Sermons on Pastoral Ministry

Twenty Years, Then Romans

Romans 5:12-21

by John Piper

Do Not Sell the Gospel

TBI Graduation

by John Piper

What are the signs that someone is selling the Gospel and how can we avoid doing it ourselves?

A Pastor's Offering to God of Holy People

Romans 15:14-21

by John Piper

What is the pastor's calling? What does this mean for the rest of the church?

Watch Out for the Wolves Within

Acts 20:28-31

by John Piper

There is laid upon the elders of the church of Christ a responsibility unique in all the world.

I Entrust You to God and to the Word of His Grace

Acts 20:32-35

by John Piper

If the elders care for the flock, who cares for the elders?

Preparing for the Discipline of a Vocational Minister

An Introduction

Joel 2:15-17

by John Piper

We lead by example not just when we succeed, but also when we fail.

The Glory of Priestly Success

Malachi 2:1-9

by John Piper

The ministry of the Word can destroy and the ministry of the Word can save.

I Chose You to Bear Fruit

Ordination of Glen Bloomstrom

John 15:16

by John Piper

Everything that you try to do will come to nothing unless you do it through a conscious, abiding dependence on the enablement of Christ.

At the Price of God's Own Blood

Acts 20:28

by John Piper

Can you say say from the bottom of your heart, "Lord, Jesus, there is nothing I want more in my life than what you bled to obtain"?

The Curse of Priestly Failure

Malachi 2:1-9

by John Piper

A great danger to the pastoral ministry is that the voice of God in Scripture may be drowned out by other voices.

From Wonder to Witness

Isaiah 43:10-13

by John Piper

The flame of worship is a witness to God's exuberance for God.

Serving the Lord with Humility, Tears, and Trials

Acts 20:17-21

by John Piper

What are the marks of a good church elder? What kind of leadership does the church need?

Faithfulness Is Better Than Life

Acts 20:22-25

by John Piper

Faithfulness means that you trust God and obey, no matter what impact it has on your safety or standard of living.