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Articles by Josh Etter

Pastors, How to Recognize a Wolf-In-The-Making

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1989:

Let me just mention one feature to watch out for in the recognition of wolves. As I have watched the movement from biblical faithfulness to liberalism in persons and institutions that I have known over the…

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The Inner Essence of Worship

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 2008:

The essential, vital, indispensable, defining heart of worship is the experience of being satisfied with God. This satisfaction in God magnifies God in the heart. This explains why the apostle Paul makes so little distinction between…

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Equipping the Church to Minister to Victims of Sexual Assault

Josh Etter

A few months ago we had the privilege of interviewing Justin Holcomb on ministry to victims of sexual assault. Today, Justin and his wife, Lindsey, have published a helpful post over at The Resurgence:

They write:

It is important to…

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The Power of the Devil Is Alarming

Josh Etter

Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes:

The power of the devil is alarming. Our Lord says to Peter, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you like wheat. These are indications of his tremendous power. But perhaps the ultimate proof…

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Planning Your Schedule (and the Tower of Babel)

Josh Etter

Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes:

We are all expert planners, are we not? Those people [the builders of Babel’s Tower] were planners. They drew the specifications of the city. They had it all worked out. We all do that in life, do…

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How to Think About the Sabbath

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1985:

God's purpose for us on the sabbath is that we experience the highest and most intense joy that can be experienced, namely, that we "take delight in the Lord." And yet what he finds again and…

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Pastors, Be Men of God

Josh Etter

Pastor John from 1988:

Our people need a God-besotted man. Even if they criticize the fact that you are not available at the dinner on Saturday night because you must be with God, they need at least one man in…

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The (Unremarkable) Qualifications for Elder

Josh Etter

The biblical qualifications for eldership are "remarkable for being unremarkable." Don Carson explains:

See this on YouTube.

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Serve and Respect the Elder Saints

Josh Etter

Charles Spurgeon writes:

Some are like the sun going down in the west; they will be gone soon. Serve them, dear brethren. You that are in health and vigour, comfort them, strengthen them, and help them all you can. Be
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Two Great Incentives from Jesus to Become a World Christian

Josh Etter

John Piper writes:

These, then, are two great incentives from Jesus to become a World Christian and to dedicate yourself to the cause of Frontier Missions as the twentieth century comes to a close.

1. Every impossibility with men is…

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Satisfying the Life of Christ Within Us

Josh Etter

J. Campbell White writes:

Most men are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ's purpose toward the world he came to redeem.
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Living Before the Face of God

Josh Etter

Sin tempts us to flee from the presence of God. That's what Adam and Eve did in the garden (Genesis 3:8), and we do the same. But, of course, if God is God then we cannot escape his sight. Consider…

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Fathers, Pray for Future Generations

Josh Etter

Charles Spurgeon writes:

May our own dear ones be among the better generation who shall continue in the Lord's ways, obedient to the end. And their seed shall be established before thee. God does not neglect the children of his
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Eternity: Infinite Damnation or Infinite Happiness

Josh Etter

Jonathan Edwards writes:

God aims at satisfying justice in the eternal damnation of sinners; which will be satisfied by their damnation, considered no otherwise than with regard to its eternal duration. But yet there never will come that particular moment,
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How to Obey When the Feelings Aren't There

Josh Etter

Pastor John writes:

I am often asked what a Christian should do if the cheerfulness of obedience is not there. It is a good question. My answer is not to simply get on with your duty because feelings are irrelevant…

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Five Statements That Summarize Christian Hedonism

Josh Etter

John Piper writes:

  1. The longing to be happy is a universal human experience, and it is good, not sinful.
  2. We should never try to deny or resist our longing to be happy, as though it were a bad impulse. Instead…
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Created, Saved and Sanctified — For His Name's Sake

Josh Etter

Three biblical texts to show God's zeal for his name's sake:

We are created for God's name's sake:

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name…

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Spurgeon on the Emergent Church

Josh Etter

There is nothing new under the under the sun. Charles Spurgeon addresses the theological liberalism of his (and our) day:

Mark you, in proportion as the modern theology is preached the vice of this generation increases. To a great degree…

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Four Ways We Forget the Lord

Josh Etter

David Powlison has written that "the only way we ever sin is by suppressing God, by forgetting, by tuning out his voice, switching channels, and listening to other voices. When you actually remember, you actually change. In fact, remembering is…

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