All Resources by Josh Etter

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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12 Ways to Glorify God at Work

Josh Etter
Mark Twain once said, "Work is a necessary evil to be avoided." Although there may be days when we feel like he got it right, we know God has ordained work as a stewardship of his created world (Genesis 1:28; 2:15)…
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What Is Repentance?

Josh Etter
Charles Spurgeon writes: Repentance is a discovery of the evil of sin, a mourning that we have committed it, a resolution to forsake it. It is, in fact, a change of mind of a very deep and practical character, which…
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How Important is the Bible?

Josh Etter
John Piper gave an 18 minute talk at Lausanne 2010 on the importance of the Bible.
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People Do Not Drift Toward Holiness

Josh Etter
Hard work is not the opposite of grace, it is the result of experiencing grace. D. A. Carson explains: People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith…
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What is Prayer?

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Healed For the Sake of Holiness

Josh Etter
Why are we healed by God? And why do we do practical good for others? "Sin no more, that nothing worse would happen to you" is Jesus' response in John 5:1-18: See the video on YouTube, or check out…
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Four Kinds of Freedom

Josh Etter
John Piper from this week's sermon on John 8:30-36: 1) If you don't have the desire to do a thing, you are not fully free to do it. Oh, you may muster the will power to do what you don't…
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God Has Two Hands

Josh Etter
John Calvin comments on 1 Peter 5:5: We are to imagine that; God has two hands; the one, which like a hammer beats down and breaks in pieces those who raise up themselves; and the other, which raises up the…
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Everybody Wants to Be Free

Josh Etter
"What you love about sin is not the bondage, it's the pleasure." John Piper explains: Excerpted from "You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free."
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In His Resurrection He Was Justified

Josh Etter
Jonathan Edwards writes: So Christ, our second surety (in whose justification all whose surety he is, are virtually justified), was not justified till he had done the work the Father had appointed him, and kept the Father’s commandments through all…
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The Meaning of the Resurrection

Josh Etter
Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes: The Resurrection is the great announcement of the momentous fact that Christ has finished the work He came to do. He is no longer "under the law." He is back in glory. Why? Because He has done…
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Free Download of Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

Josh Etter
In this book, John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons behind the crucifixion of the Christ: The most important question of the twenty-first century is: Why did Jesus Christ suffer so much? But we will never see…
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How to Live Like Christ

Josh Etter
In Ephesians 5:1 Paul tells us to be "imitators of God". How can we obey such a holy commandment? William Temple writes: "It is no good giving me a play like Hamlet or King Lear, and telling me to write…
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How Awesome Is That Day to Me

Josh Etter
Ponder these words as Holy Week begins. You might consider using this poem in your personal or family devotions this week: How awesome is that day to me- O day of hallowed history! Set time in God’s determined plan To…
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Advice to Young Pastors

Josh Etter
John Piper's counsel to young pastors on the importance of leading at home: See the video on YouTube.
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Learn the Secret of Gutsy Guilt

Josh Etter
Part of our Christian confidence is that even when we fall into sin and experience God's Fatherly discipline, we will rise again. John Piper calls this "gutsy guilt": To the fallen saint, who knows the darkness is self-inflicted and feels…
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The Difference Between a Christian and non-Christian

Josh Etter
What is a distinguishing mark of a believer? At our 2009 Pastors Conference Mark Dever gave us a helpful and memorable word: The difference between a Christian and non-Christian: When a non-Christian is convicted of sin, he sides with his…
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How Far We Have Fallen

Josh Etter
How Far We Have Fallen
Jonathan Edwards' vivid description of what happened when we fell from God into sin: The ruin that the fall brought upon the soul of man consists very much in his losing the nobler and more benevolent principles of his nature,…
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Grace is not a "Thing"

Josh Etter
In the Christian life we can easily find ourselves using jargon without knowing what we're really saying. What exactly is "grace"? Sinclair Ferguson clarifies: It is legitimate to speak of "receiving grace," and sometimes (although I am somewhat cautious about…
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The Aseity of God

Josh Etter
God is self-sufficient. Theologians refer to this attribute as "the aseity of God." In his classic book Knowldge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer writes: Almighty God, just because He is almighty, needs no support. The picture of a…
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Clothed in Righteousness

Josh Etter
R. C. Sproul has written a beautiful hymn that you might consider using in your personal, family, or congregational worship: Fallen race in Eden fair, exposed and full of shame. Fled we naked from Thy sight, far from Thy holy…
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Joshua Project

Josh Etter
In this morning's message at the Ligonier Confernece, Pastor John recommended checking out Joshua Project as one tool to help engage our hearts and minds in the cause of world missions. If you aren't familar with Joshua Project, it is a…
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How to Get God's Attention

Josh Etter
Isaiah 66:2 — But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. I.O.U.S is one prayer that helps us to humble ourselves before reading God's…
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