Following Jesus and Suffering by J.D. Greer

Suffering is an expected part of the Christian life. Suffering is the way of Jesus. Suffering brings life. J.D. Greer firstly stated that one can suffer because one did evil and proceeded to pose a situation of Jonah who suffered in the belly of a…
  • John Piper Explains Christian Hedonism

    Pastor John Piper
    John Piper covers Christian Hedonism in a response to a question sent by a "Desiring God" radio listener. "'Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.' How can I give th…
  • Concerns About Young Girls and Transgenderism

    "It is so dangerous to encourage girls to think that they might not be women."
    On a radio show dedicated to women's rights, campaigner Kellie-jay Kee, the Tory MP for Thurrock, stated that rather than advancing equality, the transgender movement was guilty of gender stereotyping…

John Piper's Opinions on Pastors Who Don't Preach Against Sin

During a podcast led by the team at Desiring God, a woman from Sweden who described herself as a "relatively new Christian in Sweden" asked Pastor John Piper about her church and was interested in how…
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    Seven Characteristics of Reactionary Pastors

    Allow me to speak to the most common mistakes of reactionary pastors. Perhaps you will see yourself in one or more of these characteristics, with a prayerful hope you can make the necessary changes.
  • Jin O Jeong

    The Way of the Cross XV: Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis XV

    In the previous thesis, we discussed Luther’s two primary elements on the Will: the active will and the passive will. While Scholastic theology in the Middle Ages argued that with active power by free will even after the fall, human beings can accumulate merits to be saved, Luther argued that ther…
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    Pain is a Tool of Grace for Change

    Pain always hurts and never gets easier. Pain is painful. So, we want to avoid pain at all cost and surround ourselves with only happiness. However, life does not always give what we want.
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    'Mother's Love,' on Mother's Day

    In this light while considering the depth of Mothers’ love, discover our thanks in review of the three Mother characters revealed in today’s sermon and capture how we too may nurture and set the examples to our children to follow as a Mother ourselves.
  • Thom Rainer

    Seven Dangers in the Last Few Years of Your Ministry

    I want this fourth quarter of my ministry to make a difference for His glory. To be clear, I want to avoid seven dangers in my last years of ministry. And I know I can succumb to any and all of these dangers without His strength, His mercy, and His plan.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    The Stillness in the Storm

    It is not easy to cultivate a peaceful mind in a storm. Sometimes, we encounter unpredictable storms in life and it is not just any kind of storm. It won’t be a serene breeze but a strong and destructive one.
  • Thom Rainer

    Ten Roadblocks to Church Revitalization

    Why are so many of our churches not moving forward? Since so many of our churches are in need of revitalization, let’s begin by seeing what roadblocks hinder turnarounds. Here are ten of the most common.
  • Bryan Kim

    The Rainbow at Black Mountain

    It started with the airport. As I arrived at Ashville, North Carolina, it felt at the very least cozy, if not completely reverent.
  • Joshua Choon Min Kang

    Lay Down, Let Go, and Surrender

    Jesus knows that we are carrying heavy burdens. In order to rest, we must come to Jesus with our heavy burdens. And we must lay down our heavy burdens before Jesus. We can rest when we put our heavy burden on Jesus. The secret of rest is in laying things down.
  • Thom Rainer

    Seven Costs to Being an Evangelistic Leader in Your Church

    Though it is not an excuse, we must acknowledge that the pastors and other church leaders pay a high cost when they become intentionally evangelistic. Sometimes it just seems easier to keep our mouths shut about the gospel. Look at these costs to being an evangelistic leader in a local church.
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