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

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805426205
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/15/2002
  • Pages: 286
  • Sales rank: 816,050
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

 John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He is the best-selling author of more than 40 books including Don’t Waste Your Life and Desiring God.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
A Word of Thanks xv
1. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals 1
2. Brothers, God Loves His Glory 5
3. Brothers, God Is Love 11
4. Brothers, Live and Preach Justification by Faith 17
5. Brothers, Beware of the Debtor's Ethic 33
6. Brothers, Tell Them Not to Serve God 39
7. Brothers, Consider Christian Hedonism 45
8. Brothers, Let Us Pray 53
9. Brothers, Beware of Sacred Substitutes 59
10. Brothers, Fight for Your Life 65
11. Brothers, Let Us Query the Text 73
12. Brothers, Bitzer Was a Banker 81
13. Brothers, Read Christian Biography 89
14. Brothers, Show Your People Why God Inspired Hard Texts 97
15. Brothers, Save the Saints 105
16. Brothers, We Must Feel the Truth of Hell 113
17. Brothers, Lead Them to Repentance through Their Pleasure 119
18. Brothers, Magnify the Meaning of Baptism 127
19. Brothers, Our Affliction Is for Their Comfort 137
20. Brothers, Let the River Run Deep 145
21. Brothers, Don't Fight Flesh Tanks with Peashooter Regulations 151
22. Brothers, Don't Confuse Uncertainty with Humility 159
23. Brothers, Tell Them Copper Will Do 167
24. Brothers, Help Your People Hold On and Minister in Calamity 173
25. Brothers, Give Them God's Passion for Missions 187
26. Brothers, Sever the Root of Racism 197
27. Brothers, Blow the Trumpet for the Unborn 211
28. Brothers, Focus on the Essence of Worship, Not the Form 229
29. Brothers, Love Your Wives 245
30. Brothers, Pray for the Seminaries 261
Name Index 267
Subject Index 271
Scripture Index 277
Desiring God Ministries 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2003


    The early chapters are very thought provoking. Definitely a must read for Pastors and staff. I'm not sure how some of the ideas would sound coming out of the pulpit on Sunday morning, but might be a good book for a church book club. Young guys might be tempted to go straight to the pulpit with some of this stuff. Chapters like "Tell Them Not To Serve God" and "Christian Hedonism" will definitely get your idealistic motor reved up. My advice, write the sermons and then let an older pastor or ministry mentor read them. With that said, Piper pops.

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