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 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 desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.