All Resources by Josh Etter

When Decays of Grace Prevail

Josh Etter

John Owen:

Do any of us find decays of grace prevailing in us; deadness, coldness, lukewarmness, a kind of spiritual stupidity and senselessness coming upon us? Do we find an unreadiness unto the exercise of grace in its proper season…

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The Dynamics of Faith and Receiving from God

Josh Etter

Jeremiah Burroughs:

All good is in God, true, but how shall we come to partake of that good? There is such a distance between you and God that, were not Christ in the middle, you would never come together.

But…

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Cherish Your Union with Christ

Josh Etter

Pastor John:

Nothing is more precious than hearing God say to us personally: No condemnation. Or hearing him pronounce the words over our guilty heads, Justified! If you cherish this verdict and this standing with God, then cherish your union
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Does God Make Much of Us?

Josh Etter

Pastor John in his message at Passion 2011, Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy

Let it be said loud and clear: John Piper does not deny and and never has denied that God makes much of us. The…

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How Is the Cross of Jesus Your Joy?

Josh Etter

John Piper from 1995

Test yourself. What is your mindset? Do you begin with God and his rights and goals? Or do you begin with yourself and your rights and wishes?

And when you look at the death of Christ…

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Bloodlines Documentary Trailer

Josh Etter

Pastor John's newest book, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, is now available. Earlier this year Crossway traveled with Pastor John to his hometown of Greenville, SC to revisit the world in which he grew up.

Here's a two-minute…

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Seven Lessons from Down Under

Josh Etter

John Piper recently spent two weeks ministering in Australia. Here are seven lessons I learned along the way traveling with Pastor John — both in conversation with him and through observing his example and interaction with the Aussies.

1. More…

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God Is a Joy to be Near and a Terror to Those Who Flee

Josh Etter

Pastor John (1981) illustrates what it means to fear the Lord in Exodus 20:20 —

Noël and the boys and I went out to Dick and Irene Tiegen's place last week. They have a big dog as tall as Benjamin…

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Do You Feel Spiritually Dull?

Josh Etter
Do You Feel Spiritually Dull?

John Bunyan:

Sometimes when my heart has been hard, dead, slothful, blind, and senseless, which indeed are sad frames for a poor Christian to be in, yet at such a time, when I have been in such a case, then
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Spiritual Warfare and Prayer

Josh Etter

Why does God keep Satan around? One reason is so that we'll experience the joy of "participating in the triumph."

Listen to Pastor John talk about the connection between spiritual warfare and prayer in this 22-minute devotional from a missions…

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Are You Controlled By the Future?

Josh Etter

Martyn Lloyd-Jones:

'Take no thought for the morrow,' means 'Do not be guilty of anxious thoughts about the morrow'. It does not mean that you do not take any thought at all, otherwise the farmer would not plough and harrow…

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Francis Chan on the Sovereignty of God

Josh Etter

Theology Refresh is a new podcast for pastors and Christian leaders, hosted by David Mathis, executive editor at Desiring God, and editor or contributor to a number of books, including Don’t Call It a Comeback, and co-author of the…

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Five Ways to Make God Known at Work

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1988:

I have in mind at least five things—five ways to make God known through your secular job and all of them are important. When one of them is missing, the witness to the truth of Christ…

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Six Characteristics of Spiritual Leadership

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1981:

There are six things in the word of Joab that I think should characterize every effort at team ministry in the church.

1. Humility

First of all, humility. "If the Syrians are too strong for me…

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Entertainment-Oriented Preachers vs Bible-Oriented Preachers

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 2008:

The difference between an entertainment-oriented preacher and a Bible-oriented preacher is the manifest connection of the preacher’s words to the Bible as what authorizes what he says.

The entertainment-oriented preacher seems to be at ease talking…

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How Do We Know If We Love Christ?

Josh Etter

J. C. Ryle writes:

  1. If we love a person, we like to think about him. We do not need to be reminded of him. We do not forget his name or his appearance or his character or his opinions or…
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John Piper Interviews David Platt

Josh Etter

On June 14 at the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention, Pastor John sat down with David Platt for a 20 minute conversation about local discipleship, world missions and the Bible:

Watch, listen, or download the interview.

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What Will It Mean to Live for Christ This Week?

Josh Etter

Pastor John from December 28, 1981:

“For me to live is Christ!” But very specifically that must mean: “For me to live is Christ’s mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” Jesus said, “so send I you.”

In 1982 my life must…

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How Can You Identify a Woman Who Fears the Lord?

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1981:

First, a woman who fears the Lord is not anxious about the future. Look at verse 25. I love this line, and I praise all you women who are like this: "Strength and dignity are…

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How to Help Your Boys Become Christian Men

Josh Etter

Vern Poythress shares about how he and his wife thought about training their boys to become Christian men:

When does a boy become a man in [American culture]? When he gets a driver's license? When he graduates from high school…

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John Piper Interviews Louie Giglio (Part 2)

Josh Etter

In Part 2 of their conversation, John Piper and Louie Giglio talk about the connection between worship, missions and the glory of God:

(Watch Part 1)

Watch, listen, or download the interview.

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Sinclair Ferguson's Four Steps to Kill Sin

Josh Etter

From the January 2007 edition of Tabletalk:

1. Learn to admit sin for what it really is.

Call a spade a spade — call it 'sexual immorality,' not 'I’m being tempted a little'; call it 'impurity,' not 'I’m struggling with…

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Ready for Work This Week?

Josh Etter

John Calvin:

It is an error to think that those who flee worldly affairs and engage in contemplation are leading an angelic life. . . We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice…

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