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The Supremacy of God in Preaching (& Expanded)

The Supremacy of God in Preaching (& Expanded)

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This significantly updated classic by John Piper is an essential guide for preachers who want to stir the embers of revival. Piper makes a fervent, biblical case for putting the glory of God first in all preaching, and draws on the example of pulpit giants of the past, particularly Jonathan Edwards. 176 pages, from Baker.

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This significantly updated classic by John Piper is an essential guide for preachers who want to stir the embers of revival. Piper makes a fervent, biblical case for putting the glory of God first in all preaching, and draws on the example of pulpit giants of the past, particularly Jonathan Edwards. 176 pages, from Baker.
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:According to Warren Wiersbe, The Supremacy of God in Preaching "calls us back to a biblical standard for preaching, a standard exemplified by many of the pulpit giants of the past, especially Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon." This newly revised and expanded edition is an essential guide for preachers who want to stir the embers of revival. Piper has added valuable new material reflecting on his thirty-three years of preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church, offering a glimpse of what a lifetime of putting God first has done for the faith of the hundreds of thousands who have heard him preach over the years.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

John Piper

John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).

At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.

Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.

John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).

In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."

John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.

John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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God is at work when you preach
5 stars By Rory, Dec 20 2016
I went into this book thinking about how I could preach better sermons. I came out of reading this thinking about how I could 'be' a better preacher. Not in the sense of following tips or '7 steps to a great message'- but how can I see and experience the supremacy of Christ, to then bring that before others and offer it to them. I really learned through this book that God's strength is most clear when I'm weak and get out of the way. 
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Truly inspiring
4 stars By Kieran Carr, Dec 05 2016
In The Supremacy of God in Preaching, John Piper argues that God should be supreme in preaching. This book focuses very much on a theology of preaching and not on the technical side of preaching. The structure of his argument for the supremacy of God in preaching, is Trinitarian: (1) The Goal of Preaching: The Glory of God; (2) The Ground of Preaching: The Cross of Christ; (3) The Gift of Preaching: The Power of the Holy Spirit.

A secondary part of Piper's argument is that the ministry of preaching stands alone in the way it fills people's heads with the knowledge of God and fuels their hearts with a passion for God . Based on the ministry, writing, and preaching Jonathan Edwards, Piper outlines ten very helpful points on how to preach (i.e. 'Stir Up Holy Affections' and 'Plead for a Response').

This book is a must-read  for all preachers because it lays down the fundamentals of why, what, and how to preach. Piper's brevity and simplicity will make this book accessible to beginners. His zeal for the glory of God, his commitment to the Word of God, and his belief in the power of God through preaching will inspire every preacher.
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  • Catalogue Code 412012
  • Product Code 9780801017087
  • ISBN 0801017084
  • EAN 9780801017087
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Preaching
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Feb 2015
  • Sales Rank #55219
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.213kg

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