All Resources by John Piper

How Can I Know the Gospel Is True?

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In episode 407, Pastor John answers the question of how we, finite beings, can be certain of the truth of the Gospel.
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Cremation or Burial?

John Piper
In episode 406, Pastor John discusses cremation and burial.
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Is Online Dating Good for Christians?

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In episode 405, Pastor John tells listeners "it's not about how you meet, it's about who you marry".
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The Deepest Desire of the Christian Heart

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The Deepest Desire of the Christian Heart
Passions like this are awakened by hearing the voice of God — God himself, not a mere man — declare pervasively in his speech that the hallowing of his name is his main goal in history.
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Death Is Not the End of Life

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Death Is Not the End of Life
This message was preached originally under the title “You Will Never See Death.”
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Use Commas to Love Your Reader

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In episode 404, Pastor John discusses the importance of the comma in writing.
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Can I Approach God with a Joyless Heart?

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In episode 403, Pastor John encourages listeners to come to God to receive joy.
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Swimming in Winter

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Swimming in Winter
Poetry is an effort to awaken or intensify, and usually to share, a moving experience by using language that is chosen and structured differently from ordinary prose. This short poem captures the Christian dynamic of “sorrowful yet always rejoicing.”
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Which Comes First, Obedience or Joy?

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In episode 402, Pastor John discusses the order of joy and obedience in the Christian life.
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Discernment Gone Wrong

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In episode 401, we share an excerpt from a sermon that Pastor John gave in 2006 on discernment gone wrong.
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Is Oral Sex Okay?

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In episode 400, Pastor John answers the often asked question, is oral sex okay?
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The Incalculable Wonder of Being a Christian

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The Incalculable Wonder of Being a Christian
Being a Christian means experiencing the supernatural every day. Living as new creatures in Christ is amazing beyond calculation (Galatians 6:15).
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Swimming in Winter

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It is vacation time, and we    must play. No, this is not a must. We will,    we may! It is the season for this play,    this fun, And season follows season, when     it's done. A…
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Is Election Divine Favoritism?

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In episode 399, Pastor John defines what it means for God to be impartial and how it is not at odds with divine election.
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Ebola

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Ebola
Donald Trump has sent in recent days a series of panicky tweets. July 31: “Ebola patient will be brought to the U.S. in a few days… KEEP THEM OUT OF HERE!” Aug. 1: “Stop the EBOLA patients from entering the
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Does Christian Hedonism Confuse Joy and Faith?

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In episode 398, Pastor John explains the difference between faith and joy and their place in Christian Hedonism.
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The Majesty of the Teacher in the Sermon on the Mount

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The Majesty of the Teacher in the Sermon on the Mount
I was struck again recently by the outrageous claims Jesus makes about himself in the Sermon on the Mount, which is most famous collection of Jesus’s ethical teachings.
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To a Spouse Considering Divorce

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In episode 397, Pastor John offers counsel and hope to spouses considering divorce.
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Why Sex Is Not the Root of Sexual Sins

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In episode 396, we share an excerpt from a sermon that Pastor John gave in 2008 on why sex is not the root of sexual sin.
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Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation

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Three Ways Our Deeds Relate to Our Salvation
I invite you to ponder the following three ways to speak of our works in relationship to our salvation. And, if you agree that these are biblical, let’s strive to speak with the kind of care that does not nullify one when affirming another.
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Goodbye, Burger King?

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In episode 394, Pastor John gives his reasons for why he is choosing not to eat at Burger King.
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Responding to God According to His Word

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One of the main lessons from Nehemiah 9 and 10 — indeed from all the Bible — is that God does not exist for the sake our enjoying Biblical stories; biblical stories exist for the sake of our enjoying God. …
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Does God Delight in Me?

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In episode 393, Pastor John discusses how God loves us by making much of us.
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J.I. Packer on Living to the End “Flat Out”

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J.I. Packer on Living to the End “Flat Out”
If we are to live “flat out” and full of zeal to the end, the key is hope. “Zeal should be unflagging every day, all day, and all the way. But if this is to happen, zeal must be fed by hope.”
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