Smallest Faith

John Piper
It depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. (Romans 9:16) Let us make crystal clear at the beginning of the year that all we will get from God this year as believers in…
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What Jesus Did to Death

John Piper
Just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save
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Grace for the New Year

John Piper
By the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that
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A Word for Those Who Have Forsaken Jesus

John Piper
How eager Jesus was to restore broken fellowship with his apostles after the resurrection! Surely this is a sign of how eager he is to restore us when we have drifted (or bolted) away. All the apostles had forsaken him…
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Not by Bread Alone: Let’s Live on God’s Word in 2012

John Piper
At Bethlehem we close prayer week with a focus on the value of reading and memorizing Scripture in the new year. I preach on the value of God’s word and the importance of reading and memorizing the Scripture every day …
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A Savior Is Born! Glory to God, Peace to Man

John Piper
A Savior Is Born! Glory to God, Peace to Man
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own…
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How Desiring God Works

John Piper
Dear Friends of Desiring God, Desiring God exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ, especially by focusing on the truth, and its implications, that God…
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What to Do If You Wake Up Feeling Fragile

John Piper
What to Do If You Wake Up Feeling Fragile
There are mornings when I wake up feeling fragile. Vulnerable. It’s often vague. No single threat. No one weakness. Just an amorphous sense that something is going to go wrong and I will be responsible. It’s usually after a lot…
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A Poem on Our 43rd Wedding Anniversary

John Piper
Sometimes I write poems for our anniversary. Sometimes on our anniversary. This one I wrote on our anniversary, December 21st. It addresses the question of where in this baffling, unknown, fragile world certainty and security can be found. The Bridge
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Outwitted and Victorious

John Piper
This is not a plea to be thoughtless. It’s not an argument for ignoring strategy. God uses strategy (Joshua 8:4). “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31). Yes…
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Should We Be Tenderhearted?

John Piper
The longer I live the more complexities I see in living. They’re not as paralyzing as they used to be. I pray more for a spiritual nose to sniff out the path between precipices. Take tender-heartedness, for example. I think…
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Christopher Hitchens, the Mission of Desiring God, and God's Word About Death

John Piper
Three things came together in the last thirty-six hours to create this post. The death of Christopher Hitchens, the Desiring God Board meeting Thursday, and the word of God. Christopher Hitchens died Thursday night. He was, perhaps, the most aggressive…
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Gravity and Gladness (Session 2)

John Piper
Other sessions in this seminar: Session 1 Session 3
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Gravity and Gladness (Session 1)

John Piper
Other sessions in this seminar: Session 2 Session 3
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Gravity and Gladness (Session 3)

John Piper
Other sessions in this seminar: Session 1 Session 2
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Belief in Jesus: Its Barriers and Blessings

John Piper
Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom…
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Can Authentic Faith Be Awakened by a Physical Miracle?

John Piper
Did Jesus teach that miracles are useless for those who reject the word? Here’s the story he told: From hades the rich man implored Abraham to send Lazarus to warn his five brothers not to come to that place of
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For This Purpose I Have Come to This Hour

John Piper
“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified…
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