Do Not Love the World
Mar 10, 1985
God offers an ever-flowing river of delight to anyone who will drink deeply of his goodness.
How to Choose Your Next Job
Sep 9, 2014
My prayer is that these 12 questions will help saturate your mind with the centrality of Christ in all of life, especially in your work.
I Slept with My Girlfriend — Now What?
Mar 31, 2016
Pastor John counsels a dating couple who failed sexually. Can they become pure again and healed from their sin?
Job: The Revelation of God in Suffering
Jul 28, 1985
It is presumptuous to assume you can counsel God about how to run a more just world.
Blessed Are the Meek
Feb 9, 1986
Meekness is not weakness. Meekness begins with God and ends with God.
This Momentary Marriage
A Parable of Permanence
Sep 30, 2012
Reflecting on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage. This covenant portrays Christ’s love for the church.
How to Know the Will of God
Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind
Sep 27, 2015
God wants to make you new more than he wants to reveal his secret plans for tomorrow. That’s his good purpose for you in all things.
How Christ Fulfilled and Ended the Old Testament Regime
Feb 23, 2005
The Word of God incarnate is the sum and consummation of the word of God written. All of the Bible bears witness to Christ.
What Does It Mean for a Man to Lead His Family Spiritually?
Jan 11, 2016
How does a husband model the relationship of Christ to the church in the way he leads his family spiritually?
How to Seek the Holy Spirit
Jan 15, 2018
Without the work of the Holy Spirit, we are helpless. Seek him, and he will rest upon you — especially in your hour of greatest need.
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.
Learning to Pray in the Spirit and the Word, Part 1
Dec 31, 2000
One essential way to keep yourself in the love of God is by praying to him through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hijacking Back Your Brain from Porn
Oct 15, 2013
Research suggests addiction to pornography is real and more serious than we’re willing to admit. Here are four reminders in the fight.
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…
Battling the Unbelief of Anxiety
Sep 25, 1988
The most basic battle of our life is the fight to believe in the living God, and not to allow our heart to become an evil heart of unbelief.
A Poem by John Piper
Dec 1, 2013
Watch or read the tale of the life and death of a Calvinist in this video-poem by John Piper.
Male and Female He Created Them in the Image of God
May 14, 1989
God created man, woman, and the gift of marriage, all to illustrate his love for the church.
Test the Spirits to See Whether They Are of God
May 5, 1985
Hearing the gospel with openness and confessing Christ with loyalty is the work and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
How Do I Know God’s Calling for My Life?
Dec 7, 2015
Should I stay and send, or should I go to the mission field? Pastor John gives seven factors to keep in mind when weighing a calling to missions.
15 Prayers for God’s Power
Mar 11, 2014
The greatest power in the world among humans is the power not to sin. Here are fifteen prayers for that kind of strength.
Do I Have to Confess My Sin to Another Person in Order to Be Forgiven?
May 29, 2009
John Piper says that it is wise to confess our sins to one another, even when it's not absolutely necessary.
The Pleasures of God
Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God
Jun 26, 2000
We can only know the greatness of God’s glory if we know what makes him glad. Therefore, we must understand the pleasures of God.
Did Christ Die for Us or for God?
Jan 1, 1995
The root reason for why the cross is folly to the world is that it means the end of human self-exaltation.
Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager
Jul 16, 2011
A teen wrote to John Piper for advice about life in general, and identity in particular. Here is his response, including memories from his teenage years.