When John Piper preached at the Together for the Gospel conference last week in Louisville, Ky., he reflected on some of the most difficult times in his life and ministry and said, “I’m amazed that I’m a Christian today.”

The 66-year-old pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota explained that he has been a Christian for 60 years, a pastor at Bethlehem for 32 years, married to his wife for nearly 44 years and a father for nearly 40 years. Recently, he has been experiencing “momentous days” in his life, he said, because his church is currently working toward putting a successor in his place.

But when considering where he is and how far he has come in his life as a Christian, a pastor, a husband and a father, Piper attributes his success to the grace of God alone.

“If any of that were decisively dependent on me, I would have ceased to be a Christian long ago … I have no doubt about that at all,” he said, noting that he has experienced days when his marriage was under attack and when his soul was under attack.

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