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One classic John Piper sermon or conference message for each day of the year, based on listeners’ recommendations and feedback. Piper is founder and teacher of and is author of more than 50 books. His sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at

Episode Date
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.
Sep 16, 2019
‘I Am Who I Am’
Contained in the name Yahweh is the first and most important truth about God: he exists.
Sep 15, 2019
Eternal Security Is a Community Project
God designed his church so that her members endure in belief by giving and receiving faith-sustaining words of life.
Sep 14, 2019
Battling Unbelief at Bethlehem
Faith that glorifies God produces fruit, looks ahead to the fulfillment of God’s promises, and battles unbelief daily.
Sep 13, 2019
The Wrath of God Against Holding Down the Truth
Our hardened hearts naturally suppress the truth, but Jesus grants us new hearts to embrace his gospel.
Sep 12, 2019
Where Is God? The Supremacy of Christ in an Age of Terror
God does not answer all our questions, but he doesn’t leave us in the dark either. His deepest and loudest response to our pain is the suffering and death of his Son.
Sep 11, 2019
The Happiness of God
God enjoys eternal happiness in himself, and he delights in satisfying his people with the overflow of that abundant joy.
Sep 10, 2019
The Story of His Glory
The call of the Christian life is to join God in his grand plan to magnify his own glory over all.
Sep 09, 2019
No Condemnation in Christ Jesus
The essence of Christianity is this: there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Sep 08, 2019
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of Christ
Nothing — not hunger, not debt, not abuse, not death — can separate you from the love of Christ. These ten insights will show you why.
Sep 07, 2019
The Shepherd, the Host, and the Highway Patrol
God pursues us with goodness and mercy in both joy and trials — all for his name’s sake.
Sep 06, 2019
For an Eternal Weight of Glory: Called to Suffer and Rejoice
Though our outer self daily wastes away, we do not lose heart. We have an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
Sep 05, 2019
God Works for Those Who Wait for Him
God aims to be an utterly unique, wonderful, and exalted God, by condescending to forgive sinners and work for those who wait for him.
Sep 04, 2019
The Pride of Babel and the Praise of Christ
The global glory of the gospel shines all the more beautifully when it filters through the prism of diversity.
Sep 03, 2019
The Greatest Thing in the World
The greatest thing in the world is to know God apart from his wrath by the grace that Jesus purchased on the cross.
Sep 02, 2019
Do Not Be Anxious About Your Life
We have no good reason to let anxiety disrupt our hearts. Jesus reigns over all, and he has purchased peace for his people.
Sep 01, 2019
The Mind of Christ: Looking Out for the Interests of Others
Jesus calls his people to the same humble service he so beautifully displayed in his life and death.
Aug 31, 2019
Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God
No suffering or trial falls outside of God’s sovereign control. He works all things together for the good of his children.
Aug 30, 2019
To Finish the Aim of Christ’s Afflictions
The world sees the suffering love of Christ for sinners in the suffering love of his people for sinners.
Aug 29, 2019
Jesus Christ Egomaniac? What Piper Said at Google
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.
Aug 28, 2019
Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named
God will not lead you down a pointless path, but to a holy ambition that meets great need for the glory of Jesus.
Aug 27, 2019
Coming to Yourself and Coming to the Father
God eagerly waits for his lost children to come home. When they do, he receives them with open arms and a glad heart.
Aug 26, 2019
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.
Aug 25, 2019
God Did Not Spare His Own Son
If God did the impossible thing — deliver his Son over to death — then he will surely do the easy thing: freely give us all that Christ bought for us.
Aug 24, 2019
The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father
God is not an ER doctor responding to our hurts; he is the master surgeon who plans our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.
Aug 23, 2019
Healed for the Sake of Holiness
Jesus healed a few but left many more unhealed. Until he comes back, the main issue is not that we have perfect physical health, but that we meet him in our brokenness.
Aug 22, 2019
What Is the Will of God and How Do We Know It?
God wills all things. But that does not mean he wants all things in the same way.
Aug 21, 2019
Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach
Jesus calls his followers to radical obedience — to forgo lives of comfort and move toward need.
Aug 20, 2019
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 2)
If it’s true that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, then the fight to be happy in God is the most important thing in life.
Aug 19, 2019
When I Don’t Desire God (Part 1)
God does everything for his glory. Therefore, you don’t need health, wealth, or prosperity in order to be happy.
Aug 18, 2019
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.
Aug 17, 2019
Running with the Witnesses
Though the fight is difficult and the race is long, the sidelines are filled with saints who cheer you on, encouraging you to finish with faith.
Aug 16, 2019
Christ and Cancer
If God is in control of everything, why do we suffer? Here are six affirmations to hold you through seasons of suffering.
Aug 15, 2019
The Renewed Mind and How to Have It
Any effort to renew our minds must follow the Holy Spirit’s initiatives and enabling. The renewal of our minds is first and decisively his work — not ours.
Aug 14, 2019
How Does the Gospel Save Believers? Part 1
The glorious hope of the gospel is that God himself supplies the righteousness he demands from us.
Aug 13, 2019
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.
Aug 12, 2019
All Things Were Created Through Him and for Him
God will use everything — even the tragedies of our lives — to shine a bright light on the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ.
Aug 11, 2019
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.
Aug 10, 2019
Is God for Us or for Himself?
When we clamor for praise, we are prideful and petty. But when God commands us to praise him, he is loving us to the uttermost.
Aug 09, 2019
Go to God in Prayer: How Not to Be a Mule
Don’t be stubborn like a mule, but run headlong to God in prayer while he may be found.
Aug 08, 2019
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.
Aug 07, 2019
Be Diligent to Enter God’s Rest
Greater than our fear of unbelief should be our faith in God’s promise to safely deliver us into his eternal rest.
Aug 06, 2019
What Is Baptism and How Important Is It?
Baptism: Immersion or sprinkling? Infants or adults? Does it matter?
Aug 05, 2019
This Man Went Down to His House Justified
Neither your good works nor the righteousness that Christ works in you will ever justify you before God. Jesus himself is your righteousness.
Aug 04, 2019
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.
Aug 03, 2019
How Then Shall We Run?
Our eternal destiny hinges on the way we run our race. Let us strive to win the eternal prize.
Aug 02, 2019
Olympic Spirituality: Beyond the Gold
As we run our races, eternity hangs in the balance — disqualification and death, or victory and life.
Aug 01, 2019
Called According to His Purpose
God’s call is the only thing powerful enough to pierce our hard hearts. It is the firm foundation of Romans 8:28.
Jul 31, 2019
What Jesus Did After the Beginning
Jesus is alive. He is working, he is teaching, he is doing. And just as he worked through the apostles, he will work through you.
Jul 30, 2019
The Sinful Origin of the Son of David
Israel’s bad kingship was a grievous sin. But God planned bad kings to pave the road for a spectacular Savior.
Jul 29, 2019