I strongly urge you to log in to www.desiringgod.org at approximately 6:10 p.m. this evening to watch live the final sermon that John Piper will preach as Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His text will be Hebrews 13.20-21. I write this fighting back tears, tears of both gratitude for the many years of powerful preaching that John has brought to Bethlehem and the larger body of Christ, and tears of joy and expectation as I await the next chapter in John's life and ministry.
Trust me, although this is his final official sermon as pastor at Bethlehem, he has no intentions of retiring! The very thought of such is reprehensible to John. He will now launch out afresh with Desiring God and continue his ministry of writing, speaking, and teaching (at Bethlehem College and Seminary and elsewhere). So, rejoice with me as we give thanks to God for the faithful and fervent ministry of this man who desires only that in all things Jesus Christ would be preeminent (Col. 1.18).