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John Piper Biography
John Piper was born in January 11, 1946, he is an American Reformed Baptist continuationist pastor and author who is the founder and leader of desiringGod.org and is the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years.
Piper’s books include ECPA Christian Book Award winners Spectacular Sins, What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the Word, and God’s Passion for His Glory, and bestsellers Don’t Waste Your Life and The Passion of Jesus Christ. Paper has an organisation known as Desiring God which is named after his book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (1986).a/steve-ballmer/
John Piper Age
John Piper was born on 11th January 1946, he is 72 years old as of 2018.
John Piper Family
He was born in January 11, 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. Piper’s father was a traveling evangelist and church planter. When Piper and his older sister Beverly were still young, the Pipers moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where he spent the remainder of his youth and graduated from Wade Hampton High School.
Depending on Piper, he had a religious conversion at his mother’s knee while on vacation in Florida. Piper remarked that it “blows him away” that he was saved at six years old, not because he remembers the event, but because the Bible tells him what happened to him.
Piper’s mother Ruth died on December 16, 1974 in a bus wreck in Israel. His 1990 booklet What’s the Difference? included a tribute to her. Bill his father also died on March 6,2007.
John Piper Marriage|Wife|Children
Piper married his wife Noël Henry in December 1968, and together they have four sons, a daughter, and 12 grandchildren.piper’s family photos
John Piper Books
Some of Piper’s Books are:
- Love Your Enemies: Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and the Early Christian Paraenesis (Cambridge University Press, 1980; Baker, 1991).
- The Justification of God: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1–23 (Baker, 1983; 2nd ed, 1993).
- Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (Multnomah, 1986; 2nd ed, 1996; 3rd ed, 2003; 4th ed [25th Anniversary], 2011).
- The Supremacy of God in Preaching (Baker, 1990, 2nd ed, 2003).
- The Pleasures of God (Multnomah, 1991; Expanded edition, 2000).
- Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Co-editor) (Crossway, 1991).
- Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions (Baker, 1993, 2nd Edition 2003).
- Future Grace: The Purifying Power of Living By Faith In Future Grace (Multnomah, 1995).
- A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer (Crossway, 1997).
- A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Multnomah, 1997).
- God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards (Crossway, 1998).
- The Innkeeper (Crossway, 1998).
- A Godward Life, Book Two: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Multnomah, 1999).
- The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God’s Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin (Crossway, 2000).
- The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd (Crossway, 2001).
- Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (Crossway, 2001, 2nd edition, 2004).
- The Dangerous Duty of Delight: Daring to Make God the Object of Your Desire (Multnomah, 2001).
John Piper Quotes
Some of the Piper’s quotes are:
- God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him”
- “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
- “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.”
- If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.”
- Christ did not die to forgive sinners who go on treasuring anything above seeing and savoring God. And people who would be happy in heaven if Christ were not there, will not be there. The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God. It’s a way of overcoming every obstacle to everlasting joy in God. If we don’t want God above all things, we have not been converted by the gospel.”
- Grace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by giving sinners the right and power to delight in God without obscuring the glory of God.”
John Piper Sermons
Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org; he is also an author of more than 50 books and travels regularly to preach and teach. New messages are updated to this podcast as they become available. His sermons, books, articles, and more are available free of charge at desiringGod.org.
John Piper Church
In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, with the aim of “spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.” Desiring God Ministries offers all of Piper’s sermons and articles from the past three decades—and most of his books—online free of charge, while also offering Piper-related media for sale, and regularly hosting conferences.
He took an eight-month leave of absence from his ministry from May 1, 2010 to January 9, 2011.
Piper announced in June 2011 that he would soon step down from his role of pastor. A candidate to replace him was announced in March 2012, and on May 20, 2012 Jason Meyer was voted in (784 Yes to 8 No) to be the next Pastor for Preaching & Vision, replacing John Piper.
On Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, Piper preached his last sermon as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist and announced in an open letter to the congregation that he and his family would be moving to Tennessee for at least a year so that the new leadership can develop a strategic vision for the church without distractions.
In 2010, a book honouring Piper was published For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper included contributions from Don Carson, Sinclair Ferguson, G. K. Beale, Thomas R. Schreiner, Wayne Grudem, Al Mohler, C. J. Mahaney, Mark Dever, John MacArthur, and Bill Mounce.
John Piper Marriage Book
Regarding to marriage Piper wrote a book by the name “This Momentary Marriage”
Reviewing on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. Piper aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. This book unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.
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