The Ministry of the Word

The Ministry of the Word

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... of your words. Do not disdain to attend to such little matters as the folding up of the corner of each page, so that you may turn it over without hindrance. And above all, remember whose messenger you are, and what you design to attain through the special message which you mean to deliver. Rise to your work from your knees, and then your manuscript will be no more a hindrance to you than its wings are to the bird, or its sails are to the ship. It will help you to rise; it will give energy to your movement; it will give calmness to your soul even in your most impassioned moments, and before you have gone on many minutes, your hearers will forget alike the manuscript and yourself in their solemn appreciation of the truth you speak. Make your choice of the method which suits you best, seek to do your best in that method, and do both out of regard to Jesus and the souls of men. It is not the manuscript that either makes or mars efficiency, it is the man behind it. If he be cold, the absence of the paper will not make him warm; but if he be on fire, the paper, as in the case of Chalmers, may only make the blaze the stronger. LECTURE VII. EXPOSITORY PREACHING. LECTURE VII. EXPOSITORY PREACHING. T3 Y expository preaching, I mean that method of-'--' pulpit discourse which consists in the consecutive interpretation, and practical enforcement, of a book of the sacred canon. It differs, thus, from topical preaching, which may be described as the selection of a clause, or verse, or section of the inspired Word, from which some one principle is evolved and kept continuously before the hearer's mind, as the speaker traces its manifold applications to present circumstances, and to human life; from doctrinal preaching, which prosecutes a system of Biblical...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661966
  • 9781236661968