Jun 21, 2015As strong as Satan may seem, as powerful as sin’s pull may be, as enslaving as our shame feels, as dire as our circumstances appear, Jesus is stronger.
Happiness Honors the King
Jun 15, 2015The happiness of a wife is the glory of her husband. The flourishing of a child is an honor to his parents. The collective joy of a local church is a tribute to her elders (Hebrews 13:17). And our King is most honored in us when we are most happy in him.
The Rock in a World of Sand
Jun 3, 2015It may be the most overlooked aspect of the gospel. It probably doesn’t sound like especially good news, but just history — the lives of a few ordinary men. Maybe, though, you’ll marvel with me at the wisdom of God…
Conflict Is an Opportunity for Grace
May 20, 2015We’re quick to believe the lie that if we just avoid the conflict, or at least minimize it, then it will diminish over time and eventually go away. But wisdom speaks a different word.
It’s Not Too Late
Hope for the Fight Against Porn
May 6, 2015While the issue of online access to porn may be new to this generation, the invitation to repentance from besetting sin is gloriously ancient. And perhaps no biblical text is more relevant than this one.
Worship in the Good and Bad
May 3, 2015We may have ten thousand reasons to praise him in the best times, but this one reason can suffice in the worst times: He is God.
Apr 16, 2015In these tears we see that God does not stand aloof to the pains of our existence. He has drawn near. He has taken our flesh and blood. We suffer no pain he was unwilling to bear. We have no grief he was unwilling to carry.
The Triumph of Joy
Apr 5, 2015Easter Sunday announces, in the voice of the risen Christ, “Your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20) and “no one will take your joy from you” (John 16:22). Easter says that the one who has conquered death has now made it the servant of our joy.
Your Joy Rests on Jesus’s Righteousness
Mar 19, 2015Justification is the long j-word that has so much to do with the short j-word that we’re all seeking in our own way — joy.
You Can’t Arrest the Gospel
Mar 11, 2015For 350 years, the church on American soil has enjoyed relatively little affliction for her fidelity to the Scriptures. The United States, though, is an anomaly in church history. And those days are passing, more quickly than many of us expected.
Generosity Begins at Home
Mar 2, 2015Money is for making disciples. It’s for external ministry and global missions, but also for the ministry of husbanding and fathering, for communicating the love and care of Christ abroad and at home.
Unrivaled Christ, Unstoppable Gospel, Unreached Peoples, Unending Joy
Mar 1, 2015Cross captures, for a new generation, the great summons to the unreached and unengaged peoples of the world. Contributions from John Piper, David Platt, Matt Chandler, Thabiti Anyabwile, Kevin DeYoung, D. A. Carson, and more.
Mar 1, 2015You are invited to participate in the greatest mission imaginable. Beautiful are the feet that embark on this journey. Will you follow the nail-scarred feet of a Savior who promises to be with us as we go?
How to Fight Dragon-Sickness
Three Battle Cries Against Greed
Feb 23, 2015Greed is good desire gone wrong. It is an excessive love, an inordinate desire, for wealth and possessions, for money and the things money can buy — and even for self-esteem, security, status, and power.
Communing with Christ on a Crazy Day
Feb 16, 2015We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you. The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking. Hopefully you have your regular routine and go-to “habits of grace,” your own when and where and hows for…
Five Tips for Bible Memory
Feb 9, 2015Memorizing the Scriptures not only molds our minds, but leads us to learn our Lord’s voice. As we listen over and over to the voice of the Shepherd, we accustom ourselves to his timbre and intonation. The more we…
Back to the Heart of Worship
Feb 8, 2015The heart of worship is our heart, delighting in Jesus and expressing praise to him for the true things the Scriptures teach us about who he is and what he has done for us. Worship is, then, “all about” Jesus, not us.
Plenary Session — 2015 Conference for Pastors
Feb 4, 2015This panel is from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Feb 3, 2015These short messages are from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available. You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust (John Piper) America’s…
Disciple-Making in the Local Church (Speaker Panel)
Workshop for Pastors – 2015 Conference for Pastors
Feb 2, 2015This panel is from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available.
The Great Commission as a Means of Grace
Jan 28, 2015Living on mission is not only an effect of God’s grace coming to us through the channels of his word, prayer, and fellowship, but it also becomes a means of his grace to us in the Christian life.
Nine Profits of Praying with Company
Jan 20, 2015Prayer is one of the deepest joys of the Christian life. It is almost too good to be true that in Jesus we have the very ear of God. What an indescribable gift, that the God whose greatness is beyond…
Five Benefits of Faithful Preaching
Jan 18, 2015Here is that holy half hour each week when the assembly of the redeemed closes her collective mouth, opens her ear and heart, and listens to the uninterrupted voice of her Husband, through his appointed mouthpiece.
When Prayer Comes Out of the Closet
Jan 14, 2015Prayer begins in secret, but God doesn’t mean for it to stay there. Prayer is for all of life, and especially for our life together in community. Great joy awaits our praying with constancy and with company.
The Seven Deadly Sins
Jan 13, 2015Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…