The Supremacy of God in Preaching

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801065040
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 613,602
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

John Piper is pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and founder of Desiring God Ministries. He is the author of numerous books, including Let the Nations Be Glad! and Desiring God.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition 9
Preface to the First Edition 13
Part 1 Why God Should Be Supreme in Preaching
1. The Goal of Preaching: The Glory of God 21
2. The Ground of Preaching: The Cross of Christ 31
3. The Gift of Preaching: The Power of the Holy Spirit 41
4. The Gravity and Gladness of Preaching 51
Part 2 How to Make God Supreme in Preaching: Guidance from the Ministry of Jonathan Edwards
5. Keep God Central: The Life of Jonathan Edwards 69
6. Submit to Sweet Sovereignty: The Theology of Edwards 77
7. Make God Supreme: The Preaching of Edwards 83
Stir Up Holy Affections 84
Enlighten the Mind 86
Saturate with Scripture 88
Employ Analogies and Images 90
Use Threat and Warning 92
Plead for a Response 94
Probe the Workings of the Heart 96
Yield to the Holy Spirit in Prayer 98
Be Broken and Tenderhearted 100
Be Intense 103
Conclusion 107
Notes 111
Index 117
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