52 Key Sermons for Translation

The following 52 sermons come from an array of topics in our Resource Library. The question we asked ourselves was, “If we could get only one sermon posted each week for a year, translated into a particular language, which ones would we do?” Another way to phrase it is, “If we were only able to provide 52 sermons to a particular language group, which ones would we deem essential?”

As we labored over this list, it occurred to us that it might be helpful to English-language readers as well. It could serve as an introductory guide to the content on the Desiring God website. We are therefore posting it with this in mind. I’m sure there are different ways that individuals or small groups could use this list. For starters you might consider studying one sermon each week of this New Year.


God / Trinity

Sovereignty of God

Glory of God


Man & Sin

Nature of Christ

The Atonement / Work of Christ



New Birth



Church Sacraments

Church Community

Heaven / Resurrection of the Body


Old Testament

Christian Living

Christian Hedonism





Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Marriage / Parenting

God's Will


Evangelism / Missions


World Religions

Racial Harmony

Spiritual Gifts


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