John Piper Sermons
John Piper sermons reflect a man firmly grounded in the Reformed and Puritan tradition. He is a strong advocate of the inerrancy of Scripture and the Calvinist view of God’s attributes.
Piper was born in 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, Bill Piper, was an itinerant evangelist and was thus away from home frequently. John’s mother died in a bus accident in Israel when he was 28 years old.
John Piper graduated from Wheaton College in 1968. Shortly afterwards, he and Noel Henry were married. They have four sons and one daughter.
After college, Piper completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. While there, a professor introduced him to the writings of Jonathan Edwards who is known as the greatest American theologian.
John then completed his doctoral work in 1974 at the University of Munich in Germany. After graduation, he taught at Bethel University and Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota for a number of years.
Piper felt a divine drawing to become a pastor and in 1980 he became the Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in the same city as the college where he taught. He has been pastor of that church since that time.
Dr. Piper is best known for his book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, in which he teaches that every person is to live a life devoted to enjoying Christ and the life we have in this world. When one has a deep relationship with Christ, he or she can do what pleases him because his greatest joy is also the greatest joy of God. His personal vision statement is, to "spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ." Perhaps a good way to summarize his life is to state in his own words: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."
||Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Strengthen your relationship with God simply by enjoying him and his creation. Piper compellingly reveals why your deepest and most enduring happiness can only be found in God. Laying biblical foundations for a life of celebration, he describes how to glorify the Lord by truly desiring and enjoying him. Includes a discussion guide. 320 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
As a pastor there are many sermons of John Piper. You can get a sample of his sermons at the link below.
John Piper Sermons