"Be an example
to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
"A preacher's life should
be a commentary of his doctrine;
his practice should be a counterpart of his sermons. Heavenly
doctrines should always be adorned with a
heavenly life." Thomas Brooks
"We preach to people who
must live forever . . .
in Heaven — or Hell;
with God — or devils;
in an eternity of joy — or of torment!"
"Watch your life and
doctrine closely." 1 Timothy 4:16
to human learning has been the very bane of vital, spiritual,
experimental godliness!" John Newton
"The chief means for attaining wisdom and suitable gifts and graces for the
Christian ministry, are the Holy Scriptures and prayer." John Newton
"A word to a minister, is
worth a word to three or four thousand souls sometimes." M'Cheyne
"There is not a sermon which
is heard—but it sets us nearer to Heaven or Hell!" John Preston, puritan
"The preaching of the Word
is that lattice where Jesus looks forth and shows Himself to His saints."
"Preaching is that ordinance
of God, sanctified for the begetting of faith, for the opening of the
understanding, and for the drawing of the will and affections to Christ."
"Sound doctrine and holy living are the marks of true pastors."
"The lives of ministers oftentimes convince more strongly than their
Their tongues may persuade—but their lives command!"
"Preaching that costs nothing accomplishes nothing." J.H. Jowett
Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?
ambition hinders Christian life and ministry!
A faithful minister!
That irresponsible, amusement-mad paganized pseudo-religion!
What is most needed
Our sins at the
my pastor's soul to the devil!
He grew prayerless, unwatchful, self-confident, worldly and proud!
Wise Counsel for
will even make the cross of Christ — a pedestal on which to erect its deformed
on the character of the apostle Paul, considered as an example and pattern of a
minister of Jesus Christ
I have been grieved by several letters directed to Doctor Newton
The characteristics of
the modern Christian pulpit!
Duties Stated and Enforced
Eminent Holiness Essential
to an Efficient Ministry
profane, and soul-flattering clergy
One grand secret of the strength of the ministry
perishing — and ministers are amusing them!
might as well preach to stone walls!
Often with his lips, and always by his life!
They have often destroyed, by their daily lives — the whole work of their lips!
We all naturally love to have a pope of our own!
What's wrong with preaching today?
example of ministers
My desire is
. . .
As he snuffs
the gale of popular applause!
out of the very jaws of the devil!
Tied to their minister's
The sword of God's truth
The Master taught me this
in the washing of the disciples' feet
preaches all the week!
his hearers at once!
God's servants do not
Do not judge
a minister . . .
Such weather vane
preachers are worthless!
Paid loafers and
in the Church!
have singleness of eye to God's glory
The worst enemy
No 'reverence' is
due to me!
giant-killers of preachers!
One of the most
loathsome sights in the world!
The blindness of
Like coins from the same
in the church
The art of
A bad sign!
face and a Judas heart
The faults of
learned and profound theologian
On just such
husks do the religious swine feed
It is not better
Sawing off its corners,
or by polishing, varnishing, and adorning it
Philpot's letter of resignation from the Church of England
Philpot on GADSBY
The only smile
preaches all the week
Let me tell you, the
Devil has his ministers!
seeking great things for yourself?
helpers to the cause of the devil
self-conceit, and self-exaltation
If Mr. Pride
gets a wound in the head
The one who most
A sad motley
are often desirous of . . .
So deplorable a
never sought to amuse them!
play, doze and run about
long as preachers allow their sermons to be dictated by public sentiment or the
worldly desires of their hearers!
The A and the Z
The best kind of
diseases of Christianity
is not child's play!
Where, O where?
The Life of a Minister
Behold my talents, my eloquence, and my zeal!
The best of
men are only men at their very best
When the Father of Lies enters the pulpit with a Bible under his arm!
the preachers of the day
lesson is here for ministers!
Serving with ulterior motives
CHALLENGE FOR THE PASTORS
More scarce and precious than a bar of gold!
death, and hell, and worlds unknown!
A filthy, stinking bag of worms!
words to ministers!
with sacred things
to fill your church!
Our chief aim
Hebrew and Greek
One of a preacher's
Urgent Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry
to Ministerial Faithfulness Stated and Explained
Leaders & The Use of Honorific Titles
criticisms upon 'words'
best man in the church!
What are the marks of a true shepherd?
I sometimes imagine I could make a perfect minister!
The best way to run the goats out of the church!
A Word for
personality and popularity!
The Love of Souls, a Necessary
Qualification for the Ministerial Office
What is a
Earnest Ministry (book by J. A. James)
The Reformed Pastor (book by Richard Baxter)
cultivation of personal piety
Lessons from my first pastorate
Frequent Change of Ministers