All Resources by Josh Etter

Maximally Satisfied—Forever

Josh Etter
Maximally Satisfied—Forever
Pastor John on the heart of Christian Hedonism, from Psalm 16:11.
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The Power of the Web to Reach People

Josh Etter
With the world's population just crossing the seven billion mark, Pastor John talks about the amazing power of the web to reach people everywhere with the truth of the gospel and Christian hedonism: Watch the entire End-of-Year Video Update…
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Go to the House of Feasting Tomorrow

Josh Etter
Charles Spurgeon on December 24, 1854: Feast, Christians, feast; you have a right to feast. Go to the house of feasting to-morrow, celebrate your Saviour’s birth; do not be ashamed to be glad; you have a right to be happy…
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Reflections on Fruit Bearing

Josh Etter
In this one-minute video, Pastor John reflects on John 12:24, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." Watch the…
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The Early Beginnings of Desiring God

Josh Etter
Char Ransom was on the search committee that brought Pastor John to Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1980. In this two-minute video, Char gives us a glimpse into those first years at Bethlehem and the beginning of our ministry here at…
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End-of-Year Video Update with Spanish Subtitles

Josh Etter
Last week we released our end-of-year mission update. Here's a version with Spanish subtitles that you might want to share with Spanish speaking friends. As well, you can read Pastor John's letter (available only in English) where he takes a…
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End-of-Year Video Update from John Piper

Josh Etter
End-of-Year Video Update from John Piper
From Pastor John… Desiring God exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ, especially by focusing on the truth, and its implications, that God is most…
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John Piper's First Advent Poem

Josh Etter
"Advent Beauty" (1982) — Tilting on her yearly track Advent beauty circles back, Flying faster with the years, Hardly giving time for tears First to dry upon the cheek— Has it been more than a week Since we laid both…
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The Most Important Institution in the World

Josh Etter
Pastor John: The church of Jesus Christ is the most important institution in the world. The assembly of the redeemed, the company of the saints, the children of God are more significant in world history than any other group, organization…
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It Is Not Said in Heaven, "Moral, Moral, Moral Art Thou, O God!"

Josh Etter
Charles Spurgeon: Holiness deals with the thoughts and intents, the purposes, the aims, the objects, the motives of men. Morality does but skim the surface, holiness goes into the very caverns of the great deep; holiness requires that the heart…
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Take Courage, Young Mother

Josh Etter
Pastor John: There is a principle here that applies to you and me: God takes small imperfect things and builds them into a habitation for his glory. O, how we should take courage in our little spheres of influence! And…
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Wimpy Theology and True Womanhood

Josh Etter
Pastor John, from the 2008 True Woman Conference: Wimpy theology makes wimpy women. That’s my assumption that I bring to this evening. Wimpy theology simply does not give a woman a God that is big enough, strong enough, wise enough…
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A Call to Men to Take Responsibility

Josh Etter
Pastor John, from Genesis 2: This is a call to stoop down and to take the responsibility to be a leader—a servant leader in the various ways that are appropriate to every different relationship to women. It's a call to…
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Cling to Jesus with Childlike Confidence

Josh Etter
Charles Spurgeon: The child, in danger of the fire, just clings to the fireman, and trusts to him alone. She raises no question about the strength of his limbs to carry her, or the zeal of his heart to rescue…
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J. C. Ryle on the Power of Prayer

Josh Etter
From Prayer — Nothing seems to be too great, too hard, or too difficult for prayer to do. It has obtained things that seemed impossible and out of reach. It has won victories over fire, air, earth, and water. Prayer…
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Test Yourself: Are You Lukewarm?

Josh Etter
Pastor John: The essence of lukewarmness is the statement, "I need nothing." The lukewarm are spiritually self-satisfied. To find out whether you are among that number, don't look into your head to see if you think that you are needy…
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Are You Stunned That Your Sins Are Forgiven?

Josh Etter
Pastor John: So when you go home each week from these messages, be stunned that you are a beneficiary of mercy – be reminded and stunned that you and I deserve nothing but wrath from God, and in Christ receive…
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The Power of Prayer and Holy Brainstorming

Josh Etter
Pastor John in 1981: History has shown that God's way of stirring up his people to great acts of love and mission has often been to draw together a small praying band who lay themselves open to him and get…
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Advice for Reading Theology Books Even Though You're Busy

Josh Etter
Pastor John in 1981: Since wisdom is found in the Word of God, we must apply ourselves in study and meditation to know the Word and do it. "The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony…
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How Should We Approach Worship Today?

Josh Etter
Pastor John has thought in terms of two heart dispositions: Gravity: For the LORD spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call…
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Interview with John Piper from Australia

Josh Etter
Here's a 12-minute interview on women's ministry with Pastor John from the Women's Katoomba Convention in Australia: Time markers: 00:23 — How long have you been a Christian? 1:41 — Why are you still a Christian at 65 years old? …
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The Power of the Gospel and Marriage

Josh Etter
Together for the Underestimated Gospel, April 10-12, 2012, in Louisville, KY.
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Microscope and Telescope Magnification

Josh Etter
From I Will Magnify God with Thanksgiving!, preached in 1980: We are not called to be microscopes, but telescopes. Christians are not called to be con-men who magnify their product out of all proportion to reality, when they know…
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