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Sorted by Year: 1989

All the Promises of God Are Yes in Christ John Piper | December 31, 1989 | 2 Corinthians 1:15-20 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Promises of God
Jesus Is the Ruler of Kings on Earth John Piper | November 26, 1989 | Revelation 1:4-5 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Kingship of Christ
Thanks Be to God for His Inexpressible Gift John Piper | November 19, 1989 | 2 Corinthians 9:15 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Gratitude
O Lord Open a Door for the Word! John Piper | November 12, 1989 | Colossians 4:2-4 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Evangelism
Mercy to the Nations John Piper | November 5, 1989 | Romans 15:8-9 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Missions
Clémence aux Nations John Piper | November 5, 1989 | Category: Articles | Topic: Missions
A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken John Piper | October 22, 1989 | Hebrews 12:25-29 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Kingdom of God
Call upon Me in the Day of Trouble and I Will Deliver You John Piper | October 15, 1989 | Psalm 50:1-15 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Giving
Out of Zion the Perfection of Beauty God Shines Forth John Piper | October 8, 1989 | Psalm 50:1-6 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Heaven and Hell
The Sacrifice of Suffering John Piper | October 1, 1989 | Hebrews 13:13-14 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Suffering

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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.