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Articles by John Piper

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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Are Deeds a Better Sign of Love Than Words?

John Piper
Are Deeds a Better Sign of Love Than Words?
Does the Bible imply that what we do with our mouths (words) is a less real or less frequent form of love than what we do with our hands (deeds)? I don’t think so...
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Location in Worship

John Piper
Location in Worship
Sometimes it matters where you sit on Sunday morning...
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New Year, New Adjective: “Christ-Exalting”

John Piper
New Year, New Adjective: “Christ-Exalting”
At the fresh beginning of another new year, people are often ready to make new resolutions. What if this year, your resolution was an adjective — a word that modified everything else you do and gave it glorious meaning and purpose?
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The Christmas Invitation to Everyone

John Piper
The Christmas Invitation to Everyone
John Piper explains the gospel of Christmas and extends an invitation to us all...
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Christmas Happened Because It Is Fitting

John Piper
Christmas Happened Because It Is Fitting
Why did God write the Christmas story the way he did? What compelled him to send his Son to be born in a humble stable and to grow up and die a gruesome, innocent death on a cross. One answer is that it was fitting.
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Preempt the Next Newsflash: Overflow from #ATimeToSpeak

John Piper
Preempt the Next Newsflash: Overflow from #ATimeToSpeak
On Tuesday, I was part of a conversation on racial harmony at the National Civil Rights Museum, in Memphis. Here are sixteen reflections on race and the gospel from my preparation for this event, as well as takeaways from the gathering.
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One Carol, Three Marriages (O Come All Ye Faithful)

John Piper
One Carol, Three Marriages (O Come All Ye Faithful)
Dissecting Christmas carols can be musical murder. Unless the disassembly fits together again more beautifully and more fully felt. That’s my goal. And “O Come All Ye Faithful” is near the top of my favorites.
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The Dark Side of Christmas

John Piper
The Dark Side of Christmas
John Piper tells the story behind his poem, “The Innkeeper.”
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Make This Christmas Special

John Piper
Make This Christmas Special
John Piper offers three ways dads, and single moms, can make this Christmas special for their children...
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Don’t Waste Your University Years

John Piper
Don’t Waste Your University Years
Life-integrating insight. Life-directing aim. Life-empowering energy. For millions of students these dials are set in this season of life.
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Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap

John Piper
Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap
It’s a celebration. It’s a thank you. It’s an explanation. It’s an invitation. I never thought of myself as a great narrator. But I do have great news. I hope you enjoy this overflow of joy from Desiring God.
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What Does It Mean to Be Gospel-Centered?

John Piper
What Does It Mean to Be Gospel-Centered?
In this short video, John Piper gives three practical implications for what it means to live a gospel-centered life...
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Does Jonathan Edwards Agree with N.T. Wright?

John Piper and Kyle Strobel
Does Jonathan Edwards Agree with N.T. Wright?
Can Jonathan Edwards really be summoned to support “covenant faithfulness” as a definition of God’s righteousness?
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Biblical Counseling for the Great Commission

John Piper
Biblical Counseling for the Great Commission
This is a simple plea that those of you whom God is calling to be biblical counselors consider your counseling as a way of reaching the unreached peoples of the world with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.
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The Redwoods and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

John Piper
The Redwoods and the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
“How can a Christian enjoy deep contentment while having little in this life?” That is, little by way of material possessions and other advantages of the world.
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Boomers’ Bodies — And Yours

John Piper
Boomers’ Bodies — And Yours
All of the 10,000 people in America who turn 65 each day have wrinkles. Our skin is more flaccid. Our complexion is more mottled. Our equilibrium is more tenuous. And our hair is more scarce. The effect of aging on our appearance and our bearing is universal.
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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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