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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
The Reason the Son of God Appeared Was to Destroy the Works of the Devil
If any human is to be saved from their sin and from the righteous wrath of God, the Son of God had to become human for our regeneration.
Dec 11, 2019
The Design Is Love
God loves you so much that he gave his Son for you. If you believe in him, you’ll have eternal life.
Dec 11, 2019
Free at Last: The Miracle of New Birth
Dead men need one thing before anything else can happen: They must be made alive. They must be born again.
Dec 10, 2019
Why Do We Need to Be Born Again?
If God did not make us alive to his grace and glory, we would remain dead — completely enslaved to our sins.
Dec 09, 2019
What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3–4?
Jesus’s perfect righteousness is yours through faith. He obeyed perfectly so that the Father could welcome you wholly.
Dec 08, 2019
Son of God, Son of Man, King of Israel
Jesus’s many titles show his divinity and universal rule, yet his identity is what drove man’s wickedness to reject and kill him.
Dec 07, 2019
They Will All Be Taught of God
We come to God not because we merely made a decision, but because God has called us, drawn us, and taught us who Jesus really is.
Dec 06, 2019
God Demonstrates His Love Toward Us
God’s love for us is not just a logical inference from the Bible. He pours his love out for us, and we can feel it in our hearts.
Dec 05, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Despondency
There’s light at the end of every difficulty you face. You don’t have to give in to despondency.
Dec 04, 2019
Command of God: The Obedience of Faith
The greatest aim in this world is that Christ would be seen as glorious among all peoples by the means of Christian obedience flowing from faith.
Dec 03, 2019
God Strengthens Us by the Gospel
God uses his gospel to strengthen believers so that they will persevere in faith and draw all attention to his glory.
Dec 02, 2019
God’s Word Stands: Not All Israel Is Israel, Part 1
A child of promise is an heir of God’s saving grace, not because of ethnic origin or physical birth, but because of God’s sovereign word.
Dec 01, 2019
All of Life as Worship
We worship God when we seek to express and increase our satisfaction in all that he is for us in Jesus Christ.
Nov 30, 2019
Skeptical Grumbling and Sovereign Grace
When we come to Jesus, we come voluntarily and freely. And behind that change in us is a decisive work of the Father.
Nov 29, 2019
The Final Divide: Eternal Life or Eternal Wrath, Part 1
When your life is over on this earth, there will be two paths you can take: you will either meet God in eternal wrath or eternal life.
Nov 28, 2019
Welcome One Another to the Glory of God
Only God can give us the strength to truly love our neighbors well, and only God can empower us to glorify him as we ought.
Nov 27, 2019
What Happens in the New Birth? Part 2
Being born again is not the improvement of your old nature, but the creation of a new one.
Nov 26, 2019
What Happens in the New Birth? Part 1
In the new birth, God takes dead souls and resuscitates them to new life in Christ. This is not a work of our own, but the grace of God.
Nov 25, 2019
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.
Nov 24, 2019
Thank God for the Mercies of Christ
We don’t often see God's mercies in our moments of weakness, but we can take hope that he is working all things together for our good.
Nov 23, 2019
Behold, Believe, Be Raised
We should hunger and thirst for God and all he has done in Jesus more than anything else in this world.
Nov 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Toward the Past, Faith Toward the Future: A Parable of the Anvil
You can stake your life on what will not come from science or psychology, but the very word of our God that endures forever.
Nov 21, 2019
You Must Be Born Again
The new birth produces new desires and new behaviors. An unchanged life is not a born-again life.
Nov 20, 2019
Jesus Came Not to Give Bread but to Be Bread
Our greatest need is not physical but spiritual. We crave the bread of life more than bread for our stomachs.
Nov 19, 2019
Thankful for the Love of God
If you got everything you ever wanted but didn’t have Jesus, would you still be satisfied?
Nov 18, 2019
Hope Anchored in Heaven
We can hold fast to our hope in heaven because God himself holds us fast. He anchors our souls in his eternal promises.
Nov 17, 2019
The Inner Essence of Worship
The inner essence of worship is experiencing Christ as absolute gain. It’s savoring him, treasuring him, and being ultimately satisfied in him.
Nov 16, 2019
Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes
Jesus offers himself to us freely as the food that endures to eternal life. No amount of working for God can make you taste him for the feast he is.
Nov 15, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Envy
Envy steals your joy when you don’t trust that God is doing what he has promised — working all things together for your good and his glory.
Nov 14, 2019
Battling the Unbelief of Lust
The battle against lust is absolutely necessary for salvation, not just because it’s a battle for purity, but because it’s a battle against unbelief.
Nov 13, 2019
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.
Nov 12, 2019
Let Your Passion Be Single
A singular passion for God is not only sensible but safe — it is not only reasonable, it is right.
Nov 11, 2019
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Son of God and he declares, “I must bring in my other sheep.” He will do it.
Nov 10, 2019
Worship God
Worship is not restricted to an event, place, or ritual. Because of Christ, worship is now done in spirit and in truth.
Nov 09, 2019
Imparting a Passion: A Challenge to Youth Workers
Only leaders who burn with bright passion for Jesus and his word can ignite the same flame in their people.
Nov 08, 2019
The Revelation of God’s Righteousness Where There Is No Church
The aim of missions is that the nations would glorify God for his mercy — that all would worship God for his great grace.
Nov 07, 2019
The All-Providing King Who Would Not Be King
Jesus came not mainly to give bread but to be bread. He became the all-satisfying bread of life when he gave himself up for us.
Nov 06, 2019
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.
Nov 05, 2019
The Absolute Sovereignty of God: What Is Romans Nine About?
God’s unimpeachable sovereignty grounds our salvation. He has mercy on whom he will have mercy.
Nov 04, 2019
Those Whom He Justified He Also Glorified
God will glorify his children both spiritually and physically. Nothing can sever his unbreakable chain of salvation.
Nov 03, 2019
Manhood, Womanhood, and the Freedom to Minister
Manhood and womanhood are most fulfilled when servant-hearted men lead God’s church in ministry.
Nov 02, 2019
Believing God on Election Day
Even the most significant political battles play out in God’s hands. He removes kings and he sets kings, all in accord with his sovereign plan.
Nov 01, 2019
The Just Shall Live by Faith
Am I ready to take my stand in the divine courtroom and hear the Judge pass an eternal sentence on me? We cannot face this unless we have faith.
Oct 31, 2019
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.
Oct 30, 2019
The Aroma of Christ Among the Nations
No one can bear the responsibility and weight of missions, but our sufficiency is from God.
Oct 29, 2019
Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain
Doing missions when death is gain is the greatest life in the world.
Oct 28, 2019
Those Whom He Called He Also Justified
The basis of our justification is Jesus Christ. He obeyed, even to the point of death, to bring us to God.
Oct 27, 2019
The Enthronement of Desire
The most potent antidote for sin’s sickness is gratitude to God for the glories of the gospel.
Oct 26, 2019
The Legacy of Antioch: Partnering with the Church of the Global South for the Sake of the Gospel
As Christianity expands in the global South, the Western church must continue to support the developing church by sending and going.
Oct 25, 2019
The Unfathomable Riches of Christ for All Peoples, Above All Powers, Through the Church
God uses ordinary brushes to paint the world with the brilliant colors of his saving glory.
Oct 24, 2019