The Ministry: Address to Students of Divinity
The Ministry: Address to Students of Divinity
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  • 128 Pages
  • Publisher : Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date : June 2006

The Ministry: Address to Students of Divinity

Brown, Charles

Biblical advice for preachers and teachers from an ordinary pastor committed to the power of Spirit-filled preaching. In four succinct addresses, Brown discusses important issues on which little ink has been spilled elsewhere. This is a short book with helpful insights for the seminary applicant and the 30-year pulpit veteran alike.
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The life of the minister is the life of his ministry. It is to be deeply regretted that a low level of spiritual vitality greatly hinders the impact of even the most gifted ministries. Paul’s words to Timothy, ‘Take heed unto thyself ’, continue to apply to all ministers of the gospel. Charles J. Brown was a man who took the Apostle’s words seriously. ‘An animated, incisive, and very spiritual preacher’, he was often asked to give addresses on the subject of pastoral ministry. This powerful little volume survives as a statement of what he saw as the essence of the gospel ministry—preaching with the Holy Spirit sent down from heaven. Men of doctrinal earnestness, catholic spirit, tender hearts, and abiding prayerfulness, whose lips have been touched with a ‘live coal from off the altar’, have ever been the means of reviving the church and awakening the world. Only let the Christian ministry return to the apostolic rule of Acts 6:4 and the church will surely see brighter days.

Includes a biographical introduction by Iain H. Murray.