Look at the Book
Look at the Book is John Piper's ongoing series of 8-12 minute videos to help you learn to read the Bible for yourself.
Devote your whole life to this one pursuit: attaining the fullest possible experience of Christ imaginable.
Posted: May 18, 2019, 8:45 am
God wants to give his children the assurance that they will be saved. But not the kind of assurance that ignores the warnings along the way.
Posted: May 14, 2019, 7:02 am
The crown of life belongs to those who seek holiness, who hold fast to Christ, who finish the race. The crown of life belongs to Christians.
Posted: May 11, 2019, 8:47 am
We do God no favors by excusing him from being sovereign over evil. But we can steal confidence from his children that nothing happens to them without a purpose.
Posted: May 7, 2019, 7:02 am
Planning becomes sinful when we presume whatever we schedule will come to pass. Preface all of life with “If the Lord wills.”
Posted: May 4, 2019, 8:47 am
God’s sovereignty means he reigns over every trial. And his love means that he intends them all for our good and his glory.
Posted: April 30, 2019, 7:02 am
Don’t get discouraged if the fight against sin seems endless. The fight is necessary, the fight is winnable, and the fight will end.
Posted: April 27, 2019, 8:47 am
Christian, God is working in your suffering. He is working Christlikeness, working trust, working to draw you closer to himself.
Posted: April 23, 2019, 5:02 am
God gives us power — not to escape or avoid suffering — but to endure suffering while looking to Christ.
Posted: April 20, 2019, 9:47 am
In this life, we will suffer. And through that suffering, we will know Christ in a way nothing else can provide.
Posted: April 16, 2019, 7:02 am
The Bible speaks of deep suffering in the last days. Does it also promise that God will spare believers from it through the rapture?
Posted: April 13, 2019, 9:02 am
The most spectacular event in history is coming: the earthly coronation of the King, the rising of the dead, the climax of all human history.
Posted: April 9, 2019, 7:02 am
Even though death is gain for the believer, those who remain experience loss. Don’t be afraid to cry tears — filled with hope — for fallen saints.
Posted: April 6, 2019, 10:02 am
Prosperity preachers not only twist and mangle the Bible’s message. They twist and mangle their hearers.
Posted: April 2, 2019, 7:02 am
We need the word of God to correct our passions, rebuke our passions, and shape our passions.
Posted: March 30, 2019, 10:02 am
Good preaching says hard things, calls out sin, and makes us uncomfortable, because good preaching heralds God’s word.
Posted: March 26, 2019, 7:02 am
What the church needs this Sunday is God’s word — not laugh-out-loud humor, not moving stories, not news updates — God’s word.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:02 am
Faith is the experience of Christ as our surpassing worth and all else as rubbish by comparison.
Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:02 am
When we gain Christ, we get a right standing before God that depends upon Christ and not ourselves.
Posted: March 16, 2019, 10:03 am
A Christianity that never inconveniences us, never discomforts us, never costs anything, is not Christianity.
Posted: March 12, 2019, 7:02 am
We can feel safe before a holy God and boast of a sure eternity. But we cannot do that by looking to ourselves.
Posted: March 9, 2019, 9:02 am
The right parents, religious fervor, even good deeds will not save. We could have thousands of confidences, but all will fail unless it is Christ.
Posted: March 5, 2019, 6:02 am
We act out miracles when we do ordinary tasks — attending a work meeting, eating dinner with our family, talking to a neighbor — relying on Christ.
Posted: March 2, 2019, 9:02 am
Paul had an impressive résumé and a lifetime’s worth of accolades — but none of them could save him, and none of them could compete with gaining Christ.
Posted: February 26, 2019, 6:02 am
A longing for heaven can’t help but eclipse longings for worldly pursuits because a longing for future glory produces in us a pursuit of glory today.
Posted: February 23, 2019, 9:02 am
Our hope does not rest on ourselves, our neighbors, our politicians, or our kings, but on the one and only true and coming King.
Posted: February 19, 2019, 6:02 am
Those who say they know grace while refusing to pursue holiness do not know God’s grace as taught by Paul.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 9:02 am
God’s grace didn’t appear in a note from heaven telling sinners not to worry about it. God’s grace came in the person of Jesus Christ.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 6:02 am
God rules over sin, but never sins. This truth does not come from John Piper’s ideals, but from the Bible.
Posted: February 9, 2019, 9:02 am
Where was God when the worst evil in history took place? Right where he’s always been: seated on his throne, ruling over all.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 6:02 am
The silent begin to speak, the timid become courageous, the army begins to march when the church prays for boldness.
Posted: February 2, 2019, 9:02 am
A sovereign God reigns over suffering. Therefore, we have a place to go for help, healing, and hope.
Posted: January 29, 2019, 6:02 am
We all must decide how we are going to fill the hours of our week. But how do we know what to commit to?
Posted: January 26, 2019, 9:02 am
Missions exists because God’s glory deserves global recognition.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 6:02 am
If Christ is not your treasure, you can search the whole globe and you will never find what you’re looking for.
Posted: January 19, 2019, 9:02 am
If you are in Christ, you have a new family, a new inheritance, a new identity.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 6:02 am
Loving others will be costly, uncomfortable, and countercultural. But he gives more grace in our times of need.
Posted: January 12, 2019, 9:02 am
A culture of fast food and insta-everything has nearly made biblical meditation extinct.
Posted: January 8, 2019, 6:02 am
Does the Bible teach that atheists, members of other religions, and others who never followed Christ will be saved in the end?
Posted: January 5, 2019, 9:02 am
We have no promise that our sorrows will go away. But we have the promise that God will give us grace to make it through.
Posted: January 1, 2019, 6:02 am
Many of us desire to genuinely love others better than we do now. But are we willing to pay the price?
Posted: December 29, 2018, 9:02 am
Most of the decisions we make in life are not based upon direct commands from the Bible. But that does not mean we cannot make biblically informed, wise decisions.
Posted: December 20, 2018, 6:02 am
No time spent learning how to study the Bible more faithfully is wasted.
Posted: December 18, 2018, 6:02 am
Every temptation rendered powerless, every sickness eradicated, every tear banished — this is only the start of what eternity with God will be like.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 6:02 am
Judas believed. The demons believe. And if we believe in the same way, we’ll share their fate. Faith must believe in and treasure all that God is for us in Christ.
Posted: December 11, 2018, 6:02 am
Soldiers take bullets for one another. Parents sacrifice daily for their kids. But who dies for their enemies? God did.
Posted: December 8, 2018, 9:02 am
As a sinner, you can’t afford to ignore the good or the bad news in John 3:16.
Posted: December 4, 2018, 6:02 am
Heaven will be full of sexual sinners who repented and fought against lust with God’s help. It will not be full of those who refused to fight.
Posted: December 1, 2018, 9:02 am
Preach God’s promises to your sadness. And keep preaching — for days, months, years, a lifetime. However long it takes.
Posted: November 27, 2018, 6:02 am
How can I let go of the bitterness I still carry and treat people who hurt me better than they deserve?
Posted: November 24, 2018, 9:02 am