Blog Posts by Josh Etter
The theme of our 2012 Conference for Pastors is "God, Manhood and Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ" — being held in Minneapolis from January 30 to February 1. We encourage senior pastors in particular to take advantage…Continue Reading
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…
Pastor John has thought in terms of two heart dispositions:
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… Continue Reading
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…
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.
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… Continue Reading
Pastor John's invitation to join us in Minneapolis on January 30 to February 1 for the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors —
God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Body of Christ
January 30 to February…Continue Reading
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,…
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…Continue Reading
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…
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… Continue Reading
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…Continue Reading
'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…
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…
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.
First of all, humility. "If the Syrians are too strong for me,…
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…