All Resources by John Piper

Ministering to Your Pastor

John Piper

How can you encourage and serve your pastor as he serves you?

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If God Wills Disease Why Should We Try to Eradicate It?

John Piper

This question arises from the biblical teaching that all things are ultimately under God’s control. “My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose” (Isaiah 46:10). “Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in…

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Teaching, Schooling and Reading

John Piper
Good reading should be the vocation of a lifetime, not just an activity for school.
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Is It Wrong for Men to Listen to Female Speakers?

John Piper

John Piper says that it is not wrong for a man to listen to a female speaker, unless he starts to look at her as his pastor.

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Jesus: The Only Way to God

John Piper

If the evangelical church at large was ever too confrontational in its evangelism, those days are gone. In our shrinking, pluralistic world, the belief that Jesus is the only way of salvation is increasingly called arrogant and even hateful. In…

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The Pleasure of God in His Name

John Piper
God's first love is his name and not his people. And because it is, there is hope for his sinful people.
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How Do You Prepare Your Sermons?

John Piper

John Piper describes his method of sermon preparation, but doesn't recommend it for other preachers.

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Things I Have Learned

John Piper
John Piper shares some insights he found while he was going through his father's papers.
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Ruth: Sweet and Bitter Providence

John Piper
When it seems that God is farthest from you or has turned against you, he is actually laying foundations for your greater happiness.
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A Pastor and His Poetry

John Piper

This message is only available as audio.

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When Should You Confront Someone About Their Sin?

John Piper

John Piper says that it takes spiritual wisdom and discernment to determine whether you should confront someone over sinful behavior.

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Cry of Distress and Voice of Thanks

John Piper
The belly of a fish hardly seems like salvation. But it was.
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I Love Jesus Christ

John Piper
John Piper shares an unforgettable moment from seminary.
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Brothers, Magnify the Meaning of Baptism

John Piper

I recall a beautiful day in 1973. Prof. Leonhard Goppelt had invited his university seminar on baptism to a retreat south of Munich in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. He was Lutheran and I was the lone American -…

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Brothers, Let Us Query the Text

John Piper

If the Bible is coherent, then understanding the Bible means grasping how things fit together. Becoming a Biblical theologian means seeing more and more pieces fit together into a glorious mosaic of the divine will. And doing exegesis means querying…

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Brothers, Our Affliction Is for Their Comfort

John Piper

Pastors and their people must suffer. "Through may tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). "You yourselves know that this is to be our lot" (1 Thess. 3:3). "The Lord disciplines him whom He loves, and chastises…

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The Greatest Event in History

John Piper
Christ's death on the cross was emotionally and theologically complex, to the greater glory of God.
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