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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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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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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

Josh Etter
The Sobering Effect of Another Year-End
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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Maximally Satisfied—Forever

Josh Etter
Maximally Satisfied—Forever
Pastor John on the heart of Christian Hedonism, from Psalm 16:11.
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