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Eloquence Can Overshadow Conviction

Great post on Desiring God about the danger of an overly polished sermon having the ability to impress the hearers without ever convicting them with the content. What I saw this week is that Whitefield’s gifts of “eloquence” pose the very problem I must deal with at the NatCon. He was so good, you could … Continue reading

John Piper on Preaching, Preachers and Prayer

Adrian Warnock interviewed John Piper while he was in Wales for New Word Alive. The interview is available in four video segments: On New Word Alive On Passionate Preaching On Prayer and Bible Study On Favorite Preachers and His Call to Pastor HT: Desiring God

Beware of Proclaiming Yourself

The great challenge of the preacher is to follow Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, “What we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” But there are more ways to preach ourselves than one might think. This word from James Denney has exerted a sobering effect … Continue reading

The Preacher and Pride

From one of the best books on preaching that I [John Piper] know comes this word on the danger of pride in us preachers: Pride is without doubt the chief occupational hazard of the preacher. It I has ruined many, and deprived their ministry of power…. In some it is blatantly obvious. They are exhibitionists … Continue reading

Why I Trust the Scriptures

Here are some notes from John Piper’s talk (“Why I Trust the Scriptures.”) at the Resurgence conference. Notes

State of the American Pulpit Today

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