Everyday gospel ministry requires courage. Whether it’s the courage to keep going when insulted, or honestly repent when you’ve been wrong, or not cave when threatened physically, public Christian ministry necessitates many kinds of courage — whether the society is increasingly post-Christian or not.
It’s not just the death threats — which John Piper has received — but the daily friction against the gospel that demands courage, but in this 5-minute clip, Piper recounts the story of a death threat he received early on in his pastoral ministry and talks about how to have the spiritual wherewithal to respond in God-honoring courage.
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Web registration for our 2013 Conference for Pastors (on the centrality of the supernatural in Christian ministry) closes midnight tonight, January 29. Onsite registrations are welcome, and individual session passes will be available as well. For those who can’t make it, the plenary messages will be live-streamed free of charge through the Desiring God website. Learn more information on the event page.