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.

  • "Christian living moves from what God has freely done for us in Christ to what we should freely do for others."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Service


  • "My take on tithing in America is that it's a middle-class way of robbing God. Tithing to the church and spending the rest on your family is not a Christian goal. It's a diversion. The real issue is: How shall we use God's trust fund - namely, all we have - for His glory? In a world with so much misery, what lifestyle should we call our people to live? What example are we setting?"

    - John Piper
    Topics: Giving


  • "Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Grace, Power


  • "Faith begins with a backward look at the cross, but it lives with a forward look at the promises"

    - John Piper
    Topics: Faith


  • "God promises spectacular blessings to those of you who remain single in Christ, and He gives you and extraordinary calling for your life. To be single in Christ is, therefore, not a falling short of God's best, but a path of Christ-exalting, covenant-keeping obedience that many are called to walk."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Blessings, Obedience


  • "When we claim to love God with all our heart and soul and mind and strength, and then willfully choose to unite ourselves with an unbeliever in the most intimate personal union on earth we profane the holiness of God. We act as though our emotional drive for human intimacy is more important than affirming the preciousness of God's holiness and nearness."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Marriage


  • "It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Faith is the evidence of new birth, not the cause of it."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Faith, Renewal


  • "Worship is an inward feeling and outward action that reflects the worth of God."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Worship


  • "Prayer is the open admission that without Christ we can do nothing. And prayer is the turning away from ourselves to God in the confidence that He will provide the help we need. Prayer humbles us as needy, and exalts God as wealthy."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Jesus' teaching in general [implies] that happy and fulfilling sexual relations in marriage depend on each partner aiming to give satisfaction to the other. If it is the joy of each to make the other happy, a hundred problems will be solved before they happen."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Marriage


  • "The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Life, God


  • "The root of our sinfulness is the desire for our own happiness apart from God and apart from the happiness of others in God. All sin comes from a desire to be happy cut off from the glory of God and cut off from the good of others."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Happiness


  • "What women rightly long for is spiritual and moral initiative from a man, not spiritual and moral domination."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Women


  • "This is God's universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in the world."

    - John Piper
    Topics: Suffering



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