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.
Even healing can be dangerous, if we do not reckon with the purpose of our healing: repentance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: December 28, 2019, 4:00 am
From the small and lowly city of Bethlehem came the great ruler of the whole world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
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.
Posted: November 26, 2019, 4:00 am
What can I do when I don’t want to read my Bible?
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?
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.
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.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 6:02 am
Those who expect to have spiritual insight without thinking hard do not know how God gives understanding.
Posted: November 9, 2019, 7:47 am
If you desire God to get glory from your life, take your joy in him very seriously.
Posted: November 5, 2019, 6:02 am
Pursuing greater, deeper joy in God increases, not diminishes or hinders, our love for other people.
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.
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.
Posted: October 22, 2019, 7:02 am
If our faith in Jesus does not involve an enjoying of Jesus, it is not saving faith.
Posted: October 19, 2019, 8:47 am
The essence of genuine conversion to Christ is awakening to Christ as supremely valuable.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 7:02 am
We should pursue our fullest and most lasting satisfaction in God because to find that satisfaction anywhere else is the essence of evil.
Posted: October 12, 2019, 8:47 am
It is our duty, not just our opportunity, to pursue God. And he underlines this reality by threatening judgment if we will not seek happiness in him.
Posted: October 8, 2019, 7:02 am
God cares more about your happiness than you do. He is so serious about your joy that he threatens hell if you refuse to find it in him.
Posted: October 5, 2019, 8:47 am
Christian Hedonism: A life devoted to pursuing the fullest and longest pleasure in God through Jesus Christ.
Posted: October 1, 2019, 7:02 am
God does not call us to stand firm in our own willpower, relying on our own strength. He calls us to stand firm in the Lord.
Posted: September 28, 2019, 8:47 am
Other Christians will stand as evidence on the last day that you truly loved the Lord Jesus during your lifetime.
Posted: September 24, 2019, 7:02 am
How can the apostle Paul call other believers “my joy” when he just said that he counts everything as loss compared to knowing Christ?
Posted: September 21, 2019, 8:47 am
The apostle Paul expressed a deep love and longing in his letters. How often do you express that kind of love to other Christians?
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:02 am
How can God say he will provide us with an escape in our tests and trials while also saying he will help us endure them?
Posted: September 10, 2019, 7:02 am
Don’t limit the word “temptation” to something that lures us into sin. Anything that tries to pull us away from God is a temptation. Anything.
Posted: September 7, 2019, 8:47 am
When this life comes to an end, when our frail bodies sputter for the last time, God will raise us from the dead and give us glorious bodies.
Posted: September 3, 2019, 7:02 am
Someday soon we get to exchange our crippled and lowly body for a glorious and heavenly one.
Posted: August 31, 2019, 8:47 am
If you are Christ’s, you don’t belong here. This is not your home. Your citizenship is in heaven.
Posted: August 27, 2019, 7:02 am
Even though Paul could outdo every Pharisee in law-keeping, he had no confidence in the law. But he had full confidence in the cross.
Posted: August 24, 2019, 8:47 am
God’s enemies will face God’s eternal wrath. So who are these enemies of the cross, and how do I know I am not one of them?
Posted: August 20, 2019, 7:02 am
The cross was designed by God to humble us. It reminds us that we need Christ’s blood to rescue us, and his power to strengthen us.
Posted: August 17, 2019, 8:47 am
To love the world and all its riches may scratch an itch for a moment, but it will cost you everything in the end.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 7:02 am
As hard as it may be, we must face the reality that hell exists and is promised to all of God’s enemies.
Posted: August 10, 2019, 8:47 am
God does not call us to learn just from Paul’s teaching but also from his emotions. Do you weep over the lost like the apostle Paul?
Posted: August 6, 2019, 7:02 am
The question is not if you are imitating, but who. We either imitate those who walk toward heaven or those who walk toward hell.
Posted: August 3, 2019, 8:47 am
God has given you life to honor him, display him, and summon others to follow him.
Posted: July 30, 2019, 7:02 am