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.

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Faith begins with a backward look at the cross, but it lives with a forward look at the promises
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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.
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God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
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If we walk away from risk to keep ourselves safe, we will waste our lives.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The climax of God's happiness is the delight He takes in the echoes of His excellence in the praises of His people.
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God has ordained that our preaching become deeper and more winsome as we are broken, humbled, and made low and desperately dependent on grace by the trials of our lives.
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When the heart full of God's love can draw on the mind full of God's word, timely blessings flow from the mouth.
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The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
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God is not unjust. No one will be condemned for not believing a message they have never heard. Those who have never heard the gospel will be judges by their failure to own up to the light of God's grace and power in nature and in their own conscience.
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This is God's universal purpose for all Christian suffering: more contentment in God and less satisfaction in the world.
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What women rightly long for is spiritual and moral initiative from a man, not spiritual and moral domination.
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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.
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The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever.
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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.
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Worship is an inward feeling and outward action that reflects the worth of God.
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Faith is the evidence of new birth, not the cause of it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Christian living moves from what God has freely done for us in Christ to what we should freely do for others.
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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.
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