“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
“And He gave some… pastors…”
Order of Contents
Advice for Pastors
Office of Pastor
Advice for Pastors
Beeke, Joel – Ten Commandments for Pastors 2015, 10 paragraphs
Introduction to Pastoral Reminiscences, 1849 5 pp.
On the heart of a pastor.
Church of Scotland – A Humble Acknowledgment of the Sins of the Ministry of Scotland 1651
Pastors and Elders, let us grieve and break our hearts over our sins in Christ’s ministry. May this cause us to look to Christ for all of our righteousness, and may it spur us on to walk more humbly and closely with Him as we work in His Vineyard. Use this in secret prayer throughout the year.
Church members, bring reformation to our land and humbly encourage your elders with this article.
What is a Call to the Ministry? no date or source info
Are you called to the Ministry? Read this to find out.
The Public Preaching of Women 1879 from the The Southern Presbyterian Review for October
The argument against women preaching
The Suffering Seaboard of South Carolina 1876 29 pp.
A chronicle of the sufferings of Charleston, SC, “our Southern Zion”, after its occupation by the Northern army during the War between the States. Peer here into the sufferings of a part of Christ’s church, and the labors of her faithful pastors.
The Teaching Office of the Church 1882 16 pp.
The Essence of the Ministry 2006 17 paragraphs The opening address given at the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Seminary in Sept., 2006.
Macleod helpfully and practically gives eight things that it is not and two things that it is.
The Ideal Minister 2005 11 paragraphs, a public address
What should Christians look for when they call a man to be their minister? What should they pray for God to do in their own minister? What should ministers and divinity students strive to be? Here are 10 characteristics.
Miller, Samuel – The Importance of the Gospel Ministry 1827 68 pp.
The Faithful Shepherd… with the Shepherd’s Practice 1621 355 pp.
Baxter, Richard – The Reformed Pastor 565 pp.
The Office of Pastor
Binnie, William – The Holy Ministry, p. 120 ff. 3 pp. from his The Church
“The pastor teaches sound doctrine (1 Tim. 3:1), often thrice in the week, which is in season and out of season (1 Tim. 4:2)… The pastors, besides public preaching and praying in our church, are also to catechize the flock (Gal. 6:5; Heb. 5:12-13; 6:1-3; 1 Cor. 3:1-3), visit the flock (Cant. 7:11- 12; Eze. 34:4; Rom. 1:13; Acts 14:22-23,27; 20:17-18), are especially to exhort and pray over the sick (Jam. 5:14) and to strengthen the exercised in conscience (Job 33:23-24), and that in every house (as Acts 10:34; 5:42).”