Expository Exultation and the Old Testament, Part 2: Preaching Christ Crucified 21. Thank you brother Piper for your effort in Christ to get ministers to refocus where the focus rightly belongs. 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. Here is a book about preaching in which God himself takes center stage. This takes place when the preacher works carefully to exegete the text through the anointing of the Spirit and comes to the pulpit under the same influence.
The primary idea undergirding the book is that preaching is an act of corporate worship. If youre not a pastor or preacher, read it anyway. Here are heat and light combinedwhat Lloyd-Jones called logic on fire. With clear examples of specific methods, Piper shows preachers how and what to communicate from the pulpit in a way that takes seriously the task of handling the Word of God week in and week out in the context of, and as, Christian worship. Read it slowly, digest its content carefully, and then bring its principles into practice piously.
Piper launched the series with A Peculiar Glory, which addressed the truthfulness of Scripture. His purpose as a author and speaker for more than 4 decades has been to communicate the truth of the Bible, and to help people apply biblical principles to everyday living. The goal is to bring out the spiritual reality behind each text of the Scriptures to honor the intention of the human writer, but especially to exalt the glory of the divine author who inspired the text. He makes the vital point that it is not enough to expound a text faithfully. There is gold in these pages, and I am eager for the next group of those who will herald the good news of the gospel to be shaped by it.
Piper writes everything that this reviewer wishes he could communicate in every sermon he has preached and every book he has written with penetrating clarity, biblical power, and Christ-exalting passion. God must always have center stage or all will be done in vain. Piper captures the essence of the preaching task and marshalls an army of resources to support his claims. This is what this book is all about. Expository Exultation is a stunning utterance, a leave-you-wanting-more kind of book.
This assertion can potentially help preachers persevere through hardship in preaching with joy in Christ and it can help readers learn to alter their expectations as they listen to sermons. In 2012, he became the Senior Pastor at Christ Fellowship in Everson, Washington. But such a case can be made. This is great writing to exult the glorious power of the gospel that pervades all of Scripture. Expository Exultation and the Old Testament, Part 1: Preaching the Glory of God 20. 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. 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.
While nothing convicts, or changes you as the Word of God, once you finish reading this you will not be content to sit on the sidelines. It was worth the wait. Expository Exaltation by John Piper is the final installment of a three-part series. Following graduation from Multnomah University, he served eight years as Pastor to Students at Lacey Chapel. This takes place when the preacher works carefully to exegete the text through the anointing of the Spirit and comes to the pulpit under the same influence. Expository Exultation and the Obedience of Faith, Part 1: The Path of Love That Leads to Life 18. If you are in full-time ministry, dig deeply into this immense treasure trove of homiletical insight.
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. Every Bible College and Seminary professor should immediately add this work to their list of required reading for preaching courses. This is what this book is all about. Specifically, his aim is to educate the mind, engage the affections, equip the whole person, and encourage God-centered living that treasures Christ above all things. The idea is that these things are the great biblical realities that stand behind every passage of Scripture, both Old Testament and New. Min from Bakke Graduate University. Taking up his advice at this point would likely undercut most of the ongoing debates today that surround redemptive versus grammatical historical preaching.
Expository Exultation and Christ Crucified, Part 1: Boasting Only in the Cross in Every Sermon 16. Building on the foundation laid by his previous two books, A Peculiar Glory and Reading the Bible Supernaturally, Piper makes a compelling claim about the purpose of a sermon: not just an explanation of the text, but awakening worship by being worship. John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany 1971-74. Piper displays a take-you-by-the-throat honesty and a sense of the weight of glory that marks true worship. Read it slowly, digest its content carefully, and then bring its principles into practice piously. It is one of those rare books that is worth reading regularly, or at least until the Lord drives its message into our hearts. Read it slowly, digest its content carefully, and then bring its principles into practice piously.
Instead, it means running from the cross to the truths and exhortations found in the text. The Trinitarian Roots of Expository Exultation Part 3: How Does Preaching Become a Means of the Miracle of Worship—Supernaturally? Meyer, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Expository Exultation makes explicit what the best preachers in church history have known intuitively and devotionally and what all preachers and hearers need to learn clearly. We are in desperate need of serious preaching in these serious days. Finally, he advocates for the preaching we need, urging that in all our expositions we would make a beeline from the cross to the resurrection to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to the giving of Scripture to the blood-bought miracle of new birth to the mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory, to the beauties of Christ-permeating, Christ-exalting self-control and sober-mindedness and love. All the emphases we have come to expect from Piper are here: God-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-imbued, with rigorous attention to the text of Scripture and passionate theological conviction.