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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 pe…

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    • Aug 8, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Who Are the Nations? Discovering God's Global Mission

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 51:15


    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.


    ‘Rejoice When You Are Slandered': How to Do the Humanly Impossible

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 38:14


    One of the most challenging commands in all the Bible is to rejoice when reviled. It's not just difficult; it is humanly impossible.


    Serious Joy for Leaders Who Last: To the Class of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 24:36


    Christian leaders often carry great burdens. But God never leaves them without the opportunity to know serious joy, even in the hardest trials.


    The Achievement of Christ Without Which There Would Be No Others

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 50:10


    Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.


    Can Joy Come in Sorrow? Lessons for an Authentic Christian Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 48:24


    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?


    ‘Hallowed Be Your Name’: The Greatest Prayer in All the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 39:10


    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?


    Doing the Right Thing Never Ruins Your Life: A Belief That Prevents Abortion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 42:07


    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.


    Faith That Satisfies — and Saves: What It Means to Come to Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 36:05


    The nature of genuine saving faith isn’t mere mental assent, but receiving all that God is for us in Jesus Christ.


    Is Love for Jesus, or Faith in Jesus, the Root of Ministry and Obedience?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2021


    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.


    Leading by Feeding: Ordination of Barnabas Piper

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2021


    The central work of pastoral ministry is leading the people of God by feeding them with the word of Christ.


    Singing, Suffering, and Scripture: How God Keeps Us Through Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 33:46


    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.


    Exposition or Imposition? How Gospel-Centered Preaching Can Go Wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2020 50:14


    Preachers, instead of taking your text and making a beeline to the cross, take the cross and make a beeline to your text.


    The Second Coming: Not Before the ‘Man of Lawlessness’

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2020


    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.


    Does God Intend Evil for Our Good? Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2020 51:49


    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.


    The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2020 30:00


    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.


    The Second Coming: Wrath and Rescue

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2020 64:47


    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.


    Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain: The Weight and Wonder of the Third Commandment

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2020


    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.


    Live for Your Greatest Desire: Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2020 45:06


    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.


    Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility: Thoughts on Christian Education

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2020 54:57


    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.


    Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2020 38:17


    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.


    Seek the Things That Are Above

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2019 45:41


    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.


    How Does Humility Lead in Conflict? A Charge to Christian Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2019 32:41


    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.


    ‘How God Made Me Happy in Him’: John Piper’s Journey to Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2019 27:51


    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.


    Seven Reasons We Must Pursue Supreme Satisfaction in God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2019 66:05


    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.


    A Peculiar Act of Worship: Preaching as Expository Exultation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2019


    The preacher’s task is not merely to teach or inform, but to rejoice with his people over the wonders of Scripture.


    The Explosive Power of the Resurrection — Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2019 25:58


    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.


    Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2019 25:48


    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.


    How to Preach in the Power of the Spirit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2019 50:02


    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.


    Even When It Hurts: How Christ Reveals Himself in Pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2019 40:04


    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.


    The Glory of God and Why We Sing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2019 51:21


    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.


    Our Worth Is Not in What We Own: Fifteen-Minute Gospel Presentation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2019 14:24


    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.


    Who Will Give My Head Waters? Seven Reasons to Pray for Holy Tears

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2019 32:16


    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.


    Pharisaism, Money, and the Greatness of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2019 23:24


    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.


    What Do Christians Care About (Most)? To the Class of 2019

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2019 22:49


    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.


    Christ Has Purchased Global Praise: The Blood, the Beast, and the Boast of Race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2019 47:30


    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.


    The Golden Stitches of Sovereignty: What Holds Our Gospel Together

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 65:00


    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.


    What Kind of Heart Does Christ Deserve? The Call of Christian Hedonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2019 43:06


    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.


    Is It Right to Seek More Joy Than We Have Through Justification?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2019 64:55


    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.


    The Invincible Power of Joy for World Missions: For Cowards, Consumers, and the Comfortable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2019 53:37


    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.


    Make Your Life Count: The Greatest Missions Letter Ever Written

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2019 48:24


    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.


    You Are Anointed: How the Truth Becomes Precious

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2018 34:27


    Jesus anoints every believer with his Spirit so that we taste how precious he is.


    Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2018 34:55


    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.


    Are We Adopted for Us or for God?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2018 44:28


    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.


    The Key to Simultaneous Sorrow and Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2018 47:21


    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.


    The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2018 48:05


    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.


    Your Emotions Matter to God: Learning from the Bible’s Songbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2018 37:08


    Satan is trying to steal your joy. God gave us the Psalms to fight back.


    An Impossible Covenant — And How It Becomes a Permanent Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2018 67:42


    Jesus bought an unbreakable covenant for his people. He takes hardened rebels and transforms them into a beautiful bride for their eternal joy.


    Joy Makes All Things New

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2018 52:43


    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.


    Lord, Teach Us to Fight: The Double Battle in Gethsemane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2018 46:16


    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.


    God Rules the Heart of Every Man: Elijah’s Battle with the Prophets of Baal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2018 53:14


    The people of God may appear weak, but God loves to be at a disadvantage — just before he wins.


    Your Thorn for the Shaming of Satan: To the Class of 2018

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2018 23:17


    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.


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