How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice (Session VII)

Speakers: John Piper Year: 2008 Session: Main Session

Radical Christian sacrifice is created when we treasure our future reward vastly more than we treasure this world. The present sacrifices are sustained by the future heavenly reward. In the book of Hebrews, Christ’s supremacy is the heavenly reward. John Piper calls pastors to go suffer with Christ outside the camp due to these beautiful truths.


John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. 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.