Embrace the Life God Has Given You
Two-Minute Clip on Grief
Mar 10, 2017
Grief must have its season, but it must never have the final word.
I Will Not Leave Jesus — But I’m Done with the Church
Dec 16, 2015
In a short clip, Pastor John answers why Christians need to be committed to the church.
Every President Will Be a Footnote
Nov 7, 2016
One day America and all its presidents will be a footnote in history, but the kingdom of Jesus will never end.
If I Were 22 Again
May 7, 2018
When John Piper turned 22, he was in the middle of his senior year at Wheaton College. If he were 22 again, knowing what he knows now, what would he do?
Satan’s Ten Strategies Against You
Oct 4, 2016
Do not be outwitted by Satan. God sees behind enemy lines and tells us all we need to know to not be ignorant of Satan’s designs.
Do You Pray Like a Nonbeliever?
Aug 22, 2016
Real love will not settle for the tragic life of mere earthly blessings. It prays for more.
Your Suffering Is Working for You
Dec 2, 2015
What does pain produce? What’s it doing in our lives? John Piper explains why Christians should not lose heart in suffering.
Ambushing Satan with Song
Jan 20, 1985
Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
Jan 28, 2007
Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
World Vision: Adultery No, Homosexual Practice Yes
Mar 25, 2014
World Vision made a tragic decision — which they later reversed — that would allow employees to engage in sexual activity with someone of the same sex, if they were married. Ultimately, they reversed their decision, but the lessons remain valuable for ministries moving forward.
Good News of Great Joy (Free Advent eBook)
Nov 26, 2012
Dear Friends, I’m excited to tell you about a new free eBook for Advent from Desiring God. It’s called Good News of Great Joy, organized specifically for this Advent, 2012. Advent is just around the corner. It starts the…
Six Things Submission Is Not
Feb 26, 2016
Leadership and submission in marriage are beautiful, but the roles can be applied poorly. John Piper shares six things submission to a husband is not.
The One Must-Read This Year
Dec 30, 2015
We will never fully comprehend or appreciate the fact that God has given us his own words in a book. John Piper gives us seven reasons to read the Bible every day.
The Major Obstacle in Forgiving Others
Oct 29, 2015
If someone won’t repent of their wrongdoing, we are not able to forgive them. But nothing stands in the way of our calling to love them.
Soul Care for Exhausted Young Mothers
Jul 12, 2017
Moms, your walk with God is as essential for the good of your children as the milk you feed them and the diapers you change.
Six Ways Jesus Fought Depression
Jul 9, 2012
When he was in anguish, Jesus rested his soul in the sovereign wisdom of God.
Ten Biblical Truths on the Obedience of Children
Feb 1, 2016
Most of us parent by intuition and tradition. That’s not all bad. Parenting is an art, not a science. But our human intuitions and traditions should be shaped by God’s revelation.
When We Send a Person to His Death
Dec 7, 2013
Ronnie Smith was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday, December 5, 2013. 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…
How to Help Friends Escape the Prosperity Gospel
Sep 20, 2015
The prosperity gospel distorts grace and undermines the full message of the Bible. How do we loving confront friends and family who are ensnared?
Pray for Those Who Abuse You
Feb 17, 2015
Whether others persecute, abuse, hate, or curse us, Jesus tells us to pray for them. But how should you pray for those who hate you?
Will God Ever Give Us More Than We Can Handle?
Sep 28, 2015
Many Christians say, “God will never give us more than we can handle.” But the truth of that statement depends on two key words.
Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest
Aug 22, 2015
John Piper was one of several thousand people who gathered in St. Paul to say to Planned Parenthood that killing children is not an acceptable response to crisis pregnancies.
The Dawning of Indestructible Joy
Daily Readings for Advent
Aug 31, 2014
Christmas is one of the busiest times. But it’s also a season of reflection and preparation for that special day when we mark Immanuel’s coming.