An Appeal to the Ministry

By Walter Cash (The following pages are taken from my work, “Practical Suggestions for Primitive Baptists.” This work is out of print, but I have so many calls for it yet that I republish these pages here in response to the demand.) Having briefly noticed some things pertaining to pastoral work and the preaching of…

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 Work of the Ministry

Sylvester Hassell The Gospel Messenger–May 1926 The work of the gospel ministry is to teach all their hearers the momentous and eternal truths of the scriptures, without adding to or taking from those divine truths, and to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, those who receive those…

The Ministry: A Microcosm of the Christian Life

By Michael Gowens “But be thou an example of the believers…” 1Ti 4:12 “In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works…” Tit 2:7 When the Lord Jesus ascended to the right hand of God the Father, He conferred gifts of public ministry upon men. {Eph 4:8} He made some men apostles. Others He…

The Dynamics of Pulpit Preparation

By Michael Gowens It would be admittedly presumptuous to address this important, yet essentially subjective, topic without a preliminary disclaimer. Beyond the instructions regarding what the gospel minister should preach (i.e. “…preach the word…” – 2Ti 4:2), the command to study (2Ti 2:15), and a few recorded examples of how Jesus and the apostles delivered…

The Value of Expository Preaching

By Michael Gowens I believe that sustained expository preaching, under the blessings of God the Holy Spirit, builds strong, mature believers. Even though each message is a complete message in and of itself (that is, has a theme, an explanation of that theme, and an application of it to life), each also builds on the…

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<<<

Ministerial Qualifications

Editor’s note: Elder Joe Holder publishes a weekly email devotional called “Gospel Gleanings.” From August 15 through September 5 he directed his attention to 1 Timothy 3:1. 1 Timothy 3:1 reads, “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” The series name is “Ministerial Qualifications.”…