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Glorification Now?

John Piper

Have you ever wondered why “sanctification” is missing from this golden chain in Romans 8:29-30

Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among…

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An Invitation from John Piper

John Piper
Five reasons why ordinary Christians should consider coming to the Desiring God Conference next month.
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John Calvin’s Four Laws and His Christian Hedonism

John Piper

The Gospel of John Calvin in Four Laws

  1. That since God by his Law prescribes what we ought to do, failure in any one respect subjects us to the dreadful judgment of eternal death.
  2. Because it is not only…
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Clarifying the Tornado

John Piper

Three years ago God sent the tornado of cancer into my life. It split the steeple of my health and shredded the tents of my sexual life. I wrote an article to myself: Don’t Waste Your Cancer. It could…

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The Tornado, the Lutherans, and Homosexuality

John Piper

I saw the fast-moving, misshapen, unusually-wide funnel over downtown Minneapolis from Seven Corners. I said to Kevin Dau, “That looks serious.”

It was. Serious in more ways than one. A friend who drove down to see the damage wrote,

On…

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Lewis and Edwards on the Layers of Self-Admiration

John Piper

As a new Christian in 1930, C. S. Lewis was learning terrible things about his heart—the unfathomable layers of pride. It is astonishing how similar his description of his own heart was to the description Jonathan Edwards gave of our…

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My Happy Confession of Having No Merit

John Piper

This is my confession:

I was born into a believing family through no merit of my own at all.

I was given a mind to think and a heart to feel through no merit of my own at all.

I…

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God’s Word, Good Exposition, Great Joy, Much Strength

John Piper

Here’s another reason I am joyfully committed to expository exultation, that is, preaching

Look at this amazing statement of what biblical exposition is like when it’s done well—in the power of God’s Spirit and riveted on biblical texts.

Ezra opened…

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Let’s Make Some Autumn Resolutions

John Piper
It's always good to resolve to do good if we're resolving through faith.
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Let Augustine’s Life Illumine Solomon’s Warning

John Piper

Folly calls aloud

Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. (Proverbs 9:17)

The water is no different whether stolen or bought. Why does it taste different when stolen? Here is Augustine’s experience from his Confessions

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"Do All Things without Grumbling"

John Piper
Grumbling is self-feeding because it obscures the light of God’s gracious, all-controlling providence.
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Seeking the Master Concerning the Master Plan

John Piper

The Elders and the Financial and Property Administrators have spent several meetings recently praying and discussing how to discern God’s will concerning pressing questions that we face as a church. For example

  1. Whom are we trying to help meet God…
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Institutions: Hazardous and Helpful

John Piper
Is it God’s will revealed in Scripture to advance the influence of biblical truth through human institutions?
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How Exiles Serve the City

John Piper
Christians should seek the good of the cities in which they live.
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Weighty Words on the Meaning of a Husband’s Headship

John Piper

What follows is one of the greatest reasons for a man to get married and stay married: not the rapturous flame of eros, but the refining fires of holiness

No relationship is more clearly commanded to model the death…

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Hell Never Produced a Single Pleasure

John Piper

One of the roots of Christian Hedonism as I have pondered it for the last forty years is C. S. Lewis. Reading Alan Jacobs’ biography, The Narnian has underlined the influence Lewis has had on my thinking

Here is a…

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The Tragic Path of James Baldwin

John Piper

James Baldwin, novelist, essayist, poet, was born August 2, 1924 and died November 30, 1987. From child evangelist in a store-front church in Harlem, to the front of TIME magazine as a dominant prophetic voice of the sixties, to a…

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I Wrote a Poem to Put My Heart Right

John Piper

On vacation I was meditating on Luke 10:17-20 where Jesus tells us not to be overly excited about our ability to do feats of triumph in defeating the devil. Rather he says, fix the root of your joy in this…

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Biopsy Blows and the Helmet of Hope

John Piper

The helmets referred to in the Bible are for protection in mortal battle. A blow to the head with a mace or a bludgeon would crush your skull and kill you

So when Paul says that we should put on…

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Liberalism 1 and Liberalism 2

John Piper

If you find yourself in a love-hate relationship with the concept of “liberalism,” part of the reason may be the schizophrenic history of the concept. Lights went on for me in reading Dinesh D’Souza’s distinction between two liberalisms

It's helpful…

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Why There Are No Perfect Pastors

John Piper

On his birthday, let John Newton (author of "Amazing Grace") tell us why there aren't any perfect pastors

In my imagination, I sometimes fancy I could [create] a perfect minister. I take the eloquence of ______, the knowledge of ______…

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His Peace Upon Us—A New Blog

John Piper

Muslim-Christian relations are troubled, important, and necessary. The necessary navigation of these important, troubled waters requires a trusted, Gospel-saturated, experienced, courageous follower of Jesus. I only know a few such trusted navigators

One of them has been blogging for about…

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The Bible Frees Us From Being Swayed by Overstatements

John Piper

Being convinced that the Bible as we have it is God’s choice for the world is pervasively decisive in how we think about a thousand things

I’m not referring only what the Bible teaches on a thousand things, but also…

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