50 John Piper Quotes

Piper has written many popular books and was a preacher at Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 30 years. Many of his influences as a pastor came from famous authors and Christians that can be found here on this site. He formed a ministry (Desiring God Ministries), where anyone can download any of his sermons, articles, and many books for free.

  • "What does it mean to glorify God? It does not mean to make Him more glorious. It means to acknowledge His glory, and to value it above all things, and to make it known."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Obedience


  • "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Satisfaction, Glorification


  • "Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture - this is the bone and marrow of biblical worship."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Worship


  • "If you don't see the greatness of God then all the things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can't see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you've never felt thunder and lightning you'll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you'll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Worldliness


  • "Having held the glory of God in contempt through ingratitude and distrust and disobedience, (those without Christ) are sentenced to be excluded from the enjoyment of that glory forever and ever in the eternal misery of hell."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Justice, Hell


  • "What could God give us to enjoy that would prove Him most loving? There is only one possible answer: Himself! If He withholds Himself from our contemplation and companionship, no matter what else He gives us, He is not loving."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Salvation


  • "Nothing makes God more supreme and more central in worship than when a people are utterly persuaded that nothing - not money or prestige or leisure or family or job or health or sports or toys or friends - nothing is going to bring satisfaction to their sinful, guilty, aching hearts besides God."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Worship, Contentment


  • "If we cannot claim to live sinless lives, then the only thing that can keep us from despairing before a holy God is that we have an Advocate in heaven and He pleads our case not on the basis of our perfection but of His propitiation."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Depression, Jesus, Atonement


  • "Doing things in secret that you are ashamed for others to know is practical atheism. God


  • "Sin is what you do when you are not satisfied in God."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Discontentment


  • "The purpose of Jesus' death was to glorify the Father. To be willing as the Son of God to suffer the loss of so much glory Himself in order to repair the injury done to God's glory by our sin showed how infinitely valuable the glory of God is. To be sure, the death of Christ also shows God's love for us. But we are not at the center."

    - John Piper
    Topics: The Cross


  • "The death of Christ is the wisdom of God by which the love of God saves sinners from the wrath of God, and all the while upholds and demonstrates the righteousness of God."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Atonement


  • "The root cause of abortion is the failure to be satisfied in God as our supreme love. And, for all the great legal work that needs to be done to protect human life, the greatest work that needs to be done is to spread a passion - a satisfaction for the supremacy of God in all things. That's our calling."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Abortion


  • "One accurate way to describe abortion is subtle infanticide. That is: child-killing done in a way that the people don't recognize it as child-killing. That reality is why the word abortion exists. Some words are created to cloak reality the same way procedures are created to cloak reality. "Abortion" is cloaked child-killing"

    - John Piper
    Topics: Abortion


  • "For we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world (1 Tim. 6:7). There are no U-Hauls behind hearses."

    - John Piper
    Topics: death



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