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.

How can I go hungry to the glory of God? How can I lose a child to the glory of God? How can I receive a promotion to the glory of God?
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:00 am
We tend to think contentment in Christ is hardest when life is hard, and easier when life is more comfortable, but reality says the opposite.
Author: John Piper
Posted: April 4, 2020, 4:00 am
If we are truly content in Christ, our contentment will increasingly silence all our grumbling.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 31, 2020, 4:00 am
The secret to overcoming obstacles is not believing that you can do anything you put your mind to, but doing whatever you do in the strength of Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:00 am
Real happiness is untethered from this world. Whether we abound or are brought low, we have Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 24, 2020, 4:00 am
A wise person not only knows what he wants to say, but how others will hear him say it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 21, 2020, 4:00 am
How can I live to experience peace in the presence of God?
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 17, 2020, 4:00 am
What do you think about most? How you answer the question will reveal how much of the peace of God you experience.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 14, 2020, 4:00 am
One way to find peace beyond our circumstances is to set our minds on things above our circumstances.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 10, 2020, 4:00 am
The peace of God is not a calm stream to jump in when life becomes difficult. It is a home we live in, at all times, as we wait for heaven.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 7, 2020, 4:00 am
Replace anxiety with this way of life: In whatever would make you anxious and cause you not to rejoice, go vertical in prayer.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 3, 2020, 4:00 am
Paul says, “Do not be anxious about anything,” but does that really mean anything? Is any Christian anxiety good?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 29, 2020, 4:00 am
“The Lord is at hand.” The apostle Paul wrote that more than 2,000 years ago, so why hasn’t Jesus come yet?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 25, 2020, 4:00 am
Let people hear your gentle responses. Let God hear your cries for help.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 22, 2020, 4:00 am
How could we possibly, in our world full of sin and death, “rejoice always”?
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 18, 2020, 4:00 am
Countless ways exist to ruin your eternity and go to hell. Only one Way leads to eternal life: Jesus Christ.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 15, 2020, 4:00 am
Sin’s burden breaks the soul’s back. Jesus’s burden strengthens the soul and leads to rest.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 11, 2020, 4:00 am
Christ invites you to lay down self-sufficiency and come find rest for your soul in him, a rest that can never be taken.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Thousands saw Jesus, but did not see him. Millions read the Bible and do not worship Jesus. Salvation belongs to the Lord.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 4, 2020, 4:00 am
The pride of man is eternally humbled by the simple fact that unless God reveals himself to us, we could never have repented or believed.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 1, 2020, 4:00 am
If God does not reveal himself to us, even the wisest, the strongest, the richest will not find him.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 28, 2020, 4:00 am
God has hidden works from some that if performed would have caused them to repent. Why?
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:00 am
Some cities, Jesus says, are worse than Sodom. How they responded to him increased their judgment.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 21, 2020, 4:00 am
Even healing can be dangerous, if we do not reckon with the purpose of our healing: repentance.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 18, 2020, 4:00 am
The frustrations and grievances we carry against other Christians would feel different if we could see their names written in the book of life.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 14, 2020, 4:00 am
Pastors are not called to create unity in the body of Christ. They are called to help their people maintain it.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 11, 2020, 4:00 am
Reconciliation between believers in our churches will require more than the pastor’s preaching or our private Bible reading.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 7, 2020, 4:00 am
Christians share more than the same worldview. They share the same heart, the same mind, the same body, and the same Savior.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 4, 2020, 4:00 am
Some people who teach the Bible should not be teaching the Bible. Here is an example from the Bible.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 31, 2019, 4:00 am
Jesus is not a small Savior for small sins against God. Jesus is the global Savior for a world full of children of wrath.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 28, 2019, 4:00 am
From the small and lowly city of Bethlehem came the great ruler of the whole world.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 24, 2019, 4:00 am
The prophecies of the Bible can be confusing. One way to help us interpret them is to understand how prophets saw the future.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 21, 2019, 4:00 am
If men and women and children could see rightly, they would fall over themselves to enter the kingdom of a King like ours.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 17, 2019, 4:00 am
Only he whose hands bear the scars of nails, hands strong enough to bear our wrath, can hold the scepter over the redeemed people of God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 14, 2019, 4:00 am
When God came to conquer his enemies, he prevailed so thoroughly that they became useful for his purposes and our good.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 10, 2019, 4:00 am
The Bible is beautifully coherent. Join John Piper as he studies the great prophecy given of Jesus in Isaiah.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 7, 2019, 4:00 am
If you read the Bible and don’t feel anything, cry out to God, “Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love.”
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 3, 2019, 4:00 am
We are so prone to distraction. Has the prayer “Unite my heart to fear your name” ever been more relevant?
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 30, 2019, 4:00 am
God must give us both eyes to see his glory in the word and hearts to love that glory.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 26, 2019, 4:00 am
What can I do when I don’t want to read my Bible?
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 23, 2019, 4:00 am
When Paul thought of Christian ministry, he thought of a soldier, an athlete, and a farmer. Do you?
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 19, 2019, 4:00 am
You do not need new curriculum to disciple someone in the Bible; you need supernatural strength from God.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 16, 2019, 4:00 am
If you think you have received grace but have no new power to seek God and kill sin, you may not have received God’s grace.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:02 am
Those who expect to have spiritual insight without thinking hard do not know how God gives understanding.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 9, 2019, 7:47 am
If you desire God to get glory from your life, take your joy in him very seriously.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 5, 2019, 6:02 am
Pursuing greater, deeper joy in God increases, not diminishes or hinders, our love for other people.
Author: John Piper
Posted: November 2, 2019, 8:47 am
Suffering with joy in this world is one of the greatest advertisements for the reality of the next.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 29, 2019, 7:02 am
Joy in Christ is not passive or timid. It severs, with holy aggression, all boasting and self-pity still within us.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 22, 2019, 7:02 am
If our faith in Jesus does not involve an enjoying of Jesus, it is not saving faith.
Author: John Piper
Posted: October 19, 2019, 8:47 am