All Resources by John Piper

Does Joy Die in Sorrow?

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Does Joy Die in Sorrow?
How can Christians experience joy and happiness when life is so full of heartache and suffering? In ten minutes, John Piper highlights Paul’s supernatural words and emotions: “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.” He ends by sharing about the day he learned his mom had been killed in a car accident.
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When Should We Vent over Social Sins?

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When Should We Vent over Social Sins?
In episode 672, Pastor John counsels Christians on righteous anger and when it is appropriate to respond to social issues.
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How Is God Directing My Life?

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In episode 671, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John gave on God being our refuge in Psalm 16:7.
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Christ Will Not Paint on a Proud Canvas

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Christ Will Not Paint on a Proud Canvas
The wildly unearthly words that roar out of 2 Corinthians 12:7–10 are these — first from Jesus, then from Paul: [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I…
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Pray for God to Satisfy You

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Pray for God to Satisfy You
When we ask God to incline our hearts, can he do it? In this third lab, John Piper asks a couple of hard questions about what we pray when we pray. Are we hypocrites to pray for our mouths and behavior even when our hearts fail? We need God to meet us at every level of our lives.
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When Should I Get Rid of My Smartphone?

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When Should I Get Rid of My Smartphone?
In episode 670, Pastor John advises Christians on the use of smartphones.
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Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest

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Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest
John Piper was one of several thousand people who gathered in St. Paul to say to Planned Parenthood that killing children is not an acceptable response to crisis pregnancies.
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John Piper’s Prayer at Planned Parenthood

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John Piper’s Prayer at Planned Parenthood
A field recording of John Piper's five-minute prayer outside the Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 22, 2015. Protesters gathered at more than 300 clinics nationwide.
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The Passions That Prevent Adultery

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The Passions That Prevent Adultery
In three minutes, John Piper explains how God cures our heart’s broken desires for sin. When the Bible calls us to live like Christ, it doesn’t merely give us a set of commands. It presents us with something compelling and captivating that changes our minds, and then our hearts.
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Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation

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Planned Parenthood: Invitation, Explanation, Indignation
Join us this Saturday morning, August 22, 9:00–11:00 AM, at one of the three hundred protest gatherings at Planned Parenthood sites across the nation. Find the one nearest you, and stand with us to say, “Killing unborn human beings is not an acceptable answer to crisis pregnancies.”
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The Case for Satan

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In episode 668, Pastor John discusses the role of Satan in the world.
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Don’t Be a Sucker

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Don’t Be a Sucker
Noël and I watched a PBS documentary on Tuesday about the great stock market crash of October 29, 1929. You probably know the story. For almost eight years straight stock values had been rising. “By 1929, there seemed to be…
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Pray for God to Guard You

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Pray for God to Guard You
Prayer is vital for the fight to be more like Jesus. In this lab, John Piper looks at prayer in the Bible that models the pursuit of purity. All of our effort in the pursuit of purity and holiness rests on the power and favor of God to guard us from evil.
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How Does Joy Overflow in Love?

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How Does Joy Overflow in Love?
If joy in God is so central to the Christian life, what does that mean for our joy in other people. How does the heart and mind of a Christian Hedonist spill over in love for others. In ten minutes, John Piper explains several key texts that should shape the way we relate to and serve each other.
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Our Theology Is Meant to Flatten Us

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In episode 665, we share an excerpt from a panel discussion where Pastor John shares how to stay humble.
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Jesus Poisoned Death to Death

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Jesus Poisoned Death to Death
In four minutes, John Piper ties together the gruesome death of Jesus and our fullest and longest lasting happiness. How can we have hope when we know we will all die? Because Jesus poisoned death to death for you. Piper goes on to describe the kind of person for whom Jesus went to the cross.
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Pray for God to Meet You

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Pray for God to Meet You
We learn to pray by reading the prayers in the Bible. This short series will look at David’s prayer in Psalm 141. In the first lab, John Piper asks why we pray for God to come. God is everywhere all the time, so what would it even mean for him to come to you today?
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Why Don’t You Like the Christians You Know?

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Why Don’t You Like the Christians You Know?
In three minutes, John Piper asks why so many Christians don’t enjoy other Christians. In fact, many of us, if honest, would rather spend time with their nonbelieving friends. Piper gives us all two important and practical questions to ask about our feelings toward other believers in our lives.
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How Culturally Up-to-Date Must My Pastor Be?

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In episode 662, Pastor John advises a fellow Pastor on the importance of focusing on a few key issues in ministry.
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What Will Please God?

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What Will Please God?
What kind of heart and faith pleases God? In this lab, John Piper looks at several texts to try and understand what it means for us to fear God. How can we be terrified of God and still find hope in him at the same time?
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Do We Have to Enjoy God to Believe?

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Do We Have to Enjoy God to Believe?
If joy is so critical to the Christian life, then how does it relate to saving faith? Is it the happy product of faith, or is it an essential piece of all saving faith? In eight minutes, John Piper explores the relationship between our faith in Jesus and our joy in him.
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