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Sorted by Year: 1990

Prevailing Prayer for the Spirit's Power John Piper | December 30, 1990 | Luke 11:1-13 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Prayer
God Sent His Servant to Bless You John Piper | December 23, 1990 | Acts 3:22-26 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Work of Christ
Times of Refreshing and the Restoration of All Things John Piper | December 16, 1990 | Acts 3:17-21 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Worship
Jesus' Name Made This Man Strong John Piper | December 9, 1990 | Acts 3:1-16 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Spiritual Gifts
The Fear of God and Freedom from Goods John Piper | December 2, 1990 | Acts 2:42-47 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Money
Repentance Forgiveness and the Gift of the Spirit John Piper | November 25, 1990 | Acts 2:37-41 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Repentance
Thanksgiving in Suffering John Piper | November 18, 1990 | Hebrews 4:14-16 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Suffering
Disarray or God's Design? John Piper | October 21, 1990 | Haggai 2:6-7 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Missions
There is No Greater Satisfaction John Piper | October 1, 1990 | Category: Articles | Topic: Missions
Thoughts on Worship and Culture John Piper | September 26, 1990 | Category: Articles | Topic: Worship

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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.