Qualifications of the Minister

The qualifications of the ministry aren’t a suggestion. If a candidate doesn’t fit these, he’s not qualified. If a preacher who was once steadfast falls from this standard, he’s no longer qualified. We all fail, myself daily. But these qualifications are what they are, and no one is to get a free pass. Each of…

Setting in Order Things Wanting

After the terribly disappointing national events of late last week, my reading this week has been in what are known as the “Pastoral Epistles,” Paul’s writings to two other ministers, Timotheus and Titus. I was reminded this morning while reading through Titus of something I’ve intended to write about for the past month or so,…

How Should Preachers Be Educated?

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.2 Timothy 2:2 Education is greatly emphasized in our world, today, as it should be.  After all, who wants an uneducated world?  However, what we are teaching/learning is far…

The Spirits of the Prophets

Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For…

Am I therefore become your enemy?

By Joshua Winslett Galatians 4:16 “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?“ In Galatians, Paul had rightfully rebuked and exhorted the church at Galatia to return to the state of grace in which they had previously enjoyed. Was Paul mean? Was Paul their enemy? Paul greatly loved this church. Paul certianly…

To God’s Servants

By Elder Lee Hanks The Advocate & Messenger I have felt sad many times this year, hearing of the passing of so many of God’s precious servants. so few are coming on to supply the vacancy. Are we praying the Lord of the harvest to send more laborers into the vineyard? The harvest truly is…

Some Words of Advice to Primitive Baptist Ministers

By WS Craig, Kearney Nebraska From the preface to this republication: It is hard to imagine a more valuable, concise, and honest writing on the subject of the ministry than this brief work, Some Words Of Advice To Baptist Ministers, by Elder W. S. Craig. This work is truly unique. Elder Craig speaks from his heart…

Guarantees of a Successful Ministry

By Walter Cash The ministry of the Word requires work in and out of the pulpit. Speaking to the multitude upon the grand theme of redeeming love is the ministry of the Word, but no more so than comforting the poor, trembling, enquiring child of God by speaking to him privately of the work of…

The Solemn Charge of a Christian Minister

By John Brine John Brine was an English particular Baptist during the 1700’s. The attached PDF is a sermon he preached at the ordination of Mr. John Ryland to the office of gospel minister. by John Brine13 page PDF file>>>Click here to download this file as PDF<<<