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John Piper

John Piper

John Piper is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, where he first sensed God's call to enter the ministry. He went on to earn degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and the University of Munich. For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 30 books, and more than 25 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and an increasing number of grandchildren. 

Read How to Be Interesting—and Unhelpful by John Piper

How to Be Interesting—and Unhelpful

John Piper 29 Articles
(9 ratings)
Scripture: Proverbs 2:1-2:6
Date Published: 5/15/2014
John Piper reminds us that preaching has purposes far beyond merely interesting information. Read full article
 
Read John Piper: Eight Reasons Why I Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead by John Piper
"A saving knowledge of Christ crucified and risen is not the mere result of right reasoning about historical facts. It is the result of spiritual illumination to see those facts for what they really are." Read full article
 
Read The Strange Glory of Ordinary Things by John Piper

The Strange Glory of Ordinary Things

John Piper 29 Articles
(7 ratings)
Date Published: 1/22/2014
John Piper's antidote to keep a preacher from going crazy. Read full article
 
Read John Piper's Eight Guidelines for Tough Leadership Decisions by John Piper
The truth is not enough: we need wisdom, prayer and excellence. Read full article
 
Read Christmas: The Dawn of Death’s Destruction by John Piper

Christmas: The Dawn of Death’s Destruction

John Piper 29 Articles
(3 ratings)
Date Published: 12/12/2013
John Piper helps connect the pain of the holidays--felt by so many--to the preacher's task. Read full article
 
Read How Signs and Wonders Helped Add Multitudes to the Lord by John Piper
How John Piper understands the intersection of New Testament proclamation and miracles. Read full article
 
Read Preaching the Truth at Weddings by John Piper

Preaching the Truth at Weddings

John Piper 29 Articles
(5 ratings)
Date Published: 4/18/2013
John Piper managed to offend people by simply preaching the truth at weddings. Maybe you should, too. Read full article
 
Read Don't Sell the Gospel! by John Piper

Don't Sell the Gospel!

John Piper 29 Articles
(7 ratings)
Date Published: 4/15/2013
Peddlers are driven by greed for money and fear of pain. But let us preach Christ as the all-satisfying treasure and God-satisfying obedience. Read full article
 
Read John Piper: The Gladness of the Risen God by John Piper
Master preacher John Piper asks his listeners three questions, then leads them to the empty tomb. Read full article
 
Read John Piper: Preach the Word by John Piper

John Piper: Preach the Word

John Piper 29 Articles
(11 ratings)
Date Published: 2/27/2013
"No other pastoral duty should be treated as solemnly and forcefully as this one simple exhortation from the Apostle Paul: Preach the Word." Read full article
 
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