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Sorted by Year: 1988

Jesus Came into the World to Bear Witness to the Truth John Piper | December 25, 1988 | John 18:37 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Christmas
Battling the Unbelief of a Haughty Spirit John Piper | December 18, 1988 | 1 Corinthians 4:7 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Pride
Batallando la Incredulidad de un Espíritu de Soberbia John Piper | December 18, 1988 | Category: Articles | Topic: Sanctification and Growth
Body Pains: Feelings of Self-Sufficiency John Piper | December 12, 1988 | 1 Corinthians 12:21-27 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Nature of the Church
Body Pains: Feelings of Uselessness John Piper | December 5, 1988 | 1 Corinthians 12:14-20 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Nature of the Church
Battling the Unbelief of Despondency John Piper | December 4, 1988 | Psalm 73:21-26 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Batallando la Incredulidad del Desánimo John Piper | December 4, 1988 | Category: Articles | Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Gegen den Unglauben der Verzweiflung Ankämpfen John Piper | December 4, 1988 | Category: Articles | Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Living in the Spirit and in the Body for the Common Good John Piper | November 28, 1988 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Nature of the Church
Battling the Unbelief of Impatience John Piper | November 27, 1988 | Isaiah 30:1-5 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Faith

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John Stephen Piper was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper January 11, 1946. When John and his older sister were still small, the Pipers moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent the rest of his growing-up years. At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature, and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions as well as composing story-poems (based on the life of a biblical character) for his congregation during the four weeks of Advent each year. At Wheaton, John also met Noel Henry whom he married 1968.

Following college he completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House. Upon completion of his doctorate he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).

In 1980, sensing an irresistible call of the Lord to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years. Together with his people, John is dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. He is also the founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and an increasing number of grandchildren.