All Resources by John Piper

25 Years of Desiring God

John Piper
Is delight in God optional? Does God make much of us or just himself? Is there an intersection between his glory and my joy?
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Jesus Died to Gather the Children of God

John Piper
John 11:45–57 — Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So…
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Let the Nations Be Glad! Q&A

John Piper
Time markers: 0:14 — How would you help those considering the missionary call? 5:04 — Did you ever consider long-term cross-cultural missions? 8:45 — How do you awaken a passion for missions in others? 12:49 — How do I care…
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Let the Nations Be Glad! (Session 3)

John Piper
Stream or download Session 1 and Session 2 of the seminar. Download Pastor John's seminar notes (PDF).
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Defending the Faith in the Public Arena

John Piper
Thesis The supremacy of God is an increasingly public issue and embracing the supremacy of God biblically is crucial for displaying and defending the gospel of Jesus Christ. Embracing the supremacy of God biblically means pursuing an all-satisfying, self-sacrificing passion…
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Steve Jobs: “He Knew the Couple of Things He Wanted to Do”

John Piper
Steve Jobs, the biography by Walter Isaacson, went on sale yesterday. In an interview Isaacson commented on the effect Jobs’ cancer had on his life focus. He talked a lot to me about what happened when he got sick…
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How the Offspring of Isaac Blesses the Sons of Ishmael

John Piper
I am speaking the truth in Christ — I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit — that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself…
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The Celebrity Factor and Pastoral Ministry

John Piper
John Piper tackles the question, "Is it hero worship or holy emulation?" and discusses how he has thought through the subject of celebrity status and pastoral ministry.
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Guidelines for Leading Leadership in Major Decisions

John Piper
I assume in the following that the “Leadership” (board, eldership, pastoral staff, etc.) are of one mind in a shared vision. At Bethlehem Baptist Church, Desiring God, Bethlehem Urban Initiatives, and The Bethlehem Institute, this vision is “We exist
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Jesus Died to End Abortion and Racism

John Piper
Seventeen years ago I linked Martin Luther King Day with Sanctity of Life Sunday for the first time. Since then I have tried to preach a pair of sermons back to back in January — one for the glory of…
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How I Make a Moral Choice

John Piper
At the end of this paper I will give four very practical steps that I take as I enter the arena of each day where I must make moral choices. But more important than my commending to you these steps…
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One of My Teachers Has Died

John Piper
Arthur Holmes was one of two philosophy teachers (the other was Stuart Hackett) who had a significant influence in shaping my mind at Wheaton College. I thank God for him. I wrote in The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar
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My Experience with Racism and Reformed Theology

John Piper
The Bible and the Reformed faith have been used to defend racism and slavery. But, if you take the long view, in every case, the day came when the very Bible, and the very faith, that had once condoned racism…
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The Laugh of Faith and the Power of Prayer

John Piper
I praise God for Jason Mandryk and his team who put together the seventh edition of Operation World. The subtitle is The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation. Just the other day I was having my world adjusted…
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Proclaiming Christ

John Piper

Feel Christ

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Think Christ

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Preach Christ

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