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.

Our love for God enflames when we see his beauty, remember his mercy, and feel his love.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 18, 2018, 6:02 am
The gospel begins with the phrase, “but God,” because we can’t love him on our own.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 15, 2018, 6:02 am
At the heart of saving faith is a love for God. But how can you know if you truly love him?
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 11, 2018, 6:02 am
The delightful promises of Scripture are for those who love him — and no one else.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 8, 2018, 6:02 am
You were not made for laziness. Many people struggle with sexual immorality because they sit around when they shouldn’t.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 4, 2018, 6:02 am
Our greatest weapon against lust is joy in God. Our happiness in him gives us what we need to obtain lasting victory in the war for our souls.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 1, 2018, 6:02 am
The war will be lost against lust by those who stop fighting it by the power and promises of God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 28, 2018, 6:02 am
Saying no to lust is not enough. We must turn to a superior pleasure — the everlasting pleasure of knowing our God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 25, 2018, 6:02 am
Lust will kill you unless you deal it a death blow first. You usually have five seconds to act.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 21, 2018, 6:02 am
The first step to fighting lust is one too many are unwilling to make — avoid it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:02 am
Few things have destroyed more marriages, stolen more joy, or strangled more souls than lust. Do you know how to fight it?
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:02 am
If we lose everything but gain Christ, we’ve lost nothing.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 11, 2018, 6:02 am
When we finally see the Lord face to face, we want to hear, “Well done good and faithful servant,” not, “Your labor was in vain.”
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 7, 2018, 6:02 am
God doesn’t want his secret to contentment to stay secret. He wrote it plainly in a book.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 4, 2018, 6:02 am
When we set aside grumbling and complaining during hard times and take up joy in the Lord, a watching world sees stars shining in a dark world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 31, 2018, 6:02 am
If you conquer this sin, James says you’ll be perfect, Paul says blameless, innocent, and without blemish. But it’s one of the hardest to conquer.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 28, 2018, 6:02 am
Our grumbling is not insignificant to God. When we choose contentment in the Lord over complaining, we shine as lights in the world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 24, 2018, 6:02 am
The Bible is like no other book in the history of the world. Man wrote it, but God spoke it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 21, 2018, 6:02 am
Bible studies are weakened because few believe that there are right and wrong interpretations of the Bible.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:02 am
God’s word alone will stand forever. From age to age, country to country, and reader to reader, God’s truth, as revealed in Scripture, remains the same.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 14, 2018, 6:02 am
Those who come to a text without humility will only leave with their opinions. Those who come to the Bible to learn will leave with God’s truth.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 10, 2018, 6:01 am
Pride opens the Bible and reads without reading. Humility opens the Bible and asks God to give insight.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 7, 2018, 6:01 am
It is considered rude when we interrupt someone while they are speaking and tell them what they really mean. We must not do this to authors either.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 3, 2018, 6:01 am
Great Bible study isn’t about being able to articulate how you think or feel about a text. The meaning of a text is defined by the author, not the reader.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 30, 2018, 6:01 am
If you use God’s sovereignty as an excuse for passivity and laziness towards your sin, you may not be his child.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 26, 2018, 6:01 am
Satan works day and night to blind us to the fact that God’s children are never alone in their fight against sin.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 23, 2018, 6:01 am
Salvation is rooted in the past, worked out in the present, and guaranteed in the future.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 19, 2018, 6:01 am
If God justifies us by grace alone through faith alone, what does it mean to work out our salvation?
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 16, 2018, 6:01 am
Obedience is neither the rock upon which our salvation rests nor the optional ribbon placed upon eternal life. It is essential. And it is empowered by God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 12, 2018, 6:01 am
To comply with God’s commands is to believe that God knows more than we do about what will ultimately make us happy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 9, 2018, 6:00 am
Christian self-denial is not truly self-denial. It is saying “no” to the lesser and impermanent for the better “yes” of eternity.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 5, 2018, 6:01 am
God doesn’t help us in our times of need so that we will keep it to ourselves. He comforts us so we can bring comfort to others.
Author: John Piper
Posted: June 2, 2018, 6:01 am
God promises rest for the weary, peace for the brokenhearted, and comfort for the restless. Do you know the God of all comfort?
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 29, 2018, 6:01 am
Christ’s work on the cross and subsequent resurrection not merely shows that he loved humanity. It proclaims that God loves his glory.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 26, 2018, 6:03 am
You have two options when it comes to Christ: submit to him joyfully now and gain your life, or submit to him begrudgingly later and lose it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 22, 2018, 6:01 am
You may not bow to him now. You may not bow to him next year. But a day draws near when every knee will bow before Jesus Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 19, 2018, 6:00 am
Jesus ascended from earth to heaven, from lowliness to a throne, from humiliation to exaltation, from a cross to a crown.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 15, 2018, 6:01 am
The Father and the Son were not in a Civil War to redeem humanity. They were in perfect harmony. The Father sent; the Son gladly went.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 12, 2018, 6:01 am
God did not become an angel to save angels. But he did become fully human to save humans.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 8, 2018, 6:00 am
If you see Jesus like you do Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or Confucius, you do not know Jesus.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 5, 2018, 6:03 am
Many are willing to share in Christlikeness only as long as it doesn’t mean sacrifice. But Christlikeness led Christ to the cross.
Author: John Piper
Posted: May 1, 2018, 6:00 am
Happiness that is not permanent is not a joy that is truly satisfying.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 28, 2018, 6:01 am
When you see horrendous crimes committed without adequate justice served, remember, the wicked will perish before the judgment of God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 24, 2018, 6:01 am
“Righteousness” has a double meaning in the New Testament. Do you know what those meanings are?
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 21, 2018, 6:00 am
In all things, Christians prosper, because over all things, Christ reigns.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 17, 2018, 6:00 am
Many do not blossom with the beauty of Christlikeness because they are not rooted in the word of God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 14, 2018, 6:00 am
Memorizing God’s word puts heavenly treasure in the pockets of the mind and the heart.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 10, 2018, 6:00 am
The word of God is not merely medicine for our sickly souls. To the born-again heart, it is food for our enjoyment and drink for our soul’s delight.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 7, 2018, 6:00 am
Those who say they want to be happy while they still indulge in sin do not really want to be happy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 3, 2018, 6:01 am
Love does not rest until others participate in all that we have in Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 31, 2018, 6:00 am