When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark
Aug 7, 2017
Members of our churches learn truth not only from the sermons they hear, but also from the songs they sing. Lyrics on Sunday morning matter.
Divorce & Remarriage: A Position Paper
Jul 21, 1986
John Piper gives eleven reasons why he believes all remarriage after divorce is unbiblical when both of the spouses are still alive.
Peaches in Paradise
Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
Jun 15, 2015
Elisabeth Elliot died June 15, 2015. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands.
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.
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.
In the Beginning Was the Word
Sep 21, 2008
Whatever else you may enjoy about Jesus, John’s Gospel wants you to know and treasure Jesus in his infinite majesty.
Read the Bible to Your Anxiety
May 5, 2015
Anxiety is an emotion, not a decision. So Jesus doesn’t give just a command; he attacks anxiety with truth, facts, promises, and reasons.
What Is Hope?
Apr 6, 1986
Our hope in God isn’t just a wish or a dream, but a sure confidence that what God says will happen will happen.
God's Covenant Through Moses
Dec 11, 1983
What was freely given under Moses was purchased by Christ.
How to Read the Bible for Yourself
Mar 17, 2015
When John Piper reads the Bible, how does he see the things he sees? Here are three steps to understanding and applying every passage in God’s word.
Let Us Walk by the Spirit
Mar 1, 1981
From the moment you awake, till your head hits the pillow again, the Spirit waits to walk with you.
Has My Sexual Sin Made Me Unsavable?
Feb 29, 2016
If you struggle with sexual sin and worry that you may be beyond repentance, here are some helpful thoughts from Pastor John.
Missions and Masturbation
Sep 10, 1984
Masturbation may seem small, but it has the power to keep someone from following God’s call to the mission field.
Hillary, Bernie, Donald, and Me
Feb 23, 2016
This year Hillary turns 69, Bernie turns 75, and Donald turns 70, and they’re running for the hardest job in the world. This is a call to 70 million Baby Boomers not to waste their lives.
Sex and the Single Person
Feb 8, 1981
God’s word is every Christian’s infallible guide to maximum sexual fulfillment. The good news for singles is that they are included.
How Are Women Saved Through Childbearing?
A Careful Study of 1 Timothy 2:15
Jun 10, 2014
“[Women] will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” What does that mean?
Christ’s Power Is Made Perfect in Weakness
Jul 14, 1991
Our culture wants power to escape weakness in leisure, but Christianity offers power to endure weakness in love.
John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine
May 27, 2011
This 98 minute interview that I did with Rick Warren was recorded on May 1, 2011, during the Desiring God Regional Conference at Saddleback Church. It's the fulfillment of a commitment we made when Rick was not able to come…
You Can Say No to Porn
A Pleasure Greater Than Lust
Feb 11, 2015
Addiction is a relative term. If the stakes are high enough and sure enough, you’ll have all the self-control you need to resist any sexual temptation.
A Hunger for God
Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer
Apr 30, 2013
If we don’t feel desires for God, it’s not because we’ve drunk deeply and are satisfied. It’s because we’ve nibbled so long at the table of the world.
Bikinis and Modesty
Jun 22, 2016
Until we supremely value Christ, our attitude toward clothing will be controlled by forces that don’t honor God.
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
Mar 2, 1986
It is not enough to clean up our act on the outside. Jesus is concerned about our heart. Because from the heart are all the issues of life.
Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin
Apr 17, 1995
1. Recognize that sexuality is a good gift from God. Genesis 2:24-25 For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and…
Here We Stand
A 31-Day Journey with Heroes of the Reformation
Sep 25, 2017
Martin Luther didn’t stand alone 500 years ago. Nor does he stand alone today. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we invite you to join us on a 31-day journey, just 5–7 minutes each day, to meet the many heroes of the Reformation.