The Practical Preacher (Proclamation Trust's "Preaching The Bible" Series)
The primary work of the pastor must be the teaching of God's Word. The Bible makes clear that, in Scripture, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3). It is not, though, just what...
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The primary work of the pastor must be the teaching of God's Word. The Bible makes clear that, in Scripture, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3). It is not, though, just what is taught that matters, but how, and also who you are.
Many, questions face us..^- How do you introduce biblical exposition where it has been previously unknown?.^- How do you plan an effective preaching programme?.^- What distinguishes truly biblical ministry from merely 'bible-based' ministry?.^- Do we properly understand and relate to the real people that make up our congregations, both personally and theologically?^This book gives practical help in these areas for those seeking to develop authentic biblical expository ministry. Each contributor is totally committed to this priority, and each writes from the perspective of biblical reflection and real experience in local church ministry. Only the already-perfect pastor has nothing to learn from its pages!
John Charles Ryle 1816 1900 was the first Bishop of Liverpool England. After a dazzling sporting career at school and university poised on the verge of national recognition he gave it all up to become a minister in the Church of England.However his leadership abilities on the field of play stood out and prepared him for the difficult task of being an evangelical leader of a mixed diocese in the most sectarian of English cities. Throughout his period in office Ryle was respected by his colleagues to the extent that even one of his most strident opponents broke down and wept at the news of his death. He was able to master the difficult task of being firm in his beliefs and loving in his application of them. His gracious spirit is an example to us today. This is probably why many of Ryle's writings have been continuously in print for over 100 years. Here Ryle explains that divisive often derided and misapplied by advertising term 'born again'. He explains what being 'born again' means wh
Philip directs the general ministry of the Proclamation Trust.