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Today's Expositor's Quote is from John Piper, of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis:

My burden is to plead for the supremacy of God in preaching -- that the dominant note of preaching be the freedom of God's sovereign grace, the unifying theme be the zeal that God has for his own glory, the grand object of preaching be the infinite and inexhaustible being of God, and the pervasive atmosphere of preaching be the holiness of God. Then when preaching takes up the ordinary things of life -- family, job, leisure, friendships; or the crises of our day -- AIDS, divorce, addictions, depression, abuses, poverty, hunger, and, worst of all, unreached peoples of the world, these matters are not only taken up. They are taken all the way up into God.

John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching, Baker Books, 1990, p. 20.

[What is the dominant note, the unifying theme, the grand object, and the pervasive atmosphere of your preaching? May each one of us realize the glory and majesty of this most important calling -- and so speak the word with reviving power -- Coty]


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