The vision of God in these pages is (to use some hyphenated Piperisms) hope-giving, pride-humbling, and mind-stretching.
The weekly sermon is of supernatural import, where both the speaker and listener are transformed by the word of God.
Piper’s example is commendable. Pastors should get to know the Bible and their authors more comprehensively. How might our ministries change if we invested ourselves so thoroughly in Peter, John, Jeremiah, and others biblical authors?