Culture and the Church: Thought Shapers- Part 7: Dr. John Piper (The Supremacy of Jesus Christ In All Things)


There are few people that have impacted my life and ministry more than Dr. John Piper.  He is the teaching pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the founder of Desiring God Ministries.  Dr. Piper is a well-respected author and thinker.  The main thing that I have learned from his writings and many sermons is the statement that is the driving force behind Dr. Piper’s life and ministry: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”  This is a statement that as the Holy Spirit has used to bring me to new realizations in my walk with Christ.  When I am distracted like I so often get and am not focused on Jesus Christ and finding my true satisfaction in Him, I do not clearly reflect His glory to those around me.  Competing pleasures in each one of our lives rob us from displaying the glory of God in and trough our lives to others.  This statement also says that true satisfaction in life can be found only in and through Jesus Christ.  We should therefore seek to make Jesus supreme over all things in our lives so that His greatness and glory can be made known to others through the power of His Holy Spirit working through us.