Why Expositional Preaching Is Particularly Glorifying to God (Session V)

Speakers: John Piper Year: 2006 Session: Main Session

A pastor is charged to not simply inform people of what God says, but to exult in it. A pastor’s task is to herald a message permeated by the greatness and glory of God through His word. The necessity and nature of preaching is influenced by what one believes about the glory of God. Know and enjoy God, so that you are a life transformed by displaying His infinite worth.


John Piper serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with Noël, his wife of 53 years, and they have five children and 14 grandchildren.