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.

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
Love makes huge sacrifices for the beloved. Because the joy of the beloved is our own joy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 27, 2018, 6:00 am
True humility bends low in service, gives to others at a cost to self, and receives a kingdom in the end.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 24, 2018, 6:00 am
Only those who have their needs met in Christ can consistently meet the needs of others.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 20, 2018, 6:00 am
Rest in parenting will not come from getting our children to nap during the day and sleep during the night. It comes from going to Jesus with your burdens.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 17, 2018, 6:00 am
Jesus is not a fanatic CEO that needs you to render him anxious toil. He is a King who loves to give his beloved sleep.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 13, 2018, 6:00 am
Although Satan tries to persuade us otherwise, believing God when he tells us to look to others’ interests doesn’t force us to look away from our own joy.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 9, 2018, 6:00 pm
All whispers of “I deserve” are silenced at the foot of the cross. Go there with your pride and be set free.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 5, 2018, 6:00 pm
Christian unity is not Christian uniformity. It is a beautiful painting comprised of various colors.
Author: John Piper
Posted: March 2, 2018, 6:00 pm
Jesus did not die so that we could merely tolerate one another. He died so that we would cherish one another.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 26, 2018, 6:00 pm
It is biblically illogical to think we can live a life worthy of the gospel and be indifferent to Christian unity.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 23, 2018, 6:00 pm
It is not for lack of compassion that men perish, but for lack of a heart that delights in the God of all compassion because of hard and rebellious hearts.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
Christ’s blood is the great adhesive that unites the church together across time, racial divides, and class distinctions.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 16, 2018, 6:01 pm
Unity among believers is not just a good thing or a normal thing. It is a God-given and sacred thing.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 12, 2018, 6:00 pm
The church is crowned with love, clothed in Christ’s righteousness, and perfumed with Trinitarian unity.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 9, 2018, 6:00 pm
Many of us read that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God and think of millionaires. The rest of the world reads it and thinks of us.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 5, 2018, 6:00 pm
Satan tells us that all suffering is a curse and proof that we are not loved by God. But God tells us it is a gift to show us our salvation.
Author: John Piper
Posted: February 2, 2018, 6:00 pm
Our love for one another in the face of persecution warns our opponents of the judgment to come.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 29, 2018, 6:00 pm
Standing firm in fearful days shows that you have promises in the gospel that death, nor loss, nor prison can steal.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 26, 2018, 6:00 pm
If Jesus “learned obedience” and “was made perfect” does that mean he was ever disobedient and imperfect?
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 22, 2018, 6:02 pm
In his darkest hour, Jesus did not run from his Father, but boldly wept and cried aloud in trust before him.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
While the world gropes in the dark for significance, our God has told us how to live the worthy life.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
We hear the word “gospel” used all the time. But what does it actually mean?
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 12, 2018, 6:01 pm
If you are Christ’s, your home address is not truly your home address. Live in the here and now as a citizen of your true country: heaven.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 8, 2018, 6:00 pm
God is able to make all grace — not some grace — abound to you so that you may overflow in cheerful giving.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 5, 2018, 6:00 pm
It is hard to say that we have trusted God with our lives when we do not trust him with our wallets.
Author: John Piper
Posted: January 1, 2018, 6:00 pm
God doesn’t want you to begrudgingly give. He wants to satisfy you with himself so that you would give cheerfully.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 28, 2017, 5:00 am
God is sovereign over the ends and means of our salvation. Those who he has saved will continue to press on by the means of grace.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 26, 2017, 5:00 am
The night wasn’t silent because people were spreading the good news to others. Will we join them this Christmas?
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 21, 2017, 5:00 am
Is our Christmas more about Santa Claus and cookies or Jesus Christ and his cross?
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 19, 2017, 5:00 am
The birth of Jesus is not a Greek myth nor a vision seen by a false prophet. It is a historical reality orchestrated by the Father.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 14, 2017, 5:00 am
Those who make an impact in this world for Christ are those who labor for fruit and desire to be home with their Lord.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:00 am
It is not until a Christian is convinced that death is truly gain that he truly begins to live.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 7, 2017, 5:00 am
Your life will only be lived to the fullest when you’re convinced that dying and going to be with Christ is truly gain.
Author: John Piper
Posted: December 5, 2017, 5:00 am