By Desiring God
Messages from the Teaching Team at Desiring God.
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When our hearts run dry, and our good works languish, the Bible bids us: “Consider the end.”
When it comes to missions, reasons abound to stay rather than to go. But for every apparent obstacle, countless promises say, “It will be worth it.”
David Mathis | Pastors are first and foremost teachers, but they are not only teachers. They feed the sheep and lead the sheep — and they lead by feeding.
David Mathis | The pastors we all want are men who want to pastor, who want to see God move in them and through them for the joy of others.
What do we call an obsessively self-centered person? An egomaniac. Then what should we call God, who demands all our praise? We call him gracious.
John Piper | Your prayers and financial support help us bring more people into the fullest enjoyment of the greatest treasure ever found. For every $10 per month you give, we can reach 70 more people with God-centered resources. Would ...
When we pray for God to preserve us, we ask that he would be not only our Lord, but our life — not only our God, but our highest and everlasting good.
At the root of all conflict is man’s conflict with God. At Christmas, we celebrate that God took the initiative to establish true peace.
David Mathis | When speaking of God, we grope for fresh language to name the greatness of God. Might we learn to reach more often for the word “majesty”?
The Puritans took joy seriously because they read the Bible carefully. They saw that delight in God is at the heart of all true obedience.
David Mathis | “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s counsel?
David Mathis | “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” How happy might we be if we heeded Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s famous counsel?
David Mathis | The Father not only planned for his Son to die, but was pleased to crush him. And for those in Christ, this can be as comforting as it is astonishing.
Before he created the earth, God knew pain would plague this world. And not only knew, but planned. And not only planned — but purposed.
You will not be perfect in this life, but you can be pleasing to God. You can become a real ingredient in the divine happiness.
The individual soul’s affection for God is essential to the corporate, eternal reality of the worshiping church.
David Mathis | Blessed is the leader who meditates on God’s law day and night — not just in public, but all the more in secret.
David Mathis | When loss surrounds us, when fears assail us, we have a banner to which to flee. We turn to the God who has spoken, and there find real hope and strength.
David Mathis | Good preachers carry many burdens before preaching, while preaching, and after preaching — and the rewards still outweigh the costs.
When glad in God, we bend low in love for others. We imitate Christ, who not only bowed the knee but hung his body on the tree.
David Mathis | Psalm 46 teaches us God can handle the earth’s undoing and nations raging against his people — and that if he can do that, he can be a very present help in our trouble.
God promises us his life-sustaining presence, even as he leads us into waterless regions of suffering and loss.
Faith does not shipwreck upon the rocks of history, logic, science, or ethics, but on the mountains of sinful desire.
Humility flourishes in hearts that focus not on being humble, but on gladly exalting Jesus, who is superior to us in every possible way.
David Mathis | We boast on Sunday because Christ died on Friday. No cross, no favor with God. No crucifixion, no resurrection. We live because he died.
David Mathis | What is freedom in Christ? Freedom from trying to earn God’s acceptance, and freedom to know and enjoy God forever.
There is a kind of unhealthy preaching that fails to make plain the effective connection between the sin-bearing work of Christ and the sin-killing work of the Christian.
Why does the apostle Paul speak so much about himself and his suffering? Because his suffering for the sake of others makes the love of Christ tangible to them.
David Mathis | Why would Christians exercise? Working and pushing these bodies, as God designed them, serves our learning, our joy, and our love.
David Mathis | What if, with some intentionality, the news could become a source of refreshment rather than a continual distraction and discouragement?
The sovereign supremacy of Christ both keeps us from error and enables us to persevere through hardships with patience and joyful thankfulness.
Joy in God becomes our stronghold when we are awakened to see and savor him as our greatest joy.
What does Bible reading look like for John Piper? In this message to fathers, he tells personal stories and shares how he has weaved Bible reading into all of life.
David Mathis | How do we meet with God in his word for a lifetime? Every morning, seek to gather a day’s portion.
Tony Reinke | Is a lightning rod — and by extension, all other tech — an act of faith or an act of God-thwarting unbelief?
David Mathis | Before we step out to attempt big, ambitious things for Jesus, we need to prepare ourselves to receive and embrace the humbling that will inevitably come.
Tony Reinke | Many of us today love to swipe, scroll, and stare, but hardly read. Tony Reinke shares 23 tips for reading more and better in a digital age.
Prayer says more than the words it speaks. The act of praying vocalizes a profound reality: God himself abides in us, and we abide in him.
David Mathis | Moses made an audacious request. God answered — but only in part. And what he revealed at Sinai pales in comparison to Calvary.
The first Christmas brought good news. With it came fearless, great joy for all those who confess, “Jesus is Lord.”
John Piper | The ministry of Desiring God is fueled by the prayers and financial gifts of God’s people. If you have been blessed by our resources in 2021, would you consider becoming a monthly partner? https://give.desiringgod.org/#monthly
The church exists for missions — and because of missions. God plans for his people to come from the peoples, a promise he first made to Israel.
In 2021, Bethlehem Baptist celebrated 150 years as a church. As part of the celebration service, former pastor John Piper reflects on how a church could endure, and bear fruit, over generations.
David Mathis | God made us to be led, every one of us. He designed us to thrive, not in autonomy, but under the wisdom and care of worthy leaders.
God plans to win the world with singing. Here are five connections between our joy-filled worship and the finishing of the Great Commission.
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The Lamb who was slain will one day receive the reward of his suffering — people will come to him in joyful faith from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
One of the most challenging commands in all the Bible is to rejoice when reviled. It’s not just difficult; it is humanly impossible.
Christian leaders often carry great burdens. But God never leaves them without the opportunity to know serious joy, even in the hardest trials.
Christ has secured innumerable benefits for his people. But without this central, most foundational achievement, all the rest would collapse.