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Not Your Ordinary Exposition

Josh Etter
John Piper writes in the foreword to Jon Bloom’s new book Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith, These meditations are not your ordinary exposition. These are stories. Really good stories. They are…
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How John Piper Responds to Death Threats

Josh Etter
Everyday gospel ministry requires courage. Whether it’s the courage to keep going when insulted, or honestly repent when you’ve been wrong, or not cave when threatened physically, public Christian ministry necessitates many kinds of courage — whether the society is…
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Behind the Blog: We Have Thor

Josh Etter, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke

How to Consider Yourself "Dead to Sin"

Josh Etter
Martyn Lloyd-Jones commenting on Romans 6:11, So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. We are told to realize, and to hold before ourselves and in our consciousness constantly, something that is…
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Nine Reasons Why Your Church May Need a Blog

Josh Etter
A year into his pastorate, John Piper began a weekly newsletter called The Bethlehem Star. Today you might start a blog rather than a newsletter, but in an increasingly noisy world, the need to communicate effectively with your church…
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As You Prepare for Another Week . . .

Josh Etter
If you're like me, at some point Sunday evening you begin to consider all the opportunities and challenges that await you in the coming week. Fruitful labor in our calling is a gift from God — indeed, we are to…
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He Knows Me

Josh Etter
J. I. Packer: What matters supremely is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it — the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his…
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The Message of the Bible in 221 Words

Josh Etter
D. A. Carson: God is the sovereign, transcendent and personal God who has made the universe, including us, his image-bearers. Our misery lies in our rebellion, our alienation from God, which, despite his forbearance, attracts his implacable wrath.  But God…
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"Change Your Clothes"

Josh Etter
What is the first thing Jesus says to us when we enter his school? Answer: Ephesians 4 verses 22–24 (my literal translation) Put off the old person [or: old self; or: old man] which accords with the former way of…
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Truth Obeyed Will Heal

Josh Etter
J. I. Packer: Truth obeyed, said the Puritans, will heal. The word fits, because we are all spiritually sick — sick through sin, which is a wasting and killing disease of the heart. The unconverted are sick unto death;…
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The Desiring God App

Josh Etter
Update: This specific app is no longer updated or maintained. Watch, listen to, or read all of Pastor John's sermons, articles, online books, blog posts, and more on the new Desiring God App for the iPhone and iPad. As Pastor…
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Reaching the Muslim World — On the Web

Josh Etter
The mission of Desiring God is that people everywhere would understand and embrace the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Earlier this week, we provided an update that in the last…
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The Leading and Quenching of the Spirit

Josh Etter
Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Here again is a most extraordinary subject, and indeed a very fascinating one, and, from many angles, a most glorious one. There is no question but that God's people can look for and expect "leadings," "guidance," "indications of…
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The Day John Piper Was Arrested

Josh Etter
Pastor John: On December 19 eight of us from Bethlehem were among the 92 arrested while participating in a rescue at Planned Parenthood on Ford Parkway in St. Paul. [We] simply sat in front of the door to say by…
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Five Things We Can Do For the Unborn

Josh Etter
Pastor John: Five things you can do: 1. Submit yourselves to God Submit yourselves to God. Draw near to him. Live by the power of his grace. Let him shape your desires rather than the world and the feisty, self-centered…
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Praying for Your Children

Josh Etter
Darrin Patrick: ________ Recent Articles: Counsel for Millennials: "Roll with It" How Young Men Prepare for Marriage The Resurgence of Complementarianism
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How to Fight Covetousness

Josh Etter
Pastor John shows how to use the acronym A.P.T.A.T. when we're tempted to covet: This excerpt starts at the 37:45 mark of last week's sermon.
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Counsel for Millennials: "Roll with It"

Josh Etter
Doug Wilson: ________ Recent Resources: How Young Men Prepare for Marriage The Resurgence of Complementarianism Darrin Patrick's Journey to Complementarianism
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How Young Men Prepare for Marriage

Josh Etter
Doug Wilson: ________ Related Articles: The Resurgence of Complementarianism Darrin Patrick's Journey to Complementarianism Have We Over-Elevated the Family?
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Darrin Patrick's Journey to Complementarianism

Josh Etter
Darrin Patrick: ________ Related Resources: The Difference Between Masculinity and Femininity Have We Over-Elevated the Family?
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Why Some Prayers Fail

Josh Etter
Charles Spurgeon: Many prayers fail of their errand because there is no faith in them. Prayers which are filled with doubt are requests for refusal. Imagine that you wrote to a friend and said, “Dear Friend, I am in great…
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The Value of Praying Together

Josh Etter
Pastor John, during prayer week at Bethlehem in 1987: One of the values of praying together, in fact, is that it can cut the root of pride by exposing us to the humility and heart-searching longings that get expressed in…
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Planning for Spiritual Necessities in 2012

Josh Etter
Pastor John: All of us know this and practice it in relation to the basic physical necessities of life. We take steps to see that we have enough to eat and clothes to keep us warm. But do we take…
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The Sobering Effect of Another Year-End

The Sobering Effect of Another Year-End

Josh Etter
Pastor John talks about an end-of-year practice that's helped him take a step back to assess his life and ministry.
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