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Articles by John Piper

God’s Invincible Purpose: Foundations for Full Assurance

John Piper

This new series of messages is meant to emphasize the objective grounds of assurance. It is to show what God did and is doing sovereignly by his own initiative to guarantee the salvation of his people. I want us to…

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Because He Is Our Father? or That We May Be Sons?

John Piper

But love your enemies,
and do good.
and lend, expecting nothing in return;
and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High:
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Be…

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What Your Gifts Will Do in '92

John Piper

Money is a cultural symbol that allows people to express what they value. A twenty dollar bill is hardly worth more than a sheet of notebook paper in itself. But we have all agreed that it will have authority to…

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A Prayer Jesus Would Not Answer

John Piper
If the answer to our prayer doesn't come as we want, let us not assume that the Lord has no affection for us nor any tugs to do what we want.
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The Imperfections of Good People

John Piper
How do we not resist imperfections when the Bible says, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”?
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Pray for 200 Pastors

John Piper

Please pray for Larry Crabb, Sam Storms, Ralph Winter, and me as we prepare to speak at the fifth annual Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, January 27-29. Pray for Shelley Solin who bears a tremendous administrative load in making this conference…

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Elsie Viren Has Done Her Work for 63 Years

John Piper

After 63 years of unbroken service in the church office and in the ministry of visitation it appears that Elsie Viren will serve out the rest of her days in other ways. She is now a resident of Augustana Home…

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Violence, Ugliness, and Thanksgiving

John Piper
If we do not believe we are deeply indebted to God for all we have or hope to have, then the very spring of gratitude has gone dry.
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Trembling With Joy Over My Escape

John Piper
Is trembling joy a fitting way to end the year?
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Remarkable Answers to Prayer

John Piper
Prayer is like marriage. It should be a mix of both discipline and spontaneity.
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12 Reasons for Christmas

John Piper
Twelve arguments from the New Testament for why God became flesh.
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Soundbites from the Battlefield

John Piper
Sixteen quotes to motivate and make ready your heart for missions.
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Not Just a Successful Church

John Piper
Why pray? Because God aims to make us co-victors with him.
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Repentance and Christ-Exalting Civic Engagement

John Piper

There is no clear dividing line between biblical repentance and Christ-exalting civic engagement

By repentance I mean turning from unbelief and sin, and trusting in Jesus as Savior, Lord, and supreme Treasure of your life.

By civic engagement I mean…

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It Was the Preached Word that Saved Me

John Piper

It seems that God has indeed designed that the inspired Word of the Bible become uniquely powerful by passing through a Spirit-filled person on the way to make a dead heart live.

Since, in the wisdom of God, the world…

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Iain Murray: Is the Reformation Over?

John Piper

In a recent email update Iain Murray gave an uncommon and fitting exhortation

With much attention now being given to Calvin, I hope why the Reformation was necessary will be understood afresh. We need the martyr spirit back again, and…

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Reinventing Parenthood

John Piper

In the Minneapolis StarTribune last month, we read of the new “baby boomlet.” It illustrates how the vessel of culture sails without a biblical rudder.

Alesha, 36, had her first son at age 18. She had her second when…

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John Stott on Self-Forgetfulness

John Piper

The abundance of audio and video recordings of preaching today tempts pastors to listen to themselves and look at themselves. One might improve a few things that way. But in general it’s a bad idea. John Stott explains why

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Stigma Is a Good Thing for Bad Acts

John Piper

We should seek to stigmatize abortion by associating it with racism as closely as the truth warrants.

People today don’t oppose the enslavement of blacks merely because they think it's wrong. They oppose it because otherwise they would be viewed…

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Corrective Tract for the Prosperity Gospel

John Piper
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.
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