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1 Corinthians 15: How Easter Changes Everything
2010 Bible Conference
2011 Bible Conference
2012 Reformation Weekend with Dr. Joe Flatt
2014 Bible Conference with Dr. Joe Flatt
A Biblical Theology of Worship
Biblical Expository Preaching: A FBC Distinctive
Biblical Theology: Grasping the Major Themes in Scripture
By Whose Authority? Spiritual Leaders in the Local Church
Christmas Message
Church Discipline and Restoration
Colossians 1-4: The Sovereign Supremacy of Jesus Christ
Forgive! As We’ve Been Forgiven
Fundamentals of the Faith
Jesus Loves the Church and So Should We
John: The Gospel of Believing
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
Psalms
Revelation 1-3, What Would Jesus Say About My Church
Revelation 19-22
Revelation 4-5
Revelation 6-18
The 7 Sayings of Jesus on the Cross
The Deadly Dangers of Legalism, Mysticism, and Asceticism
The Fulfilled Family
The Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
Topical Messages
Trials, Suffering, and Evil: How to Honor God When Life Seems Unfair


“George Whitefield believed in preaching and gave his life to it. By this preaching God did a mighty work of salvation on both sides of the Atlantic. His biographer, Arnold Dallimore, chronicled the astonishing effect that Whitefield’s preaching had in Britain and America in the eighteenth century. It came like rain on the parched land and made the desert spring forth with the flowers of righteousness. Dallimore lifted his eyes from the transformed wasteland of Whitefield’s time and expressed his longing that God would do this again. He cries out for a new generation of preachers like Whitefield. His words help me express what I long for in the coming generations of preachers in America and around the world. He said,

Yea…that we shall see the great Head of the Church once more . . . raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this glorious employ. And what manner of men will they be? Men mighty in the Scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of the greatness, the majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace. They will be men who have learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal ambitions; men who are willing to be ‘fools for Christ’s sake’, who will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labor and suffer, and whose supreme desire will be, not to gain earth’s accolades, but to win the Master’s approbation when they appear before His awesome judgment seat. They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness ‘signs and wonders following’ in the transformation of multitudes of human lives.1

Mighty in the Scriptures, aglow with the great truths of the doctrines of grace, dead to self, willing to labor and suffer, indifferent to the accolades of man, broken for sin, and dominated by a sense of the greatness, the majesty, and holiness of God. Dallimore, like Whitefield, believed that preaching is the heralding of God’s word from that kind of heart. Preaching is not conversation. Preaching is not discussion. Preaching is not casual talk about religious things. Preaching is not simply teaching. Preaching is the heralding of a message permeated by the sense of God’s greatness and majesty and holiness. The topic may be anything under the sun, but it is always brought into the blazing light of God’s greatness and majesty in his word. That was the way Whitefield preached.”

This excerpt is from John Piper’s sermon at T4G 2006.