The Joseph Trilogy (Part 3)
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps" (Proverbs 16:9). As Jesus’ earthly father discovered, this is just another way of saying that when your plans are detoured and redirected, you find out…Continue Reading
The Early Beginnings of Desiring God
Char Ransom was on the search committee that brought Pastor John to Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1980. In this two-minute video, Char gives us a glimpse into those first years at Bethlehem and the beginning of our ministry here at…Continue Reading
The Feeble Infant Came to Conquer Satan
His infinite condescension marvelously appeared in the manner of his birth. He was brought forth in a stable because there was no room for them in the inn. The inn was taken up by others, that were looked…
End-of-Year Video Update with Spanish Subtitles
How Jesus Made Himself Nothing
K. Scott Oliphint writes,
What then does Paul mean when he says that this preincarnate Son, who was in the form of God but who took on the form of a servant “made himself nothing”?. . .
We are, says…
Have We Over-Elevated the Family?
Every pastor knows the tension between caring for his family and caring for his flock. Pastor John talks about what faithfulness looks like:
Join us on January 30 to February 1 for our 2012 Conference for Pastors, "God, Manhood &…Continue Reading
Of Kids and Christmas
One of the serious responsibilities of parenthood is pulling off Christmas. If you have a little posse of kids you already know what I am talking about. Weeks and weeks of mad-dashing and shopping and wrapping and brainstorming and decorating…Continue Reading
End-of-Year Video Update from John Piper
From Pastor John…
Desiring God exists to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ, especially by focusing on the truth, and its implications, that God is most…Continue Reading
Christmas: How Goodies Lose Their Attraction
At the end of this age when Christ returns, the final act of purification will take place; all impurities in the hearts of God's people will be done away with.
But that promise of purity has begun to…