For PASTORS only!
"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
"An over-attachment 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 faithful preacher is a rare creature. And, like a diamond, as precious as he is rare." Spurgeon
"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." Thomas Watson
"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." Richard Sibbes
"Sound doctrine and holy living are the marks of true pastors." J.C. Ryle
"The lives of ministers oftentimes convince more strongly than their words. Their tongues may persuade—but their lives command" Thomas Brooks
"A man ought to preach only that which he has learned from God, in the secret exercise of prayer, and in meditation on the Scriptures." Quesnel, 1634-1719
"Much reading and thinking may make a popular minister. But it takes much secret prayer to make a powerful preacher." John Berridge
"Preaching that costs nothing accomplishes nothing." J.H. Jowett
Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?
Personal ambition hinders Christian life and ministry
That irresponsible, amusement-mad paganized pseudo-religion
I bequeath my pastor's soul to the devil
Some ministers appear offended if their authority is questioned
He grew prayerless, unwatchful, self-confident, worldly and proud
It will even make the cross of Christ — a pedestal on which to erect its deformed visage
An essay 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
Ministerial Duties Stated and Enforced
Eminent Holiness Essential to an Efficient Ministry
An ignorant, profane, and soul-flattering clergy
One grand secret of the strength of the ministry
Souls are perishing — and ministers are amusing them
The poor worm is secretly indulging self-applause!
We 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?
Christ, the example of ministers
As he snuffs the gale of popular applause
Snatched out of the very jaws of the devil
Tied to their minister's apron strings
The Master taught me this in the washing of the disciples' feet
Your life preaches all the week
Murder all his hearers at once
God's servants do not promote themselves
Such weather vane preachers are worthless
Paid loafers and social parasites
How few have singleness of eye to God's glory
The four giant-killers of preachers
One of the most loathsome sights in the world
Like coins from the same mint!
An apostolic face and a Judas heart
The most learned and profound theologian
On just such husks do the religious swine feed
Sawing off its corners, or by polishing, varnishing, and adorning it
Philpot's letter of resignation from the Church of England
The noblest ecclesiastical edifice
Your life preaches all the week
Let me tell you, the Devil has his ministers
Are you seeking great things for yourself?
They are helpers to the cause of the devil
Pride, self-conceit, and self-exaltation
If Mr. Pride gets a wound in the head
Ministers are often desirous of . . .
Loaf, putter, play, doze and run about
As long as preachers allow their sermons to be dictated by public sentiment or the worldly desires of their hearers
Half the diseases of Christianity
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
Among the preachers of the day
What a lesson is here for ministers
More scarce and precious than a bar of gold
Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown
A filthy, stinking bag of worms
Familiarity with sacred things
One of a preacher's first duties
The Urgent Need For Reformation in Pastoral Ministry
Dislike to Ministerial Faithfulness Stated and Explained
Church Leaders & The Use of Honorific Titles
Trifling, pedantic criticisms upon 'words'
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
Prosperity, personality and popularity
The Love of Souls, a Necessary
Qualification for the Ministerial Office
What is a successful ministry?
An Earnest Ministry (book by J. A. James)
The Reformed Pastor (book by Richard Baxter)
The cultivation of personal piety
Lessons from my first pastorate