Web Wednesday-Freight Train Named Desire

One of my favorite websites to is desiringGod.org.  This online resource features the ministry of John Piper, the pastor, author and theologian.  His church, Bethlehem Baptist, is in the midwestern mecca of Minneapolis, MN.  The same city is home to Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, the famous Mall of America, and a wonderful collection of Craftsman Style homes.  I’ve never been there, but I always wanted to.  I finally now live close enough for it to be an easy possibility.

DesiringGodWhat you will find through Desiring God is nearly endless.  It seems like I discover something new each time I visit the site.  There are years of archived sermons, taste and see articles (blog), and various other print and media resources.

My new favorite is the Ask Pastor John series.  This is a short format Q & A with John Piper.  With new episodes released three times a week (Mon, Wed, and Fri) and featuring one question and answer at a time, it is a quick way to get something to think about or discuss with your family or friends.

Here is a recent example:

Additionally, the database is searchable.  If you have a particular issue, topic, doctrine, date, Scripture passage, etc. that you are interested in, a quick search will lead you to a variety of helpful options.

One more thing to mention is the availability of free books.  Many of John Piper’s books are available as a downloadable PDF file.  It is easy to read on your computer or digital reader (kindle) or you can print a copy and share it with others.  You can do this as much as you want as long as you don’t alter the content or charge for it.

Something that rings true in what you will find at desiringGod.org is the organization’s purpose: to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.

What you find at this website is a freight train full of resources, encouragement, and thought provoking questions and material that is fueled by the surpassing joy of Christ.  This train is moving, full steam ahead for the city of God’s Glory.  Hop on board and benefit from what is here.  Find it to be true that…

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.


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