The beauty of the pulpit ministry is that those called to preach the Gospel have different styles, but the same Biblical Truth. I'll never forget listening to one of my first John Piper's sermons taking the train home one night, on the Gospel of John. The end product of his dynamic preaching is the focus on the centrality, supremacy, and the beauty of Jesus Christ...who made it possible for men to know and love God. His ministry has been such a personal blessing in not just learning how to be theological or doctrinal, but to fall in love with Jesus. Many pastors, though faithful to the text, will preach about the necessity of Christ, but not too many will paint the canvas on the beauty and supremacy of Our Savior. Jesus is not just God at a distance, but for the believer Jesus is Our God who walks and talks with us, and is someone to treasure because He first loved us.
The thing about Piper's ministry, Desiring God, is to show a deep inclination for the satisfaction and JOY of knowing Jesus, and as we become aware of our sinful nature, our joy in Him allows us to to repent and treasure Him more than the things of this world. John Piper's ministry has been a blessing to my life, keeping it real, keeping it beautiful to the Word, and showing the Power of Jesus Christ through the Word.