Category Archives: John Piper

What Desiring God and the Pastoral Staff of Bethlehem Baptist Church Emphasize in Their Teaching

The Nature of God God is glorious (Exodus 15:11; Psalm 145:5). His glory consists in the overwhelming and overflowing beauty which stems from the sum total of all His attributes working together in perfect harmony. God is perfect in His holiness … Continue reading

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Free Helpful and Faithful Resources on Elders (think Lay Pastor-Elders) in the Local Church

As we gear up for our upcoming TGC LA EQUIP Quarterly Meeting on 5/27/14 on Raising Up Lay Elders in Your Church I thought I’d post some free resources online that I’ve found helpful. I plan on publishing another blog … Continue reading

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John Piper on Jonathan Edwards and divinity

John Piper writes: Edwards exhorts us to a single-minded occupation with God in season and out of season. Edwards calls this effort to know God “divinity” rather than theology. It is a science far above all other sciences. Listen to … Continue reading

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What Desiring God and the Pastoral Staff of Bethlehem Baptist Church Emphasize in Their Teaching

(Note: this was on the website in the past though I can’t find it now. I’ve always found this helpful and wanted to make it available for preachers and teachers to go back to again and again. What would … Continue reading

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John Piper’s Lectures that I think led to his book, “The Supremacy of God in Preaching”

The Goal of Preaching: The Glory of God The Gravity and Gladness of Preaching The Ground of Preaching: The Cross of Christ The Gift of Preaching: The Power of the Holy Spirit

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Book Review: Brothers, We are NOT Professionals! (Updated & Expanded edition)

Brothers We Are NOT Professionals! A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry The updated and expanded edition of Brothers We are NOT Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry by John Piper is a blessing to all pastors who … Continue reading

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Driscoll asks Piper a few questions

Driscoll asks Piper a few questions  

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A Definition of Preaching by John Piper

“The heralding of good news about God in Jesus Christ based on the written word of God from a messenger sent by God including enough teaching to make the news plain and helpful” (John Piper in his class, Pastor as … Continue reading

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Some Resources on Inerrancy in light of Sunday’s Sermon at CrossView

(download the audio of this SBTS panel here) (Audio for this T4G panel here) Other links: A Carson video on inerrancy from The Gospel Coalition Piper asked about inerrancy and faith Literalism: Isn’t the Bible historically unreliable and regressive? (Keller) Is … Continue reading

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Why do believers need to continually confess their sins to receive forgiveness for them? If Christ has paid for sins past, present, and future, what actually transacts when I confess my sin to God?

John Piper answers: One might think that this problem is created by the contrast between John and Jesus on the one side, and Paul on the other. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and … Continue reading

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