A fruitful life and an eternal life come from this: dying like a seed and hating your life in this world. God's plan is for his gospel- spreading, church-planting purpose to triumph through the suffering of his people, especially his ministers and missionaries. And not many illustrate this better than Adoniram Judson (1788- 1850).
In this biographical sketch delivered at the 2003 Pastors' Conference, John Piper shows how strategic it was that Judson died so many times and in so many ways. May God use his powerful word and the life of Adoniram Judson - America's first foreign missionary - to stir many of you to give your lives to this great cause!