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Piper Sermon Archive on ESVBible.org

In partnership with our friends at Desiring God, we’re excited to announce that John Piper’s complete sermon archive is now available to all ESVBible.org visitors.

These sermon transcripts represent some 3.5 million words of teaching from over 30 years of Piper’s preaching ministry. The sermons are fully integrated with ESVBible.org and we invite you to explore the complete archive by visiting ESVBible.org, clicking on the cloud icon in the upper left corner, and toggling “John Piper’s sermons.”

Our heart for this free resource is that many would grow in their knowledge of and love for God’s Word. May God use it for the fame of his name.

John Piper is teacher and founder of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served as pastor for preaching and vision for over 30 years at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

April 18, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital News,ESVBible.org,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 1:16 pm | (11) Comments »


  1. A GREAT gift. Thank you!

    Comment by The Roaming Boomers — April 19, 2013 @ 10:47 am

  2. Brilliant!

    Comment by Ryan — April 19, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

  3. Great!

    Comment by Ryan — April 19, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

  4. Beautiful gift with these sermons it will surely help us receiving more revelations

    Comment by Bruno — April 20, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

  5. This is a terrible idea. Why would you mix human teaching with the inspired word of God as if Piper’s words were the gospel truth??

    Comment by Kathy Fehlbaum — July 17, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

  6. Kathy, thank you for your concern. We’ve gone to some pains on the site to make a clear distinction between Scripture and supplementary teaching, such as Piper’s sermon archive, GreekTools, and a number of study Bible resources. This supplementary material is meant to provide helpful commentary on the Bible text, but we give considerable prominence to the Bible itself as the primary focus of the site. I’d encourage you to check it out for yourself.

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — July 17, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

  7. Thank you. It seems like the John Piper sermons receive greater focus on the esv.org site than other tools do. For example, on the Bible reader I have noticed that the Piper Sermon resource is automatically attached to any verse I attempt to share on Facebook, while your other resources are not. Perhaps that is operator error on my part!

    Comment by Kathy Fehlbaum — July 17, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

  8. Thanks for the heads up, Kathy. We’re checking into this. If it is a broader problem, it’s not by design, and we’ll correct it as soon as we can!

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — July 18, 2013 @ 8:27 am

  9. Thanks for putting this up for free! I love these great tools!

    Thanks to John Piper and Desiring God as well, this is a great blessing.

    Comment by Jordan — August 8, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

  10. I am very disappointed to see ESV.com has chosen to include the commentary of an individual on its website as if Mr. Piper’s judgment regarding the meaning of scripture has some sort of authority. If it didn’t in your opinion, then why is it included? One example from his comments follows:
    “Hell is the most appalling reality we can imagine. No horror of suffering in history can be compared to what John calls the “lake of fire” and where Jesus said “their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:48). To go through life distrusting and
    disobeying the infinite God, is an infinite sin and will be punished with eternal torment.”
    Now there are many who would disagree with his understanding, way beyond the scope of this brief email. This is an extremely BAD idea. I wish you would reconsider.
    Jeff Filiberto,MD

    Comment by Jeffrey Filiberto — October 25, 2013 @ 10:17 am

  11. Jeff, thanks for your concerns. We certainly don’t place John Piper’s commentary on the same level as Scripture, which is why we’ve provided it as an optional app that can be toggled on and off.

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — October 25, 2013 @ 11:42 am

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