The Gospel of John John Piper

In the Beginning Was the Word


When we come to know Jesus in John's Gospel, we come to know God.


In Him Was Life


Not only is Jesus the Life that created all material life, but he is the Life that creates all eternal life.


John Was Not the Light, but a Witness to the Light


Let's join John the Baptist in saying, “Jesus must increase, but I must decrease.”


We Beheld His Glory, Full of Grace and Truth


By becoming a man, Jesus shows us the glory of God.


From His Fullness We Have All Received, Grace Upon Grace


Those who by grace are born of God have seen the glory of God that Moses asked to see but wasn't permitted.


Behold the Lamb of God


Those who embrace Jesus as their Lamb and their Lord will be sheltered from God's otherwise inescapable wrath.


This Is He Who Baptizes with the Holy Spirit


Baptism by the Holy Spirit is mainly about Jesus, not the Holy Spirit.


We Have Found the Messiah


7 ways John shows us the glory of Jesus.


Son of God, Son of Man, King of Israel


What do Jesus' titles in the first chapter of John say about him?


Obedient Son, Ultimate Purifier, All-Providing Bridegroom


3 of Christ's glories on display in John 2.


Destroy This Temple, and in Three Days I Will Raise It Up


Jesus is the new temple. Authentic worship is no longer attached to any place. It is attached to Jesus.


Put in the Fire for the Sake of Prayer


God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken their appetite for prayer.


If My Words Abide in You


More than just memorizing Scripture, Jesus' words abiding in us means they take root in us and bear fruit.


He Knew What Was in Man


Jesus knows everything about everyone and is still willing to love those who trust in him.


The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up—Like the Serpent


What does Jesus mean by comparing himself to the bronze snake Moses raised in Numbers 21?


I Have Seen the Lord

Easter Sunday


Twenty centuries later, we can still see the truth of the Resurrection.


The Free Will of the Wind


The Wind of God's Spirit gives new birth to whoever he pleases.


God So Loved the World, Part 1


In John 3:16, seven of the greatest realities in existence are packed into one sentence.


God So Loved the World, Part 2


John 3:16 represents a glorious love, but there is more to God's love than the free offer of the gospel.


This Is the Judgment: Light Has Come into the World


Jesus didn't come to a neutral world. He came to those already dead and guilty to make some alive and free.


He Must Increase, I Must Decrease


John the Baptist models how we ought to respond to the exaltation of Jesus.


The Father Has Given All Things into Jesus’ Hands


The Gospel of John lifts Jesus up as coming from God, being full of God, and speaking and ruling as God.


You Will Never Be Thirsty Again


The woman-at-the-well account reveals woeful truth about us and wonderful truth about Jesus.


The Tragic Cost of Her Cavernous Thirst


We are blind to Jesus' living water, but he'll expose this sin in us and then save us from it.


Not in This or That Mount, but in Spirit and Truth


Only those who know Jesus have the Spirit and know the truth that makes real worship possible.


The Food of Christ Is to Give Eternal Life


The natural timeframe of sowing and reaping does not pertain to Jesus and his saving power.


Go, Your Son Will Live


What do Jesus' miracles say about Jesus?


Healed for the Sake of Holiness


Miracles should motivate us to look past the miracle to Jesus and move away from sin.


Jesus: Equal with God


John 5:1-24 has at least 3 extraordinary things to teach us about Jesus.


The Life-Giving Voice of the Son of God


At least six observations about the final judgment can be made from John 5:25-29.


The Love of Human Praise As the Root of Unbelief


What does Jesus see as the underlying problem when he indicts unbelievers?


If You Believed Moses, You Would Believe Me

For He Wrote of Me


Wherever God is revealed in the Old Testament, Jesus is revealed.


The All-Providing King Who Would Not Be King


Look beyond the bread God provides to the Bread of Life.


Twelve Baskets of Bread and the Walk on Water


Jesus’ presence brings the kind of fullness that produces generosity and risk-taking in his church.


Do Not Labor for the Food That Perishes


When Jesus is our highest Treasure something about everything changes.


Behold, Believe, Be Raised


Jesus and all that God is for us in him is what we hunger and thirst for, and saving faith is being satisfied in him.


Skeptical Grumbling and Sovereign Grace


What does it mean that no one can come to Jesus unless the father draws them?


They Will All Be Taught of God


To know God, we need to be taught by him who Jesus is.


It Is the Spirit That Gives Life


As once-adoring followers disappear, Jesus' message becomes clearer and clearer: Their resistance itself is in God's hands.


You Have the Words of Eternal Life


Though numerous questions remain, we know there's no one like Jesus and no words of eternal life like the words he spoke.