Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry



❰Reading❯ ➶ Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry Author John Piper – E17streets4all.co.uk A senior pastor pleads with his colleagues to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry A senior Are Not PDF/EPUB é pastor pleads with his colleagues to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry.Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry

John Piper Are Not PDF/EPUB é is founder and teacher of desiringGod and chancellor of Bethlehem College Seminary For years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary BD , and the University of Munich Deol For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St Paul, Minnesota, and Brothers, We PDF/EPUB or in accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem John is the author ofthan books andthan years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry
  • John Piper
  • English
  • 26 October 2019
  • 0805426205

10 thoughts on “Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry

  1. says:

    I know Five stars Five stars says Cr me de la cr me Why did I rate this so high Because I believe the author accomplished what he sat out to do and did it in a fantastic way.Imagine my perspective Newly saved, called to be a pastor, has barely started on the path to becoming a pastor and by God s grace, I read this book.This is clock filled with not only practical after practical insight to undo the executive, CEO business mindset of the American Evangelical megachurch of the last 50 year I know Five stars Five stars says Cr me de la cr me Why did I rate this so high Because I believe the author accomplished what he sat out to do and did it in a fantastic way.Imagine my perspective Newly saved, called to be a pastor, has barely started on the path to becoming a pastor and by God s grace, I read this book.This is clock filled with not only practical after practical insight to undo the executive, CEO business mindset of the American Evangelical megachurch of the last 50 years but it is a higher call to change our mindset of what we are called to do My friends, this is not another job and I get sick when I see people treating this like it is job Do we not see the qualifications of an elder in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 Are we to have the mentality to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified Are we not charged in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom preach the word be ready in season and out of season reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching The calling of a pastor is not just another job The church staff is not another corporate ladder to climb Your end is not to get to the top but rather, run the race that is set before us and keep our eyes on the finish line, that is, Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith.This book is perfect for the newbie pastor to be.This book is perfect for the grizzled old veteran.This book serves well for all the saints who are looking to do the work of the ministry.Brothers and sisters, we are not professionals We have been called to behold the absolute truth and it is our faithful duty to reveal the timeless beauty of God If we heed to what the Scriptures tell us, we know that we desperately need his Spirit to carry out the gospel of Christ for the glory of God and our joy until Christ comes and gets us or we drop six feet into the ground.May God help us all Amen

  2. says:

    This book is a collection of essays on a variety of ministry and theology topics Solid, biblical perspective, filled with excellent quotes and illustrations Very concise, so it pays well for your reading time.Years ago, this was the first Piper book that I read right before I read Desiring God Now that I ve read many of his other books, I can see the basic ideas for many of them in this one book It s like a theological seed packet Empty it in the fertile mind of John Piper and you get 3 This book is a collection of essays on a variety of ministry and theology topics Solid, biblical perspective, filled with excellent quotes and illustrations Very concise, so it pays well for your reading time.Years ago, this was the first Piper book that I read right before I read Desiring God Now that I ve read many of his other books, I can see the basic ideas for many of them in this one book It s like a theological seed packet Empty it in the fertile mind of John Piper and you get 30 years of published books, thousands of sermons, and a bunch of blog posts too So good news If you like any single essay chapter in this book, you can probably find a full length book that he s published on that topic If not, it s probably slotted for release in the near future Check back soon.In my opinion, this is a must read for every pastor The chapters on prayer, sanctification, and entertainment oriented ministry are so powerful

  3. says:

    Piper does a great job at dealing with subjects that need to be dealt with His focus on Christ when it comes to the great things of pastoral ministry and some of the lesser things of pastoral ministry made this a delight to read.

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    Preaching Magazine states that this is one of 10 best books every preacher should read I agree completely The first chapter sets the stage for the book and reading it is worth the price of the book In the first chapter he says We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry Professionalizm has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry Theprofessional we long to be, thespiritual death we will leave in our wake Pip Preaching Magazine states that this is one of 10 best books every preacher should read I agree completely The first chapter sets the stage for the book and reading it is worth the price of the book In the first chapter he says We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry Professionalizm has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry Theprofessional we long to be, thespiritual death we will leave in our wake Piper is not suggesting that we should do ministry in a slipshod, sloppy, lazy, lackadaisical manner He compels us to Christ exalting excellence in our ministries His reaction is to doing things in such a way that our ministries will be seen by people as professionally attractive, yet completely devoid of the power of the cross I bump into pastors that focus on business models and professional models While they profess to preach the Bible, the aim is on professional method, not the Spirit s power.Among the other 35 chapters, he exhorts to Bible Oriented, not entertainment oriented ministry, to show your people why God inspired hard texts, to read Christian biography, to sever the root of racism, to blow the trumpet for the unborn and so on While pastors might disagree, any who read will be challenged to think biblically with reference to their ministries in these areas.One of the values is that in 36 short chapters, he presses on pastors all that he understands as important to biblical ministry In some ways, it is a capsulation of all he believes and teaches about God, the bible, and ministry Highly recommended for experienced and newer pastors, along with any layperson who takes Christian ministry seriously

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    If you are a pastor, stop what you are doing and go read this book It is incredible.Think of it as a collection of 36 short chapters that read like personal letters from the author to the reader The letters cover topics like God s love for his glory, Christian hedonism, acting the miracle in sanctification, pursuing repentance through pleasure, andPlus, they are all written from the perspective of pastoral ministry There are those who love this author, those who dislike him, and those If you are a pastor, stop what you are doing and go read this book It is incredible.Think of it as a collection of 36 short chapters that read like personal letters from the author to the reader The letters cover topics like God s love for his glory, Christian hedonism, acting the miracle in sanctification, pursuing repentance through pleasure, andPlus, they are all written from the perspective of pastoral ministry There are those who love this author, those who dislike him, and those who are indifferent toward him Whatever group you fall in, you should still read this book.Personally, I love John Piper The Lord has used him and his ministry in profound ways in my life and one of the greatest truths he has helped me discover is that, God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him That being said, I think some of his books tend to over explain his point and are unnecessarily lengthy But that is not the case with this one The chapters are short, powerful, and to the point Because of that, this is my favorite book from Piper.If you read one book on pastoral ministry this year, make it this one

  6. says:

    Purchased the revised and updated version by Baker publishing This is essentially Piper s Greatest Hits There are 38 chapters that are all relatively short and each chapter covers an essential aspect of Piper s ministry, and specifically ordered to pastors Want to read Piper but don t really know where to start Read this book The only downer was that I caught some pretty glaring typos a few times Maybe trying to make a deadline proved difficult Regardless, it s a minor quibble that can Purchased the revised and updated version by Baker publishing This is essentially Piper s Greatest Hits There are 38 chapters that are all relatively short and each chapter covers an essential aspect of Piper s ministry, and specifically ordered to pastors Want to read Piper but don t really know where to start Read this book The only downer was that I caught some pretty glaring typos a few times Maybe trying to make a deadline proved difficult Regardless, it s a minor quibble that can be fixed further on down the line I am grateful for John Piper and his ministry, and thankful that he published this book for pastors and leaders alike

  7. says:

    The quintessential Piper pu pu platter Feast on a smattering of Piperic gems on a wide variety of topics One of my profs recently quipped, John Piper is 90% Jonathan Edwards, 8% C.S Lewis, and 2% raging fundamentalist I find that statement hysterically accurate.

  8. says:

    Excellent collection of essays Not only for pastors or those in ministry Many of the essays are very challenging and enlightening.

  9. says:

    I read this before I was in full time ministry But now that I ve been in it for a couple years, I read it again And this time, it was evenhelpful And, Lord willing, when I become a senior pastor in the future, I know it ll be one of the first books I go to again , because I m sure it ll have the stirring effect later on, too.Almost every chapter in this book is packed with wisdom, clarity, and stirring advice On one hand, I could argue that this isn t one of Piper s best because it do I read this before I was in full time ministry But now that I ve been in it for a couple years, I read it again And this time, it was evenhelpful And, Lord willing, when I become a senior pastor in the future, I know it ll be one of the first books I go to again , because I m sure it ll have the stirring effect later on, too.Almost every chapter in this book is packed with wisdom, clarity, and stirring advice On one hand, I could argue that this isn t one of Piper s best because it doesn t have that coherent chapter by chapter argumentation like so many other of his works Desiring God, Pleasures , Let the Nations, etc And yet, it is a book jam packed in each chapter.And I d even recommend this to non pastors Why Because so much in it applies to Christian living Yes, certain chapters might apply mostly to just pastors, but also many of the chapters are just soul stirring for living as a Christian.In short, I m very thankful this book exists And I pray that by God s grace as a minister I put much of it into practice

  10. says:

    I would consider this a must read for anybody in vocational ministry There are some chapters that largely apply to pastor teachers, but most of it is applicable and necessary for all of us serving in ministry Piper continually stokes the flames of passionate joy in Jesus This is the case with this book as well

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