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Articles by John Piper

A Surgeon for Sin-Sick Eyes

John Piper
A Surgeon for Sin-Sick Eyes
True humility can take dramatically different forms from one clay pot to another. The form it took in John Newton was Christ-exalting tenderness. His own experience of “amazing grace” worked its way so deeply into his soul that he became a delicate surgeon for taking specks out of many sin-sick eyes.
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You Can Believe the Promises of God and Be Lost

John Piper
You Can Believe the Promises of God and Be Lost
Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven.” We need to ask, then, what kind of faith those men and women had, who Jesus rejects and sends away. What is the difference between the faith that saves us and the faith that damns us?
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Should a Woman Preach Next Sunday?

John Piper
Should a Woman Preach Next Sunday?
Should a woman preach at your church next Sunday? It sounds like a secondary issue, maybe like one not worth fighting over. But it's a question we all must answer one way or another. So John Piper asks what the root difference might be between those who disagree over women's roles in the church.
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What Is Your Capacity for Mystery?

John Piper
What Is Your Capacity for Mystery?
Many of the theological differences between Christian have to do with our capacities for mystery. Are you willing to admit that the Bible can say two things that seem to our minds to be contradictory and, in the end, not contradict each other after all?
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Typology: How God Targets Your Desires

John Piper
Typology: How God Targets Your Desires

Here is a woodenly literal translation of 1 Corinthians 10:6: “These things became types of us, so that we might not be desirers of evil things, as they desired.” Clumsy English, but incredibly illuminating.

Paul says it again in verse…

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A Long Motherhood

John Piper
A Long Motherhood

Forty-two years went by between the birth of our first child and when the last of all five turned 18. That’s a lot of parenting. I suppose, if we had planned that season more compactly, there would be fewer regrets…

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Read the Bible to Your Anxiety

John Piper
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety

I created three labs teaching through Matthew 6:24–34 on anxiety. My objectives were both to understand how Jesus helps us overcome anxiety, but also to draw out six lessons for how to read the Bible for ourselves. With this short…

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God, Why This Broken World Like Ours?

John Piper
God, Why This Broken World Like Ours?
Why did God make a world like ours, with so much pain, sickness, and brokenness? In these four minutes, Pastor John speaks to the horrors of sin, the meaning of all our suffering, and the conquering hope we have in Christ.
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Is Christian Ministry Rehab or Rescue?

John Piper
Is Christian Ministry Rehab or Rescue?

Some great evangelists and missionaries have viewed their ministry as rescuing people from the sinking ship of the world. The boat is going down and our job is to save as many as we can from going down with it…

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All God-Honoring Sorrow Is Rooted in God-Honoring Joy

John Piper
All God-Honoring Sorrow Is Rooted in God-Honoring Joy
I have wept more authentically over my sin when kissed by the sunshine of God’s kindness than when threatened with his wrath. Once, when I had spoken harshly to my wife, I walked out of the kitchen into the garage...
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Cancer Is a Parable About Sin

John Piper
Cancer Is a Parable About Sin
Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? In four minutes, Pastor John explains what God is saying to us through cancer and tsunamis and Ebola. Each is a horrific parable about our sin against God.
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The Savior’s Tears of Sovereign Mercy

John Piper
The Savior’s Tears of Sovereign Mercy
Palm Sunday is the day in the church year when traditionally we mark the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem for the last week of his life. As he rode into town on the humble beast, Jesus was not oblivious to what was about to happen to him.
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Ten Effects of Romans 9 on My Life

John Piper
Ten Effects of Romans 9 on My Life
John Piper recently did four sessions through Romans 9. As he preached through the chapter, he identified ten effects these verse have had on his life and ministry. They are summarized here, along with links to the audio and video for the whole event.
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How to Read the Bible for Yourself

John Piper
How to Read the Bible for Yourself
When John Piper sits down to read the Bible, how does he sees the things he see? Here he gives us three steps to understanding and applying every passage in God’s word.
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Pascal’s Wager: Misleading, But Challenging

John Piper
Pascal’s Wager: Misleading, But Challenging

Thinking about Pascal’s Wager helps us clarify our relationship with God. The Wager is not simple. In its true complexity, it is a wise and sobering challenge. But in its popular simplicity, it becomes misleading.

The Wager goes like this…

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Are You Destined to Possess the Glory of Christ?

John Piper
Are You Destined to Possess the Glory of Christ?

What I want you to enjoy as you read this is the destiny of your calling, the aim — the God-appointed, blood-bought, Spirit-assured goal of your life. What is the final, highest enjoyment in your future?

God chose you as…

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How Can You Know the Bible Is True?

John Piper
How Can You Know the Bible Is True?
We were dead and blind to spiritual majesty. Then the Spirit “witnesses.” He makes us alive. He gives us life. “The witness is this, that God has given us eternal life.”
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Pray for Those Who Abuse You

John Piper
Pray for Those Who Abuse You

Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). He also said, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27–28).

So whether someone…

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You Can Say No to Porn

John Piper
You Can Say No to Porn
Addiction is a relative term. No one is absolutely addicted to pornography or any sexual sin. What I mean is this: If the stakes are high enough and sure enough, you will have all the self-control you need to resist any sexual temptation.
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The Eighth Decade of Life and the Ultimate Purpose of God

John Piper
The Eighth Decade of Life and the Ultimate Purpose of God
Turning 69 earlier this month, which soberingly means entering my seventieth year and eighth decade, makes me tremble with joyful eagerness not to waste my life. As the year and the decade turn, I have been thinking about Jesus’s final words...
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It?

John Piper
It?
“It?” is a new poem from John Piper on the tragedy of abortion.
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Selma

John Piper
Selma
The recent movie Selma tells the story of the civil rights efforts to gain the right of unencumbered voting for Blacks in Alabama. As the movie begins, the raw juxtaposition of Martin Luther King’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize...
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The Things of Earth Will Grow Strangely Bright

John Piper
The Things of Earth Will Grow Strangely Bright
Very few books address with equal seriousness the biblical teaching that, on the one hand, “God richly provides us with everything to enjoy,” (1 Timothy 6:17), and, on the other hand, “There is nothing on earth that I desire besides you, O God” (Psalms 73:25).
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What God Can Do in Five Seconds

John Piper
What God Can Do in Five Seconds
There are breakthroughs which could come in seconds. They often take us hours or days or months — if they come at all. I have in mind especially the breakthroughs of insight that open a world of life-changing truth and practical wisdom.
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