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.

What will make the timid speak, the cowardly stand, and the weak strong? Belief in their God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:00 am
Prosperity preachers would rob us of the opportunity to show the world that Christ is truly worth suffering and dying for.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:01 am
Bullets can stop pastors. Shackles can stop missionaries. But nothing can stop the gospel.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 14, 2017, 5:01 am
Marriage is a parable of the gospel, telling of Christ’s unrelenting love for his bride.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 12, 2017, 5:01 am
You will never grow in holiness until you see that the ultimate essence of evil is the refusal to be happy in God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 7, 2017, 5:00 am
Bible study without meditation is chewing without swallowing. When we recover the lost art, we will experience more joy in God and his word.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 5, 2017, 5:43 am
People say that God has a wonderful plan for their lives, often meaning that God will help them achieve their dreams. But God’s plans are far superior to our own.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 31, 2017, 5:00 am
Being blameless for the day of Christ doesn’t mean that we lived perfectly. It means that we lived a life hating our sin, seeking holiness, and trusting in Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 29, 2017, 5:00 am
Our neighborhoods need men and women who delight in beauty not pornography, excellence not crudity, Christ and not the world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 24, 2017, 5:00 am
If Jesus tells us to go and pray to our heavenly Father in secret, should I ever tell others that I am praying for them?
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:00 am
When God saves someone, he not only gives them a new love for himself, but a new love for his people.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 17, 2017, 5:00 am
Slavery is a haunting skeleton in the closet of many nations of the world. But doesn’t the Bible say there will be slaves in heaven?
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:00 am
God does not save us and send us to the couch. God calls his people to work out their salvation with fear and trembling and sends them out into a lost world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 10, 2017, 5:00 am
Man’s will changes God’s plans like a gentle breeze changes the mountain.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 8, 2017, 5:02 am
God didn’t get his people part way out of Egypt or halfway through the Red Sea. Our God completes what he begins.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 3, 2017, 5:00 am
We cannot fight sin with our hands tied in condemnation. Only when Christ has set us free can we truly conquer our sin.
Author: John Piper
Posted: August 1, 2017, 5:00 am
Bombs explode. Wars rage. Adultery devastates. With so much wickedness in the world, can we really say that God rules over everything?
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 27, 2017, 5:00 am
Grace has brought us safe thus far, and grace will bring us home.
Author: John Piper
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
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