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.
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
Though God may take away, he has made a promise — and sealed it with his Son’s blood — that he will give back more.
Posted: July 27, 2019, 8:47 am
We have a refuge in times of trouble, safety amid life’s storms. Only a fool curses the shelter and runs into the eye of the storm.
Posted: July 23, 2019, 7:02 am
No suffering takes God by surprise. He alone is the perfect help in our pain. Should all around our soul give way, he then is all our hope and stay.
Posted: July 20, 2019, 8:47 am
We cannot respond however we want when we suffer. Though we can grieve and mourn, if we never get to worship, we’ve stopped short.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 7:02 am
If God stripped away our gifts — our income, our family, even our own health — would we curse him or bless his name?
Posted: July 13, 2019, 8:47 am
Job remained steadfast in his suffering and has left us with a model for how to trust God with our pain.
Posted: July 9, 2019, 7:02 am
No one starts as a mature Christian. Keep seeking God. Keep laboring to grow. And keep trusting that God will bring about our maturity.
Posted: July 6, 2019, 8:47 am
God changes minds through ordinary means: Our gaze fixed upon his word, our knees bowed in prayer, and our time spent with our eternal family.
Posted: July 2, 2019, 7:02 am
We cannot disagree with Christians in any way we want. God has given us boundaries and ways forward.
Posted: June 29, 2019, 8:45 am
A heavenly mindset will not be lofty and self-righteous, but humble and God-dependent.
Posted: June 25, 2019, 7:02 am
God wants us to grow up and leave behind childish ways. And he has done everything necessary to ensure it can happen.
Posted: June 22, 2019, 8:47 am
Those who live for riches and the praise of man today will have hunger, mourning, and weeping tomorrow.
Posted: June 18, 2019, 7:02 am
Do we err when we love others for the reward God offers us? No. Only those who labor for what God promises are rich enough to love others selflessly.
Posted: June 15, 2019, 8:47 am
Those who follow Christ can weep now, can be poor and temporarily hated now, and yet remain wildly blessed because theirs is the coming kingdom.
Posted: June 11, 2019, 7:02 am
If we are Christ’s disciples — whether poor, hungry, weeping, or persecuted — we are blessed.
Posted: June 8, 2019, 8:47 am
All of the New Testament commandments are a call to become in experience what we are in Christ. And what we are in Christ is a new creation.
Posted: June 4, 2019, 7:02 am
The Christian’s life on earth will always be walking along the narrow path. Living for sin is easy. Following Christ requires carrying a cross daily.
Posted: June 1, 2019, 8:47 am
When we read commands and obligations, we are being summoned to become in experience what we are in Christ.
Posted: May 28, 2019, 7:02 am