John Piper: The Main Reason Every Pastor Should Be a Happy Pastor

John Piper knows firsthand pastoral ministry can include difficult challenges and real pain.

But he also wants every pastor to be full of happiness and joy. In this clip from a recent talk, Piper unpacks the main reason he believes every pastor should be a happy pastor.

Piper is teaching from 1 Peter 5:4,

“And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

Watch. Be inspired. And remember the reason to continue on as a faithful shepherd in God’s kingdom.

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Andrew Hess
Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of He formerly served as the editor of His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.

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