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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
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
How Does the Gospel Save Believers?
The glorious hope of the gospel is that God himself supplies the righteousness he demands from us.
Aug 13, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
What Is Baptism and How Important Is It?
Baptism: Immersion or sprinkling? Infants or adults? Does it matter?
Aug 05, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
Olympic Spirituality: Beyond the Gold
As we run our races, eternity hangs in the balance — disqualification and death, or victory and life.
Aug 01, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Jul 28, 2018
God Created Us for His Glory
God’s glory and our happiness are never at odds. His pursuit of his own fame is a full commitment to our deepest joy.
Jul 27, 2018
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.
Jul 26, 2018
The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God
Injustice marks both Joseph’s story and Jesus’s, but even in dire circumstances, God is sovereignly working everything for our good and his glory.
Jul 25, 2018
‘I Am Who I Am’
There is nothing more foundational, pervasive, and necessary than the truth and reality that God absolutely is who he is.
Jul 24, 2018
Greatness, Humility, Servanthood
Humility is happy to rely on God and quick to give him the credit for all that’s accomplished.
Jul 23, 2018
The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ
Satan and all his works are evil. But Jesus crushes Satan’s head and disarms him of his deathly power.
Jul 22, 2018
Are You Worthy of Jesus?
Are you worthy of Jesus? We not only can be — we need to be.
Jul 21, 2018
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.
Jul 20, 2018
Draw Near to the Throne of Grace with Confidence
Because we have a great High Priest, the throne of God is a throne of grace. We can approach with confidence.
Jul 19, 2018
Job: Reverent in Suffering
Satan’s hand caused the suffering of Job. But in all of his calamities, Job still had reason for reverent worship because God was ultimately at work.
Jul 18, 2018
Submission to Civil Authority
John Piper: “Christians are not first citizens of any human nation but citizens of the kingdom of God.”
Jul 17, 2018
Let Marriage Be Held in Honor
So-called same-sex marriage dishonors the partners involved and disregards God’s good design.
Jul 16, 2018
The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and the New Earth
Death and decay won’t have the last word. One day soon, God will release all of creation from corruption.
Jul 15, 2018
The Echo and the Insufficiency of Hell
The threat of hell might scare us toward God, but only a deep love for Jesus can take us all the way home to him.
Jul 14, 2018
The Suicide of Satan
God uses everything for his sovereign purposes. Even the most heinous crimes ever committed were never beyond his control.
Jul 13, 2018
You Will Never See Death
One day your strength will fade and your body will fail, but if you are trusting in Jesus you will never see death.
Jul 12, 2018
Male and Female He Created Them in the Image of God
God created man, woman, and the gift of marriage, all to illustrate his love for the church.
Jul 11, 2018
To Be a Mother Is a Call to Suffer
Motherhood requires a unique kind of suffering that only a firm hope in God’s sovereignty can sustain.
Jul 10, 2018
God Is a Very Important Person
God is a very important person and he does not like being taken for granted.
Jul 09, 2018
The Common Root of Unbelief in the Brothers of Jesus and the Jewish Crowds
Faith, at its core, is despairing of human approval and being glad in the God of grace.
Jul 08, 2018
A Woman Who Fears the Lord Is to Be Praised
A woman who fears the Lord will not run away from God to satisfy her longings and relieve her anxieties. She will stay close to the heart of God and trust in his promises.
Jul 07, 2018
Manhood and Womanhood: Conflict and Confusion After the Fall
Sin distorts God’s good design for men and women. We were made to serve one another selflessly, not sacrifice one another selfishly.
Jul 06, 2018
No One Will Take Your Joy from You
We are commanded to pursue all-satisfying, never-ending, invincible joy. The place we can find, keep, and share this happiness is only in God.
Jul 05, 2018
The Hope of the Gospel
The gospel is the good news that there is hope for sinners — even the worst of us.
Jul 04, 2018
The Doctrine of Perseverance: The Earnest Pursuit of Assurance
If we want to realize full assurance and hope, we must exercise the organ of faith to empower energized obedience.
Jul 03, 2018
The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission
A Christian woman hopes in God, fears nothing, and wears the jewelry of godliness.
Jul 02, 2018
The God-Centered Ground of Saving Grace
In every way, God’s saving grace is God-centered. Salvation’s goal is God’s glory and our joy in the praise of his perfection.
Jul 01, 2018
How Do You Keep On Going?
We could never repay the debt we owe God for his grace. But we can honor him by asking for more.
Jun 30, 2018
Pour Out Your Indignation Upon Them
How should we understand the psalms that call down curses on others?
Jun 29, 2018