Look at the Book


Look at the Book

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.

A day is drawing near that will swallow up all other days. Great days, bad days, slow days, fast days all lead unfailingly to judgment day.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:00 am
Christians are robbed of help and God is robbed of praise when we are too proud to ask others for prayer.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 18, 2017, 5:00 am
Anyone who tells us that following Jesus is easy doesn’t know what it means to follow him. The way is hard, but the path leads to life.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 13, 2017, 5:00 am
Digging for treasure is harder than raking leaves. But those who aren’t afraid of callouses can find spiritual diamonds in God’s word.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 11, 2017, 7:00 am
Many respect Jesus as a good moral teacher like Gandhi or Socrates. But the Jesus of the Bible will not allow you to make that claim.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 6, 2017, 7:00 am
Few relationships in this life compare with gospel friendships. Better to have one Christ-centered companion than one million followers on social media.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 4, 2017, 5:00 am
We may outgrow childhood clothes and car seats, but as children of God, we never outgrow our need for grace and peace.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 29, 2017, 5:00 am
Kingdoms need a king. Children need parents. Sheep need shepherds. The Church needs servant leaders that point them to their King, Father, and Shepherd.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:00 am
Sainthood is not a trophy for the spiritually elite to win. It’s a free gift that every child of God receives.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:00 am
Slavery has horrible connotations in our day — and for good reason. But servitude to God gives life instead of taking it away.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 20, 2017, 5:00 am
The beggar and the prince, the African and the Asian, the wise man and the simpleton can all be saved by trusting in Jesus Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 15, 2017, 7:57 am
If you believe that the greatest thing that God has done for you is provide food for your table and health for your family, you are not a Christian.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 13, 2017, 5:01 am
It would be better to be born at the base of an erupting volcano than to be born spiritually dead.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 8, 2017, 5:01 am
Your biggest problem is not your old car, your mundane job, or your broken family. Your biggest problem is your sin.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 6, 2017, 5:01 am
Everyone wants a happily-ever-after, but few people are willing to give up sin and autonomy to get it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 1, 2017, 5:00 am
We can’t live meaningful lives if we don’t know why we were created. If we think God merely made us to be wealthy, healthy, and happy, we don’t know why he made us.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 30, 2017, 5:00 am
If no one in your life knows you are a Christian, you probably aren’t one. Heaven is only for those who were unashamed of their Savior on earth.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:03 am
Satan loves to remind us of all that we are missing out on if we follow Christ — except for hell.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:00 am
The great irony: those who love their lives will lose it forever, while those who lose their lives will gain it. Death with Jesus offers more life than any luxury in this world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:03 am
Following Jesus is not like following someone on Instagram. It doesn’t involve making a click; it involves taking up a cross.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 16, 2017, 7:00 am
The book of Proverbs is not a collection of fortune-cookie like wisdom. It’s a book available only through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 11, 2017, 7:00 am
Wisdom is not something for the academic elite. It’s necessary for everyone who desires to follow God and live a joy-filled life.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 9, 2017, 7:00 am
Loving money over God is soul-suicide. Those who love money over God will be eternally poor, but those who love God over money will own the universe.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 4, 2017, 7:00 am
Combine all the authority that kings, presidents, and dictators have had throughout history, and it pales in comparison to Christians ruling with Christ in the world to come.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 2, 2017, 7:00 am
Mosquitos kill millions, massive floods destroy cities, earthquakes destroy countries. With the chaos of creation harming us, do humans really have dominion?
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:00 am
God conquers his foes by weak babies and rules the world with weak men. He is more likely to use your weaknesses for his glory than your strengths.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 25, 2017, 7:00 am
God conquers his foes with babies and rules his world through the frailty of man, all to demonstrate the splendors of his majesty.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Wars rage, cancer lingers, and suffering remains so that we all might know how horrible sin really is.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 18, 2017, 7:00 am
For God’s children, all suffering is light compared to the weight of the glory coming, and all affliction is temporary compared to eternal bliss.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 13, 2017, 7:00 am
Satan loves to lie to us in our suffering. He tells us that God must be against us if he would allow us to experience pain, the experience of discipline really proves that we are children.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 11, 2017, 7:00 am
If you who are evil know how to embrace your children when they cry, how much more will your heavenly Father embrace those who run to him in their pain?
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 6, 2017, 7:00 am
When we suffer, we often cast ourselves as the victims. When Jesus was asked about suffering, he called a world of sinners to repent.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 4, 2017, 7:00 am
The final chapter in any book is often the best, and yet many Christians do not rejoice in Revelation because it can be hard to understand. In this lab, Pastor John helps us read the last pages of Scripture.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 30, 2017, 7:00 am
Revelation can be difficult to interpret. In this lab, Pastor John illustrates how to begin to understand the symbols, and apply them to life today.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:00 am
We can lose our love for one another. One comment, one moment, one interaction can put out the flame of our affection. But can our love for God be extinguished?
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Every Christian tastes and sees that God is good. Then we suffer and witness to a dying world, hoping that they might taste and see the same.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 21, 2017, 7:00 am
Heartache, brokenness, and death may mark our biological families, but God’s grace creates a new family that death, disease, and disaster cannot shake.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 16, 2017, 7:00 am
The grace of God meets us more faithfully than the morning and strengthens us more ardently than our daily bread. We rest, labor, and stand firm in grace.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 14, 2017, 7:00 am
God’s grace turns rebels into citizens, orphans into children, an adulteress into a sinless bride. We receive the grace, he receives the glory.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 9, 2017, 6:00 am
Our suffering can be so severe that all we can say is, “How long, oh Lord?” In those moments, God gently responds with, “Just a little while longer.”
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 7, 2017, 6:00 am
God’s grace is amazing because God is. His tenderness and compassion avalanche upon us from the peaks of his steadfast love and mercy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 2, 2017, 6:00 am
As Christians, we have often been trained to fight pride, lust, anxiety, laziness, and other sins. But do we know how to war with Satan?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 28, 2017, 6:00 am
Satan is a fierce predator. He has devoured souls of men and women, children and the elderly. He hates none more than Christians. Can he destroy them?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:00 am
The grace of God saves us. The grace of God frees us. The grace of God enslaves us. The grace of God keeps us.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 21, 2017, 6:00 am
While the world sings sweet lullabies to try and destroy us, God calls us to joyful wakefulness. Our eternity hangs on how we respond.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 16, 2017, 6:00 am
Women are saved by faith in Christ. In what sense then, according to 1 Timothy 2:15, are they saved through childbirth?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 14, 2017, 6:00 am
The Bible is serious about two realities: God cares for, saves, and protects his people, and his people need to be alert, active, and aggressive against Satan and sin.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 9, 2017, 6:00 am
Anxieties attack our faith and torment our peace. The question with anxiety is not whether it will come, but rather, how can I fight it when it does?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 7, 2017, 6:00 am
Righteousness is a big deal for every single person on the planet. In this lab, John Piper shows why Jesus being perfect on our behalf does not free us from pursuing perfection.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 2, 2017, 6:00 am
Pride not only multiplies the weight of our anxieties, but makes our loving Creator, our honorable King, our gracious God into our omnipotent enemy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 31, 2017, 6:00 am