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Messages by Desiring God

English, Christianity, 1 season, 2365 episodes, 6 days, 7 hours, 56 minutes
About
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org; he is author of more than 50 books and travels regularly to preach and teach. New messages are posted to this podcast as they become available. Piper’s sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. We want people everywhere to understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.
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The Safest Soul in All the World: Rejoicing in the Risen Christ

David Mathis | The safest soul in all the universe is the one that rejoices in the risen Christ. God will never destroy those who delight in his Son.
4/14/202433 minutes, 42 seconds
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Where Does Technology Come From? 2024 Scudder Lecture

Tony Reinke | How should Christians orient toward technology? Should we ignore it, embrace it, be suspicious of it, or shun it altogether?
4/7/202443 minutes, 34 seconds
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Before Division Comes: A Playbook for Pastoral Unity

David Mathis | Even among pastor-elder teams, conflict comes. Disagreements are inevitable. How then might we navigate conflict with a constant eye toward God-honoring unity?
3/31/202444 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Word of God Kept Him: Funeral Message for Sidney Boyd (1948–2023)

Why do God’s people wake up as believers day after day until they die? Because the same word that made us goes on keeping us to the end.
3/28/202413 minutes, 32 seconds
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Live Like Death Is Gain

Marshall Segal | How can we make Jesus look good in life and in death? By enjoying him as better than anything life could ever give — and better than anything death could ever take.
3/20/202439 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Thickest Joy on Earth: Why We Love Philippians

David Mathis | Why do so many Christians love the book of Philippians? Among other reasons, because the letter is brief, accessible, memorable, and teeming with joy.
3/17/202435 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Most Important People in the World: Why Christians Prioritize the Church

David Mathis | The Father prioritizes the church by choosing her, the Son prioritizes her by purchasing and purifying her, and the Spirit prioritizes her in his power. So, how do we prioritize the church?
3/10/202458 minutes, 56 seconds
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The ‘Ask Pastor John’ Book Is Available

The ‘Ask Pastor John’ book is now available at a 40% discount through our friends at Westminster Bookstore. We encourage you to order through them as you consider supporting faithful, independent Christian booksellers.
3/5/20243 minutes, 14 seconds
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Leaders in the Church: Speaking and Living God’s Word

Does church leadership seem endlessly complicated? Take heart. Christian leaders guide God’s people from where they are to where God wants them to go, using God’s methods.
3/3/202456 minutes, 1 second
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How Jesus Knew the Word: His Secret to Scripture Memory

David Mathis | How did Jesus know Scripture so well? The same way we can today: through patient, prayerful meditation on the word of God.
2/29/202418 minutes, 47 seconds
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Only One Life: Christ’s Invincible Gospel and Global Mission

God is sovereign, and he has purposed his gospel to spread to the ends of the earth. Those who give themselves to that purpose are invincible, even through suffering.
2/25/202447 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Jesus Met with God: The Pace and Patterns of a Perfect Life

David Mathis | Jesus had a full and fruitful ministry, but unlike us, he never seemed hurried or frantic. What can we learn by observing his holy habits during his earthly life?
2/17/202418 minutes, 8 seconds
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His Voice in Yours: How Christ Wins the World

God will have worshipers from every nation on earth. He will win them, and do so through us. We have only to tell them.
1/21/202433 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Please a Happy God: Six Glimpses of the Christian Life

David Mathis | What does it look like to walk in a way that is pleasing to God — to live so that God delights in the aroma of our lives?
1/14/202443 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gain What You Cannot Lose: The Joy of World Mission with Jesus

John Piper | When Christ calls us to the mission field with him, he calls us to deny shallow pleasures, die to ourselves, and enjoy greater and greater delight in him.
1/7/202438 minutes, 29 seconds
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Do Not Believe Every Spirit: The Threat and Defeat of False Teaching Today

Are biblical warnings about false prophets still relevant? Yes, the threat looms as large today as in the first century.
12/31/202336 minutes, 8 seconds
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Appeal from John Piper

John Piper | Your prayers and financial support help us bring more people into the fullest enjoyment of the greatest treasure ever found. For every $10 per month you give, we can reach 70 more people with God-centered resources. Would you join us as a monthly partner? https://dsr.gd/Give
12/29/20235 minutes, 17 seconds
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One Countercultural Calling: Good and Happy Pastors, Part 3

David Mathis | Of the fifteen elder qualifications, “one-woman man” and “not quarrelsome” may be the two most at odds with our promiscuous, petty age.
12/27/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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Two Ways to Deal with Jesus: Learning Worship from the Wise Men

Matthew’s Christmas story shows two ways to deal with Jesus: try to get rid of him like Herod, or fall down and worship him like the wise men.
12/24/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jesus Came to Save: Ten Great Realities of Christmas

The birth of John the Baptist was great, but the birth of Jesus Christ was infinitely greater. John prepared for salvation, but Jesus purchased it.
12/23/202338 minutes, 35 seconds
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Two Main Tasks in Ministry: Good and Happy Pastors, Part 2

David Mathis | Scripture says elders should be “able to teach” and “sober-minded” — but why? The two correspond to a pastor’s most important tasks: feeding and leading.
12/20/202347 minutes, 59 seconds
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Christmas Was and Christmas Is: The Whole Story of Advent

David Mathis | How do you need God’s help this Advent? What need seems most pressing? Press into the message of Christmas, and you’ll find hope and help in time of need.
12/17/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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Three Contrasts in a Leader’s Heart: Good and Happy Pastors, Part 1

David Mathis | What does Christ call church leaders to be and do? Like him, they labor heartily and happily, not for selfish gain, but for their people’s joy.
12/13/202350 minutes, 10 seconds
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What’s It Like to Be a Christian? Faith, Obedience, and Living as Strangers

David Mathis | What is Christian faith? Hebrews 11 not only answers the question but tells us what faith feels like, and how it leads to obedience, and living as exiles in this world.
12/10/202339 minutes, 39 seconds
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If God Speaks: One Voice That Changes Everything

David Mathis | To read the Bible is to read the very words of God. Do we grasp the significance, the reality-shaking impact, of this seemingly simple truth?
12/6/202350 minutes, 1 second
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Before You Quit the Ministry: Learning to Count Like Jesus

David Mathis | Good pastors are not naive: ministry comes with many costs. Even so, Christ has not called us to an impossible, joyless task. The cross proves otherwise.
12/3/202348 minutes, 2 seconds
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Man of War and Grace: The Greatest of Israel’s Kings

David Mathis | Some may not think of David, the shepherd king, as particularly masculine, but Scripture paints him in a far more manly and glorious light.
11/25/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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Whose Son Is the Messiah? King David and the God of Israel

When Jesus asks the Pharisees how David calls the Messiah “Lord,” they refuse to answer. What made that seemingly simple question so incendiary?
11/19/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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God Is: The Life-Altering Reality of Sheer Divine Existence

God is. No reality is more mind-boggling, more valuable, more life-altering, more electrifying than the absolute being of God.
11/12/202338 minutes, 9 seconds
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Grace Will Order All Your Pain: Retirement Message for Dana Olson

What is sovereign, sustaining grace? It is not grace that spares us pain, but grace that orders our pain — and then sustains us through the pain.
10/15/202342 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Leader You Long to Follow

David Mathis | From principals to presidents, leadership failures fill the news. We long for someone in power to lead with wisdom and fairness. Praise God, the ideal king has come.
10/4/202340 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Spell That Opened Heaven: Funeral Message for Daniel Fuller (1925–2023)

John Piper | Romans 8:32 is perhaps the greatest verse in the Bible. No other text quite describes how far God has gone for our salvation and will go for our joy.
9/10/202323 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Final Hours of Suffering: Funeral Message for Nancy Nelson (1952–2023)

God’s word speaks to the mysteries of suffering. We will only bear pain well as we begin to see it like he does.
8/6/202325 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why We Sing About the Blood

David Mathis | Why do Christians sing about blood? Because of what happened at the cross, the otherwise morbid topic becomes one of glory, thanks, and praise.
7/22/202340 minutes, 20 seconds
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More Thrilling to Be Saved Than to Succeed

What excites a Christian most? Our deepest, truest joy does not flow from completed degrees or flourishing ministries, but from the God who saved us.
7/12/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Happy Pastors Make Healthy Churches

Christ’s blood bought more than our pardon, precious as it is. His death also purchased the power we need to live a radical Christian life.
7/2/202340 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why Bethlehem Has a College: Biblical Foundations for Church-Based Education

What makes a college distinctly Christian? Education is not an end in itself, but a means to knowing and loving Christ.
6/18/202341 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hamilton: An American Prodigal

David Mathis | Neither biographers nor Broadway can ignore Alexander Hamilton’s late-flowering Christian faith. He, like the prodigal son, finally came home after his journey into the far country.
6/3/202353 minutes, 5 seconds
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Not Dead Yet: Fighting Nine Fears of Old Age

As we age, fears can multiply like wrinkles. But for every concern, we have a blood-bought promise far, far older than our fears.
5/28/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Press Afresh into Jesus: Four Truths About Genuine Faith

David Mathis | Genuine faith welcomes, enjoys, fears, strives after, and rests in God. And in doing so, genuine faith perseveres.
5/18/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Demons, the Fever, and the Word of the King

While on earth, Jesus spoke with unmatched power. Demons obeyed him, and fevers fled at his word. Everything was subject to him — then and now.
5/14/202344 minutes, 37 seconds
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Do Outsiders Still Matter? An Overlooked Qualification for Pastors

David Mathis | For pastors to be “well thought of by outsiders” certainly isn’t everything, but it made God’s list of requirements. Is it still on ours?
5/7/202337 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Story of the Greatest Coronation

David Mathis | When Christ ascended into heaven, an otherworldly ceremony commenced. Here was the long-awaited Son of David, the only man angels ever worshiped.
4/16/20230
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Danger Averted, Destiny Attained: Funeral Message for Lois Nelson (1919–2023)

When a Christian goes home to be with the Lord, we who remain have the chance to rehearse God’s loving design in every believer’s death.
4/13/20230
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A World God Could Admire: Recovering His Pleasure in Creation

Marshall Segal | Do you ever stop, slow down, and marvel at something God has made? If we could see it all like he does, we’d see far more than we do.
3/26/202357 minutes, 46 seconds
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What Will Man Be Like for Countless Future Ages?

John Piper | When our hearts run dry, and our good works languish, the Bible bids us: “Consider the end.”
3/5/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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It Will Be Worth It: Overcoming Obstacles to World Missions

John Piper | When it comes to missions, reasons abound to stay rather than to go. But for every apparent obstacle, countless promises say, “It will be worth it.”
1/29/202325 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ordinary Elders, Part 2: Governing as Men Who Teach

David Mathis | Pastors are first and foremost teachers, but they are not only teachers. They feed the sheep and lead the sheep — and they lead by feeding.
1/20/202359 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ordinary Elders, Part 1: Working for the Joy of Others

David Mathis | The pastors we all want are men who want to pastor, who want to see God move in them and through them for the joy of others.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is Jesus an Egomaniac? Overcoming a Major Obstacle to Christian Faith

John Piper | What do we call an obsessively self-centered person? An egomaniac. Then what should we call God, who demands all our praise? We call him gracious.
1/8/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Lord Governs My Good and Is My Good: All of Psalm 16 for a New Year

John Piper | When we pray for God to preserve us, we ask that he would be not only our Lord, but our life — not only our God, but our highest and everlasting good.
12/29/202246 minutes, 25 seconds
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Prince of What Peace? How Christmas Overcomes Our Conflicts

John Piper | At the root of all conflict is man’s conflict with God. At Christmas, we celebrate that God took the initiative to establish true peace.
12/25/202245 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Majestic Is Our Lord?

David Mathis | When speaking of God, we grope for fresh language to name the greatness of God. Might we learn to reach more often for the word “majesty”?
12/18/202240 minutes
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The Joy of the Puritans

John Piper | The Puritans took joy seriously because they read the Bible carefully. They saw that delight in God is at the heart of all true obedience.
12/11/20220
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Ten Looks at Jesus, Part 2

David Mathis | “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s counsel?
12/5/202242 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ten Looks at Jesus, Part 1

David Mathis | “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s famous counsel?
12/4/202247 minutes, 36 seconds
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He Delighted to Crush His Son: The Pleasure of God in the Gospel

David Mathis | The Father not only planned for his Son to die, but was pleased to crush him. And for those in Christ, this can be as comforting as it is astonishing.
12/1/202257 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Purposes of God in the Pain of the World

Before he created the earth, God knew pain would plague this world. And not only knew, but planned. And not only planned — but purposed.
11/27/20220
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How Can a Holy God Have Pleasure in Sinners?

John Piper | You will not be perfect in this life, but you can be pleasing to God. You can become a real ingredient in the divine happiness.
11/20/202259 minutes, 15 seconds
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God Made the World for Worship: His Glory in Individuals and Gatherings

John Piper | The individual soul’s affection for God is essential to the corporate, eternal reality of the worshiping church.
11/17/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Secret Liturgies: The Private Worship of a Public Leader

David Mathis | Blessed is the leader who meditates on God’s law day and night — not just in public, but all the more in secret.
11/6/20220
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Fall Back to the Banner: Four Lessons for Our Devastations

David Mathis | When loss surrounds us, when fears assail us, we have a banner to which to flee. We turn to the God who has spoken, and there find real hope and strength.
10/30/202238 minutes, 24 seconds
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Good Preaching Takes Hard Work

David Mathis | Good preachers carry many burdens before preaching, while preaching, and after preaching — and the rewards still outweigh the costs.
10/23/20220
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How Is Joy the Root of Sacrificial Love?

John Piper | When glad in God, we bend low in love for others. We imitate Christ, who not only bowed the knee but hung his body on the tree.
10/2/202243 minutes, 24 seconds
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God Can Handle Your Crisis

David Mathis | Psalm 46 teaches us God can handle the earth’s undoing and nations raging against his people — and that if he can do that, he can be a very present help in our trouble.
8/21/202236 minutes, 55 seconds
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Water from the Rock for Undeserving People

John Piper | God promises us his life-sustaining presence, even as he leads us into waterless regions of suffering and loss.
8/7/202241 minutes, 40 seconds
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Seventy Years Without Shipwreck: Five Reasons That Some Fall Away

John Piper | Faith does not shipwreck upon the rocks of history, logic, science, or ethics, but on the mountains of sinful desire.
7/3/202218 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Uncommon Virtue of Humility

Humility flourishes in hearts that focus not on being humble, but on gladly exalting Jesus, who is superior to us in every possible way.
6/26/202241 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Gospel in All Caps: Glorified Scars in the Body of Christ

David Mathis | We boast on Sunday because Christ died on Friday. No cross, no favor with God. No crucifixion, no resurrection. We live because he died.
6/5/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Is ‘Freedom in Christ’?

David Mathis | What is freedom in Christ? Freedom from trying to earn God’s acceptance, and freedom to know and enjoy God forever.
5/15/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Christ Died to Make Us Holy: And Why Some Preachers Avoid It

There is a kind of unhealthy preaching that fails to make plain the effective connection between the sin-bearing work of Christ and the sin-killing work of the Christian.
5/8/202252 minutes, 37 seconds
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We Rejoice to Suffer for You: Pastoral Pain and the People’s Joy

Why does the apostle Paul speak so much about himself and his suffering? Because his suffering for the sake of others makes the love of Christ tangible to them.
5/1/202243 minutes, 42 seconds
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Brother Ass: Stewarding the Body as Christian Hedonists

David Mathis | Why would Christians exercise? Working and pushing these bodies, as God designed them, serves our learning, our joy, and our love.
4/24/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Behind the Times: Survival in a Day of Suffocating News

David Mathis | What if, with some intentionality, the news could become a source of refreshment rather than a continual distraction and discouragement?
4/17/202237 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Supremacy of Christ in Everything

The sovereign supremacy of Christ both keeps us from error and enables us to persevere through hardships with patience and joyful thankfulness.
4/14/202244 minutes, 53 seconds
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‘The Joy of the Lord Is Your Stronghold’

Joy in God becomes our stronghold when we are awakened to see and savor him as our greatest joy.
4/10/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bible Reading Has Been My Life: Personal Reflections for Christian Fathers

John Piper | What does Bible reading look like for John Piper? In this message to fathers, he tells personal stories and shares how he has weaved Bible reading into all of life.
3/27/20220
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How to Meet with God for a Lifetime

David Mathis | How do we meet with God in his word for a lifetime? Every morning, seek to gather a day’s portion.
3/20/202215 minutes, 46 seconds
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Harnessing the Lightning: Tesla’s 3,000-Year Backstory

Tony Reinke | Is a lightning rod — and by extension, all other tech — an act of faith or an act of God-thwarting unbelief?
3/13/202239 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Humbled Win the World

David Mathis | Before we step out to attempt big, ambitious things for Jesus, we need to prepare ourselves to receive and embrace the humbling that will inevitably come.
3/6/202217 minutes, 51 seconds
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23 Tips from 23 Years of Book Reading

Tony Reinke | Many of us today love to swipe, scroll, and stare, but hardly read. Tony Reinke shares 23 tips for reading more and better in a digital age.
1/23/202245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Prayer Vocalizes Our Abiding in Christ

Prayer says more than the words it speaks. The act of praying vocalizes a profound reality: God himself abides in us, and we abide in him.
1/10/202245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Show Us Your Glory: Prayer That Sparks Reformation

David Mathis | Moses made an audacious request. God answered — but only in part. And what he revealed at Sinai pales in comparison to Calvary.
1/3/20220
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The Fearlessness of Christmas Joy: Six Wonders of Christ’s Lordship

The first Christmas brought good news. With it came fearless, great joy for all those who confess, “Jesus is Lord.”
12/23/202147 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Global Glorification of the Merciful God

John Piper | The church exists for missions — and because of missions. God plans for his people to come from the peoples, a promise he first made to Israel.
12/19/202145 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Pleasures of God’s Faithfulness: Reflections on Bethlehem’s 150 Years

John Piper | In 2021, Bethlehem Baptist celebrated 150 years as a church. As part of the celebration service, former pastor John Piper reflects on how a church could endure, and bear fruit, over generations.
12/12/202131 minutes, 51 seconds
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Workers for Your Joy: The Call of Christ to Christian Leaders

David Mathis | God made us to be led, every one of us. He designed us to thrive, not in autonomy, but under the wisdom and care of worthy leaders.
11/14/202146 minutes, 44 seconds
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We Win the World with Singing

John Piper | God plans to win the world with singing. Here are five connections between our joy-filled worship and the finishing of the Great Commission.
11/7/202123 minutes, 32 seconds
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Update from John Piper

John Piper | About changes to this podcast.
11/4/20211 minute, 20 seconds
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Who Are the Nations? Discovering God’s Global Mission

The Lamb who was slain will one day receive the reward of his suffering — people will come to him in joyful faith from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
8/8/202151 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘Rejoice When You Are Slandered’: How to Do the Humanly Impossible

One of the most challenging commands in all the Bible is to rejoice when reviled. It’s not just difficult; it is humanly impossible.
7/25/202138 minutes, 14 seconds
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Serious Joy for Leaders Who Last: To the Class of 2021

Christian leaders often carry great burdens. But God never leaves them without the opportunity to know serious joy, even in the hardest trials.
7/11/202124 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Achievement of Christ Without Which There Would Be No Others

Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.
5/9/202150 minutes, 10 seconds
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Can Joy Come in Sorrow? Lessons for an Authentic Christian Life

John Piper | How do joy and sorrow mingle in the Christian life? Does joy come only after sorrow passes, or can it come in the very midst of our griefs?
5/2/202148 minutes, 24 seconds
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‘Hallowed Be Your Name’: The Greatest Prayer in All the World

The lines of the Lord’s Prayer tend to pass by our eyes, and through our mouths, in a routine manner. But what might we be missing in our familiarity?
2/21/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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Doing the Right Thing Never Ruins Your Life: A Belief That Prevents Abortion

Abortion holds out hope that ending the unborn child’s life will spare you misery and hardship. But doing the right thing will never ruin your life.
1/28/202142 minutes, 7 seconds
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Faith That Satisfies — and Saves: What It Means to Come to Jesus

The nature of genuine saving faith isn’t mere mental assent, but receiving all that God is for us in Jesus Christ.
1/17/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
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Is Love for Jesus, or Faith in Jesus, the Root of Ministry and Obedience?

Believing in Jesus, according to the Gospel of John, overlaps with love because it involves an act of the soul whereby one receives Jesus as their soul-satisfying bread, thirst-quenching water, and life-giving vine.
1/10/202132 minutes, 58 seconds
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Leading by Feeding

The central work of pastoral ministry is leading the people of God by feeding them with the word of Christ.
1/10/202134 minutes, 14 seconds
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Singing, Suffering, and Scripture: How God Keeps Us Through Song

John Piper | Suffering may quiet our singing for a time, but God designed singing to sustain our souls. And one day, we will sing forever with unrestrained joy.
11/8/202033 minutes, 46 seconds
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Every Letter Kills, Including Shakespeare: Pressing Through Texts in the Power of the Spirit

To exposit a text is only one part of preaching and teaching. We must drill down into the words and unearth the reality that holds the text together.
7/19/202018 minutes, 41 seconds
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Exposition or Imposition? How Gospel-Centered Preaching Can Go Wrong

Preachers, instead of taking your text and making a beeline to the cross, take the cross and make a beeline to your text.
6/28/202050 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Second Coming: Not Before the ‘Man of Lawlessness’

John Piper | As we look forward to Christ’s second coming, what matters most is not that we have the timing and details down, but that we hold fast to Jesus as our great hope.
6/21/20201 hour, 37 seconds
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Does God Intend Evil for Our Good? Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You

John Piper | What sinners and Satan intend for evil, God always superintends for good. Our all-wise God brings restoration from ruin and deliverance out of danger.
6/14/202051 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love

True contentment in Christ not only guards against our ever-changing circumstances, but frees us to overflow in costly love to others — even our enemies.
5/17/202030 minutes
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The Second Coming: Wrath and Rescue

Suffering, pain, and trouble never have the last word for the people of God. He is our hope and our joy, and he will bring us all the way home.
4/5/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain: The Weight and Wonder of the Third Commandment

To take God’s name in vain is about far, far more than avoiding foul language. Our reverence for God’s name cuts to the very core of our worship in all of life.
3/8/202045 minutes, 27 seconds
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Live for Your Greatest Desire: Jesus

John Piper | Jesus’s call to deny ourselves isn’t a demand to give up happiness but an invitation to walk with him on the path to deep, lasting joy.
2/23/202045 minutes, 6 seconds
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Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility: Thoughts on Christian Education

True Christian education fills our hearts and minds with a joy so serious and strong that our society loses its power to control where we stand and what we say.
1/19/202054 minutes, 57 seconds
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Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth

God will not settle for redeeming people from just a few parts of the globe. He will have people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
1/12/202038 minutes, 17 seconds
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Seek the Things That Are Above

John Piper | Every believer in Jesus Christ has a potent spiritual superpower. With the Spirit’s help, we now can seek the very things of heaven above.
12/29/201945 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Does Humility Lead in Conflict? A Charge to Christian Leaders

The humblest response to our culture’s tirade against objective truth isn’t to retreat, but to lovingly and kindly contend for what the Bible says.
12/8/201932 minutes, 41 seconds
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‘How God Made Me Happy in Him’: John Piper’s Journey to Joy

Glory and joy appear all over the Bible, but how they relate is not readily obvious. Listen to John Piper tell the story of how God connected the dots between the two.
11/17/201927 minutes, 51 seconds
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Seven Reasons We Must Pursue Supreme Satisfaction in God

John Piper | Enjoying God, being satisfied in him, is essential in glorifying him as he deserves. God is not as glorified by mere duty as he is by delight.
11/10/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Peculiar Act of Worship: Preaching as Expository Exultation

John Piper | The preacher’s task is not merely to teach or inform, but to rejoice with his people over the wonders of Scripture.
11/3/201955 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Explosive Power of the Resurrection — Now

John Piper | Jesus’s resurrection not only guarantees that we too will rise, but that we can taste steadfast, heavenly joy here and now — even in suffering. John Piper preached this sermon at the Sing! Conference in Nashville.
10/6/201925 minutes, 58 seconds
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Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice

Suffering and injustice infect every inch of our world. But Jesus grants his people the resolve to labor for change that makes an everlasting difference. John Piper preached this message at the Sing! Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
8/25/201925 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Preach in the Power of the Spirit

Sermons are not speeches. Preaching isn’t a lecture. When a pastor speaks God’s words to his gathered people, in the power of the Spirit, miracles happen. John Piper delivered this message at the Sing! conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
8/18/201950 minutes, 2 seconds
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Even When It Hurts: How Christ Reveals Himself in Pain

John Piper | In this life, we will not be able to see all God is doing through sickness and pain, but we can trust that he will reveal more of himself to us through every trial and trouble.
8/11/201940 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Glory of God and Why We Sing

The greatness of God’s glory invites a response that moves his people beyond mere words. And so we sing. John Piper preached this sermon at the Sing! Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
7/28/201951 minutes, 21 seconds
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Our Worth Is Not in What We Own: Fifteen-Minute Gospel Presentation

John Piper | We will never find true worth in what we have or who we are. True, full, lasting satisfaction can only come through all that God is for us in Jesus Christ. After the congregation sang “My Worth Is Not in What I Own,” John Piper presented this gospel message at the Sing! Belfast conference.
7/21/201914 minutes, 24 seconds
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Who Will Give My Head Waters? Seven Reasons to Pray for Holy Tears

Tears, crying, and weeping are all a proper response to the God-ordained sorrow and pain we face. Just because God is sovereign doesn’t mean we ignore our pain.
6/24/201932 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pharisaism, Money, and the Greatness of God

What makes the heart of a legalist tick? You might be surprised how often, despite appearances, it is simply this: the love of money. John Piper delivered this message at a chapel for Crossway Books.
6/10/201923 minutes, 24 seconds
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What Do Christians Care About (Most)? To the Class of 2019

Christians care about all injustice in our fallen world. But our outrage against wrongdoing will fizzle out unless we root our concern in God himself. We care especially about injustice against God. John Piper preached this message at the 2019 Bethlehem College & Seminary commencement.
5/17/201922 minutes, 49 seconds
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Christ Has Purchased Global Praise: The Blood, the Beast, and the Boast of Race

Jesus has already paid the price to ransom a global people who live to praise him. And he wants to use you to spread the astoundingly good news. John Piper preached this message at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis.
5/8/201947 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Golden Stitches of Sovereignty: What Holds Our Gospel Together

The death of Jesus Christ was no mere product of coincidences. God planned every detail to ensure the salvation of his people. John Piper preached this message at The Gospel Coalition 2019 National Conference.
4/1/20191 hour, 5 minutes
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What Kind of Heart Does Christ Deserve? The Call of Christian Hedonism

Jesus is worthy to be praised with our every thought and deed. But what about our feelings? The Bible’s clearest answer is also the best of news. John Piper preached this message at the Bethlehem 2019 Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders in Minneapolis.
1/28/201943 minutes, 6 seconds
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Is It Right to Seek More Joy Than We Have Through Justification?

Jesus not only paid for our full acceptance with God, but he also purchased grace for us to embrace obedience. This is the second message John Piper preached at the Bethlehem 2019 Conference for Pastors + Church Leaders in Minneapolis.
1/28/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Invincible Power of Joy for World Missions: For Cowards, Consumers, and the Comfortable

Safety tempts us to stay put. Luxury tries to lure us. Comfort wants to keep us. But God has a bigger, global dream for his people. John Piper preached this message at the G3 2019 conference in Atlanta.
1/17/201953 minutes, 37 seconds
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Make Your Life Count: The Greatest Missions Letter Ever Written

One day soon, people from every nation will bring God praise and glory. But they won’t encounter everlasting hope until God’s people go and send. Piper preached this message on January 4, 2019, at the CROSS Conference in Louisville, where thousands gathered to discern their call to the nations.
1/4/201948 minutes, 24 seconds
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You Are Anointed: How the Truth Becomes Precious

John Piper | Jesus anoints every believer with his Spirit so that we taste how precious he is.
11/18/201834 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy

Every act of Christian love springs from serious joy in Jesus. When your hope is secure in him, you can give whatever it takes to serve others.
10/28/201834 minutes, 55 seconds
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Are We Adopted for Us or for God?

The more gladness we have in our Father, the more we bring glory to his name. Our happiness in him shows off his holiness in us.
10/7/201844 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Key to Simultaneous Sorrow and Joy

Jesus has purchased something infinitely better than anything this world has to offer: the glory of God himself. We have every reason to boast in him.
9/21/201847 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach

The pulpit isn’t just a place for a lecture or even mere teaching. Every sermon should sing with worship over the glories of God’s word. John Piper delivered this message during a breakout seminar at the Sing! 2018 Conference in Nashville.
9/13/201848 minutes, 5 seconds
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Your Emotions Matter to God: Learning from the Bible’s Songbook

Satan is trying to steal your joy. God gave us the Psalms to fight back.
9/11/201837 minutes, 8 seconds
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An Impossible Covenant — And How It Becomes a Permanent Joy

John Piper | Jesus bought an unbreakable covenant for his people. He takes hardened rebels and transforms them into a beautiful bride for their eternal joy.
6/16/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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Joy Makes All Things New

Joy is not a wishful add-on to the Christian life, but essential to knowing and worshiping God. When we finally discover joy in Jesus, everything changes.
6/3/201852 minutes, 43 seconds
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Lord, Teach Us to Fight: The Double Battle in Gethsemane

Jesus took the cup of God’s wrath so that we would never have to. And now he beckons each of us to join him in speaking and sharing the good news of his victory.
6/2/201846 minutes, 16 seconds
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God Rules the Heart of Every Man: Elijah’s Battle with the Prophets of Baal

John Piper | The people of God may appear weak, but God loves to be at a disadvantage — just before he wins.
6/2/201853 minutes, 14 seconds
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Your Thorn for the Shaming of Satan: To the Class of 2018

Your pains and weaknesses are not obstacles to everything you want to accomplish, but the very instruments God uses to make you more like his Son.
5/28/201823 minutes, 17 seconds
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New God, New Gospel, New Gladness: How Is Christian Joy Distinct?

The most basic distinction between the church and the world is not godly decisions, good deeds, or even true doctrines, but glad delight in God himself.
4/27/201856 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Get Wisdom: Become a Fool

Wisdom from God is more valuable than gold. It may look foolish to a watching world, but the lasting path of happiness comes only in the guidance God gives.
4/20/201836 minutes, 59 seconds
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If I Could Start All Over: Six Lessons for Your Twenties

John Piper | What would John Piper say to those with most of their adult life ahead of them? Here are six rules he would live by.
4/11/201814 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Glory of Christ and Racial Unity: On the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death

When we come to Christ, we don’t lose our ethnic or cultural identities. But we all put on his insignia and find new possibilities for unity in him.
4/4/201845 minutes, 46 seconds
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From Darkness to Delight: A Fresh Call for Christian Hedonists

If you find Jesus boring or unsatisfying, you haven’t really discovered yet who he is.
2/27/201827 minutes, 11 seconds
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Right with God, Right with Man: The Power of Superior Pleasure

John Piper | Receiving Jesus as our greatest joy unlocks right standing with God and right living with others.
2/22/201854 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jesus Raised Jesus from the Dead — And Why It Matters

John Piper | A one-of-a-kind death, and a one-of-a-kind resurrection, has been carried out by this one-of-a-kind Person who is more valuable than all else.
1/29/201832 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Preach with Supernatural Power

Christian preaching is not simply an exchange of information, but a channel through which the Holy Spirit works his miracles in both preacher and hearers.
1/17/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Seek the Holy Spirit

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.
1/15/201853 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Is It Like to Enjoy God?

John Piper | God created you not mainly to do things for him, but to delight in him. The more we enjoy God, the more he is honored, and our very purpose in life is fulfilled.
1/2/201850 minutes, 57 seconds
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Joy Changes Everything: An Invitation to Christian Hedonism

When you finally recognize that God wants to make you happier than you could ever dream, nothing will ever be the same again.
11/12/201758 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Made Jonathan Edwards a Christian Hedonist?

The supreme goal of all Jonathan Edwards’s life and work was that God would be glorified through his people being supremely satisfied in him.
11/11/20171 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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Reformation 500 Sermon: Stand on Your Head for Joy

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg.
10/29/201744 minutes, 15 seconds
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Heart Comes Before Head: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture

When a Christian reads the Bible, a supernatural event takes place. Our regenerate souls meet the inspired word in a divine encounter.
10/28/201753 minutes, 9 seconds
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Better to Lose Your Life Than Waste It

John Piper | Only what’s done for Christ will last. Any risk, any trial, any tribulation is worth the risk when your aim in all of life is to make others glad in God.
10/27/201748 minutes, 12 seconds
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Our Eyes Are on You, Lord: Thoughts on Pastoral Succession

John Piper | Sooner or later, every leader will hand off the baton to the next generation — and where better to center pastoral succession than in the word of God himself?
10/12/201746 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Find Gold in God’s Word: Reading the Bible with Supernatural Help

John Piper | All the Bible knowledge in the world won’t help you unless you cherish God’s truth. We’re nothing more than Pharisees unless we taste the glory of God in his word.
9/22/201754 minutes, 3 seconds
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Faith Alone: How (Not) to Use a Reformed Slogan

No truth was more central to the Reformation that turned the world upside down 500 years ago: God justifies sinners by faith alone.
9/13/201740 minutes, 41 seconds
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Soli Deo Gloria: Heart and Soul of the Reformation

God works every dot on the timeline of history for his glory. Nothing stands outside the scope of his plan to bring fame to his name, for the joy of his people.
8/30/201736 minutes, 29 seconds
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Did Christ Die for Us or for God?

John Piper | We often live as though we are God, but biblical thinking assumes that God is the center of all reality.
5/31/201757 minutes, 4 seconds
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Christ’s Urgent Call: Don’t Waste Your Life

John Piper | Christ calls us to live and die in such a way that we magnify his worth. Anything less is a wasted life.
5/30/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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God’s Purposes in a World of Pain

John Piper | Pain and suffering exist to make plain the horrors of the sinful heart and the wonders of the sovereign Christ.
5/28/201742 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Tipping Point of Sacrificial Missions: The Overflow of Joy in Jesus

John Piper | Only a love sustained by genuine joy in God will propel us to take the gospel to the hardest places in the world.
5/28/201757 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Gospel-Shaped Mouth: Preaching the Glories of Christ

John Piper | Genuine preaching aims to display the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
5/25/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Gospel-Shaped Mind: Knowing the Glories of Christ

John Piper | In the fight for faith, our minds serve our hearts. Right knowledge fuels true passion.
5/24/201750 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Gospel-Shaped Heart: Treasuring the Glories of Christ

John Piper | The ultimate goal of the gospel is that God would be glorified in our enjoyment of him. God’s glory and our satisfaction are not two different ends, they’re one.
5/23/201750 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sacred Book, Sovereign God, Serious Joy: Why Study Liberal Arts in College

True Christian education prepares us to enjoy God and love our neighbors even more than it prepares us for the workforce.
5/19/201721 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sacred Schizophrenia: A Meditation on Self-Denial

The Christian life is a fight. But our deadliest enemy doesn’t attack us from the outside, but from within.
5/12/201724 minutes, 59 seconds
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Treasure God, Magnify Christ, Love People: The Way of Christian Hedonism

Real love is the overflow of joy in God that meets the needs of others, especially when it’s costly.
4/30/201740 minutes, 28 seconds
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We Need Each Other: Christian Fellowship as a Means of Perseverance

Christians don’t fly solo. Our faith won’t survive unless brothers and sisters in Christ keep us accountable.
4/19/201743 minutes, 30 seconds
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No Other Gospel: The Formal and Material Principles of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, the Reformers fought to recover the true gospel. Fifteen hundred years before, God used Paul to pen the Reformers’ central text for justification by faith alone.
4/3/201755 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy

Your joy in God multiplies exponentially as you seek the good of your brothers and sisters in the body of Christ.
2/26/201745 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gospel Worship: Holy Ambition for All the Peoples to Praise Christ

God has a place for every single one of us in missions. Some of us send, some of us go, but we must all have a gospel ambition.
1/31/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gospel Depths: Why God Revealed the Depths of Salvation in Eternity Past

The only reason any of us know God is because he chose us before the foundation of the world. Nothing we’ve done can earn our way to him — it’s all grace.
1/30/201757 minutes, 22 seconds
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Seven Resolutions for Aging and Dying Well: A Funeral Message for Verna Erickson

At the end of your life, as your energy fades, God will be your refuge and strength.
1/10/201737 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Ultimate Essence of Evil: The Majesty of God, the Triumph of Christ, and the Glory of Human Life

The very essence of evil is running to anything but God for ultimate joy. Watch, read, or listen to John Piper’s message from Passion 2017.
1/3/201746 minutes, 44 seconds
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No Global Mission Without God’s Mighty Spirit

We are living in the third great era of world history — the era of the Spirit. Our only hope for advancing God’s mission is to lean on the power of his Spirit.
12/28/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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The True Grace of Christian Camaraderie

Grace is always personal. God mediates his grace to undeserving sinners through the warm affections of his divine family, the church.
12/16/201630 minutes, 14 seconds
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How We Know the Bible Is True: The Beauty of Scripture as the Ground of Its Truth

Satan believes the Scriptures are God’s very words. But the difference between us and him is that he doesn’t treasure that truth.
11/16/201647 minutes, 17 seconds
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Sons of Freedom and Joy: How a Christian Relates to the State

Christians claim their true citizenship in heaven. When we submit to earthly governments, we do so out of allegiance to Christ’s eternal kingdom.
11/2/201641 minutes, 49 seconds
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Put the Attorneys to Work: How to Give the Bible Functional Authority in Your Speech and Writing

Christian leaders should exude the Bible. They need to test everything they speak and write through the grid of biblical teaching.
10/25/201658 minutes, 13 seconds
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Teach the Nations to Do the Impossible

Jesus’s supreme authority empowers his Great Commission. We go, teach, and teach others to teach in the confidence that Jesus himself is with us.
10/16/201641 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fifteen Dreams for the Future of Christian Hedonism

Central to biblical Christianity is the pursuit of our joy in God. John Piper expresses fifteen hopes for the future of maximizing our joy in God.
10/7/201648 minutes, 27 seconds
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Volcanic Joy

God’s volcanic passion for his own glory erupts in overflowing delight for his Son and unceasing joy for his children who share in God’s own glorious bliss.
10/7/201636 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Natural Act of Reading the Bible Supernaturally

In all true Bible reading, we think and God gives. We work hard to comprehend the authors’ intended meaning while we simultaneously rely on God to help us understand.
9/25/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Supernatural Act of Reading the Bible

Whenever we read the Bible, we depend on God’s supernatural power to illumine the words, sentences, and paragraphs with his glory.
9/24/20161 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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The Ultimate Goal of Reading the Bible

The Bible is indispensable to the Christian life. Without the written word, we simply could not know the Incarnate Word.
9/23/201658 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jesus Is the Test of True Faith

Christians embrace both the New Testament and the Old because every single page of the Scriptures points to Jesus who fulfills them.
8/28/201648 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jesus Christ Egomaniac? What Piper Said at Google

John Piper | God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is not the act of a needy ego, but an act of infinite giving.
7/29/201655 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Inexplicable Life: Humility, Hope, and Love in Suffering

Christians can show the world the hope they have within through joyful, humble willingness to suffer wrong and serve, rather than return evil for evil.
6/18/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 51 seconds
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Life-Risking Courage in the Cause of Love

God supplies the sustaining grace we need to love others well as we seriously pursue our joy in him.
6/4/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why God Created the World

God created the world, and sustains it every second, to show the worth of his Son’s redeeming work.
6/2/201647 minutes
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Prayer: How to Do the Humanly Impossible

God is glorified when Christians humble themselves openly as people who are not ashamed to beg for help.
5/25/201649 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Heart of the Gospel: The Righteousness from God that Depends on Faith

Christ’s righteousness imputed to sinners through faith undergirds the whole of the Christian faith.
5/24/201649 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Roots of Fearless Unity in the Gospel

Humble unity in the gospel beautifully displays to a watching world that Jesus is more satisfying than getting your own way.
5/23/201650 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Glory of Christ: Ultimate Goal, Alienating Problem, All-Transforming Answer

God’s pursuit of his own glory opens the door to a feast of beauty and truth that satisfies the human soul forever.
5/22/201647 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Experience the Outpouring of God’s Love

John Piper | God doesn’t merely give us arguments for his love, but he gives us a real, authentic experience of his love!
5/1/201638 minutes, 18 seconds
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How We Know the Bible Is True

You don’t need complicated arguments to know the Bible is true. You can see the Glory for yourself.
4/28/201648 minutes, 56 seconds
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Living and Loving by Faith in Future Grace

Where will we find the emotional power to keep us from returning evil for evil? Not in vague notions of grace, but by trusting God’s specific promises.
4/22/201657 minutes, 22 seconds
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How Our Children Can Know the Bible Is True

I want to help parents (and leaders of children’s ministries) see how the Bible shows itself to be true — and how to communicate this vital truth to our children.
4/15/201659 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Bondage of the Will, the Sovereignty of Grace, and the Glory of God

John Piper | For Martin Luther, the issue of man’s bondage to sin, and moral inability to believe or obey, was the root issue of the Reformation — and the lynchpin of Protestantism.
4/13/20161 hour, 41 seconds
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Love Her More, Love Her Less: Living for God’s Glory in Marriage

You love your spouse more when you love them less than God. If God is not central, your marriage will not glorify God as he intended.
4/11/201622 minutes, 43 seconds
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Seven Resolutions for Finishing Well

There won’t be any phoniness in heaven. There will only be complete authenticity. We will discover what childlikeness was really meant to be.
3/11/201622 minutes, 32 seconds
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Three Sightings of the Glory of Jesus

There isn’t anything greater than to see the Son of God in all his divine beauty and radiance and greatness, and be supremely and increasingly happy in him forever.
1/29/201614 minutes, 46 seconds
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Preaching to a Persecuted People: The Pastor as Leader, Comforter, and Guide

In the new America, a stage is being set as never before for the display of the glory of God through the joy of his grieving people.
1/26/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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Precision with God’s Words, Love for God’s Glory

John Piper | We are raising up a generation of Christian leaders who love the glory of God and handle the word of God carefully.
1/26/201618 minutes, 7 seconds
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Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ

We should not be surprised or ashamed when we suffer in the name of Jesus. God refines us and displays the worth of Christ in and through our suffering.
1/25/20161 hour, 46 seconds
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The Beast, the Book, and the Beauty of the Lamb

“The Book of the Life of the Lamb who was Slain” is an eternal book, pledging God's redemptive act in history, and securing God's eternal praise from his redeemed.
1/3/201652 minutes, 3 seconds
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One Design

Manhood and womanhood are not traits to be ignored, but God-given gifts we can cherish together as both genders reflect God’s good design.
12/29/201548 minutes, 45 seconds
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One Mission

The mission given to every Christian is to declare and demonstrate that the glory of Christ is more precious than life.
12/29/201547 minutes, 58 seconds
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One Passion

John Piper | There is an all-permeating passion that belongs in the saved human soul, and that will not be crushed by the moral chaos of these days, or by the suffering that Christians must endure.
12/29/201546 minutes, 47 seconds
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One Gospel

The more horrible, foreign, startling, fearful, uncertain, and stomach-turning the days become, the more relevant the gospel of Jesus Christ is.
12/28/201546 minutes, 7 seconds
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You Cannot Obey God Without God

John Piper | How do we set about obeying the hundreds of commands in the Bible? John Piper explores what it means to be born again and how it happens.
11/11/201511 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Glory of God as the Ground of the Mind’s Certainty and the Goal of the Soul’s Satisfaction

In the Bible, the glory of God reveals itself to be inescapably real to the mind, and incomparably rewarding to the heart. Nothing could be more true, and nothing could be more precious.
10/9/20151 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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All Authority in Heaven and Earth

The audacity to make disciples for Jesus from followers of other lords and other religions is based on the rock solid foundation of the words — and the reality — “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
10/8/201556 minutes, 35 seconds
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How to Know the Will of God: Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind

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.
9/27/201553 minutes, 15 seconds
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You Are Not Appointed for Wrath

The word of God is meant to be our unshakable rock and comfort in times of trouble, and we should encourage each other with its precious truths.
9/13/201547 minutes, 19 seconds
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Don’t Be a Sucker

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8/21/201530 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure

Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greatest happiness.
8/11/201554 minutes, 32 seconds
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Money, Sex, and Power: The Potential

John Piper | Money, Sex, and Power. Three precious gifts of God. Three dangers ready to destroy our souls. Three beautiful possibilities for worship and love.
6/28/201555 minutes, 1 second
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Money, Sex, and Power: The Dangers

The glory of God is the brightest beauty, and the greatest treasure, the sweetest pleasure in all of reality, and is, therefore, never to be exchanged for what sex, money, or power can bring.
6/27/201555 minutes, 48 seconds
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Money, Sex, and Power: Definitions and Foundations

John Piper | Money, sex, and power are three good gifts of God. We know the basic definition of each — but is there more underneath the surface?
6/27/201539 minutes, 40 seconds
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How You Can Know You’re a Child of God

John Piper | Everyone struggles with doubts at some point, but God doesn’t want us to wallow in uncertainty. He gives us his Spirit to testify to our new life.
5/31/201549 minutes, 26 seconds
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Called to Be Lights in the World

John Piper | John Piper begins this session with God’s purpose in saving anyone he saves. He ends with a few words about serving and suffering in a broken and ungodly world.
5/24/201525 minutes, 47 seconds
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Destined to Obey, or Disobey

John Piper | In this session, John Piper takes up the question: How does the absolute sovereignty of God relate to the disobedience and rebellion of nonbelievers?
5/24/201519 minutes, 19 seconds
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Born Again by the Book

John Piper | When you were born again, what happened? In twelve minutes, John Piper explains how God brings about the miracle of the new birth.
5/24/201512 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Infinite Price of Your Freedom

John Piper | God calls us to live in a way that says Jesus’s blood is infinitely valuable. In fifteen minutes, John Piper tells us how.
5/24/201515 minutes, 32 seconds
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New Passions Are the Path to Holiness

John Piper | The vast majority of what you do flows from what you value. In less than twenty minutes, John Piper grounds and inspires our hope in Jesus, and then calls us to follow God’s path to new desires and passions. Hope is the enabling power for our growth in godliness.
5/24/201518 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Faith More Precious Than Gold

John Piper | Your faith is the most valuable thing you will ever have or experience in this life. In twenty minutes, John Piper explains just how valuable your faith is, and why it means so much to God. He also paints a picture of what’s coming at the end of all our waiting, when our faith finally becomes sight.
5/24/201521 minutes, 44 seconds
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Simultaneous Joy and Sorrow

John Piper | How can someone have unshakeable joy in Jesus and deal with the painful realities of life? In fifteen minutes, John Piper embraces and explains the necessary tension between joy and sorrow in the Christian life. With every trial we face, God has given us a specific grace designed for that trouble.
5/24/201515 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why Your Faith Will Not Fail

John Piper | What makes you think you will be a Christian tomorrow morning? In 15 minutes, John Piper builds a foundation for the perseverance of your faith through all the world’s temptations and all of life’s trails. Your faith will not fail because God holds your faith and is utterly committed to keeping you.
5/24/201515 minutes, 6 seconds
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Born Again to a Living Hope

John Piper | What does the new birth mean for our lives today? The glorious effects do not wait for heaven, but bring light back into everything we experience here on earth, even the hardest trials. In twenty-five minutes, John Piper reminds us of all that is promised to those who hope in Jesus Christ.
5/24/201525 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Word Awakens Joy and Worship

John Piper | Peter begins his letter not merely with statements of truth, but with worship. He rejoices over the realities he has seen about who God is and what he has done. In twenty minutes, John Piper walks through these first verses to understand the role of the Bible in our new birth and daily worship.
5/24/201520 minutes, 47 seconds
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Set Apart by the Spirit

John Piper | Following Jesus Christ will make us exiles in the world we live. That does not mean we should try and make ourselves exiles part from the Holy Spirit. In eleven minutes, John Piper confronts modern Pharisees. He also tries to help people who struggle to think like the biblical authors.
5/24/201520 minutes, 47 seconds
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Exiles on the Earth

John Piper | The Bible’s book for people who feel like exiles on this earth is 1 Peter. Suffering of all kinds unsettles us and makes us long to be home with the Lord. In thirty minutes, John Piper opens the first verses of 1 Peter, highlighting who Peter is and explaining what it means to be an exile of heaven.
5/24/201528 minutes, 4 seconds
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Basics for Reading the Bible

John Piper | After introducing the hostile context in 1 Peter, John Piper lays out pivotal principles for reading and understanding the Bible. The meaning of “meaning” is massive and elusive. Before we can agree on what a verse of the Bible means, we have to define our terms and linger over several key texts.
5/24/201536 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Survey of Suffering in 1 Peter

John Piper | In this first session on 1 Peter 1–2, John Piper traces the theme of suffering. Peter is writing to exiles on the earth, helping them endure the darkness and opposition of this world with joy. He also explains the heart and vision behind the method of Look at the Book for studying the Bible.
5/24/201524 minutes, 45 seconds
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Friendship with Jesus and the Aim of Education in Serious Joy

John Piper’s commencement message on the relationship between friendship with Jesus and the aims of higher education — specifically the educational aims of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
5/15/201521 minutes, 8 seconds
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Life-Risking Courage in the Cause of Love

Without sourcing our love for others from our joy in God, we will never be able to risk whatever it takes draw more people to Jesus.
5/2/201537 minutes, 38 seconds
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It Is Right to Live for Maximum Pleasure

Every one of us desires to find happiness and joy. But does the Bible really teach us to chase after our own delight?
5/1/201537 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Pain of the World and the Purposes of God

We may never be able to explain every instance of suffering, but we can trust that God is near, he is in control, and he is bringing us unimaginable good — even through pain.
4/26/201552 minutes, 53 seconds
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Biblical Foundations for Seeking God's Justice in a Sinful World

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4/14/201559 minutes, 17 seconds
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What Jesus Demands from the World

Jesus demands the impossible, whole-hearted love for God and others, but he does not abandon us to the task.
4/14/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Shoot from Jesse, the Nations, and Israel

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4/14/201556 minutes, 6 seconds
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Suffering, Faith, and the Sign of Fearlessness

God graciously gives his people suffering and faith so that they might enjoy magnifying Christ to their adversaries through fearlessness of faith and humble love.
4/9/201543 minutes, 1 second
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A Living Hope Through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

John Piper | If you have been born again, you have a living, indestructible hope by the mercy of God.
4/5/201548 minutes, 15 seconds
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Undaunted by the Darkness – Invincible Joy for the Sake of the Nations

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3/7/201544 minutes, 5 seconds
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Make War: The Pastor and His People in the Battle Against Sin

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2/3/20151 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Is Sin? The Essence and Root of All Sinning

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2/2/20151 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Plundering of Your Property and the Power of Hope

We can joyfully accept hardship in this life because our true home is in heaven. Our best life is yet to come.
1/18/201555 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Glory of God in the Good Resolves of His People

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1/4/20151 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Do Christians Preach and Sing?

No other religion or movement on the planet preaches and sings like Christians.
1/3/201554 minutes, 30 seconds
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Such a Great Salvation

The Son of God brings many sons to glory through his own suffering — and this is more fitting than we can begin to know.
12/7/201447 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Gospel of the Grace of God

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11/22/201433 minutes, 34 seconds
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Gospel-Centered History and Gospel-Centered Living

All of history led to and flows from the cross. If the center of reality isn’t the center of our lives, we are tragically off course.
11/16/201459 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ten Effects of Seeing God’s Sovereignty

Romans 9 is one of the most difficult and rewarding passages of Scripture. Here are ten ways John Piper has identified the passage has impacted his life.
11/15/201411 minutes, 47 seconds
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God Is Totally Free to Save You

John Piper | In all of salvation — election and justification — works count for nothing, but only the free act of God.
11/15/201427 minutes, 7 seconds
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Why Would God Ordain Evil?

God loveswhen we struggle and wrestle with his word if our wrestling is to understand and love him more. Let all our questions be asked in faith.
11/15/201420 minutes, 15 seconds
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God Saves Whom He Wills

As we come to realize how big God is and how horrifying our own sin is, we will come to understand election as an unimaginably great grace.
11/15/201441 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Difference Between Calvinists and Arminians

The Bible is clear that God’s election is true. Here are four reasons why it is also good and beautiful.
11/15/201426 minutes
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Your Joy Depends on Election

God’s gift of salvation does not depend on anything that we do or are in ourselves. It depends on God’s own sovereign, gracious freedom.
11/15/201426 minutes, 35 seconds
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Who Is the True Israel?

The promises of God are, and always have been, for the children of promise born by the miracle of God.
11/15/201418 minutes, 23 seconds
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Unrelenting Sorrow and Relentless Joy

Even as Paul’s heart broke for his unbelieving kinsmen, his hope and joy was in the God of indomitable promise.
11/15/201424 minutes, 39 seconds
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Does God Keep His Promises?

What good are the glorious promises in Romans 8 if God breaks his promises? This is where Romans 9 begins: showing that the word of God never fails.
11/14/201441 minutes, 24 seconds
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All of God’s Promises Rest on God

Our hope in God’s promises depends on his trustworthiness to keep his word. How can we know that God will keep his great promises?
11/14/201421 minutes, 46 seconds
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Six Reasons to Read the Bible Every Day

There are millions of books in the world — why should we spend time in the Bible? Here are six reasons this book earns our effort more than any other.
11/14/201428 minutes, 19 seconds
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Introduction to Romans 9

No passage in the Bible may give you as much trouble as Romans 9. And no passage can give you as much hope in the promises of God.
11/14/201411 minutes, 54 seconds
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Greatest Book, Greatest Chapter, Greatest Joy

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9/28/201450 minutes, 49 seconds
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Predestination, Justification, No Separation

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9/27/20141 hour, 23 minutes, 42 seconds
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Groaning Creation, Groaning Saints, Groaning Spirit

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9/27/20141 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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Free from Judgment, Fighting Sin, Full Assurance

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9/27/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds
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Scripture: The Kindling of Christian Hedonism

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9/26/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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Join Me in Soul-Satisfaction in God

God is most satisfied in us when we are most satisfied in him. A fresh angle for the Christian Hedonist from Psalm 131.
9/14/201444 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bitter Providence and Barley Harvest

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8/31/201447 minutes, 19 seconds
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Are You Worthy of Jesus?

Are you worthy of Jesus? We not only can be — we need to be.
8/28/201448 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Life of the Mind and the Love of Man

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8/21/201429 minutes, 5 seconds
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Death Is Not the End of Life

John Piper | In Jesus, we have eternal life if we do and keep his word. Though we all will die, death is not the end of life for all those in Christ.
8/10/201440 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Life of the Mind and the Love of Man

God calls each one of us to love him with all our minds. The hard work of thinking rightly honors him and loves our neighbors when our minds move to action.
8/8/201429 minutes, 9 seconds
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Responding to God According to His Word

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6/27/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Spectacular and Scary Promise: Assurance, Suffering, and Our Great Inheritance

God promises unimaginable blessings to every one of his children – if we have the courage to walk with Jesus through suffering.
5/1/201454 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Glory of God and Gladness of Man

God’s glory and our gladness do not have to be at odds, but are in fact one and the same pursuit. John Piper demonstrates how with the help of Jonathan Edwards.
4/23/201448 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Is the Joy of All Your Joys?

God promises innumerable benefits to all who trust in him. But those gifts aren’t an end in themselves. Our greatest joy is God himself.
4/23/201435 minutes, 1 second
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Persuading, Pleading, and Predestination: Human Means in the Miracle of Conversion

In his 2014 plenary message at T4G, John Piper preaches about the seeming tension between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility in all our efforts to convert the lost.
4/10/20141 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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Renewing Women

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4/8/201414 minutes, 55 seconds
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The New Calvinism and the New Community

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3/12/201453 minutes, 47 seconds
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Preparing to Know Christ Deeply Through Suffering

In suffering, we come to hope more fully in God and put less confidence in the things of the world. We also come to know Christ better when we share his sufferings.
3/2/201451 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Tender Word to Pharisees

God opens his arms to both prodigals and Pharisees — to those who know they don’t deserve mercy, and those who have worked for mercy their whole life.
2/16/201439 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pilgrim Worship

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2/15/201457 minutes, 1 second
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The Ministry of Hudson Taylor as Life in Christ

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2/5/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Ministry of Hudson Taylor as Life in Christ

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2/5/20141 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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Glorifying God by Bearing Fruit in Union with Christ

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2/3/20141 hour, 11 minutes, 5 seconds
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Don’t Waste Your Seminary

We always face the threat of ruining any season of grace. Don’t waste your seminary years, but more importantly, don’t waste your life.
1/23/20141 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Radical Revelation of the Cross: The Sovereignty of God and the Sacrifice of Jesus

John Piper | When we embrace Christ’s cross and the unswerving foundation of God’s sovereignty, we will be kept by merciful and omnipotent glory.
1/12/201447 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Spectacular and Scary Promise

If you are a child of God, then the Holy Spirit lives and works in you to kill sin and depend on God.
10/27/201355 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Sweetest Good of the Good News

Forgiveness is precious for one ultimate reason — one sweet, high, glorious reason: We get God back.
10/20/201346 minutes, 44 seconds
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Saying Well as a Way of Seeing Wonder

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10/19/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Doug Wilson Interviews John Piper and Tim Chester

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10/18/201352 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why Is the Glory of God at Stake in Making People Plural?

God is ransoming a people for himself from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Therefore, missions is a call to the people groups of the world, not just the countries of the world.
10/18/20131 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Jesus an Egomaniac?

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10/17/20131 hour, 41 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Highest Good of the Gospel

John Piper | Jesus won innumerable benefits for his people, but the greatest good he brings us is God himself.
10/17/201348 minutes, 28 seconds
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Zeal for God: Deadly or Indispensable?

The New Testament not only says that you can have a zeal and not be saved, but it also says that you cannot be saved without a zeal for God.
10/10/201333 minutes, 24 seconds
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Identity and Desire

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10/3/201343 minutes, 20 seconds
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What God Made Is Good — And Must Be Sanctified: C.S. Lewis and St. Paul on the Use of Creation

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9/29/20131 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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C.S. Lewis, Romantic Rationalist: How His Paths to Christ Shaped His Life and Ministry

Lewis’s romanticism and rationalism were the paths on which he came to Christ — and the paths on which he lived his life and did his work.
9/27/20131 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Cost of Love in the Call to the Nations

Being deeply satisfied in Jesus as your supreme treasure gives you the power to lay down your life for the good of the nations.
9/16/201333 minutes, 57 seconds
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Perseverance in God-Centered Missions

When our souls drink deeply from God’s delights, we can’t help but overflow and invite others to join us.
9/8/201353 minutes, 41 seconds
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Doctrinal Depth and Gospel Advance

Doctrinal depth is crucial for the work of gathering Christ’s lost sheep through the proclamation of the gospel.
9/7/20131 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Glory of God in the Sight of Eternity

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7/26/20131 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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Glorifying God by Reaching the Lost

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7/18/201338 minutes, 54 seconds
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Glorifying God by Being Compelled by God’s Love

You are precious to God, and the greatest gift he has for you is not to let your preciousness become your god, but to enable you to make much of him as your God.
7/16/201347 minutes, 44 seconds
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Glorifying God . . . Period

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7/15/201342 minutes, 1 second
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All Things Are Yours

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5/17/201324 minutes, 12 seconds
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Reflecting on 33 Years in the Pastorate

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5/8/201350 minutes, 6 seconds
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God Works for Those Who Wait for Him

John Piper | There are many gods, but there is no God like our — a God who works for those who wait for him.
5/5/201351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Live in Hope, Live in Holiness, Live in Holy Fear

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5/3/20131 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jesus Is Most Magnified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him

We are all created for God’s glory, and the way we most glorify God is by being satisfied in him.
4/28/201351 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Happens in the New Birth

The new birth is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that cleanses us from all our sin and makes us into a new creation.
4/27/201358 minutes, 36 seconds
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Farewell Words to Bethlehem Baptist Church

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4/14/201313 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Life and Ministry of Charles Spurgeon

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4/10/201358 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jesus the Son of God, the Son of Mary

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4/8/201358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Future Grace (Part 2)

Trusting future grace in all that God promises to be for us in Jesus is the only way to successfully put sin to death and live a life of love.
4/5/20131 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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Future Grace (Q&A)

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4/5/201354 minutes, 20 seconds
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Future Grace (Part 1)

Faith in future grace is essential for God to be glorified in our lives of holiness.
4/4/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 25 seconds
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God Raised Your Great Shepherd from the Dead

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3/31/201340 minutes, 28 seconds
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Thanks to the Bethlehem Staff

Pastor John addresses the Bethlehem staff in the transition of his pastoral role in 2011 concerning 20 things he is thankful for.
3/31/201323 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Essential and Prominent Place of Preaching in Worship

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3/21/201340 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Hunger for God: The Foundation for Faithful and Effective Ministry

John Piper | Every pastor must work hard for the joy of his people. But he can only do this from the overflow of a hunger for God.
3/19/201359 minutes, 36 seconds
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Q & A with Eric Metaxas and John Piper

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3/8/201348 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Give the Bible Functional Authority in Your Speech and Writing

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3/7/201338 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

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3/2/20131 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

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3/2/20131 hour, 26 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

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3/2/20131 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

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3/2/20131 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

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3/1/20131 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation

John Piper | The promises of God stand only if he is supremely sovereign. What does that mean for our individual salvation?
3/1/201355 minutes, 29 seconds
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Life Together at the End of the Age

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2/25/201350 minutes, 24 seconds
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All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God: Continue in It

John Piper | In light of opposition to Christianity in culture, we must hold fast to the Scriptures according to the pattern of 2 Timothy 3:14–17.
2/17/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sailing to the Nations to Finish the Task

John Piper | Every Christian should have a holy ambition that is rooted in the word of God and aimed at meeting needs in the cause of world evangelization.
2/15/201342 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sailing to the Nations to Finish the Task

The essence of worship is the experience of being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
2/15/201344 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Sadness and Beauty of Paul’s Final Words

John Piper | A life of ministry is a life of hardship. But Jesus will strengthen us to endure every trial and struggle when we press on in faith.
2/14/201335 minutes, 11 seconds
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Saying Beautifully as a Way of Seeing Beauty: The Life of George Herbert and His Poetic Effort

George Herbert’s work and effort shows that words in our life matter. And how we use them can help us capture what’s really beautiful.
2/5/20131 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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Saying Beautifully as a Way of Seeing Beauty: The Life of George Herbert and His Poetic Effort

George Herbert’s work and effort shows that words in our life matter. And how we use them can help us capture what’s really beautiful.
2/5/20131 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Gospel of the Glory of the Blessed God

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1/20/201317 minutes, 23 seconds
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Thinking Seriously About the Lost People You Love

We don’t have the power to save the lost ones we love, but God can. Pray to him and share the good news of a glorious Redeemer.
1/18/201341 minutes, 28 seconds
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Joy as the Power to Suffer in the Path of Love for the Sake of Liberation

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1/3/201339 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

John Piper | What the world needs from the church is our indomitable joy in Jesus in the midst of suffering and sorrow.
12/29/201245 minutes, 14 seconds
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God Created Man Male and Female: What Does It Mean to Be Complementarian?

God has designed men for Christlike servant-leadership, and God has designed women to honor and affirm her husband’s leadership.
11/24/201243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Living by Faith in Future Grace

Though our faith is founded on past acts of redeeming grace, the way faith works now is by looking to the boundless fountain of future grace.
11/17/201245 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Price and the Prize of the Gospel

The gospel is the good news that God in Christ paid the price of suffering, so that we could have the prize of enjoying him forever.
11/10/201242 minutes, 21 seconds
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When Jesus Meets Disability: How a Christian Hedonist Handles Deep Disappointment

God reigns so supreme, that he can even turn our deepest disappointments into our greater good.
11/8/201259 minutes, 8 seconds
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Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

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11/3/20121 hour, 21 minutes, 11 seconds
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Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

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11/3/20121 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Sovereignty of God: ‘I Will Accomplish All My Purpose’

From galaxies to molecules, God rules over all. His power encompasses everything.
11/3/201247 minutes, 19 seconds
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Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

John Piper | The sacred Scriptures are the lifeblood of our relationship with God. Don’t disconnect yourself of the restoring, rejuvenating effects of God’s word.
11/2/20121 hour, 51 minutes, 27 seconds
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ABCs for Following God’s Call

John Piper walks through eight facets of making decisions for the glory of Christ.
10/28/201224 minutes, 9 seconds
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Missions Exists Because Worship Doesn’t

God will spread the fame of his name to every tribe, nation, and tongue, but he won’t do it without his people sending and going.
10/27/201239 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Spectacular and Scary Promise: Fellow Heirs with Christ If We Suffer

The Holy Spirit wants to assure us that we are God‘s children. All he owns belongs to us — if we suffer alongside his Son.
10/21/201252 minutes, 32 seconds
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Don’t Waste Your Life

The unwasted life is a life of pursuing joy in God at all costs, including the sacrificial love that brings people into that joy.
10/17/201256 minutes, 26 seconds
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God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him

God’s design to pursue his own glory turns out to be love. And our duty to pursue God’s glory turns out to be a quest for joy.
10/13/201252 minutes, 4 seconds
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Should We Celebrate Interracial Marriage?

God is concerned with our purity of faith, not race. He never forbids marriage between ethnicities, but between believer and unbeliever.
10/3/201229 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ten Ways to Pursue Ethnic Harmony in Your Church

Christ calls us to pursue unity in diversity, but what does that look like in a local church? John Piper offers ten ways forward.
10/3/201241 minutes, 39 seconds
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Act the Miracle: Future Grace, the Word of the Cross, and the Purifying Power of God’s Promises

Christians tap into the sin-killing power of God when we believe a blood-bought promise and embrace it as a more precious treasure than any temptation in front of us.
9/30/20121 hour, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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Prelude to Acting the Miracle: Putting Sanctification in Its Place

God will bring our feelings, thoughts, and actions into conformity to his infinitely satisfying worth. If we are in Christ, it is as good as done.
9/28/201257 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why Did God Create the World?

God created and sustains everything in this universe to display his glorious grace in Jesus.
9/22/201245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Eternal Security Is a Community Project

John Piper | God designed his church so that her members endure in belief by giving and receiving faith-sustaining words of life.
9/15/201244 minutes, 6 seconds
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Reflections on Pastoring Three Decades Downtown

Three decades of ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church demonstrate five important things that pastors should rememember for their ministries.
9/9/201224 minutes, 26 seconds
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‘I Am Who I Am’

John Piper | There is nothing more foundational, pervasive, and necessary than the truth and reality that God absolutely is who he is.
9/8/201248 minutes
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He Stood by Me and Strengthened Me for the Sake of the Gospel

No matter how rough the road of your life, Jesus is a rock-solid friend who encourages and strengthens you to press on.
8/26/201248 minutes, 21 seconds
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God's Delight in Being God

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8/25/20121 hour, 16 minutes, 50 seconds
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God's Delight in Being God

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8/25/20121 hour, 21 minutes, 23 seconds
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God's Delight in Being God

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8/24/20121 hour, 39 minutes, 13 seconds
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Preach the Word, For the Time of My Departure Has Come

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8/18/201250 minutes, 5 seconds
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All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God — Continue in It

In all your troubles, pain, joy, and pleasures, continue to stay in the Scriptures, because there’s no better way to invest than in God’s very words.
8/11/201243 minutes, 47 seconds
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When a Lover of Good Thinks About Evil

It will cost you to stand up against evil in our day. But God will deliver you and bring you safely into his heavenly kingdom.
8/4/201247 minutes, 4 seconds
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He Cannot Deny Himself

We’re not called to run from suffering in the toils of ministry. We’re called to embrace suffering with confidence in Christ for the sake of his gospel.
7/21/201240 minutes, 16 seconds
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In the Throne Room: The God of Holiness and Hope

John Piper | When we say that God is holy, we have sailed to the end of language and must worship in silence and wonder.
6/23/201244 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Search for Joy and the Supremacy of God in the Gospel

In the gospel, God removes everything that makes our happiness fail, and he reveals everything that makes our happiness full.
6/22/201244 minutes, 48 seconds
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Let Marriage Be Held in Honor

So-called same-sex marriage dishonors the partners involved and disregards God’s good design.
6/16/201251 minutes, 8 seconds
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My Peace I Give to You

When Jesus went to the cross, he not only desired our faith, joy, and peace; he also secured them.
6/9/201253 minutes, 18 seconds
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If Anyone Loves Me, He Will Keep My Word

Loving Jesus is not a matter of doing excellent things. It’s a matter of delighting in an excellent Savior.
6/2/201251 minutes, 5 seconds
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Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works

God equips his people with everything we need to serve him. And we will do even greater works than Jesus himself.
4/21/201244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Reflections on the Life of Isaac Newton

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4/20/201236 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Sum of God's Word Is Truth

We believe the Bible is real because God opened our eyes. Can blind men see the sun? Can seeing men pretend they do not?
4/13/20121 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Glory, Majesty, Dominion, and Authority Keep Us Safe for Everlasting Joy

If you had to keep yourself believing, you’d never make it. God himself sustains you every second.
4/12/20121 hour, 20 seconds
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The Risen Christ — His Peace, Power, and Purpose

Be reconciled to God: receive as a free gift his peace, his power, his purpose.
4/7/201239 minutes, 3 seconds
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I Planted, Apollos Watered, But God Gave the Growth

God is supreme not only in the ministry of the church, but also in the planting and watering, and in causing faith and giving the growth.
3/31/201253 minutes, 39 seconds
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Race and the Christian

John Piper and Tim Keller address the topic of race in America and discuss Piper’s book ‘Bloodlines.’
3/28/20121 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Jesus prepares a place in paradise for all his people. Trust him now, and you’ll reap untold riches — now and forever.
3/23/201242 minutes, 31 seconds
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Controlled by a Holy Ambition

John Piper | Immerse yourself in the word of God and seek him for a holy ambition so that your life will not be wasted, but instead will count for God’s glory among the nations.
3/22/201238 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Pleasures of God Roundtable

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3/21/201258 minutes, 53 seconds
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As I Have Loved You, Love One Another

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3/17/201245 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Purifying Power of the Promises of God

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3/17/20122 hours, 46 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Purifying Power of the Promises of God

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3/16/20122 hours, 48 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Solid Logic of Heaven Holds

If God did not spare his only Son, but gave him up for us, he will surely give us all things with him.
3/15/201228 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Pleasures of God Roundtable

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3/14/20121 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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You Cannot Follow Me Now

Only Jesus could do the saving work we needed. Only he could bear the awesome weight of our sin.
3/10/201244 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Pleasures of God Roundtable

John Piper | Watch Now
3/7/201258 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Supremacy of Christ in All of Life: The Pastor and His Worldview

John Piper and Douglas Wilson | Joe Rigney explores the beliefs and ministries of John Piper and Douglas Wilson — both their similarities and differences — in this two-hour conversation.
2/1/20121 hour, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
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“The Frank and Manly Mr. Ryle” — The Value of a Masculine Ministry

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1/31/20121 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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“The Frank and Manly Mr. Ryle” — The Value of a Masculine Ministry

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1/31/20121 hour, 8 minutes, 50 seconds
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Let’s Be Rich Toward God

The movement of your money expresses the movement of your heart. Where your treasure is, your heart will be also.
1/28/201248 minutes, 40 seconds
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They Poured Out Innocent Blood

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1/22/201248 minutes, 25 seconds
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From Bloodlines to Bloodline

God takes people from every racial and ethnic bloodline and leads by the gospel us to the one bloodline of Jesus Christ.
1/14/201248 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Word of God Is at Work in You

Walking by the Spirit is a continual depending, praying, trusting, acting, and thanking God all out of faith.
1/7/201248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things

John Piper | Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifices of love.
1/1/201245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Piper One on One

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1/1/201212 minutes, 49 seconds
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One Life: Don’t Waste It

John Piper | The life that exalts Christ, enjoys him, and happily overflows to meet the needs of others — that life will never be wasted.
1/1/201240 minutes, 24 seconds
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For Men: Augustine, Sin, and Sovereign Joy

The life of Augustine shows us that the only way to truly sever the deadly pleasures of sin is by having superior pleasure in the sovereign joy of God.
12/31/201155 minutes, 16 seconds
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One Life: Enjoy It

We honor God most not just by obeying what he commands, but by finding our deepest satisfaction in all that he is for us.
12/31/201143 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Savior Is Born: Glory to God, Peace to Man

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12/24/201149 minutes, 2 seconds
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For His Sake and for Your Joy, Go Low

All Christians have the high, spiritual status of being a child of God. And with this high standing, there is a call to go low.
12/17/201151 minutes, 12 seconds
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Belief in Jesus: Its Barriers and Blessings

God is sovereign not only over our belief, but also our unbelief. He plans both for his glory in all things.
12/10/201148 minutes, 35 seconds
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For This Purpose I Have Come to This Hour

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12/3/201135 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chosen to Know and Believe and Witness That I Am He

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11/20/201131 minutes, 2 seconds
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If a Grain of Wheat Dies, It Bears Much Fruit

The Christian life is far from being easy. It’s no stroll in the park. But God guarantees that our journey will end in glory.
11/12/201145 minutes, 9 seconds
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Gravity and Gladness

John Piper | John Piper lays out some practical implications for corporate worship in relation to the previous sessions, which covered the intensification of worship as an inward experience of the heart and the essence of worship as being satisfied in God.
11/12/20111 hour, 44 minutes, 29 seconds
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Gravity and Gladness

John Piper | God making much of God, in communicating his glory to our minds and hearts, is the greatest act of love toward us.
11/12/201143 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gravity and Gladness

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11/11/201145 minutes, 4 seconds
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Gravity and Gladness

John Piper | The essence of worship is the experience of being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
11/11/20111 hour, 46 minutes, 11 seconds
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Leave Her Alone, Judas — This Is for My Burial

If Jesus is your greatest treasure, then your affections for him should be lavish and unbounded.
11/5/201140 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian

John Piper | Watch Now
11/3/20111 hour, 9 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jesus Died to Gather the Children of God

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10/29/201151 minutes, 50 seconds
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How the Offspring of Isaac Blesses the Sons of Ishmael

God invites everyone to embrace the good news of Jesus. And he uses his people to proclaim and spread the message.
10/22/201142 minutes, 37 seconds
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Get a Holy Ambition — and Skip Adultolescence

Adultolescence impedes the advance of the gospel. Skip years of immature indulgence and get a holy ambition.
10/22/201144 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sovereignty, Substitution, and Solidarity

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10/18/201124 minutes, 35 seconds
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Let the Nations Be Glad!

John Piper | Watch Now
10/15/20111 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Let the Nations Be Glad!

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10/15/20111 hour, 18 minutes, 37 seconds
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Let the Nations Be Glad!

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10/14/201140 minutes, 31 seconds
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Let the Nations Be Glad!

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10/14/20111 hour, 54 minutes, 23 seconds
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We Were Eager to Share with You Our Own Souls

God made us to live life together. We can only flourish with brothers and sisters in Christ at our side.
10/1/201147 minutes, 50 seconds
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Let the Peoples Praise You, O God, Let All the Peoples Praise You!

Missions exists because the knowledge of God, the praise of God, the enjoyment of God, and the fear of God don’t exist among the nations.
9/25/20111 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thoughts on Christ, Weakness, Insults, and Homosexuality

True contentment that is able to weather all kinds of hardship comes from knowing Christ as our surpassing treasure.
9/23/201125 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life

God does not mainly love us in this life by sparing us from suffering. He mainly loves us by giving us more of himself and his glory.
9/17/201144 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Pleasure of God in Everything He Does

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9/15/201127 minutes, 20 seconds
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Victor Watters Converses with Death: A Meditation on 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

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9/11/201122 minutes, 15 seconds
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This Illness Is for the Glory of God

Jesus loved Lazarus so much that he allowed him to die. But he also raised Lazarus to life and promises to do the same for all who trust in him.
9/10/201138 minutes, 10 seconds
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God’s Passion for Our Joy

John Piper | The way we glorify God is to pursue and live out of superior satisfaction in him at all costs.
9/3/20111 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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God’s Passion for Others’ Joy

John Piper | Love is the overflow of joy in God that meets the needs of others; therefore, in order to love people we must pursue our deepest joy in God.
9/3/20111 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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God's Passion for His Glory

John Piper | God pursues his own praise, which is the greatest act of love not because he won’t be God until he gets it, but because we won’t be happy until we give it.
9/2/20111 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Show Christ

John Piper | Showing Christ is a work of love, which will only take place as the overflow of our joy in all that God is for us in Jesus reaching out to meet the needs of others.
8/31/20111 hour, 37 seconds
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Think Christ

God is honored in our affections when our affections are rooted in knowledge of the truth.
8/30/201157 minutes, 27 seconds
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Preach Christ

In order to preach Christ faithfully we should preach his supremacy theocentrically, preach his love as the gift of himself, preach the cross from eternity to eternity, preach conversion as a miraculous gift, and preach sanctification as an effect of seeing the glory of Christ.
8/30/20111 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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Feel Christ

The truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied with him has profound implications for the life of the church, pastoral ministry, preaching, and the broader evangelical world.
8/29/20111 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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God's Passion for His Glory in Christ

God’s passion for his glory is not egomania but love, and it is manifested in his acts of predestination, creation, incarnation, propitiation, sanctification, and consummation.
8/29/201156 minutes, 48 seconds
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Proclaiming Christ

Proclaiming Christ in such a way that people receive him and see him as their supreme treasure can only be done in the power of the Holy Spirit.
8/25/20111 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper | God owns us and has determined what the unwasted life is: living and acting in such a way that displays the supreme value of Christ.
8/25/201154 minutes, 9 seconds
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I and the Father Are One

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8/20/201145 minutes, 46 seconds
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I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold

Everyone who believes in Jesus is a member of his flock. If you’re his, he’ll keep you safely to the end.
8/13/201147 minutes, 59 seconds
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My Abandoned Life for Your Abundant Life

Abundant life is not about having more stuff, but about having Jesus. Only he can save, satisfy, and give life because he is is the way, the truth, and the life.
8/6/201141 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Infinite Worth of the Word of God

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7/11/201130 minutes, 55 seconds
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Be a Radically God-Centered Pastor

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6/13/201131 minutes, 50 seconds
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Hallowing God's Name in Public Life

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6/12/201143 minutes, 46 seconds
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For Judgment I Came into This World

Sin blinds us all. We can only stumble about in darkness until Jesus takes us by the hand, and leads us into his heavenly light.
6/11/201139 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Works of God and the Worship of Jesus

Jesus does the very works of God so that all might know that he himself is God.
6/4/201144 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why Was This Child Born Blind?

Every sorrow and every time we suffer, there is a divinely designed purpose to display God’s glory and increase our joy.