60+ Best John Piper Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John Stephen Piper 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. Profoundly inspirational John Piper quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous John Piper Quotes

The presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out fear.

We ought not speak too long about God with our minds before we turn and speak to God from our heart. We must stir a lot of prayer into the stew of our theology.

The Bible does not oppose or forbid interracial marriages but sees them as a positive good for the glory of Christ.

Don’t ever think that the sin of your past means there is no hope for your future.

We weren’t meant to be somebody–we were meant to know Somebody.

Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.

Gratitude is the joy that arises in response to God’s goodwill toward us in all his gifts.

You ought to marry someone who’s willing to go anywhere for God. If they’re not, they’re out.

Marriage is meant by God to put that gospel reality on display in the world. That is why we are married. That is why all married people are married, even when they don’t know and embrace this gospel.

Prayer causes things to happen that wouldn’t happen if you didn’t pray.

The Bible is the ultimate authority and infallible, not the pastor and not the elders. And it doesn’t mean that you believe everything he says without examining it.

Sin is what you do when your heart is not satisfied with God.

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.

Whatever opposes prayer opposes the whole work of ministry.

The gospel is not a way to get people to heaven; it is a way to get people to God.

Inspirational John Piper Quotes

It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.

We cannot know what prayer is for until we know that life is war.

Imagination is the faculty of the mind that God has given us to make the communication of his beauty beautiful.

God made us in His own image so that His image would be shown.

The rich fruit of spontaneity grows in the garden that is well-tended by the discipline of schedule.

If we try to display the excellence of the lord without joy in it, we will display a shell of hypocrisy and create scorn or legalism.

People don’t enjoy salt. They enjoy what is salted. We are the salt of the earth. We do not exist for ourselves.

Out of the freedom from worry that God’s generosity provides comes an impulse toward simplicity rather than accumulation.

In every situation and every circumstance of your life, God is always doing a thousand different things that you cannot see and you do not know.

God is at work in the worst of times. He is at work doing a thousand things no one can see but him.

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them.

Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst.

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.

God loves us by liberating us from the bondage of self so that we can enjoy knowing and admiring him forever.

The highest mental health is not liking myself but being joyfully interested in everything but myself.

There are two basic restrictions on marriage in the Bible: Number one, she should marry a man. Number two, he should be a Christian.

The really wonderful moments of joy in this world are not the moments of self-satisfaction, but self-forgetfulness.

Worship is basically adoration, and we adore only what delights us. There is no such thing as sad adoration or unhappy praise.

Don’t be surprised. There is nothing new under the sun. Only endless repackagings.

The greatest threat to your ministry, dear brothers, is that you lose your joy in God.

Strong affections for God, rooted in and shaped by the truth of Scripture – this is the bone and marrow of biblical worship.

Amazing John Piper Quotes

Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.

We belittle God when we go through the outward motions of worship and take no pleasure in His person.

Books don’t change people; paragraphs do, sometimes even sentences.

A prayerless Christian is like a bus driver trying alone to push his bus out of a rut because he doesn’t know Clark Kent is on board.

When the impossible day comes that Christ breaks his vow, ‘I am with you always, to the end of the age,’ then, on that day, a human being may break his marriage covenant.

The most dangerous thing in the world is the sin of self-reliance and the stupor of worldliness.

God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.

I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

Do you feel loved by God because you believe he makes much of you, or because you believe he frees you and empowers you to enjoy making much of him?

The holiness of God not reverenced. The greatness of God not admired. The power of God not praised. The truth of God not sought.

The deepest and most enduring happiness is found only in God. Not from God, but in God.

If we are cut loose from the anchor of God’s Word, we will not be free. We will be slaves of personal passions and popular trends.

The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.

God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself.

Love is the overflow of joy in God that meets the needs of others.

Our obedience is God’s pleasure when it proves that God is our treasure.

God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is the most loving thing.

The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing.

Why Christians do what they do is just as important as what they do. Bad motives ruin good acts.

Our deeds are not the basis of our salvation, they are the evidence of our salvation. They are not foundation, they are demonstration.

The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.

The more of God’s Word you know and love, the more of God’s Spirit you will experience.

In all the setbacks of your life as a believer, God is plotting for your joy.

The deepest longing of the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God. We were made for this.

The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.

The meaning of marriage is the display of the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people.