John Piper - Desiring God Podcast

John Piper is founder and teacher of; he is the author of more than 50 books and travels regularly to preach and teach. New messages are posted to this podcast as they become available. Piper’s sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at We want people everywhere to understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

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Name Time Released
Singing, Suffering, and Scripture: How God Keeps Us Through Song 0:33:45 11/08/2020
Every Letter Kills, Including Shakespeare: Pressing Through Texts in the Power of the Spirit 0:18:40 07/19/2020
Exposition or Imposition? How Gospel-Centered Preaching Can Go Wrong 0:50:10 06/28/2020
The Second Coming: Not Before the ‘Man of Lawlessness’ 1:00:33 06/21/2020
Does God Intend Evil for Our Good? Providential Peril for Joseph, Jesus, and You 0:51:46 06/14/2020
The Secret of Christ-Magnifying Contentment as the Path to Costly Love 0:29:58 05/17/2020
The Second Coming: Wrath and Rescue 1:04:43 04/05/2020
Do Not Take God’s Name in Vain: The Weight and Wonder of the Third Commandment 0:45:24 03/08/2020
Live for Your Greatest Desire: Jesus 0:45:03 02/23/2020
Serious Joy, Cultural Conflict, and Christian Humility: Thoughts on Christian Education 0:54:54 01/19/2020
Christ Magnified in His World Through Servants Satisfied in His Worth 0:38:14 01/12/2020
Seek the Things That Are Above 0:45:38 12/29/2019
How Does Humility Lead in Conflict? A Charge to Christian Leaders 0:32:39 12/08/2019
‘How God Made Me Happy in Him’: John Piper’s Journey to Joy 0:27:49 11/17/2019
Seven Reasons We Must Pursue Supreme Satisfaction in God 1:06:01 11/10/2019
A Peculiar Act of Worship: Preaching as Expository Exultation 0:55:19 11/03/2019
The Explosive Power of the Resurrection — Now 0:25:56 10/06/2019
Christians Care About All Suffering and Injustice 0:25:47 08/25/2019
How to Preach in the Power of the Spirit 0:49:59 08/18/2019
Even When It Hurts: How Christ Reveals Himself in Pain 0:40:01 08/11/2019
The Glory of God and Why We Sing 0:51:17 07/28/2019
Our Worth Is Not in What We Own: Fifteen-Minute Gospel Presentation 0:14:24 07/21/2019
Who Will Give My Head Waters? Seven Reasons to Pray for Holy Tears 0:32:14 06/24/2019
Pharisaism, Money, and the Greatness of God 0:23:23 06/10/2019
What Do Christians Care About (Most)? To the Class of 2019 0:22:48 05/30/2019
Christ Has Purchased Global Praise: The Blood, the Beast, and the Boast of Race 0:47:27 05/23/2019
The Invincible Power of Joy for World Missions: For Cowards, Consumers, and the Comfortable 0:53:33 05/07/2019
The Golden Stitches of Sovereignty: What Holds Our Gospel Together 1:04:56 04/08/2019
The Devil Can Do Exposition, but He Can’t Preach 0:48:01 03/11/2019
Is It Right to Seek More Joy Than We Have Through Justification? 1:04:51 02/11/2019
What Kind of Heart Does Christ Deserve? The Call of Christian Hedonism 0:43:06 02/04/2019
Make Your Life Count: The Greatest Missions Letter Ever Written 0:48:20 01/14/2019
You Are Anointed: How the Truth Becomes Precious 0:34:25 11/30/2018
Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy 0:34:53 11/12/2018
Your Emotions Matter to God: Learning from the Bible’s Songbook 0:37:06 11/06/2018
Are We Adopted for Us or for God? 0:44:25 10/15/2018
The Key to Simultaneous Sorrow and Joy 0:47:18 10/03/2018
Right with God, Right with Man: The Power of Superior Pleasure 0:54:36 09/07/2018
If I Could Start All Over: Six Lessons for Your Twenties 0:14:38 08/20/2018
Joy Makes All Things New 0:52:43 07/24/2018
An Impossible Covenant — And How It Becomes a Permanent Joy 1:07:38 07/02/2018
Lord, Teach Us to Fight: The Double Battle in Gethsemane 0:46:14 06/25/2018
God Rules the Heart of Every Man: Elijah’s Battle with the Prophets of Baal 0:53:11 06/18/2018
Your Thorn for the Shaming of Satan: To the Class of 2018 0:23:17 05/28/2018
How to Get Wisdom: Become a Fool 0:36:57 05/04/2018
New God, New Gospel, New Gladness: How Is Christian Joy Distinct? 0:56:08 04/27/2018
The Glory of Christ and Racial Unity: On the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death 0:45:46 04/12/2018
Jesus Raised Jesus from the Dead — And Why It Matters 0:32:30 04/09/2018
From Darkness to Delight: A Fresh Call for Christian Hedonists 0:27:11 03/23/2018
How to Preach with Supernatural Power 1:13:57 02/09/2018
How to Seek the Holy Spirit 0:53:53 02/02/2018
What Is It Like to Enjoy God? 0:50:57 01/12/2018
Joy Changes Everything: An Invitation to Christian Hedonism 0:58:08 12/27/2017
What Made Jonathan Edwards a Christian Hedonist? 1:22:03 12/20/2017
Born Again to Behold: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture 0:53:09 12/07/2017
Heart Comes Before Head: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture 0:53:09 12/07/2017
Better to Lose Your Life Than Waste It 0:48:12 12/02/2017
Stand on Your Head for Joy: New Sermon from Reformation Sunday 0:55:01 10/29/2017
Reformation 500 Sermon: Stand on Your Head for Joy 0:55:01 10/29/2017
Our Eyes Are on You, Lord: Thoughts on Pastoral Succession 0:46:52 10/26/2017
How to Find Gold in God’s Word: Reading the Bible with Supernatural Help 0:53:57 09/22/2017
Faith Alone: What the Reformers Really Said 0:40:40 09/13/2017
Faith Alone: How (Not) to Use a Reformed Slogan 0:40:40 09/13/2017
Soli Deo Gloria: Heart and Soul of the Reformation 0:36:28 08/30/2017
Did Christ Die for Us or for God? 0:57:04 05/31/2017
Christ’s Urgent Call: Don’t Waste Your Life 1:04:26 05/30/2017
God’s Purposes in a World of Pain 0:42:49 05/28/2017
The Tipping Point of Sacrificial Missions: The Overflow of Joy in Jesus 0:57:52 05/28/2017
The Gospel-Shaped Mouth: Preaching the Glories of Christ 1:08:19 05/25/2017
The Gospel-Shaped Mind: Knowing the Glories of Christ 0:50:00 05/24/2017
The Gospel-Shaped Heart: Treasuring the Glories of Christ 0:50:24 05/23/2017
Sacred Book, Sovereign God, Serious Joy: Why Study Liberal Arts in College 0:21:33 05/19/2017
Sacred Schizophrenia: A Meditation on Self-Denial 0:24:58 05/12/2017
Treasure God, Magnify Christ, Love People: The Way of Christian Hedonism 0:40:27 04/30/2017
We Need Each Other: Christian Fellowship as a Means of Perseverance 0:43:30 04/19/2017
No Other Gospel 0:55:53 04/03/2017
No Other Gospel: The Formal and Material Principles of the Reformation 0:55:53 04/03/2017
The Pastor, the People, and the Pursuit of Joy 0:45:47 02/26/2017
Gospel Worship: Holy Ambition for All the Peoples to Praise Christ 1:05:57 01/31/2017
Gospel Depths: Why God Revealed the Depths of Salvation in Eternity Past 0:57:22 01/30/2017
Seven Resolutions for Aging and Dying Well: A Funeral Message for Verna Erickson 0:37:13 01/10/2017
The Ultimate Essence of Evil: The Majesty of God, the Triumph of Christ, and the Glory of Human Life 1:04:25 01/03/2017
No Global Mission Without God’s Mighty Spirit 1:09:20 12/28/2016
The True Grace of Christian Camaraderie 0:30:14 12/16/2016
How We Know the Bible Is True: The Beauty of Scripture as the Ground of Its Truth 0:47:17 11/16/2016
Sons of Liberty and Joy: How a Christian Relates to the State 0:41:49 11/02/2016
Sons of Freedom and Joy: How a Christian Relates to the State 0:41:49 11/02/2016
Put the Attorneys to Work: How to Give the Bible Functional Authority in Your Speech and Writing 0:58:13 10/25/2016
Teach the Nations to Do the Impossible 0:41:19 10/16/2016
Fifteen Dreams for the Future of Christian Hedonism 0:48:27 10/07/2016
Volcanic Joy 0:36:26 10/07/2016
The Natural Act of Reading the Bible Supernaturally 1:11:26 09/25/2016
The Supernatural Act of Reading the Bible 1:01:28 09/24/2016
The Ultimate Goal of Reading the Bible 0:58:49 09/23/2016
Jesus Is the Test of True Faith 0:48:34 08/28/2016
Jesus Christ Egomaniac? What Piper Said at Google 0:55:39 07/29/2016
The Inexplicable Life: Humility, Hope, and Love in Suffering 1:04:42 06/18/2016
Life-Risking Courage in the Cause of Love 1:03:11 06/04/2016
Why God Created the World 0:46:56 06/02/2016
Prayer: How to Do the Humanly Impossible 0:49:41 05/25/2016
The Heart of the Gospel: The Righteousness from God that Depends on Faith 0:49:41 05/24/2016
The Roots of Fearless Unity in the Gospel 0:50:04 05/23/2016
The Glory of Christ: Ultimate Goal, Alienating Problem, All-Transforming Answer 0:47:06 05/22/2016
How to Experience the Outpouring of God’s Love 0:38:18 05/01/2016
How We Know the Bible Is True 0:48:56 04/28/2016
Living and Loving by Faith in Future Grace 0:57:22 04/22/2016
How Our Children Can Know the Bible Is True 0:59:11 04/15/2016
The Bondage of the Will, the Sovereignty of Grace, and the Glory of God 1:00:41 04/13/2016
Love Her More, Love Her Less: Living for God’s Glory in Marriage 0:22:42 04/11/2016
Seven Resolutions for Finishing Well 0:22:32 03/11/2016
Three Sightings of the Glory of Jesus 0:14:46 01/29/2016
Preaching to a Persecuted People: The Pastor as Leader, Comforter, and Guide 1:13:44 01/26/2016
Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ 1:00:41 01/25/2016
The Beast, the Book, and the Beauty of the Lamb 0:52:03 01/03/2016
One Design 0:48:45 12/29/2015
One Mission 0:47:58 12/29/2015
One Passion 0:46:47 12/29/2015
One Gospel 0:46:07 12/28/2015
The Glory of God as the Ground of the Mind’s Certainty and the Goal of the Soul’s Satisfaction 1:06:38 10/09/2015
All Authority in Heaven and Earth 0:56:35 10/08/2015
How to Know the Will of God: Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind 0:53:15 09/27/2015