John Broadus's Advice to Preachers

John Broadus's Advice to Preachers

John Albert Broadus (1827–1895), was a founding faculty member and the second president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also perhaps the premier Southern Baptist preacher of the nineteenth century. His more famous contemporary, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called Broadus “the greatest of living preachers;” many others still laud him as “the prince of . . . 

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Fit for the Master's Use: The Priority of Discipline

Fit for the Master's Use: The Priority of Discipline

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 ministry, depended in large measure upon his personal godliness. M’Cheyne saw himself . . .

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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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