All Resources by John Piper

6 Tips If You Find the Bible Hard to Read

John Piper
In episode 438, Pastor John gives practical tips for how to read your Bible if you find it too difficult.
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Scripture: The Kindling of Christian Hedonism

John Piper
Scripture: The Kindling of Christian Hedonism

My aim in this message is to awaken, and deepen, and intensify your love for the Bible as a divine gift that is absolutely essential and indispensible in accomplishing God’s ultimate aim in the universe, namely, that he be supremely…

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Bible Time for Busy Moms

John Piper
In episode 437, Pastor John gives advice to mothers who find themselves too busy for Bible reading.
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Fear Not, Little Flock

John Piper
Fear Not, Little Flock
There are often riches and depths of meaning in the simplest verses. Luke 12:32 is one verse with two short propositions, but there are riches buried in its simplicity. In this lab, John Piper reveals several profound reasons not to fear.
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The High Cost of Sexual Sin

John Piper
In episode 436, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John preached in 1988 where he explains why sexual sin is an act of unbelief.
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I Am with You Always

John Piper
I Am with You Always
Some of God’s commands in the Bible are very difficult, if not impossible. Therefore, we need to pay close attention to the promises in Scripture that accompany God’s commands and equip us with God’s power to do the impossible.
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The Victory That Overcomes the World

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The Victory That Overcomes the World
There are two major ground clauses (“for” or “because”) in 1 John 5:3–4. Pastor John focuses in on these two for’s to see the relationship between our love for God, our love for others, and our obedience to God's commands. In doing so, he uncovers our victory in Christ.
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The Eyes of the Lord

John Piper
The Eyes of the Lord
Look for promises in Scripture that rest in the never-changing character of God, and therefore are true for his people throughout all of history, even for us today. God gives us a broader, general principle about himself and his ways using a specific event in biblical history.
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Our Disobedience and God’s Mercy

John Piper
Our Disobedience and God’s Mercy
When you see personal pronouns (e.g. he, she, etc.), identify to whom they are referring. Is the writer speaking about his audience? If so, who is the audience? Is he speaking about believers or nonbelievers? To understand the passage, we have to identify the relevant parties.
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He Will Not Cast Off Forever

John Piper
He Will Not Cast Off Forever
God is completely consistent in all he does, but he is also very complicated. What looks like a contradiction in God is always only a limitation in our understanding. In this lab, Pastor John asks how God could cause his children grief and remain compassionate towards them.
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Why Are You on the Earth?

John Piper
Why Are You on the Earth?
Images are images of something. We are images of God. He is the original. And our imaging is to be true and clear. That is, every person is meant to image the praiseworthiness of God. We are to be the secretaries of his praise.
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Should I Read My Bible Daily?

John Piper
In episode 434, Pastor John discusses the relevance the Bible has to every Christian's daily life.
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Should I Commit to One Church?

John Piper
In episode 433, Pastor John discusses the importance of church membership.
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Lust: More Dangerous Than Nuclear Holocaust

John Piper
In episode 431, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John preached in 1988 about the dangers of lust.
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Join Me in Soul-Satisfaction in God

John Piper
Join Me in Soul-Satisfaction in God
God is most satisfied in us when we are most satisfied in him. A fresh angle for the Christian Hedonist from Psalm 131.
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The Books Boomers Will Never Read

John Piper
The Books Boomers Will Never Read
The older we get, it becomes clearer that many unread books will not be read in this life. For Christians, life, learning, and reading never end.
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Handling Post-Sermon Blues

John Piper
In episode 429, Pastor John offers counsel to pastors who find themselves discouraged on Monday mornings.
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Is $75 Too Much for a Bible?

John Piper
In episode 428, Pastor John discusses his thoughts on the price of a Bible.
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John Piper’s Message to Ray Rice (Special Episode)

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John Piper’s Message to Ray Rice (Special Episode)
In this special episode, John Piper addresses how complementarian Christians can respond to recent events surround former NFL player Ray Rice.
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Explain Your Title ‘Pastor Emeritus’

John Piper
In episode 427, Pastor John discusses his new title and role at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
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Lust Defined

John Piper
In episode 426, we share an excerpt from a sermon Pastor John preached in November 1988 on the topic of lust.
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