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Lesbian Sex, HIV, Esau, and Christ

John Piper
Lesbian Sex, HIV, Esau, and Christ

It was a vexing, soul-stirring, Sunday morning.

First came my devotions, flaming with the words of Jesus on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). Second was a New York Times article about the…

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15 Prayers for God’s Power

John Piper
15 Prayers for God’s Power

I love strength. I love the word “mighty,” as in “Mighty Woman of God,” and “Mighty Man of God.” I love to hear that “Moses was mighty in his words and deeds” (Acts 7:22), and that Apollos was “mighty in…

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How to Count It All as Loss

John Piper
How to Count It All as Loss

What does it mean to count everything as loss for the sake of Christ? What does it mean to renounce all that we have for Christ’s sake?

Paul said he does this. “I count everything as loss because of the…

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Some Historical Roots of African American Big God Theology

John Piper
Some Historical Roots of African American Big God Theology

Year after year our awareness of the historical evidence increases that “Big God Theology” is indigenous to African American leadership from the beginnings of the Christian conversion of Blacks on this continent. Again and again what we find…

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Will America Be Judged?

John Piper
Will America Be Judged?

The reason the gospel of Jesus is precious is that it offers joyful rescue from furious judgment. The Bible speaks of the “fury of the wrath of God the Almighty” (Revelation 19:15). And the Bible exults that “Jesus delivers us…

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A Tender Word for Pharisees

John Piper
A Tender Word for Pharisees

This Sunday I preached at Watermark Church in Dallas under the title “A Tender Word for Pharisees.” There are not many tender words for Pharisees in the mouth of Jesus. Mainly his words to Pharisees are tough, even…

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Was Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret the Same As Paul’s?

John Piper
Was Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret the Same As Paul’s?
Hudson Taylor’s spiritual secret and Paul’s were the same. Taylor learned it from Paul. Both drew “for every need upon the fathomless wealth of Christ.”
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Death: Shall We Weep or Rejoice?

John Piper
Death: Shall We Weep or Rejoice?

When a Christian dies, shall those of us who remain weep or rejoice? The biblical answer is both, even simultaneously.

I saw this in a new place as I was memorizing my way through Philippians again. I had never noticed…

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The Effect of Your Life in 1,400 Years

John Piper
The Effect of Your Life in 1,400 Years

Do you think God has purposes for your life that will be realized in 1,400 years?

I do. Your life and mine.

Yes, the new heavens and the new earth may be here by then. I hope so. If so…

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Calvinist Racism and King’s Alleged Adultery—A Connection?

John Piper
Calvinist Racism and King’s Alleged Adultery—A Connection?

What’s the connection between Martin Luther King’s alleged adultery and Calvinist racism? Or Arminian racism? Or King’s liberal theology?

The fact that I can use the term “Calvinist racism” should make it clear that “King’s alleged adultery” does not exclude…

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God Is Finishing His Mission Now

John Piper
God Is Finishing His Mission Now

December 27–30, about 3,600 college students met in Louisville, Kentucky, to consider the global glory of Christ, the nature of Christ’s mission to the unreached peoples of the world, and the power of the Christian gospel. For some of us…

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Missions: Rescuing from Hell and Renewing the World

John Piper
Missions: Rescuing from Hell and Renewing the World

In 2012, sociologist Robert Woodberry published the astonishing fruit of a decade of research into the effect of missionaries on the health of nations. The January/February 2014 issue of Christianity Today tells the story of what he found in an…

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Don’t Let Your Mind Go to Pot

John Piper
Don’t Let Your Mind Go to Pot

Marijuana is ordinarily used as a mood-altering, mind-altering drug. The aim is to create a kind of euphoria. The effects vary widely from person to person. All you have to do is Google, “What does Marijuana feel like?” People don’t…

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The Folly of Men Arming Women for Combat

John Piper
The Folly of Men Arming Women for Combat

Here we go again — more fallout from the male cowardice that won’t stand up to the politically correct shamers, but instead countenances arming our women for frontline combat. I addressed the folly of it in 2007 twice.

Now…

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Don’t Waste Your Weaknesses

John Piper
Don’t Waste Your Weaknesses

In the next year, I encourage you to identify and exploit your weaknesses for the glory of Christ. I would like to give you an illustration from my own life, but first let me clarify what I mean.

Since 2007…

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I Want to Turn Your Dreams Back On

John Piper

Below is the video and manuscript from John Piper's opening message on December 27 at Cross, a new student missions conference. Audio and video from all ten plenary speakers will be coming soon.

This conference on missions is a…

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Christ Cannot Be Stopped

John Piper

Cross is a new student conference on missions. It begins this evening.

This conference is a dream come true for me. I give four reasons for why in my message tonight. So I won’t give them here.

The premise of…

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World, Get With the Program: Joy! Joy! Joy!

John Piper
Isaac Watts wrote “Joy to the World” as Part Two of a meditation on Psalm 98. His title was: “The Messiah’s Coming and Kingdom.” Most agree he was writing about the second coming of Christ, not Christmas.
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An Opportunity to Give

John Piper

Dear Friends of Desiring God,

I am writing this after returning recently from Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates. What an education! I feel like I just took an immersion course in Middle East studies, Islam, and missions. There is…

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Newtown, and a Thousand Losses, One Year Later

John Piper

Last year on December 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, twenty first-graders and six educators were killed by Adam Lanza, who then shot himself. This Saturday marks one year.

Most of these wounds are still open. Even…

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When We Send a Person to His Death

John Piper

Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday. He was 33. He was a husband and father. The leaders of his home church have given me permission to respond to his death publicly and carefully. You can…

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When You Start to Outlive Your Heroes

John Piper

How does an old man obey Hebrews 13:7?

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

At 67, who are my leaders? Who has…

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‘The Calvinist’: Verse, Video, Vision for All of Life

John Piper

May I invite you into the life of a Calvinist? It’s probably not what you think. The sovereign God of the Bible is full of surprises. Sermons and essays are good. But sometimes only poems will do. We grope for…

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