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From the Introduction by Dr. Derek Thomas: In the oft-cited words of the puritan Thomas Goodwin: God has only one Son, and he made him to be a preacher! Goodwin s point was to emphasis the nobility of a preacher s calling. In days when preaching is devalued and, in some quarters, despised, the reminder that our Lord was a preacher is timely and :// The purpose of this book is to illustrate how it is possible. It is a case study in long-term pastoral ministry. Included are sermons from thirty-three years at the same church. Over the years I preached on some biblical texts many times. Yet I never repeated a sermon in thirty-three years, except for preaching basically the same sermon at the A great Tabernacle was once built for a great preacher. Such were Charles Haddon Spurgeon's preaching gifts that London's Metropolitan Tabernaclea structure accommodating 6, peoplewas built just for him. The great orator and preacher continued filling the pews until his death thirty years later, while also founding there a pastor's After over thirty-five years of dealing with Pulpit Committees as a pastor, and since working with Pastor Search Committees as an Associational Director of Missions, I am confident of two great truths. First, there is nothing more important to the life and vitality of a church than the man who is called to serve as
My first pastorate shook me. It was a rural church in western Pennsylvania; most of the people were farmers. Fresh out of school, I was eager to share the fruit of my two master's :// I. SOME MISTAKES OF MOSES HE WHO ENDEAVORS TO CONTROL THE MIND BY FORCE IS A TYRANT, AND HE WHO SUBMITS IS A SLAVE. I want to do what little I can to make my country truly free, to broaden the intellectual horizon of our people, to destroy the prejudices born of ignorance and fear, to do away with the blind worship of the ignoble past, with the idea that all the In the past two decades it seems that annually some well-known pastor commits adultery or fails in some public moral way, often rooted in narcissistic tendencies. Unfortunately, narcissists often exude qualities we laud: self-confidence, a magnetic personality, strong platform skills, and the ability to motivate :// Preacher, take yourself seriously, but not too seriously. Hear these words that my Christian brother Gary Chapman told me years ago, “The best evidence that the Church is a divine institution is that she has survived her preachers.” I wish I knew what makes Bob Stith tick. Who is Bob Stith and why am I concerned about the tick?
In some haunt of ordinary life -- perhaps in the church of one's childhood or in the room consecrated by the prayers of early years -- there comes a sudden revelation of God, which transfigures everything. In this great light the man feels himself to be like an unclean thing, ready to be condemned and annihilated by the presence of the Thrice :// It would be considered still more meritorious to present the whole message contained in a book of the Bible; and it would be quite in accordance with the theological fashion of the time if a preacher were able to show that he was master of some single section of Scripture, say, the Prophets of the Old Testament or the writings of St. :// In the parable of the sower a man scatters seed. Some falls along the path, but where there is no soil the birds eat it up. Some seed lands on rocky ground, but where there is little soil the sun burns it up. Still more seed falls among the thorns, and there the tiny plants are choked out. However, the seed that falls on good soil works :// Within two years, the eighteen-year-old was a working Baptist preacher, if only a circuit rider, riding a Greyhound between communities that lacked their own minister. In , Clarence married Barbara Siggers, a nineteen-year-old from nearby Shelby, and adopted her infant son, ://