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

ISBN-10: 1433678829
ISBN-13: 9781433678820
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
Authors: John Piper
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

 In this revised and expanded edition ofBrothers, We Are Not Professionalsthat includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.“We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God.“Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). you cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed.“The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.”

Preface to the New Edition
Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
Brothers, God Loves His Glory
Brothers, God Is Love
Brothers, God Does Make Much of Us
Brothers, Live and Preach Justification by Faith
Brothers, God Is the Gospel
Brothers, Beware of the Debtor's Ethic
Brothers, Tell Them Not to Serve God
Brothers, Consider Christian Hedonism
Brothers, Let Us Pray
Brothers, Beware of Sacred Substitutes
Brothers, Fight for Your life
Brothers, Be Bible-Oriented-Not Entertainment-Oriented-Preachers
Brothers, Query the Text
Brothers, Bitzer Was a Banker
Brothers, Read Christian Biography
Brothers, Show Your People Why God Inspired Hard Texts
Brothers, Pursue the Tone of the Text
Brothers, Save the Saints
Brothers, Feel the Truth of Hell
Brothers, Lead Them to Repentance through Their Pleasure
Brothers, Help Them Act the Miracle
Brothers, Magnify the Meaning of Baptism
Brothers, Our Affliction Is for Their Comfort
Brothers, Let the River Run Deep
Brothers, Don't Fight Flesh Tanks with Peashooter Regulations
Brothers, Bodily Training Is of Some Value
Brothers, Don't Confuse Uncertainty with Humility
Brothers, Tell Them Copper Will Do
Brothers, Help Your People Hold On and Minister in Calamity
Brothers, Give Them God's Passion for Missions
Brothers, Sever the Root of Racism
Brothers, Blow the Trumpet for the Unborn
Brothers, Focus on the Essence of Worship, Not the Form
Brothers, Love Your Wives
Brothers, Pray for the Seminaries
Name Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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