John Piper – ‘Who but Preachers’?January 15, 2008
“Christian preachers, more than all others, should know that people are starving for God. If anyone in all the world should be able to say, ‘I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory,’ it is the herald of God.
Who but preachers will look out over the wasteland of secular culture and say, ‘Behold your God!’?
Who will tell the people that God is great and greatly to be praised?
Who will paint for them the landscape of God’s grandeur?
Who will remind them with tales of wonder that God has triumphed over every foe?
Who will cry out above every crisis, ‘Your God reigns!’?
Who will labour to find words that can carry the ‘gospel of the glory of the blessed God’?”
(John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching, p 108-109)
NOTE: Tomorrow, Derek Thomas will be answering 10 Questions for Expositors.