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Sorted by Year: 1993

Christ Appeared That We Might Hope in God John Piper | December 19, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:20-21 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Hope
A Sojourn on Earth in Confident Fear John Piper | December 12, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:17-19 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Fear and Anxiety
The Lust of Ignorance and the Life of Holiness John Piper | December 5, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:14-16 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Personal Holiness
Girding the Mind to Guard Your Hope John Piper | November 28, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:13 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Hope
What the Prophets Sought and Angels Desired John Piper | November 21, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:10-12 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Bible Prophecy
True Christianity: Inexpressible Joy in the Invisible Christ John Piper | November 14, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:8-9 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Joy
Let the Nations Be Glad John Piper | November 7, 1993 | Psalm 67 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Missions
Books That Have Influenced Me Most John Piper | November 1, 1993 | Category: Articles | Topic: Life of the Mind
Joy Through the Fiery Test of Genuine Faith John Piper | October 24, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:6-7 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Perseverance of the Saints
The Elect Are Kept by the Power of God John Piper | October 17, 1993 | 1 Peter 1:5 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Perseverance of the Saints

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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.