On September 4, 2019, we sat with Pastor John via video conference call and he shared some thoughts on maintaining wonder in pastoral ministry and answered a variety of personal questions from TCT pastors and planters.
Resting in Christ in Disappointment and Discouragement | Justin Perry
We live in a time when industries are constantly changing, technologies are rapidly developing, and skills are continually in need of sharpening. To stay current with the latest advancements, skills, and technologies in their fields, many professionals utilize (and many companies require) continuing education to help stay competitive, relevant, and effective.
A Video from the Acts 29 W Regional Conference in 2015
"The Healthy Soul of a Leader" Jim Cofield & Rich Plass, authors of the book "The Relational Soul" and members of Crosspoint Ministry.
Mini-Books: A Ministry Tool
A series of small books dealing with a variety of counseling topics from OCD and Self Harm to Depression and Addiction. Written by a variety of authors and intended to aid in ministry settings.
What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you've ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience.
Authors: Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp
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In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.
Authors: John Piper and Justin Taylor
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Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you.
Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.
Authors: John Piper, David Mathis, Johnathon Bowers, Joe Rigney, Jonathan Parnell, Jason Meyer, Tony Reinke, Ryan Griffith, and Marshall Segal
For decades, John Piper has trumpeted the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” He calls it Christian Hedonism. The problem is that many people, after being persuaded, find that this truth is both liberating and devastating.
It’s liberating because it endorses our inborn desire for joy. And it’s devastating because it reveals that we don’t desire God the way we should. What do you do when you discover the good news that God wants you to be content in him, but then find that you aren’t?
Author: John Piper
Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, he will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in him, he will be most glorified in you.
Author: John Piper
In The True Christian’s Love to the Unseen Christ, Thomas Vincent endeavors to excite and provoke Christians to a lively and vigorous exercise of love toward Jesus. With pastoral affection, Vincent delivers a variety of arguments and motivations to stir us up to love. He also provides a number of wise directions for how to warm and enflame one’s heart with a love for Christ. A devotional classic, this specimen of practical Christianity is full of biblical application and encouragement.
Author: Thomas Vincent
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What does it mean to be holy? A holy life is the only true way to show our love for God, according to Clyde Cranford, who spent his life perfecting this way of being. Now in heaven himself, Cranford passes on his discoveries about pursuing holiness, revealing two practical steps for the reader to follow in his deep yet simple book: First, strive to know God, then, to please Him. This accessible and life-changing guide offers unique "how-to" sections on daily quiet times, why and how to memorize Scripture, witnessing, worship, forgetting self, dealing with temptation, and knowing God's will. Readers will find inspiration and empowerment to live their love for God out loud.
Author: Clyde Cranford
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This double volume contains the classic work by William Garden Blaikie on the Inner Life of Christ, together with “The Emotions of Jesus” by Robert Law. These two books, especially Blaikie’s, cover a little thought of subject but with great sensitivity and profound insight. We have received more letters of appreciation for this volume than all our other books put together.
Authors: William G. Blaikie & Henry Law
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Looking unto Jesus, the Crucified One, the Risen One, the Glorified One. Only three words, but they are the basis for the life of faith in Christ. Look to Him as risen glorified revealed by the Holy Spirit who gives repentance to receive from Him the task for each day Looking unto Him NOW, AFRESH, ONLY, STILL, ALWAYS
Author: Theodore Monod
Purchase booklet from Bible Truth Publishers
The nature of spiritual experience is probably both the most interesting and the most difficult subject in Christian literature: interesting because it concerns human life in all observable stages from childhood to death, and embraces all the emotions and behaviour possible in a man regenerated by the Holy Spirit; difficult because the adequate treatment of the subject makes immense demands upon the author. To trace sanctification and backsliding, as they appear in human consciousness, presupposes a sound biblical theology as well as a spirituality of mind and a pastoral knowledge broad enough to interpret all the varieties in type which occur.
Author: Archibald Alexander
A video from the 2016 BCS PasCon
Speaker: Tim Cain