John Piper, fully John Stephen Piper

John
Piper, fully John Stephen Piper
1946

Baptist Preacher and Author

Author Quotes

Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.

My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.

Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers.

There is hope in forgiveness.

Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good...

Death is like my car. It takes me where I want to go.

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't

If you don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because you have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Your soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great.

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

Idleness and the incapacity for leisure correspond with one another; leisure is the contrary of both. Leisure is only possible to a man who is at one with himself and also at one with the world. These are the presuppositions of leisure, for leisure is an affirmation. Idleness, on the other hand, is rooted in the omission of these two affirmations.

The essence of acedia is the refusal to acquiesce in one's own being.

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First Name
John
Last Name
Piper, fully John Stephen Piper
Birth Date
1946
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Baptist Preacher and Author