Interviews on Preaching & Teaching
In episode 229, Pastor John talks about how he prepares sermons
Jason Meyer on what makes pastoral preaching distinctive.
In Episode 118, John Piper talks about the priority of preaching in the church’s corporate worship.
In Episode 74, John Piper talks about the weighty responsibility of teaching the Bible.
In Episode 56 someone asks if men reading biblical commentaries written by women violates Paul’s instruction 1 Timothy 2:12.
In Episode 54 Pastor John talks about Christian communication, including the relationship between God’s sovereignty and our creativity with words.
In Episode 50 John Piper says, “Preaching, to me, is expository exultation. Expository means I am explaining things. I want to make them clear. And so my hands are trying to do in the air what I am saying with my mouth.”
In Episode 49 John Piper talks about why he uses hand gestures while preaching.
“No pastor lives up to what he preaches. If he does, he is preaching too low.” Is this a healthy tension for a pastor to feel?
In this episode we ask Pastor John Piper about preaching joy in God during seasons when he didn’t experience personal joy in God. And did he disclose his personal condition in those sermons?
In episode 7, Pastor John shares about his takeaways from Passion 2013 and offers one particular lesson for everyone involved in leading student ministries.
In episode 6, Pastor John talks about what it was like to preach to 60,000 students in the Georgia Dome for Passion 2013.
John Piper describes his method of sermon preparation, but doesn't recommend it for other preachers.
John Piper says that every Christian sermon should point to Jesus somehow.
John Piper wants to be careful to criticize himself before criticizing another.
John Piper looks to Paul's words to Timothy for how to view preaching.
John Piper says that expository preaching is about exposing a text's meaning, and stories have meaning.
John Piper mentions who he is reading and how each helps his study of John.
John Piper talks about how he chooses what books of the Bible to preach from.
John Piper says that a preacher should consider his hearers' needs, be himself, and pray.
John Piper says to draw as much as you can out of a passage, but then to be honest about the rest.
John Piper shares some of the reasoning behind using video-recorded sermons in corporate worship.
John Piper says pastors need to test their hearts as they consider what to preach.
John Piper answers questions on issues raised in his book on preaching.