Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry, Updated and Expanded Edition- Takeaways

Reflections

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Piper, J. (2013). Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry, Updated and Expanded Edition [Kindle Android version].

We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry. 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 (Matt. 18:3); there is no professional tenderheartedness (Eph. 4:32); there is no professional panting after God (Ps. 42:1). But our first business is to pant after God in prayer.

This week I finished reading through the revised and updated version of John Piper’s book Brothers, We are Not Professionals. Overall it was a good worthwhile read. While…

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