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.
If you are in Christ, you have a new family, a new inheritance, a new identity.
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.
Posted: January 12, 2019, 9:02 am
A culture of fast food and insta-everything has nearly made biblical meditation extinct.
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?
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.
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?
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.
Posted: December 20, 2018, 6:02 am
No time spent learning how to study the Bible more faithfully is wasted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: November 6, 2018, 6:02 am
The never-ending rewards of heaven give us never-ending reasons to love others today.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: October 23, 2018, 6:02 am
There is a comfort that heals and a comfort that kills. Do you know the difference?
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.
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.
Posted: October 13, 2018, 6:02 am
Christian self-denial constantly says “no” to that which threatens to steal joy forever.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 6:02 am
Other people’s interests are our interests because other people’s interests are Christ’s interests.
Posted: October 6, 2018, 6:02 am
Don’t be anxious about anything — except for this.
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.
Posted: September 29, 2018, 6:02 am
The happiest people are happy when others are. The most mature love is the love that delights in others’ joy.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 6:02 am
If God has placed others-oriented men and women in your life, he has done so expecting that, by his grace, you might imitate them.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 6:02 am
Our love for God enflames when we see his beauty, remember his mercy, and feel his love.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 6:02 am
The gospel begins with the phrase, “but God,” because we can’t love him on our own.
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?
Posted: September 11, 2018, 6:02 am
The delightful promises of Scripture are for those who love him — and no one else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: August 21, 2018, 6:02 am
The first step to fighting lust is one too many are unwilling to make — avoid it.
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?
Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:02 am
If we lose everything but gain Christ, we’ve lost nothing.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: July 24, 2018, 6:02 am