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: 453,910
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

John Piper (BD, Fuller Theological Seminary; DTheol, University of Munich) is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Although I've only just read this for the first time, this is th

    Although I've only just read this for the first time, this is the book on preaching the Holy Spirit has written on my heart.  The short version is that the job of the preacher in the pulpit is not to entertain or even teach but to glorify a majestic God in such a way that the congregation is awed at nothing but the surpassing awesomeness of God and in return to worship this same God because of His immense nature.
    Whether this sounds like something you already understand about preaching or not, the book is worth reading as an encouragement toward Biblical preaching.

    My only gripe is that B&N has an older version for $, I'm not overly pleased to spend over $10 for 95 pages.  Still, I'd rather own a copy than not.

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