A Pure Instrument in the Hand of God

A Pure Instrument in the Hand of God

The young, zealous pastor of Dundee, Scotland, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, who flamed out for God at age 29 and gave himself to the work of God as perhaps no young pastor has so uniquely given himself to God’s work, said before he died, “The greatest need of my people is my personal holiness.” M’Cheyne understood that the effectiveness of his pastoral ministry, including his pulpit . . .

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The Minister's Three Lessons

The Minister's Three Lessons

The Anglican preacher Charles Simeon (1759­­–1836) was a tremendous, biblical expositor, and greatly used of God as an instrument of evangelical renewal in his time. As a young man, Simeon received a letter from a friend, who confronted the gifted young minister about his pride. Simeon’s reply is worth reflecting on for all Christians, especially preachers of the . . .

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