The Quotable John Piper

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I love John Piper and I hope you love him too. For more of him check out Desiring God.Here are some of his quotes posted at my Tumblr blog, One Battle at a Time. Enjoy!!!

“Worship is the end in itself because it is the final end for which we are created.”–John Piper

 

“Worship is feast.”–John Piper

 

“Worship is an end in itself because we glorify God by enjoying Him forever.”–John Piper

 

“Worship is authentic when affection for God arises in the heart as an end in themselves.”–John Piper

 

“Happiness in God is the end of all our seeking.”–John Piper

 

“Faith has in it element of valuing embracing, Prizing, relishing Christ.”–John Piper

 

“We ask God to do us through Christ what we can’t do for ourselves—bear fruit.” –John Piper “Desiring God”

“There is no true joy without faith.”–John Piper “Desiring God”

“The faith that starts our life in Christ and by which we go on living comes from hearing the Word of God.” –John Piper “Desiring God”

“Pursuing joy in God and praising God are not separate acts.” –John Piper “Dangerous Duty of Delight”

“The mark of love for God is willing, joyful obedience, not begrudging obedience.”—John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“When the world loses its powerful attraction because of the new birth, God and his holy will become attractive.” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“Faith breaks the enslaving spell of the world’s allurement. In that way, faith leads us into obedience with  freedom and joy.” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“Loving God means admiring and valuing and treasuring and desiring him with such ardency and authenticity that his will is our delight and is not burdensome.” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“If you don’t love God, you can’t do anybody any ultimate good.” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“The most immediate and decisive work of God in the new birth is that the new life he creates sees the superior value of Jesus over all else (2 Cor. 4:4, 6).” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“Love starts with God. And if anything we feel or do can be called love, it will be because we are connected with God by the new birth.” —John Piper, “Finally Alive’

“God touched the blind eyes of self-love and gave her an irresistible view of his own glory in the face of Christ.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“That is, regeneration (or new birth) must precede the pursuit of happiness in God.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“Therefore regeneration is the foundation of true virtue.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“Our passion for God’s glory is the work of God’s Spirit granting us participation in God’s own delight in God.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

‘God is glorified both by being understood and by being delighted in.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“To love God passionately is to love truth passionately.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“Our concern with truth is simply an echo of our concern with God.”—John Piper, ‘God’s Passion for His Glory’

“Christ and his grace win. That is very good news for those who belong to Christ.”—John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Rootless emotionalism that treats Christianity like a therapeutic option will be swept away in the last days.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Christianity begins with the conviction that God is an objective reality outside ourselves.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Remember what we have seen about God’s permission: Whatever God permits, he permits for a reason. And his reasons are always infinitely wise and purposeful.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

“The ultimate aim of the eternal plan was that praise might be as intense as possible for the glory of God’s grace. And the apex of that glory is in the death of Jesus.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Wimpy worldviews produce wimpy Christians.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Grace through the free gift of righteousness leads to the triumph of life, and all of that through Jesus Christ.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“All that came into being exists for Christ—that is, everything exists to display the greatness of Christ.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“When we renounce the designs of the devil and trust the power and wisdom and goodness of God displayed in the humble triumphs of Jesus Christ, we fulfill God’s purpose in letting Satan live a little longer. We glorify the infinitely superior worth of Jesus.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“Maintaining the joy of faith in the face of horrific evil does not hap­pen by coasting. It happens by conquering.” —John Piper, Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

 

“The infinite glory of Jesus makes him infinitely valuable and infinitely satisfying”—John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“Deeper than knowing God is being known by God.”—John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“The only kind of faith that matters in the end is saving faith.”—John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“Faith saves because it receives Jesus.” —John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“Loving God is most essentially treasuring God-valuing him, cherishing him, admiring him, desiring him.” —John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“In all my rejoicing in everything, there is a central rejoicing in God.” —John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

“Every joy that does not have God as its central gladness is a hollow joy and in the end will burst like a bubble.” —John Piper, “Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God”

 

 

What’s your favorite John Piper book? Please post it on the comments.

 

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2 responses »

  1. These are really good quotes from him. But I tend to be really careful when I’m looking on evangelicals. They tend to compromise many of the fundamental things we believe as Christians just for the sake of unity of so-called sphere of Christianity.

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