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 the church needs this Sunday is God’s word — not laugh-out-loud humor, not moving stories, not news updates — God’s word.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:02 am
Faith is the experience of Christ as our surpassing worth and all else as rubbish by comparison.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 16, 2019, 10:03 am
A Christianity that never inconveniences us, never discomforts us, never costs anything, is not Christianity.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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?
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 26, 2019, 9:02 am
Missions exists because God’s glory deserves global recognition.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 19, 2019, 9:02 am
If you are in Christ, you have a new family, a new inheritance, a new identity.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 12, 2019, 9:02 am
A culture of fast food and insta-everything has nearly made biblical meditation extinct.
Author: John Piper
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?
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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?
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 20, 2018, 6:02 am
No time spent learning how to study the Bible more faithfully is wasted.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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.
Author: John Piper
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?
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 24, 2018, 9:02 am
Our coveting problem is really a worship problem. We want what we cannot have because we believe that God is not enough.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 20, 2018, 6:02 am
Whether it’s crawling through rush-hour traffic or suffering through years of loneliness, God has given us what we need to have patience.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 17, 2018, 9:02 am
Not all shame is created equal. Some shame should be heeded and some shame should be defeated. Here’s how to fight misplaced shame.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 13, 2018, 6:01 am
Most of us have spent our lives fighting the bulletproof tanks of pride with a pea shooter. Here is what you actually need to kill it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 10, 2018, 9:02 am
If we fully believed what God has promised in the Bible, anxiety would have no place in our lives.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 6, 2018, 6:02 am
The never-ending rewards of heaven give us never-ending reasons to love others today.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 3, 2018, 10:02 am
What does saving faith feel like? Like water to a thirsty soul. Like finding a treasure you cannot live without.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 30, 2018, 6:02 am
Even though we are not saved by works, none of us will make it to heaven without actively killing our sin. Either we kill our sin or it will kill us.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 27, 2018, 9:02 am
Much is at stake in our fight against unbelief. Without love, holiness, and sin-killing, no one will see the kingdom of God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 23, 2018, 6:02 am
There is a comfort that heals and a comfort that kills. Do you know the difference?
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 20, 2018, 6:02 am
Give wisdom to a wise man, and he will grow wiser. Give wisdom to a fool, and he will hurt himself and others.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 16, 2018, 6:02 am
When pride tempts you, look to the cross. When self-pity beckons, look to the cross. When everything seems alright, look to the cross.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 13, 2018, 6:02 am
Christian self-denial constantly says “no” to that which threatens to steal joy forever.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 9, 2018, 6:02 am
Other people’s interests are our interests because other people’s interests are Christ’s interests.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 6, 2018, 6:02 am
Don’t be anxious about anything — except for this.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 2, 2018, 6:02 am
Many search for advanced steps for Bible reading but neglect a basic one: don’t skip over words. Here are three words in the Bible we cannot ignore.
Author: John Piper
Posted: September 29, 2018, 6:02 am