All Resources by John Piper

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John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
This book now appears in print under the title Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice. Christian complementarity is the conviction that God created men and woman as his image-bearers — equal in
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Designed for Joy

John Piper, Denny Burk, Grant Castleberry, Christina Fox, Gloria Furman, David Mathis, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Courtney Reissig, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, Owen Strachan, and Brandon D. Smith
Designed for Joy
It’s one of the most important — and controversial — topics of our time. God created men and women in his image — equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone…
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Jonathan Edwards and His Angry God

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Jonathan Edwards and His Angry God
If people’s hearts are ultimately governed by God, how can God find fault with their hardness and rejection? In this lab, John Piper looks to Jonathan Edwards to understand why the judgment of God is essential for our fullest knowledge of him, and therefore our fullest enjoyment of him.
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Battling Doubt and Cynicism in Our Bible Reading

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In episode 651, Pastor John gives encouragement to Christians who have times of doubt and cynicism in their Bible reading.
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Holiness Is a Race, Not a Prohibition

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In episode 650, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John preached in 1997 on laying aside every weight.
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The Ultimate Purpose of the Universe

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The Ultimate Purpose of the Universe
Why would God prepare some people for wrath and destruction? It’s one of the biggest, weightiest questions in all the Bible. In this lab, John Piper uncovers the purpose above every other purpose in the universe, and points to the role wrath plays in God’s bigger design.
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What Is Love?

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In episode 650, Pastor John gives a theological perspective on love.
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A Call to Teenagers to Be Free

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A Call to Teenagers to Be Free
John Piper writes for the liberation of teenagers. Be wise and strong and free from the slavery of culture-conformity.
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Is Yoga Sinful?

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In episode 648, Pastor John gives his perspective on yoga.
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How Do You Define Joy?

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How Do You Define Joy?
How do you define joy? If someone asks your what true and lasting happiness is, how would you answer. In ten minutes, John Piper offers his definition, and explains each part. This video is the first of a six-part series on the theme of joy in the book of Philippians.
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God Wants to Show His Wrath

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God Wants to Show His Wrath
John Piper says, “In all the Bible, there are no more weighty, or ultimate, or difficult words than Romans 9:22–23.” These verse tackle the issues of God’s sovereignty and God’s wrath. How can God judge those whom he has hardened?
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Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?

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Is the Hope of Heaven Beautiful or Boring?
In five minutes, John Piper describes the beauty and wonder of a never-ending life in God’s presence. When you think about spending a trillion years in heaven, does that hope feel satisfying or boring?
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Born Again to a Living Hope

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Born Again to a Living Hope
What does the new birth mean for our lives today? The glorious effects do not wait for heaven, but bring light back into everything we experience here on earth, even the hardest trials. In twenty-five minutes, John Piper reminds us of all that is promised to those who hope in Jesus Christ.
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Exiles on the Earth

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Exiles on the Earth
The Bible’s book for people who feel like exiles on this earth is 1 Peter. Suffering of all kinds unsettles us and makes us long to be home with the Lord. In thirty minutes, John Piper opens the first verses of 1 Peter, highlighting who Peter is and explaining what it means to be an exile of heaven.
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A Survey of Suffering in 1 Peter

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In this first session on 1 Peter 1–2, John Piper traces the theme of suffering. Peter is writing to exiles on the earth, helping them endure the darkness and opposition of this world with joy. He also explains the heart and vision behind the method of Look at the Book for studying the Bible.
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A Faith More Precious Than Gold

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A Faith More Precious Than Gold
Your faith is the most valuable thing you will ever have or experience in this life. In twenty minutes, John Piper explains just how valuable your faith is, and why it means so much to God. He also paints a picture of what’s coming at the end of all our waiting, when our faith finally becomes sight.
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The Infinite Price of Your Freedom

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The Infinite Price of Your Freedom
God calls us to live in a way that says Jesus’s blood is infinitely valuable. In fifteen minutes, John Piper tells us how.
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Why Your Faith Will Not Fail

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Why Your Faith Will Not Fail
What makes you think you will be a Christian tomorrow morning? In 15 minutes, John Piper builds a foundation for the perseverance of your faith through all the world’s temptations and all of life’s trails. Your faith will not fail because God holds your faith and is utterly committed to keeping you.
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Born Again by the Book

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Born Again by the Book
When you were born again, what happened? In twelve minutes, John Piper explains how God brings about the miracle of the new birth.
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Simultaneous Joy and Sorrow

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Simultaneous Joy and Sorrow
How can someone have unshakeable joy in Jesus and deal with the painful realities of life? In fifteen minutes, John Piper embraces and explains the necessary tension between joy and sorrow in the Christian life. With every trial we face, God has given us a specific grace designed for that trouble.
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Destined to Obey, or Disobey

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Destined to Obey, or Disobey
In this session, John Piper takes up the question: How does the absolute sovereignty of God relate to the disobedience and rebellion of nonbelievers?
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Set Apart by the Spirit

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Set Apart by the Spirit
Following Jesus Christ will make us exiles in the world we live. That does not mean we should try and make ourselves exiles part from the Holy Spirit. In eleven minutes, John Piper confronts modern Pharisees. He also tries to help people who struggle to think like the biblical authors.
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Basics for Reading the Bible

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Basics for Reading the Bible
After introducing the hostile context in 1 Peter, John Piper lays out pivotal principles for reading and understanding the Bible. The meaning of “meaning” is massive and elusive. Before we can agree on what a verse of the Bible means, we have to define our terms and linger over several key texts.
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The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

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The Word Awakens Joy and Worship
Peter begins his letter not merely with statements of truth, but with worship. He rejoices over the realities he has seen about who God is and what he has done. In twenty minutes, John Piper walks through these first verses to understand the role of the Bible in our new birth and daily worship.
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New Passions Are the Path to Holiness

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New Passions Are the Path to Holiness
The vast majority of what you do flows from what you value. In less than twenty minutes, John Piper grounds and inspires our hope in Jesus, and then calls us to follow God’s path to new desires and passions. Hope is the enabling power for our growth in godliness.
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