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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
How to Kill Sin
Our fight against sin does not earn our way to God, but it evidences that we belong to God’s army.
Feb 18, 2020
How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy
God freely and sovereignly acts to display his glory in all things. Who are we to question him?
Feb 17, 2020
The Pleasure of God in His Name
God’s first love is his name and not his people. And because it is, there is hope for his sinful people.
Feb 16, 2020
Willing God’s Will as a Way of Knowing Christ’s Word
You can’t know Jesus until your will is to do God’s will. And God’s will is to make much of himself.
Feb 15, 2020
Christ Crucified, Our Boast: Education for Exultation — In the Cross
Every good thing in this life and every bad thing that God turns for good comes to us through Jesus and his cross.
Feb 14, 2020
Let the One Who Boasts Boast in the Lord: Reflections on a People and Their Preacher
In all that you do, magnify Jesus. He’s the only one worth boasting about.
Feb 13, 2020
Marriage: God’s Showcase of Covenant-Keeping Grace
Because God has forgiven us in Christ, we ought to treat our spouses with the same grace that God gives us.
Feb 12, 2020
The Hardening of Pharaoh and the Hope of the World
No one tells God what to do. He is self-determining and does what he righteously and freely pleases.
Feb 11, 2020
Blessed Are the Meek
Meekness is not weakness. Meekness begins with God and ends with God.
Feb 10, 2020
Stand Fast Through Faith
God saves us not on the basis of our ethnicity or socioeconomic status, but by his grace alone.
Feb 09, 2020
When Not to Believe an Angel
There is one, and only one, gospel. It is therefore astonishing — and tragic — to turn away from it and lose both God and his grace.
Feb 08, 2020
Stripped in Shame, Clothed in Grace
With sin came shame and hostility in marriage. Only God’s Son can give comfort and restore peace in covenant-keeping love.
Feb 07, 2020
Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love
Marriage is about keeping a covenant — just like Jesus does with his bride, the church.
Feb 06, 2020
That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered
Praying can help us live rightly, but living rightly can also help us pray better.
Feb 05, 2020
Still More Sheep
God has ransomed people for himself from every tribe, tongue, and nation. We can go to the nations confident that God will finish his mission.
Feb 04, 2020
The Supremacy of God in World Evangelism
God’s passion for his own glory is the only fuel that will sustain the power we need for missions.
Feb 03, 2020
The Word Was God and Became Flesh: Education for Exultation — In Jesus
All true education is built upon God’s truth because Jesus reigns over every square inch of the universe.
Feb 02, 2020
I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There Is No Savior: Education for Exultation — In God
Our calling is to know and believe that God is God — that he is sovereign, that he is Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Feb 01, 2020
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.
Jan 31, 2020
He Must Increase, I Must Decrease
Only when we decrease and Christ increases will we have full joy.
Jan 30, 2020
Holding Fast the Word of Life
There is a spiritual diet without which no Christian can be strong and healthy and fruitful. And that is a diet of the word of God.
Jan 29, 2020
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.
Jan 28, 2020
If My Words Abide in You
When you let Jesus’s words abide in you, they will grow into a bountiful harvest for God’s glory and your good.
Jan 27, 2020
The Pleasure of God in His Son
The first and most fundamental thing we can say about the pleasures of God is that he takes pleasure in his Son.
Jan 26, 2020
Born Blind for the Glory of God: Eugenics by Abortion Is an Abomination to God
All children, of every degree of ability, are conceived for the purpose of displaying the glory of God.
Jan 25, 2020
The Power to Risk in the Cause of Christ
God calls us to risk for the cause of Christ. But a risk is never truly a risk when God holds you in his hand.
Jan 24, 2020
Ask Whatever You Wish
God designed prayer to give his disciples the joy of bearing fruit while God himself gets the glory.
Jan 23, 2020
Abortion and the Narrow Way That Leads to Life
Jesus died for sinners. And that group includes those who have had or committed abortions.
Jan 22, 2020
Ambushing Satan with Song
Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.
Jan 21, 2020
Receive with Meekness the Implanted Word
Our souls need Scripture just like our bodies need oxygen: moment by moment, every day. If we learn to live apart from it, we will surely die.
Jan 20, 2020
Every Race to Reign and Worship
By gathering his redeemed from all the races of the earth, God undercuts ethnocentric pride and throws us back on free grace.
Jan 19, 2020
Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy
God won’t ever let you be the ultimate source of your own joy. Only God himself can possibly bear the weight of the happiness he has prepared for you.
Jan 18, 2020
Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage
Interracial marriage is not only permitted by God; it is a positive good. It is not just to be tolerated, but celebrated.
Jan 17, 2020
Open My Eyes That I May See
Prayer opens our eyes to behold wonders in God’s word, and to be changed by an extraordinary sight of his glory.
Jan 16, 2020
Helping Each Other Endure to the End
God intends to guard us for salvation through Christian community. We won’t survive without our brothers and sisters in Jesus.
Jan 15, 2020
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.
Jan 14, 2020
Is Jesus an Egomaniac?
God loves us best when he loves himself most. And in his loving glorification, we find imperishable joy.
Jan 13, 2020
Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name
The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.
Jan 12, 2020
How Our Suffering Glorifies the Greatness of the Grace of God
We can risk our lives for Jesus because he is all we need. We only lose when we embrace comfort over the cross.
Jan 11, 2020
Praying in the Closet and in the Spirit
Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already one hundred percent on our side.
Jan 10, 2020
Practical Help for Praying for Help
Prayer is not a mere devotional prelude in the real business of living, it is the pathway of faith and obedience. There is no other.
Jan 09, 2020
If My Words Abide In You
The great need of the hour is to know God more deeply and personally and biblically. Only then will we find great delight.
Jan 08, 2020
Prayer and the Victory of God
God accomplishes his purposes through our prayers. He’s completely sovereign, but he has determined to use us.
Jan 07, 2020
Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things
Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifices of love.
Jan 06, 2020
Did Christ Die for Us or for God?
God didn't spare his own Son, but freely gave him up for us. Because of Jesus, we are pardoned and God remains just.
Jan 05, 2020
How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause
Satan will certainly remind you of your sinful failures. But Christ has defeated both the devil and sin to give you a redeemed passion.
Jan 04, 2020
Is Christian Hedonism Valid?
Christian Hedonism says that when you are saved, your joy is in God as your supreme Treasure. But is this tenable?
Jan 03, 2020
Passion for the Supremacy of God
God loves his glory more than you and this is great news of great joy because God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.
Jan 02, 2020
Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts
If we want revival to happen, we need to see God for who he is. Only when we see God as God and confess him as so, then we can have real delight.
Jan 01, 2020
Ask Your Father in Heaven
God’s lavish invitations to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.
Dec 31, 2019