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Come, Lord Jesus

Meditations on the Second Coming of Christ


Many people are curious about the second coming of Christ—what it will be like, when it will happen, and what signs will come first. In Come, Lord Jesus, John Piper addresses all these issues, but stresses that those who love the second coming of Christ will receive a crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:6–8).

Piper examines key biblical texts around the second coming while encouraging readers toward a Spirit-awakened affection for Jesus’s return. He also explores important questions such as, Could Jesus come at any moment, or must certain events happen first?; What does it mean to “Watch, for you know neither the day nor the hour”?; and What should we be doing when he comes? With a special focus on the teachings of Jesus, Paul, and Peter, Come, Lord Jesus portrays not only the glory of the revealed Savior, but also the glorification of the resurrected saints.


  • Readers should not neglect this important book on the coming of the Lord Jesus and the last times. We are stirred to love Jesus’s appearing and to live now in light of the last day, in light of the return of the King. Certainly there are disagreements about the end times, but no one will be able to dispute that Piper argues carefully and extensively from the Scriptures. I found this book to be fuel for the mind and the heart, one that is full of biblical and practical wisdom. Thomas Schreiner, Professor, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • In Come, Lord Jesus, John Piper anticipates our questions about the last things, clarifies and improves those questions, then delivers trustworthy answers from the Scriptures. More than that, he stokes our longing for Jesus’s return. This is a truly ‘Christian Hedonist’ eschatology: robustly biblical, radically hope-giving, and relentlessly focused on our eternal enjoyment of the glorious triune God. Stephen Witmer, Pastor, Pepperell, Massachusetts
  • Of all of John Piper’s books, this may be the one I’m most glad he wrote. In our commitment to gospel-centrality we must find ways to more fully and more regularly celebrate the grand consummation of God’s redemptive purposes, and this book helps us do just that. Piper addresses and helpfully answers many of our questions about the second coming, but the great contribution of this book is its stirring of our hearts with the truth of God’s word. In so doing, Piper charges our eagerness and our joy as we anticipate that day when Christ will come in all his glory. Even so, come Lord Jesus! Mike Bullmore, Senior Pastor, CrossWay Community Church