Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Brothers We Are Not Professionals Book Review
So the goal of spiritual leadership is to muster people to join God in living for God's glory.
The essence of the Christian ministry is that success is not within our reach.
When it comes to reading the Bible slow down. Query. Ponder. Chew.
When the heart no longer feels the truth of hell, the gospel passes from good news to simply news. The intensity of joy is blunted and the heart spring of love is dried up.
The problem is not with earning a lot the problem is the constant accumulation of luxuries that are soon felt to be needs. If you want to be a conduit for God's grace, you don't have to be lined with gold. Copper will do.
I don't know where you are today. You may be on the verge of ministry burnout. You could be in the middle of seminary and needing a refreshing reminder of why we do what we do. You could be a lay person who needs to be reminded of what ministry should be about. Whatever your situation is or wherever you are this book can encourage you in your walk with God. I know it impacted my life and my prayer is that it will impact you.